Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life, Page 165

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.

Cannabis Use, Psychosis Risk and Basic Science

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?

Overuse, Not Addiction, For Video Game Diagnosis

The American Medical Association decided this week not to press ahead with a recommendation to the American Psychiatric Association that video game addiction be labelled as a formal mental health disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The association also decided against urging parents to limit children to a total of two hours per day of playing video games, watching television and surfing the Internet.

One Million Words of Online Counselling and Online Therapy

How long does it take to complete one million words of online counselling and online therapy? If you’re Managing Editor Greg Mulhauser, it apparently takes a little less than 3 years. A few weeks ago, the total volume of counselling emails between Mulhauser and his clients surpassed one million words — apparently making Mulhauser the first online practitioner in the history of the field to document this volume of individual online therapeutic work.

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