A study finds a link between Big Five factor 'Conscientiousness' and willingness to apologize.
Changes found in Reagan's use of language over presidency may have signaled Alzheimer's to come. One change, for example, he increasingly substituted the word "thing" for a specific noun. At the time, a neuropsychologist friend noted that he seemed to be showing more word finding difficulty, but it was a clinical impression from an astute diagnostician, not a measurement. Now it's been quantified.
I must hammer this home: Mental health professionals do no better than chance when predicting suicide. 78% of inpatients who committed suicide denied suicidal thoughts during clinical interview. As of now, more interview and testing will not stop suicidal pilots. The net that must be cast is far too wide. NPR
1 Boring Old Man writes about the language of blind reductionism and the terribly unbalanced approach to mental health at the National Institute for Mental Health.
Study published in JAMA Psychiatry finds strong publication bias toward research that finds favorable results for use of second generation antidepressants in treatment of anxiety. Dr X notes, this is a problem more generally with research publication.
Worrisome growth of brain balance centers that charge an arm and leg to "treat" children. Please note, the owner of this enterprise is a chiropractor, not a psychiatrist, psychologist or neurologist.
Interruptions and small distractions can adversely affect the ability to distinguish right from left, a failure that can be highly consequential.
Ten percent of Americans take fish oil supplements, while evidence for heart attack and stroke prevention is sorely lacking.