“Opioids, Suicide, Mental Disorders, and Pain” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Opioids, Suicide, Mental Disorders, and Pain While many deaths due to opioid overdoses are accidental, there a growing body of evidence that some cases were intentional and that the presence of pain played a role in the decision to end life. 2) … More “Opioids, Suicide, Mental Disorders, and Pain” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Climate Change and Its Impacts on Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Climate Change and Its Impacts on Mental Health Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to public health in modern times, and the mental health effects are no less concerning. 2) Nonopioid Approaches to Pain: The Hunt Is On As the … More “Climate Change and Its Impacts on Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“How a Friendship Bench Can Tackle Depression” AND More On Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) How a bench and a team of grandmothers can tackle depression Zimbabwe is pioneering a groundbreaking mental health programme with stunning results – and the rest of the world is taking note. 2) Bourdain’s CNN special — death by suicide is … More “How a Friendship Bench Can Tackle Depression” AND More On Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Are Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics Tests Useful?” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Companies Tout Psychiatric Pharmacogenomic Testing, But Is It Ready for a Store Near You? Genomind’s Genecept Assay and other commercially available pharmacogenomic test panels like GeneSight Psychotropic, RightMed, and CNSDose are intended to optimize drug treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, … More “Are Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics Tests Useful?” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

“Placebo Power Hype” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Placebo Power Hype Placebo has been hijacked and re-branded for its public relations value to alternative medicine. If your treatment isn’t evidence-based, no worries: you can still sell the power of placebo! 2) Prevalence of personality disorders in the general adult population … More “Placebo Power Hype” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“What Are the Differences Between Psychology Specialities?” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Lets start our busy week ahead with Best 5 Reads for today! 1) What Are the Differences Between Psychology Specialities? What exactly is the difference between psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, neuroscientists, and neuropsychologists? 2) What did journalists overlook about the Apple Watch ‘heart monitor’ feature? … More “What Are the Differences Between Psychology Specialities?” AND More on Best 5 Monday 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

“High School and College Student Anxiety: Why the Epidemic?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best of 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) High School and College Student Anxiety: Why the Epidemic? Do you know a high school or college student struggling with anxiety? While most teenagers worry from time to time, anxiety that’s too frequent and too intense can be dreadful. 2) A … More “High School and College Student Anxiety: Why the Epidemic?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Sexual Trauma Linked to Depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads

1) Sexual Trauma Linked to Depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain Trauma, especially sexual trauma, is linked to an increased risk for several mental illnesses and chronic medical conditions, new research suggests. 2) Early Intervention Services Superior to Treatment as Usual for Early-Phase Psychosis The investigators argued that given the high degree of personal distress and societal … More Sexual Trauma Linked to Depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads