Psychology-Psychiatry

Watch ‘The Century of Self’ — BBC’s Mindblowing Documentary That Reveals A Staggering Conspiracy Behind The Rise Of Consumer Culture

Posted by on February 24, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 1 Comment
Watch ‘The Century of Self’ — BBC’s Mindblowing Documentary That Reveals A Staggering Conspiracy Behind The Rise Of Consumer Culture

“We must shift America from a needs, to a desires culture,” wrote Paul Mazur of Lehman Brothers. “People must be trained to desire, to want new things even before the old had been entirely consumed. We must shape a new mentality in America. Man’s desires must overshadow his needs.”

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Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions: Young Man’s Suicide Sheds Light On Alarming Adderall, Stimulant Addiction Epidemic Among College Students

Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Big Pharma, CDC & FDA, Psychology-Psychiatry with 2 Comments
Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions: Young Man’s Suicide Sheds Light On Alarming Adderall, Stimulant Addiction Epidemic Among College Students

A young man’s suicide highlights issues in the diagnosis and treatment of A.D.H.D., as growing numbers of youths fake symptoms to obtain steady prescriptions for stimulants that can be dangerous

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The Placebo Phenomenon: Acupuncturist and Harvard Professor Discovers How the Mind Can Heal the Body

Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 9 Comments
The Placebo Phenomenon: Acupuncturist and Harvard Professor Discovers How the Mind Can Heal the Body

Researchers have found that placebo treatments—interventions with no active drug ingredients—can stimulate real physiological responses, from changes in heart rate and blood pressure to chemical activity in the brain, in cases involving pain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and even some symptoms of Parkinson’s.

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Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas

Posted by on January 6, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 1 Comment
Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.

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