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Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on May 24, 2023
Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids from fish could reduce symptoms of borderline personality disorder, highlighting the benefits of fish and seafood to mental health.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on April 25, 2023
Seize the day and enhance your gratitude thinking by visiting a museum that makes you grateful to live in the present day.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on March 22, 2023
Signs of olfactory dysfunction in schizophrenia include poor odour memory and not distinguishing between different smells.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on February 22, 2023
Personal Perspective: A recent ad for an “always on” teacher that made headlines in the UK reminds us that expecting employees to achieve the unachievable is toxic.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on January 13, 2023
Personal Perspective: When Harry alleged his brother attacked him, many vilified him for talking about it publicly, not unlike how victims of domestic violence are gaslit.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on December 14, 2022
Charles Dickens inspired many modern Christmas traditions—including, perhaps, gift-giving. But giving and receiving gifts may not actually be a path to happiness.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on November 29, 2022
A new study found that having a job, not cutting back on work hours, having fewer arguments, and living with others are factors associated with recovery from BPD.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on October 28, 2022
How free speech and a boisterous Parliament contrasted with treachery against a friend and tax-cutting economic policies. Why trying to please many can end up pleasing very few.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on September 29, 2022
Is it ethical to expose people's brains to electric currents, or can studies showing that ECT is effective in reducing some types of mental illness be trusted?
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on August 30, 2022
New research found that 76 percent of people with BPD and hallucinations hear voices telling them to hurt themselves.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on July 28, 2022
Dehydration could be linked with hallucination and psychosis with excessive thirst, but water intoxication contributes to many deaths; close support from caretakers is needed.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on July 1, 2022
About 30 percent of people with severe infections of Covid-19 might have PTSD, and particularly at risk are those with persistent Covid symptoms and a personal history of mental illness.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on May 30, 2022
A laughter epidemic spread widely and was accompanied by physical symptoms. Was it a contagious mass psychogenic illness?
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on April 29, 2022
Many psychology curricula only briefly teach about Freud as a footnote in the subject’s history, yet he influenced the way that many psychologists think, write and practice today.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on March 28, 2022
Personal perspective: Dogs can teach us how to make the most of each day by being inquisitive about the wonders of nature, being playful, and disconnecting from intrusive technology.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on February 28, 2022
Perfectionism, workaholism, hoarding, and micromanaging might—together with other traits—be warning signs of an obsessive-compulsive personality.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on January 27, 2022
Parents need to be aware of what their children are eating; research shows that some food additives are linked with hyperactivity, and fast foods are linked with suicidal ideas.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on December 28, 2021
Chess is a fascinating analogy about how to be the best you. The present doesn't limit your future.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on December 1, 2021
Dogs don’t park their happiness into the future, and neither should you. Seize your day by being intellectually or physically playful, and finding comfort in routine.
Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on October 29, 2021
When anger and paranoia get dangerous, and when fearing being abandoned is exploited: studies show that BPD correlates with relationship violence among perpetrators and victims.