Emotional Wellbeing

Smartphone sensors may detect depression according to study

 Sensors in your smartphone could one day detect if you suffer from depression. According  to a recent study conducted by Northwestern Medicine, information was collected from  smartphone sensors to predict whether the user is depressed. Researchers found the  amount of time adults use their smartphones and the number of places they go may be  linked… Read more »

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Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis

The brain is notoriously hard to study and won’t give up its secrets easily. In contrast, psychotherapy research can yield relatively quick and powerful results. Given the critically important value — and popularity — of therapy, psychotherapy research deserves a much larger share of research dollars than it currently receives.     http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/19/opinion/psychiatrys-identity-crisis.html

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High street names tackle mental health stigma

Encouraging people to talk openly about their mental health has been one of the biggest challenges. Another key focus has been to help p”eople respond effectively if they’re approached by a colleague to talk about a sensitive mental health-related issue. Helping people feel confident that they can manage sensitive conversations in the right way is… Read more »

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Why Do We Have Nightmares?

 Nightmares are helpful to our survival or else they probably would have  been done away with by evolution, said Deirdre Barrett, a psychologist at  Harvard University. Barrett theorizes that nightmares act as the brain’s  way of focusing a person’s attention on issues they need to address.   http://www.livescience.com/32730-why-do-we-have-nightmares.html

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