April 29, 2013

Frank White is the author of “The Overview Effect

Here he briefly describes the origin of the metaphor in space exploration and its applicability to psychotherapy

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April 29, 2013

Dr. Robin Rosenberg is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Menlo Park and San Francisco, California. She is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Here she describes her hopes and expectations early in the DSM-5 process and contrasts them with what we know about the finished document

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April 28, 2013

Dr. Brent Robbins, Point Park University, is Secretary of Division 32, The Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

Here he reviews the efforts of large coalitions of professional associations to reconsider the review process and the findings that have yielded DSM-5.

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April 28, 2013

I think “attention span” is at least a two-level phenomenon. First you’ve got to gain it in the first place — and you have maybe four seconds to do that. The headline, a picture, the key, presenting frame of a video embedded on a wed page … then you’ve gotta hold ‘em. I think if people see it’s going to take more than about four minutes, they might not even give it a chance.

So ideally, digital gumballs should less than four minutes. A bite-sized chunk that represents a complete and meaningful experience. Sometimes I break that rule and make gumballs that are longer. but it’s still the rule.

The one I made today starting at about 7am from a 45-minute Skype audio recording with Laurie Edwards, the author (“In the Kingdom of the Sick”) health science writer. She makes, in my opinion, three great points, and the whole purpose the gumball is to highlight them.

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April 27, 2013

Jerome C. Wakefield Michael B. First

This article by Wakefield and First is based on extensive reviews seeking to resolve the validity of empirical evidence on cited on the issue. The finding is that there is no scientific basis for removing the bereavement exclusion.

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April 27, 2013

Sidney Zisook and Katherine Shear

This review covers four areas of clinical importance to mental health professionals: a) symptoms and course of uncomplicated (normal) grief; b) differential diagnosis, clinical characteristics and treatment of complicated grief; c) differential diagnosis, clinical characteristics and treatment of grief-related major depression; and d) psychiatrists’ reactions to patient suicides.

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April 27, 2013

Sidney Zisook and Katherine Shear

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