It is not schadenfreude (taking pleasure in another’s misery) but I received an unexpected ego boost buried in shockingly bad news in a new paper + editorial on Suicide and Antidepressant Use published in the British Medical Journal, Jan. 28, 2016 (available http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i65). Danish researchers, Tarang Sharma and colleagues, uncovered confirmation that the rate of suicidality and aggression doubles […]
EEG Feedback in a psychiatric practice. Adjunct to reduced medication. Theory overview. Case examples.
Two app-based feedback systems are reliable and very cost-effective, the MUSE (brainwave feedback) and Inner Balance heart-rate variability (HRV)
Brain damage in later life confirmed for football players; risks from sub-concussive trauma in youth
glia are involved in brain plasticity and information processing. Neurofeedback may be directed toward changing glial function.
announcement: Captain Whidbey Inn will again be the site of the 2016 Summer School, August 21-26. I’ve organized over 50 meetings and events, a particular way of learning I enjoy, and the ISTDP Summer School on Whidbey Island, Puget Sound, this year has to rank as my favorite. We had 21 students (and four teachers) […]
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Academic performance in teens with head injuries may suffer in several ways
Experiments with transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS) are promising but likely to be dramatic with relatively few patients
A European colleague, Robert Johansson PhD, has called my attention to a very new review (published online March 28, but I don’t know have the address) on the Empirical Status of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, by Leibsenring et al in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. My friend says this is a prestigious European journal and sent a pdf, Leichsenring2015ESTreview […]