“We Are One” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) We Are One

Tribalism divides us into small warring camps. But realizing we are ultimately a camp of one may guide us back to the big camp of humanity.

2) Online CBT Improves Insomnia, Quality of Life

Online cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by a commercially available app was found to improve both daytime and nighttime symptoms of insomnia in a randomized clinical trial.

3) Don’t Obsess Over Categorizing Mental Disorders

Without the existence of extreme traits, we would have gone extinct as a species a long time ago. Many mental disorders are the inevitable result of genetic diversity.

4) Predicting Functional Outcomes in Early-Stage Mental Illness

Nearly 75% of mental health conditions begin before the age of 25 years. The disability associated with mental health problems is well established, with depression as the leading cause worldwide. In youth and emerging adults, the top causes of disability in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries are primarily disorders of mental health, including those that typically present with a first episode of psychosis, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A clinically useful prediction algorithm that is able to inform functioning (a major determinant of disability) in early phases of these disorders might be tremendously useful.

5) When Bipolar Disorder Presents, Consider Cardiovascular Comorbidities

Screening for cardiovascular disease risk is recommended for clinicians who manage patients with bipolar disorder.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for weekend quotes 🙂


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