“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

“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

“The Cognition Crisis” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) The Cognition Crisis Our lives on this planet have improved in so many amazing ways over the last century. On average, we are now healthier, more affluent and literate, less violent and longer living. Despite these unprecedented positive changes, clear signs exist … More “The Cognition Crisis” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“When Should A Therapist Decide To Break Confidentiality” AND more on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. I hope you enjoyed the guest blog post titled “Anxiety and I” yesterday. If not, you check it here. With that said, lets begin! 1) When should a therapist decide to break confidentiality? I was shaken and transfixed in the aftermath of the shootings at … More “When Should A Therapist Decide To Break Confidentiality” AND more on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Understanding Depression Beyond Biology” AND more on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello everyone! I don’t know about you guys, but I am really excited for the weekend. Lets finish this week with a bang by reading Best 5 Reads. Let’s start! 1) Understanding Depression Beyond Biology Is depression primarily a function of nature or nurture? Experts weigh in. 2) Loneliness, Low Social Support Associated With Poorer … More “Understanding Depression Beyond Biology” AND more on Best 5 Friday 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

“Most Americans Agree That Gun Violence Is Public Health Problem” AND more on Best 5 Saturday Reads

1) Most Americans Agree That Gun Violence Is Public Health Problem, Call for Action The majority of Americans (87 percent) see gun violence as a public health threat, including 77 percent of Republicans and 96 percent of Democrats, according to the results of a national poll released by APA at last month’s Annual Meeting. 2) … More “Most Americans Agree That Gun Violence Is Public Health Problem” AND more on Best 5 Saturday Reads

“Students With Autism Face Vanishing Support at College” AND more on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

1) Students With Autism Face Vanishing Support at College According to a 2011 study, about 17 percent of young adults with autism enroll in a four-year college, compared with roughly 21 percent of people with learning disabilities and about 40 percent of people with visual or hearing impairments. 2) Psychosocial Interventions in HIV: How Best … More “Students With Autism Face Vanishing Support at College” AND more on Best 5 Wednesday Reads