In an editorial published on October 23, 2019, in the journal Medicine, Science, and Law, it was reported that in press is a manuscript in which “the Royal College of Psychiatrists recommends that all psychiatrists should be trained in the assessment and diagnosis of personality disorder.” Given this anticipated recommendation—the need for psychiatrists to assess personality disorders (PDs)—some measures, methods, and considerations regarding diagnosing personality disorders will be discussed below. There are various methods—techniques and instruments—for diagnosing personality disorders in clinical practice. There are psychometric self-report scales and projective tests as well as structured, semi-structured, and open-ended interviews. Depending on the setting, archival data may be available, such as medical, educational, or criminal records. Collateral reports (teachers, co-workers, peers, and family member descriptions of the … [Read more...] about How Do You Diagnose a Personality Disorder?
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Statistics on weight gain in the U.S. can give the impression that it is happening everywhere, to everyone, and in every season of the year. The best science on the subject, however, reveals that weight gain primarily occurs in a smaller and predictable set of circumstances. Surprisingly, these circumstances frequently defy conventional beliefs about how and when weight gain occurs. For example, working adults yearn for weekends, purportedly for greater recreation, yet research shows that we become less active and gain more weight on weekends versus weekdays (1). Similarly, schools often receive criticism for their role in childhood obesity – usually directed towards school lunch quality and lack of PE classes – yet longitudinal data indicate that the strongest predictor of a child developing obesity during their school years is being overweight before entering kindergarten (2) and that fitness declines and weight increases are more common during the summer months instead … [Read more...] about The Science of Holiday Weight Loss And Weight Maintenance
On May 13, 2019, I quit nicotine completely. I had been compulsively vaping (using an electronic cigarette) for about four years. I was intermittently smoking cigarettes, using nicotine gum, and trying to find any way to quit altogether. I read scores of articles about how to quit. Some encouraged nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) like gum, patches, or lozenges, while others swore by total abstinence and quitting cold-turkey. The anxiety that was wrapped around the possibility of quitting was paralyzing. I would talk myself out of it day by day, swearing that I would do it eventually. As the days passed, the anxiety didn’t lessen. As the weeks passed, my will to quit did not grow stronger. As the years passed, my self-efficacy slowly drained. Then, one day, with seemingly no catalyst or precipitating event, the decision was as clear as day. It was time. Granted, it did not feel like the right time. I had 100 reasons why it was absolutely not the right time. For whatever … [Read more...] about 6 Steps to Quit Vaping or Smoking
"Isn’t it interesting that countless immigrants and their children have prospered in our country while they barely eked out a living in their homelands?" - Dr. Thomas Stanley. Source: Flag Waving/ Rawpixel/ Unsplash/ Licensed Under CC BY 2.0 Recently, I participated in a roundtable event with high-ranking educators from India and successful Indian-American business leaders. The topic we discussed was, “Why are Indians who immigrate to the United States more successful professionally than those who remain?” The question makes two significant assumptions. First, it assumes that Indian immigrants are more successful than those who don’t immigrate. And second, relevant to this blog, at least part of the explanation is believed to be psychological (which is why I was invited to participate in the event). In this post, I want to unpack this question. To make the discussion manageable, I’ll focus only on Indian immigrants to the United States, even … [Read more...] about Why Do Indians Succeed More in the U.S. Than in India?
Home Fashion Bollywood wardrobe Bollywood Wardrobe Aayushi Adhaulia By Aayushi Adhaulia | on December 6, 2019 Rajjo and Chulbul Pandey are back and ready to entertain us again. Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Dabangg 3 is all set to hit the theatres soon and the actors have been promoting their upcoming film. Of late, the leading lady Sonakshi impressed us with her gorgeous promotional outfits and the newest one just took our breath away. For the recent promotional round of Dabangg 3, Sonakshi Sinha picked a beautiful midnight blue floral sari and looked extremely stunning. Well, Sonakshi convinced us to add another sari to our fashion wardrobe. So, let us take a close look at her sari and decode it. Sonakshi Sinha donned a pretty midnight blue sheer sari, which came from the noted label Raw Mango. Her lovely sari was accentuated by intricate white floral patterns and a sleek black border. She draped the pallu of her sari in a nivi style. Styled by Mohit Rai, the … [Read more...] about Sonakshi Sinha Aka Rajjo Dons A Pretty Floral Sari And We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off From Her