A person goes to the doctor feeling down and sleeping poorly. The doctor diagnoses depression and prescribes antidepressants. A few months later, the person is no longer depressed. Six out of 10 patients can recommend this approach, but what about the rest?
We students have all been there. We’re unsatisfied with our achievements and our grades plummet halfway through the year. Resolution: do better this year and make studying a priority. This goal initially seems achievable, but it’s harder than you think. Why?
Mindfulness has transformed the treatment of many mental illnesses, but people with schizophrenia have been left out. It’s time clinicians forget the frightening images of meditation-induced psychotic relapse and embrace mindfulness for treating psychosis.
Have you ever looked at your pet and detected excitement, sadness, or guilt? Such interactions indicate not only your pet expressing an emotion, but also you reacting to it. This ability is crucial for a social animal’s survival, but can it work between species?
Stimulant abuse for the sake of good grades has contaminated universities worldwide. Given that pressure to perform is unlikely to be relieved, educators should at least ensure that students can strive for success in a healthy manner. Meditation may be the way.