“Is Universal Screening for Depression a Good Idea?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Lets start our long week ahead some interesting articles! 1) Is Universal Screening for Depression a Good Idea? With recent reports of suicide rates being on the rise in the U.S., we’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to better detect, … More “Is Universal Screening for Depression a Good Idea?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Wired that way: genes do shape behaviours but it’s complicated Many of our psychological traits are innate in origin. There is overwhelming evidence from twin, family and general population studies that all manner of personality traits, as well as things such as … More “Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Finding Purpose in the Face of Tragedy and Adversity” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Finding Purpose in the Face of Tragedy and Adversity The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of … More “Finding Purpose in the Face of Tragedy and Adversity” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

“O.C.D., My Exhausting Best Friend” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Let’s begin! 1) O.C.D., My Exhausting Best Friend Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a companion that constantly wants to protect me, never realizing the threats it sees aren’t legitimate. 2) Can We Measure Delusions? There might be a way—and if so, we could use it to detect … More “O.C.D., My Exhausting Best Friend” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Being Distracted In A Digital World” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend. Lets begin our week with some interesting articles on mental health. 1) The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we … More “Being Distracted In A Digital World” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Social Media, Young People & Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Social media, young people and mental health The rise of social media, and its impact upon young people’s mental health, has become a hotly debated topic over the past few years. Combined with a fear about cyber bullying and an increase in … More “Social Media, Young People & Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“What’s the Truth About Placebo Effects?” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets start! 1) What’s the Truth About Placebo Effects? Some say placebos are so powerful they cure almost anything, while others say they barely work. To sceptics, believing in placebos is as irrational as filling the gas tank of your car with Earl Grey tea” … More “What’s the Truth About Placebo Effects?” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

“To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome back to another edition of Best 5 Reads! I hope you enjoyed your weekend and had enough time to recharge yourself for a busy week ahead. 1) To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering social isolation … More “To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Suicides Have Increased. Is This an Existential Crisis?” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to last edition of Best 5 Reads of the week. And yes, weekend is coming! Let me know what you plan to do this weekend in the comment box below! 1) Suicides Have Increased. Is This an Existential Crisis? Many argue that this is a crisis of mental health care, that people … More “Suicides Have Increased. Is This an Existential Crisis?” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Guest Post: “Social Media and IRL: Narcissistic Attachment to Opinion”

Another Thursday, another special guest post. Today’s guest blogger is an award-winning psychiatrist. Dr. Ravi Chandra, M.D. is a psychiatrist and writer in San Francisco, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks is his full-length nonfiction debut, and is the winner of the 2017 Nautilus … More Guest Post: “Social Media and IRL: Narcissistic Attachment to Opinion”