“Do Autistic People ‘get’ Jokes?” AND More On Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Do autistic people ‘get’ jokes? Originally dubbed “little professors” by Viennese paediatrician Hans Asperger, autistic people have often been thought to be a rather serious bunch. So do autistic people even have a sense of humour? A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds … More “Do Autistic People ‘get’ Jokes?” AND More On Best 5 Thursday Reads

“Michael Phelps Discussing Anxiety & Depression” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Let’s begin! 1) Michael Phelps Discussed Anxiety & Depression In A Way That Shows It’s OK To Not Be OK The stigma surrounding mental health still exists, but that didn’t stop Michael Phelps from discussing anxiety and depression on Thursday’s Today show. The Olympic swimmer … More “Michael Phelps Discussing Anxiety & Depression” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Why Don’t More People See a Therapist?” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Why Don’t More People See a Therapist? Despite our best efforts stigma against those with mental illness persists. History reveals the roots of this and what we might do to address it. 2) We Are One Tribalism divides us into small … More “Why Don’t More People See a Therapist?” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“Abortion and Suicide” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Abortion and Suicide Abortion is an issue that inflames passions. Women’s rights advocates point out that an endless number of overwhelmingly male legislators continue to attempt to dictate the choices that women make about their own bodies. Those who fervently oppose abortion … More “Abortion and Suicide” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response” AND more on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Let’s start! 1) When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response As this and previous research on dose increase strategies have produced inconsistent findings, the researchers recommended clinicians consider other responses to antidepressant treatment failure, at least for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. … More “When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response” AND more on Best 5 Wednesday Reads