emotions

Turning Emotion Inside Out: Affective Life Beyond the Subject (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy) 

This book comes from Edward S. Casey and presents a different view of emotions. As such it has relevance to our understanding of the emotional and psychological distress that is usually labelled ‘mental’ ill-health. The publishers say: “In Turning Emotion Inside Out,…
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Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

This book comes from Antonio Damasio. The publishers say: “In the centuries since Descartes famously proclaimed, ‘I think, therefore I am,’ science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended until recently…
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Psychodynamic therapy helped me overcome trauma when CBT couldn’t

This article by Lucia Osborne-Crowley has been published on the Psyche website. It begins: “The first time I saw my therapist, she was standing in front of a room full of people, talking about William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies…
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Scientific Pollyannaism: From Inquisition to Positive Psychology

This book has been written by Oksana Yakushko. The publishers say: “This book argues that the story of the orphan girl Pollyanna (namely, her strategy of playing the ‘glad games’ to manage loss, abuse, and social prejudice) serves as a framework…
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The Importance of Suffering: The Value and Meaning of Emotional Discontent

“James Davies argues that we have created a culture that assumes happiness to be the normal, healthy human condition. Deviations from the blissful path — sadness, anxiety, disappointment — are thus treated as illnesses in search of a cure”.David Von…
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Higher fruit and veg intake associated with better mental health in secondary school pupils

“Nutritious breakfast and lunch linked to emotional wellbeing in pupils across the age spectrum.” Reviewed by Emily Henderson and published by News Medical, this article (reporting research) begins: “Include good nutrition in public health strategies for kids’ mental health, urge researchers….
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Psychiatric Drugs may Reduce Social and Emotional Capacities

This article by Jenny Logan has been published on the Mad in America website. It begins: “While deficits in social cognition are often associated with and used to diagnose psychiatric disorders, new research suggests that the medications used to treat psychiatric…
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Exploring novel approaches to youth mental health

This article by Dr. Lawrence Howells has been published in The Psychologist. It begins: “Three years after qualifying as a clinical psychologist, I found myself facing a significant dilemma. I was asked to speak to college students about youth mental health…
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