“Dealing With Impostor Syndrome When You’re Treated as an Impostor” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are doing well. Tomorrow is another exiciting day for this blog because we will bring a Guest Post written by a very reputable Psychiatrist based in USA. Please dont forget to check it tomorrow!

1) Dealing With Impostor Syndrome When You’re Treated as an Impostor

The psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes coined the term in 1978, describing it as “internal experience of intellectual phoniness in people who believe that they are not intelligent, capable or creative despite evidence of high achievement.” In other words, it’s that sinking sense that you are a fraud in your industry, role or position, regardless of your credibility, authority or accomplishments.

2) No One Helped My Mentally Ill Mother, or Me

The child in me still collapses from the imprinted sorrow of years of isolation.

3) People with schizophrenia account for more than one in 10 suicide cases

A new study shows that people with schizophrenia account for more than one in 10 cases of suicide in Ontario, and that young people are disproportionately affected. People with schizophrenia also had more contact with the health care system, pointing to an opportunity to intervene. The researchers emphasize the need for early suicide risk assessments to reduce risks.

4) Association Between Population Density and Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

Key Points

Question: Are adults with higher genetic risk for schizophrenia more likely to live in urbanized and populated areas than those with lower risk?

Findings: In this cross-sectional study of 4 community-based samples from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands (N = 504 130), significantly higher genetic loading for schizophrenia was identified in participants living in more densely populated areas; mendelian randomization on a subsample suggests that schizophrenia may have a causal association with the tendency to live in urban areas.

Meaning: The higher rates of schizophrenia in cities may be accentuated by selective migration to cities of participants with higher genetic risks.

5) Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Associated With Reduced Risk for Opioid-Related Deaths

Few of the individuals who experience an opioid-related overdose had received treatment for opioid use disorder.


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