Looking for Kama Muta (Not Sutra) AND more on Best 5 Saturday Reads

1) Looking for Kama Muta in All the Right Places

Why do positive emotional feelings make us feel more connected to others?

Open the link above to find out the meaning of Kama Muta and its positive effects. It was a very interesting read.

2) LGBTQ Youth Face Persistent Challenges, High Stress

American teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) continue to face serious challenges, new research suggests.

In a national survey of about 12,000 LGBTQ teens, 77% reported feeling depressed, and 70% reported having feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness in the previous week.

The survey also points to some positive trends for LGBTQ teens: 91% report feeling pride in being an LGBTQ person, 93% are proud to be part of the community, and 3 in 5 say they have access to an LGBTQ student club, which has been shown to have a positive impact for LGBTQ youth.

3) Antidepressant Use May Be Linked With Sustained Risk for Weight Gain

Long-term antidepressant use was associated with a sustained increase in weight gain lasting at least 5 years, according to research published in The BMJ.

4) Substance Abuse and Primary Psychosis: A Closer Look

Mounting evidence suggests that patients who first present with a drug-induced psychotic episode tend to be at substantial risk of developing schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Cannabis is the substance most frequently implicated in conversion from substance-induced psychosis to either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Clinicians need to follow-up frequently and for several years after the initial presentation of drug-induced psychosis.

5) Greater Wealth Associated With Lower Risk for Dementia in English Study

Socioeconomic factors, particularly wealth, played an important role in determining the risk for dementia among a nationally representative sample of English people aged 65 years and older, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.


2 thoughts on “Looking for Kama Muta (Not Sutra) AND more on Best 5 Saturday Reads

  1. Thanks for sharing the stats on LGBTQ youth. As an LGBTQ-identifying adult, I both know and am concerned about the specific challenges facing LGBTQ youth, especially those who do not have a supportive family. Everyone needs to know the statistics, so influential adults in the LGBTQ youths’ lives can step up and fill in some of the gaps left by an unsupportive family. One adult who cares and supports an LGBTQ child can literally be the difference between life & death. Thanks again for sharing the stats.


    1. Thank you Kendra for stopping by. I completely agree that on top of stigma attached to mental health conditions, there are additional extraordinary challenges faced by LGBTQ community. Let’s try to minimize those challenges, one step at a time! 🙂


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