Archive | October, 2017

Medication

29 Oct

The author of the article writes, “Based on my own clinical experience, mental health treatment does improve symptoms and quality of life by about 20% to 40% for most patients. That’s a whole lot better than nothing but not nearly good enough (P. 21). (Higgins, E. S. Is mental health declining? Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(1), 20-21) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

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Medication

26 Oct

Pharmaceutical companies are so discouraged about developing new medications for emotional problems that they have shut down or reduced neuroscience research. (Higgins, E. S. Is mental health declining? Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(1), 20-21) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

19 Oct

Benjamin Franklin: There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Novel Comments

15 Oct

This entry is not really about a novel but instead about a movie. Just saw Victoria and Abdul. To misquote- How lonely is the head that wears the crown. The movie’s script and actors did an excellent job of portraying the interesting contrast of being in a position of power yet at the same time being a captive of the traditional role of monarch and also being a tool whom everyone around, except perhaps Abdul, tries to use to gain personal advantage. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Medications

12 Oct

With a few exceptions, mental health-related drugs developed in the past 20 years perform like older medications but with fewer side effects. (Higgins, E. S. Is mental health declining? Scientific American Mind, 2017 28(1), 20-21) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

9 Oct

J> R. R. Tolkien: A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Learning

5 Oct

When learning a new language, listen to it while doing other things and listen silently, rather than saying the sounds at the same time you are listening. (Greenwood, V. Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(1),p.8) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com