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3 days ago by glitchwitch
Does inequality cause suicide, drug abuse and mental illness? - The crack-up
In “The Inner Level”, the authors of “The Spirit Level” argue that it does
equality  book  society  mental  illness 
3 days ago by soobrosa
The Empirical Analysis of Non-problematic Video Gaming and Cognitive Skills: A Systematic Review | SpringerLink
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Latest Results;; June 20, 2018 at 07:21AM; ;


Videogames have become one of the most popular leisure activities worldwide, including multiple game genres with different characteristics and levels of involvement required. Although a small minority of excessive players suffer detrimental consequences including impairment of several cognitive skills (e.g., inhibition, decision-making), it has also been demonstrated that playing videogames can improve different cognitive skills. Therefore, the current paper systematically reviewed the empirical studies experimentally investigating the positive impact of videogames on cognitive skills. Following a number of inclusion and exclusion criteria, a total of 32 papers were identified as empirically investigating three specific skills: taskswitching (eight studies), attentional control (22 studies), and sub-second time perception (two studies). Results demonstrated that compared to control groups, non-problematic use of videogames can lead to improved task-switching, more effective top-down attentional control and processing speed and increased sub-second time perception. Two studies highlighted the impact of gaming on cognitive skills differs depends upon game genre. The studies reviewed suggest that videogame play can have a positive impact on cognitive processes for players.
Mental  Health  Addiction  Medicine 
4 days ago by wbennett
What is depression and why is it rising? | News | The Guardian
It’s an illness that fills our news pages on an almost daily basis. Juliette Jowit asks what causes depression, who is susceptible and what the best treatment is
depression  health  mental  medicine 
4 days ago by soobrosa
'It consumed my life': inside a gaming addiction treatment centre | Games | The Guardian
2018-06-18, by Emily Reynolds,

"As the World Health Organization classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition, one UK treatment centre reveals how it is trying to tackle the problem"
video  games  addition  mental  health 
6 days ago by eric.brechemier
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Demonstrates Effectiveness in Reducing Drinking in a Midwest American Service Sample | SpringerLink
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Latest Results;; June 18, 2018 at 08:45AM; ;


Healthcare settings frequently rank among the lowest for referring clients to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) was employed to improve SUD outcomes; yet, effectiveness evidence is still needed. We used secondary data from patients screened in federally qualified health centers in Iowa (N = 29,121) to investigate alcohol prescreening and hazardous drinking for patients presenting on multiple visits. We found that patients demonstrated reductions in positive prescreens (73.49 percentage points, 95% CI = 72.09–74.90) and hazardous drinking (13.73 percentage points, 95% CI = 12.28–15.17) from their first positive prescreen to their last prescreen. Further, a positive prescreen at clients’ last screening was significantly associated with males, White patients, and those with fewer SBIRT visits. Findings provide further evidence that SBIRT is effective in reducing alcohol use in a Midwest sample from healthcare centers receiving federal funding despite limitations inherent to all service data.
Mental  Health  Addiction  Medicine 
6 days ago by wbennett
Mental health patients still sent hundreds of miles for treatment | Society | The Guardian
Despite government promises to end practice, figures show almost no change since 2016 [... and more beds were cut!] [...] However, since this pledge, the number of mental health beds in England has fallen. There were 18,082 mental health beds available in January, February and March, 200 fewer than the 18,282 that existed in October, November and December 2017, other NHS Digital data shows.
NHS  mental  health  Austerity  patient  safety 
8 days ago by asterisk2a
(9086) Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life - YouTube
see book make it stike re addiction "addictive schemes in their designs" ... its profit maximization in stealth. [...] "we are observed constantly"
Social  Media  Facebook  Twitter  addiction  Instagram  YouTube  Jaron  Lanier  book  Google  mental  health  depression  public 
8 days ago by asterisk2a
Lawyers & Depression | Dave Nee Foundation
Depression among law students is 8-9% prior to matriculation, 27% after one semester, 34% after 2 semesters, and 40% after 3 years.

Stress among law students is 96%, compared to 70% in med students and 43% in graduate students.

Entering law school, law students have a psychological profile similar to that of the general public. After law school, 20-40% have a psychological dysfunction.

Lawyers are the most frequently depressed occupational group in the US.

Lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than non-lawyers.

Lawyers rank 5th in incidence of suicide by occupation.
lawyers  suicide  depression  mental 
10 days ago by jaltcoh
Here Are the 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People
13. Find a romantic partner to reform. Make sure that you fall in love with someone with a major defect (cat hoarder, gambler, alcoholic, womanizer, sociopath), and set out to reform him or her, regardless of whether he or she wants to be reformed. Believe firmly that you can reform this person, and ignore all evidence to the contrary.
psych  toread  health  mental 
11 days ago by cjitlal
Using the Syndrome Model of Addiction: a Preliminary Consideration of Psychological States and Traits | SpringerLink
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Latest Results;; June 11, 2018 at 10:12AM; ;


This article describes a collaborative research project between the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, and the Integrated Centre on Addiction Prevention and Treatment (ICAPT) of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) in Hong Kong. The goal of this research is to better understand the syndrome model of addiction by establishing an epidemiology of addiction treatment seekers across various expressions of addiction (e.g., alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, gambling, sexual behaviors, online gaming). This paper presents initial findings about the demographic and psychological characteristics of three groups of treatment seekers in TWGHs in Hong Kong: (1) a group seeking treatment for chemical expressions of addiction (n = 35); (2) a group seeking treatment for behavioral expressions of addiction (n = 125); and (3) a comparison group seeking services (n = 18) unrelated to addiction. The initial findings identified various common psychological vulnerabilities (i.e., trait anxiety, state anxiety, depression, using emotional support and venting as psychological coping, higher levels of attentional impulsiveness) shared among both the behavioral expression and chemical expression groups, and possible unique psychological characteristics associated with each expression of addiction (e.g., coping mechanisms). These findings provide support for conceptualizing addiction as a syndrome.
Mental  Health  Addiction  Medicine 
13 days ago by wbennett
Smoking Prevalence, Nicotine Dependence, and Impulsivity in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder | SpringerLink
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Latest Results;; June 11, 2018 at 08:12AM; ;


This study compared obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and control participants in terms of smoking prevalence, nicotine dependence, and impulsivity. Data derived from 314 OCD patients and 319 control participants revealed that smoking prevalence did not differ between the two groups yet the severity of nicotine dependence was higher among OCD patients. OCD group also exhibited greater total, cognitive, and non-planning impulsivity than controls, and this pattern of differences was also evidenced in OCD and control current and never smokers. In both OCD and control group, modest positive associations were found between impulsivity and nicotine dependence, yet the relationships were relatively stronger for the OCD group. Results are discussed in terms of how smoking, dependence, and impulsivity might articulate to play a role in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Mental  Health  Addiction  Medicine 
13 days ago by wbennett
Anthony Bourdain: Celebrity chef found dead at 61 - BBC News
US government health officials on Thursday said the nation's suicides had risen by 30% since 1999, and that the crisis was a growing problem. Nearly 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016. // CNN cites suicide - // days after Kate Spade suicide
suicide  public  health  mental 
16 days ago by asterisk2a

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