Most Brief Personality Quizzes Are “Junk Science” -With One Exception

Most Brief Personality Quizzes Are “Junk Science” -With One Exception

Online personality quizzes are increasingly popular, and you may have experienced a client/patient who takes one and wants to discuss the results as though they are meaningful and important. “Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t” takes most of the online personality quizzes to task, particularly the Myers-Briggs (which can be taken online for $50). The article briefly points out the lack of evidence-based support for these tests-with the exception of one’s that are based on the Big Five personality assessment system.

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People Who Sleep Less Than Eight Hours a Night Are More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety

People Who Sleep Less Than Eight Hours a Night Are More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety

“People Who Sleep Less Than Eight Hours a Night Are More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety’ reviews research found that regular sleep disruptions, including inadequate sleep duration, are associated with difficulty in shifting one’s attention away from negative information. In particular, the researchers found that people who do not get adequate sleep are prone to experiencing negative, repetitive and intrusive thoughts that are associated with depression and anxiety.

Of course,” further research is needed,” but the researchers theorize that future research could potentially result in psychologists, and other therapists, helping patients with anxiety and depression by helping them more sleep.

This article was posted by the ScienceNews blog on 1-4-18

People With “Pro-social” Brains Are More Prone To Depression- But Therapy Can Help Activate Other Brain Parts

People With “Pro-social” Brains Are More Prone To Depression- But Therapy Can Help Activate Other Brain Parts

“Nice Brains Finish Last” reports on a study that found that “pro-social” people, who are highly attuned to fairness and inequity, have a more active amygdala. In a study published in Nature Human Behavior, these people were found to have a higher frequency of depression symptoms, as measured by the Beck Depression Inventory, then “individualist” personality types (people assessed to have egotistical and selfish traits).

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New Scam: “Your Top Doctor Award plaque is ready to be shipped”

New Scam: “Your Top Doctor Award plaque is ready to be shipped”

MHConcierge recently received a phone call from an area code that raised a red flag, so sent it into voicemail.  The call came from 631-615-8284. Here is the message: Hello, Dr. Sethre This is Megan Gardena calling in regards to your 2018 Top Dr. Award. Your plaque is being processed, and we just need verification tomake sure everything is accurate before we send it out to you. Please contact me today at 877. 247.0879 at Extension 112 I look forward to speaking with you.

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Three articles with info for parents with troubled kids; family meals, anxiety, guilt

Three articles with info for parents with troubled kids; family meals, anxiety, guilt

Associations Between Early Family Meal Environment Quality and Later Well-Being in School-Age Children reports on a study of 1492 children and their parents that found that children whose families eat meals together at age 6 have “higher levels of general fitness and lower levels of soft drink consumption, physical aggression, oppositional behavior, nonaggressive delinquency, and reactive aggression at age 10.” The authors recommend that health care professionals and social workers talk with parents about the importance of eating meals as a family as part of home-based interventions to promote healthy child development. This article comes to our attention courtesy of ScienceBlog.com.

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