Monthly Archives: October 2010

Autistic children are not good at covering up their lies: Queen’s University study

Queen’s University study Children with autism will tell white lies to protect other people’s feelings and they are not very good at covering up their lies, according to a Queen’s University study. The study, conducted by psychology professor Beth Kelley and developmental psychology PhD student Annie Li, is one of the first scientific studies of lying […]

The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment

The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment A friend was walking in the desert when he found the telephone to God. The setting was Burning Man, an electronic arts and music festival for which 50,000 people descend on Black Rock City, Nevada, for eight days of “radical self-expression”—dancing, socializing, meditating, and […]

What makes a group smart; executive turnover

What makes a group smart; executive turnover GROUP INTELLIGENCE: Being the smartest guy in the room doesn’t necessarily mean your team is going to be the strongest. In a recent study, researchers found that having super-smart group members did not have a significant effect on how well the group did on brainstorming ideas, solving word […]

What makes a group smart; executive turnover

What makes a group smart; executive turnover GROUP INTELLIGENCE: Being the smartest guy in the room doesn’t necessarily mean your team is going to be the strongest. In a recent study, researchers found that having super-smart group members did not have a significant effect on how well the group did on brainstorming ideas, solving word […]

Double Whammy: Eating Disorders, Self-Injury Linked, According to Study

Double Whammy: Eating Disorders, Self-Injury Linked, According to Study Study Also Finds Clinicians May Miss Self-Injurious Behavior Danielle, a 23-year-old New York City resident who didn’t want to use her full name, knows the pain and frustration of dealing with an eating disorder. “I remember my whole life, even back to grade school, always wanting […]

Patient-physician compatibility increases odds of following doctor’s orders

doctor’s orders Doctors and patients have varying opinions on how much control a person has over their own health outcomes. A new study by University of Iowa researchers suggests that when doctor and patient attitudes on the issue match up, patients do a better job of taking their medications. Published online and in the May issue […]

Patient personality hinders detection of depression

Patient personality affects the accuracy of reports by friends and family members of mood history and symptoms and can cause missed diagnoses of depression, according to research published online by the journal International Psychogeriatrics. Friends and family members of a person who is highly outgoing and fun-loving and who is likely to experience happiness and […]

The DSM5 and Dissociation

5 October 2010 | By Paul In an editorial to the most recent Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (Vol. 11, pp. 261-5), Dr. David Spiegel writes about how dissociation will likely be addressed in the forthcoming DSM5. For those of you not familiar, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as […]

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