Reblogged from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810113654.htm Date:August 10, 2016 Source:The JAMA Network Journals Summary:Having both parents and grandparents with major depressive disorder (MDD) was associated with higher risk of MDD for grandchildren, which could help identify those who may benefit from early intervention, according to a study. read the entire story at: : https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810113654.htm
Phil Borges, filmmaker and photographer, has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures for over 25 years. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and his award winning books have been published in four languages. Phil’s recent project, Inner Worlds, explores cultural differences with respect to consciousness and mental illness.
The biggest problem with the conventional wisdom about mental illness is that it encourages people to ignore the meaning of the symptoms that are used to diagnose them. That is a problem because it deprives people of vital information that can help them live more the way they want to live. via The Value of … Continue reading
▶ From “De-pressed” to “Deep Rest”: Depression as a Call to Spiritual Awakening? – Jeff Foster – YouTube.
For people with depressed mood, memory and concentration difficulties are often a day-to-day reality. While those with the disorder report that these cognitive problems are some of the most deeply troubling, previous studies have been unable to observe this phenomenon in a laboratory setting. In a new study, researchers are the first to substantiate these … Continue reading
Roots of Attention Overexitability Such preoccupations seem particularly important at a time when an ADHD diagnose immediately calls upon the use of medication. If these drugs can help children operate quietly in the existing social and cultural constructions of our world, in the case of highly sensitive children and any type of gifted child, they … Continue reading
The notion of sensory processing difference is also controversial within the medical community. On one hand, the DSM-V no longer includes sensory processing as a stand-alone phenomenon, in essence denying its existence. On the other hand, researchers such as Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, author of Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing … Continue reading
According to researcher Allison S. Bell, ADHD is the most pervasive psychological disorder among children in their schooling years (Woo & Keatinge, 2008), affecting many aspects of their functioning and development. If ADHD or ADD is one of the fastest growing diagnoses in children, it seems surrounded by a wave of controversy over increase diagnosis … Continue reading
Empathy is a universal human ability. When it is genuinely missing or inadequate, such as in cases of autism or psychopathy, we describe it as a serious mental illness. Like most other human qualities however, empathy may be innately stronger in some individuals. It can also be consciously or unconsciously fostered or defended against. As … Continue reading
Highly Sensitive People and Depression: Overstimulation May Lead to Depression. Health and Fitness: Depression • Published: August 3, 2011 Feeling overstimulated is an unpleasant and aversive experience. Highly sensitive individuals suffer from overstimulation sooner and more often than many other people and may respond to chronic overstimulation by developing depression. This article describes major sources … Continue reading