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A pandemic of armchair experts: how we decide who and what to believe
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A pandemic of armchair experts: how we decide who and what to believe

There are probably reasons why a small – but prominent – number of scientists have taken a distinctly outlier stance regarding the pandemic, or other issues, such as climate change

Difficult to stop antidepressant medications, more than half relapse within a year finds study
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Difficult to stop antidepressant medications, more than half relapse within a year finds study

While 56 percent of the patients who discontinued their medication relapsed during the study, a sizeable portion did not, including most who remained on their antidepressants.

COVID-19 mental health: Some psychological practises to move from 'languishing' to 'flourishing' during pandemic
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COVID-19 mental health: Some psychological practises to move from 'languishing' to 'flourishing' during pandemic

Recent research examining factors for mental illness found that social connection was the strongest protective factor against depression

Explained: What is Peter Pan syndrome and how does one treat it?
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Explained: What is Peter Pan syndrome and how does one treat it?

"Peter Pan syndrome is not technically a diagnosis, it's a pop psychology term," Ritika Aggarwal, Consultant Psychologist, Jaslok Hospital.

Edward de Bono, renowned psychologist and author known for 'lateral thinking' techniques, passes away aged 88
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Edward de Bono, renowned psychologist and author known for 'lateral thinking' techniques, passes away aged 88

De Bono's methods and thinking tools have been used by leading corporations (Motorola, IBM and Boeing among some of them), governments, leaders, sportsmen and even school children.

What is group-think? Unravelling the pyschological phenomenon, its causes and measures to avoid it
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What is group-think? Unravelling the pyschological phenomenon, its causes and measures to avoid it

Group-think is a popular explanation for how groups of knowledgeable people can make flawed decisions. The essence of group-think is that groups create psychological pressure on individuals to conform to the views of leaders and other members.

On the legitimacy of pop psychology: Lack of scientific basis should prompt dismissal of subject, not snobbery
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On the legitimacy of pop psychology: Lack of scientific basis should prompt dismissal of subject, not snobbery

In a bid to popularise psychology, the past half century has seen books written for the public published at an accelerating rate, bolstered by countless blogs, podcasts, magazines, TED talks and videos.

Languishing, the neglected child of mental health, can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021
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Languishing, the neglected child of mental health, can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021

As scientists and physicians work to treat and cure the physical symptoms of long-haul Covid, many people are struggling with the emotional long-haul of the pandemic.

Phone call anxiety: A look into why so many of us have it, and how to get over it
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Phone call anxiety: A look into why so many of us have it, and how to get over it

Some emotional symptoms of phone anxiety include delaying or avoiding making calls because of heightened anxiety, feeling extremely nervous or anxious before, during and after the call and obsessing or worrying about what you’ll say.

New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be
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New studies suggest brain size not associated with autism spectrum disorder but white matter development may be

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a range of conditions characterised by developmental delays and disability, difficulty in social interactions and repetitive speech and behaviours

Psychiatrists, psychologists working with survivors of caste and gender-based trauma need to be trained for it, say human rights activists
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Psychiatrists, psychologists working with survivors of caste and gender-based trauma need to be trained for it, say human rights activists

Therapy modules taught in universities are informed by feminism and are queer-affirmative but they do not actively recognise caste-based pride and shame.

Is everybody doing okay amid the pandemic? US researchers ask social media
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Is everybody doing okay amid the pandemic? US researchers ask social media

Though the answer is not a perfect representation of the national mental health, analysis of Twitter data shows an uptick in signs of sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, and suicidal thoughts as compared to 2019

Do non-verbal cues say anything useful about people when the stakes are high?
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Do non-verbal cues say anything useful about people when the stakes are high?

Some behavioural analysts argue that non-verbal cues betray important truths about people under pressure.

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Expert Hypnotist, Santosh Babu, talks about his experience with the craft and other psycho-analytical discoveries
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The Filter Koffee Podcast: Expert Hypnotist, Santosh Babu, talks about his experience with the craft and other psycho-analytical discoveries

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Santosh Babu talks about psycho-analysis, hypnosis and understanding the subconscious mind.

Postcoital dysphoria can dampen your sex life: Here's what this disorder is and what you can do about it
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Postcoital dysphoria can dampen your sex life: Here's what this disorder is and what you can do about it

Research suggests that attachment avoidance, insecurity and fearing the loss of sense of self could be a contributing factor to postcoital dysphoria or post-sex blues

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel's new book explores the certainty of change, and how to better embrace it
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Psychotherapist Julia Samuel's new book explores the certainty of change, and how to better embrace it

A book like This Too Shall Pass becomes a much-needed entryway into understanding multiple emotional trials and traumas that a person undergoes, and the importance of acknowledging each one of these phases occurring in life.

Hindi cinema's depiction of mental health vilifies single women. It's a trope we can no longer overlook
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Hindi cinema's depiction of mental health vilifies single women. It's a trope we can no longer overlook

The representation of single women with depression in popular culture has been largely unidimensional: failure is depicted as the main cause of the mental illness, and characters are shown being self-destructive and suffering heartbreaks

For people living with trauma, the coronavirus outbreak can be a trigger, or familiar psychological territory
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For people living with trauma, the coronavirus outbreak can be a trigger, or familiar psychological territory

Trauma tampers with our ability to make sense of the world with the help of previously acquired templates. This is similar to living through a pandemic, where no one knows what events will transpire and what their outcomes will be.

Deconstructing the pandemic with Psychology: Meaning-making, positive introspection can help us make sense of unpredictable times
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Deconstructing the pandemic with Psychology: Meaning-making, positive introspection can help us make sense of unpredictable times

Meaning-making on an individual and global level has proven to play a significant role in how individuals deal with situations of crisis — such as a pandemic — influencing their adjustment and survival

Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic: Forced busyness is toxic; the will to achieve things must be organic
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Re-thinking productivity during the pandemic: Forced busyness is toxic; the will to achieve things must be organic

Capitalist culture has created an illusion of productivity by falsely connecting it with happiness. In such a system, if one isn't productive, one doesn't deserve to be content.