“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

“The Happiness Industry Makes Me Sad” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and were able to destress. Lets begin our week with Best 5 Monday Reads. 1) The Happiness Industry Makes Me Sad I am all for being happy. Who isn’t? But the happiness industry? That’s another thing altogether. The happiness industrial complex promises that bliss … More “The Happiness Industry Makes Me Sad” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Madhouse Genetics” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Madhouse Genetics What the archives of mental-health asylums reveal about the history of human heredity and the evolution of genetics. 2) Mental health apps: What to tell patients Have your patients asked you about smartphone apps? If they haven’t yet, they may … More “Madhouse Genetics” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Psychiatric Diagnosis Is Difficult, and So Is Treatment” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Psychiatric Diagnosis Is Difficult, and So Is Treatment The genetics of psychiatric diagnosis is complex. That’s another reason why effective treatments are, too. 2) Mental health apps helpful but poor design, privacy concerns contribute to low engagement A clinical review, published in … More “Psychiatric Diagnosis Is Difficult, and So Is Treatment” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“How to Respond When Someone Tells You They’ve Experienced Trauma” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello everyone! First of all, congratulations to England team for winning their first ever penalty shootout in World Cup and qualifying for Quarterfinals! Also, Happy 4th of July to all my American readers. With that said, lets begin our Best of 5 Reads. 1) How to Respond When Someone Tells You They’ve Experienced Trauma Search … More “How to Respond When Someone Tells You They’ve Experienced Trauma” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“Is anatomy destiny? Not according to GxE!” AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. I hope you enjoy them. 1) Is anatomy destiny? Not according to GxE! The long-held dogma that “anatomy is destiny” is fraying at the edges. The traditional nature vs nurture debate has also undergone a major transformation into a gene-by-environment interaction, abbreviated as GxE in … More “Is anatomy destiny? Not according to GxE!” AND more on Best 5 Thursday 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

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

Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone AND more on today’s Best 5 Friday Reads

1) Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone The U.S. Surgeon General issued a public health advisory for the first time in more than a decade in which he urged more Americans to carry a medication that can reverse the effects of opioid overdoses. But the prohibitive cost of the two consumer-friendly forms of … More Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone AND more on today’s Best 5 Friday Reads

Let’s discuss social influences which play role in the development of depression or PTSD in patients with a history of trauma

We must be clear that genetics is not necessarily destiny. That genetics can be overcome, and gene expression can be modulated – Dr. Charles Nemeroff So I was just listening to a podcast “Psyched!” with an episode titled “Abuse, Attachment, and Resilience: Genes and the Environment” hosted by Dr. David Carreon and Dr. Jessica Gold. … More Let’s discuss social influences which play role in the development of depression or PTSD in patients with a history of trauma