The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration – Center for Integrated Health Solutions presented a webinar, “Aging Well: Addressing Behavioral Health with Older Adults in Primary Care Settings” on 2-15-17. (to view the video, you must register. It is 90 minutes. I think that I have summarized the most important information.)
Three recent articles about weight loss and bariatric surgery provide an update for psychologists and therapists who work with people struggling with excessive weight and making behavioral changes to reduce their health risk factors.
From the blog PsyPost.com, “LSD ‘microdosing’ is trending in Silicon Valley – but can it actually make you more creative?” Posted on 2-15-17, and written by a professor of clinical neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge, this article provides a thorough review of recent research about the potential therapeutic benefits of small doses of psychedelic drugs, and goes on to also review the trend of some creative types using “microdoses” of LSD to try to enhance their creativity.
“Longest ever personality study finds no correlation between measures taken at age 14 and age 77, “ from the British Psychological Society Research Digest, posted 2-7-17. Study finds little correlation between personality at age 14 and age 77. This article reviews previous studies, theories about the meaning of the current results, and the challenges of studying personality. It appears likely that most people experience “subtle personality adjustments” as they go through different stages of life. The article includes: “The longer the interval between two assessments of personality, the weaker the relationship between the two tends to be,” Harris and his
“Moderate use of screens not associated with child behavior problems,” posted by Psypost.org on 2-7-17. Study finds that “moderate” (up to 6 hours per day!) is not a usually a problem, with only “negligibly small association” with depression and delinquency, usually for males.” There are no significant associations with risky driving, risky sex, substance abuse or restrictive eating. mhconcierge’s take: this info may be reassuring to parents, and may help them focus more productively on other behavioral concerns.