“Constant Cravings: Is Addiction on The Rise?” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend. Lets start our busy week ahead with some interesting articles. Lets begin! 1) Constant Cravings: Is Addiction on The Rise? From sex to sugar to social media, people are in the grip of a wider range of compulsive behaviours. But what is driving them – … More “Constant Cravings: Is Addiction on The Rise?” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Wired that way: genes do shape behaviours but it’s complicated Many of our psychological traits are innate in origin. There is overwhelming evidence from twin, family and general population studies that all manner of personality traits, as well as things such as … More “Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Food Addiction: a Valid Concept?” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Food Addiction: a Valid Concept? Can food be addictive? What does it mean to be a food addict? Do common underlying neurobiological mechanisms contribute to drug and food addiction? These vexing questions have been the subject of considerable interest and debate in … More “Food Addiction: a Valid Concept?” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness The United States faces a mental health epidemic. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from a form of mental illness. Suicide rates are at an all-time high, 115 people die daily from opioid … More “AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“SSRIs a ‘Double-Edged Sword’ in Major Depression?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) SSRIs a ‘Double-Edged Sword’ in Major Depression? SSRIs may amplify the living environment of patients with MDD so that those in more positive situations are more likely to remit compared with their counterparts living in less favorable conditions. 2) Problem Gaming, Sexual … More “SSRIs a ‘Double-Edged Sword’ in Major Depression?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“What Is Anhedonia?” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a nice weekend. Lets start our busy week with some interesting articles. Lets begin! 1) What Is Anhedonia? DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO loved going to monthly book club meetings and stopped participating? How about a friend who enjoyed being part of your weekly lunch gathering who’s … More “What Is Anhedonia?” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“The A-Z of Strange and Bizarre Addictions” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) The A-Z of Strange and Bizarre Addictions Today’s post is the first of a three-part series looking at some of the stranger addictions that have been written about in the academic literature (or by academics who have tried to argue that these … More “The A-Z of Strange and Bizarre Addictions” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“NIH Outlines New Game Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis” AND more on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope you guys had a great weekend. Lets start another long and boring week with Best of 5 Reads. Let’s begin! 1) NIH Outlines New Game Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis The HEAL initiative will focus on improving treatments for patients who misuse or are addicted to opioids and enhancing strategies for … More “NIH Outlines New Game Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis” AND more on Best 5 Monday Reads

Best 5 Monday Reads

Today we will be touching upon associatation between physical activity and depression, prevention and treatment of addiction, long term effects of antidepressants, effect of pharmacogenetic testing tools on depression treatment and more! 1) Physical Activity and Incident Depression: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Available evidence supports the notion that physical activity can confer protection … More Best 5 Monday Reads