“Placebo Power Hype” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Placebo Power Hype Placebo has been hijacked and re-branded for its public relations value to alternative medicine. If your treatment isn’t evidence-based, no worries: you can still sell the power of placebo! 2) Prevalence of personality disorders in the general adult population … More “Placebo Power Hype” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Guest Post: “Social Media and IRL: Narcissistic Attachment to Opinion”

Another Thursday, another special guest post. Today’s guest blogger is an award-winning psychiatrist. Dr. Ravi Chandra, M.D. is a psychiatrist and writer in San Francisco, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks is his full-length nonfiction debut, and is the winner of the 2017 Nautilus … More Guest Post: “Social Media and IRL: Narcissistic Attachment to Opinion”

Is Bikram Yoga an alternative in treating depression? AND more on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

1) Treatments Involving Heat (Bikram Yoga) Show Promise For Alleviating Depression “Antidepressants have limitations. Not all patients respond to them or can tolerate the side effects. Alternatives, such as Bikram yoga, “may be more feasible and more acceptable for a lot of patients,” said David Mischoulon, M.D., Ph.D, A Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. 2) … More Is Bikram Yoga an alternative in treating depression? AND more on Best 5 Tuesday Reads