Tag: World Notes


Your inner child still lives – Your outer child still acts out.

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While many think childhood ends at eighteen, new research shows it is still very alive at any age—and is a contributing factor in your everyday life. Author Leon Seltzer explores the evolution of self and personality in Self-Sabotage and Your “Outer Child” speaking to an “outer-child” in adult personalities that is characterized by impulsivity, carelessness… Read more »

The federal government has a great plan to address mental health needs – but do they have the right model?

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Should substance abuse recovery and mental health care have as much government attention as physical diseases like arthritis and appendicitis? Last month the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published its strategic initiatives paper for its roles and actions for 2011-2014. The paper includes the focus, goals, and action plan for carrying out… Read more »

Is the media portrayal of disasters itself disastrous?

www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons”> Weeks after a disaster, such as in Japan or Christchurch, we are inundated with imagery and new stories. Tucked in between the sound bites of horror, grief and sadness were a few stories highlighting heroism, altruism and empathy.  A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and… Read more »

Getting your groove on is good medicine

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Anybody want to dance?  Dancing has never been a fad … indeed it’s likely one of the first arts human beings created … but even so it seems like there’s a lot of it coming up today.  Turn on your television and what do you see?  Dancing with the Stars, America’s Best Dance Crew, So… Read more »

The best treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder are deeply personal

It’s a diagnosis that ravages two percent of the general population and twenty percent of patients in psychiatric inpatient facilities. Characterized by frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, intense patterns of idealization and devaluation of interpersonal relationships, high levels of impulsivity in spending, sexuality, or eating– all with deleterious effects—and this is only the beginning. Welcome… Read more »