“Antidepressants: A Research Update” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Antidepressants: A Research Update and a Case Example This post briefly reviews what researchers have been finding about the effectiveness and also the downsides of antidepressant medications — Zoloft, Prozac, and the like. The post then adds a fascinating case example, a … More “Antidepressants: A Research Update” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday 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

“Anorexia Nervosa Is a Modern OCD” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Anorexia Nervosa Is a Modern Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Anorexia and bulimia appear to be new kinds of disorders, but it is important to recognize that both are modern manifestations of obsessive-compulsive neurosis. 2) A mental illness journey: Clinging to hope after hitting personal … More “Anorexia Nervosa Is a Modern OCD” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“How Evil Happens” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads! Lets begin! 1) How Evil Happens Why some people choose to do evil remains a puzzle, but are we starting to understand how this behaviour is triggered? 2) A Historical Perspective on Suicide Walter Benjamin’s suicide is especially interesting as a bridge from the Freudian … More “How Evil Happens” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Many mHealth Apps for Mental Health Aren’t Offering Sound Advice” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a nice weekend and recharged your batteries. Lets start our long week ahead with Best 5 Reads! 1) Many mHealth Apps for Mental Health Aren’t Offering Sound Advice Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that many popular mHealth apps designed to help people with mental … More “Many mHealth Apps for Mental Health Aren’t Offering Sound Advice” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“With Suicide Rates on Rise, Can Therapy Apps Help?” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) With Suicide Rates on Rise, Can Therapy Apps Help? Dozens of technology companies have created apps and websites that market text, voice or video chat therapy for people seeking help with spells of depression, anxiety or other mental anguish. Other apps expand … More “With Suicide Rates on Rise, Can Therapy Apps Help?” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Nine Truths about Eating Disorders” AND more on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads! 1) Nine Truths about Eating Disorders Truth #1: Many people with eating disorders look healthy, yet may be extremely ill. Truth #2: Families are not to blame, and can be the patients’ and providers’ best allies in treatment. Truth #3: An eating disorder diagnosis is … More “Nine Truths about Eating Disorders” AND more on Best 5 Monday Reads