Following the success of Dr Carver’s new column in the ‘Ask the Psychologist’ section, we’ve decided it’s time to add a new voice to the main site blog as well. I’d like to welcome Sarah Luczaj to the site!
Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life, Page 118
Looking at life through the prism of psychology, philosophy, mental health and more. Originally created by counsellor, psychotherapist and philosopher Dr Greg Mulhauser, this blog is now the work of an international team of contributors.
In response to the recent publication of World Health Organisation research into depression in The Lancet, the UK’s Mental Health Foundation calls attention to the cost to the economy of mental health problems: some 30 billion pounds in direct costs, and nearly 100 billion pounds when other social and health factors are included.
Shire admits there’s a problem with the Daytrana ADHD patch, and fixes it. Following strong feedback from our readers and other users of the Daytrana patch, the company has announced a ‘voluntary market withdrawal’ of faulty Daytrana patches. The company says it is now using an ‘enhanced process’ to ensure the backing of the patch can be easily removed.
Do you ever experience an unwelcome flood of emotions when reminded of a particular person or event? Do you find yourself dragging up the past, and re-hashing old wrongs whenever you try to talk with a certain person? Our Consulting Clinical Psychologist Dr Carver — something of a specialist when it comes to Emotional Memory — offers an explanation of how it works, and a whole host of practical tips that anyone can use.
If you write a blog — especially if you write one as part of your business — you’ll want to know about a new duplicate content vulnerability in WordPress and Movable Type. No, this isn’t the same old vulnerability that first hit the news last year — this is a new one, and this time it’s a bug.
Headline writers are having a field day with the results of a meta-analysis to be published in The Lancet which found that cannabis users are 40% more likely than non-users to develop psychotic symptoms. Radio, print, and internet publications urge that more must be done to warn the public of the risks of cannabis use. But hold on, did the headline writers miss the lesson on correlation vs. causation in their Science for Journalists class?
Last year, I described my experiences trying to renew the digital certificate which enables this site to process data securely. Having battled with a company called RegisterFly, I wound up having a very pleasant experience with GoDaddy. Now a colleague who works in clinical trials has passed on news that the company I battled with was so bad it has actually been stripped of its ICANN accreditation. Caveat emptor!