“Anorexia Nervosa Is a Modern OCD” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

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

1) Anorexia Nervosa Is a Modern Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Anorexia and bulimia appear to be new kinds of disorders, but it is important to recognize that both are modern manifestations of obsessive-compulsive neurosis.

2) A mental illness journey: Clinging to hope after hitting personal rock bottom

Depression doesn’t need permission to disrupt. It can strike when you least expect. That fall, Kelly had what can only be described as a mental breakdown. What followed was a routine of suicide attempts and psychiatric hospitalizations, each flailing treatment an unsuccessful solution. It felt like the illness was always one step ahead, no matter what we did.

3) Lady Gaga Co-Writes Powerful Op-Ed on Suicide, Mental Health Stigma

“Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address,” singer writes with World Health Organization’s director-general

4) Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Merge to Solve Problems in Psychiatry

Interest in the application of machine learning to psychiatry has grown exponentially, from predicting antidepressant and antipsychotic response to which high-risk patients may progress to psychosis. But more data are not necessarily better data, and challenges exist around replicating results across different datasets.

5) A Wild Country Party in Australia Proves a Balm for Rural Loneliness

It’s been called the most debauched outdoor party in Australia. But behind the drunken antics at the Deni Ute Muster, a network of friendship is lifting awareness of mental health issues.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles.

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