Britain has become the true Prozac Nation, claims Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg.
From New York magazine: Kids lie all the time – they’ve learned how to from their parents.
A recent episode of Horizon examined how gut instinct leads us to make irrational decisions. There’s an accompanying news article. And if you go to the Horizon website, you can watch the programme online, via the button “Click here for full index” (find the episode called “How to make better decisions”).
The power of mimicry, from the New York Times.
If your children are going to watch TV, here’s what they should watch. Article from Newsweek, with references to American TV shows.
Oliver Sacks describes the visual patterns experienced by some people who suffer migraines. From the New York Times.
Psychoanalysts have tended to receive unkind portrayals in novels, but that looks set to change with the publication of two new books with more endearing psychoanalyst characters at their heart. So argues Lisa Appignanesi in the Guardian.
Lisa was also a guest on a recent episode of BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week, where she discusses her new book: “Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present.”
In a Royal College of Psychiatry podcast and associated editorial, Psychiatrist Gerald Rosen argues for the diagnosis of PTSD to be dropped, in favour of a more straightforward diagnosis of anxiety or depression. Via MindHacks.
Time magazine on why we flirt.