How Virtual Therapy Could Help the Military Fight PTSD (NBC News):
“In Afghanistan, a new therapist is talking with soldiers. Her name is Ellie, she is the face of a computer program and she could be the key to identifying PTSD in America’s military.
Equipped with Read the rest of this entry »
1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why? (The Atlantic):
“The staggering increase in cases of ASD should raise more suspicion in the medical community about its misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis than it does. The science stacks up in favor of catching and treating ASD earlier because it leads to better outcomes…What gets lost in the debate is Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation (Forbes):
“According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), more than 57 million people, or 26% of the U.S. population suffer from some form of mental health problem. But despite the ongoing need, Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Blazing Trails in Brain Science (The New York Times):
“The pendulum has swung so far toward drug therapy in recent years that it is hard to recapture how disruptive those 1980 studies were. Dr. Insel’s work and that of many others, testing the effect of new medications, would turn the field away from long-term talking cures and increasingly toward medication and short-term behavior therapies rooted in the same kind of randomized, controlled trials conducted in other fields of medicine…Yet the overall impact of this drug revolution on public health has been mixed…”
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We’re glad to announce one more excellent speaker at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, September 19-20th.
A Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University, Dr. Bruce Wexler won the NIH Director’s Award for high impact, high innovation, paradigm changing medical research, 2012–2016. Dr. Wexler is founder and chief scientist of C8 Sciences, Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ May 2013 e-newsletter, which features a variety of articles offering a more optimistic and evidence-based approach to brain and mental health than current practices.
First of all, let us highlight that Scientific American just published an excellent review of our new book. The author sums it up by saying that “…I wish I had read this awesome guide when I was much younger…I find the emerging field of neuroplasticity immensely exciting, and guides like this one are both hopeful and reasonable.” As a reader points out, the word “awesome” does not appear often in science-oriented publications…so we are especially proud to see the book merit such treatment.
That’s it for now. Have a stimulating June!
Transforming Diagnosis (article by Thomas Insel, Director of the NIMH): “In a few weeks, the American Psychiatric Association will release its new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)…While DSM has been described as a “Bible” for the field, it is, at best, a dictionary, creating Read the rest of this entry »