“Psychiatry’s Ancient Origins” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Psychiatry’s Ancient Origins When did psychiatry begin? Was it with the discovery of the unconscious? Or was it the discovery of neurotransmitters? As it turns out, healers have been treating mental disorders for thousands of years. Modern psychiatry reflects some, but not … More “Psychiatry’s Ancient Origins” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“How Social Isolation Is Killing Us” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) How Social Isolation Is Killing Us My patient and I both knew he was dying. Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was … More “How Social Isolation Is Killing Us” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“Physical Activity and Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Physical Activity and Mental Health with Dr Brendon Stubbs Just how good is physical activity for your mental health? Dr Brendon Stubbs is a research physiotherapist with a specific interest in mental health and over 400 published papers. He knows this area … More “Physical Activity and Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

“AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness The United States faces a mental health epidemic. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from a form of mental illness. Suicide rates are at an all-time high, 115 people die daily from opioid … More “AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Bipolar Disorder or Moodiness? Recognizing the Differences” 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 some Best 5 Reads on Mental Health! 1) Bipolar Disorder or Moodiness? Recognizing the Differences Recently, someone posted the following on Instagram: “I am clinically #bipolar, which means that I don’t know what my mood will be … More “Bipolar Disorder or Moodiness? Recognizing the Differences” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Men and Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Men and Mental Health In England, around 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem.1 However, men may be reluctant to seek support for their mental health or disclose mental health problems to loved ones. While many of the same … More “Men and Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Can We Prevent Suicides?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Let’s begin! 1) Suicide Prevention with Professor Rory O’Connor Professor Rory O’Connor is the Director of the Suicide Behaviour Research Laboratory in Glasgow and one of the world’s leading experts on tackling suicide. Suicide is a complex topic with no easy answers but it … More “Can We Prevent Suicides?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday 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

“Digital Mental Health for Youth” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Today was an interesting day for people based in the UK. It was announced that the National Health Service (NHS) will receive over 2 billion pounds over the next 5 years to improve the mental health services. Without a doubt, It was a step … More “Digital Mental Health for Youth” 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