Learning Psychopathology At the Movies and a New Model of Emotions News Roundup: March 2013 5th Edition

The Journal ‘Academic Psychiatry’ March 2013 edition is published here. There are papers about learning psychopathology through the analysis of horror films and developing a research program in an older adult mental health services.

Dr Aronson has a piece on Journals that accept stories and short essays by physicians.

There is a write-up of a study here on gene factors predicting response to antidepressants based on the genome wide analysis of 2799 people being treated for Major Depressive Disorder with antidepressants.

The Schizophrenia Research Forum has an interesting piece looking at the negative symptoms in Schizophrenia. There is a detailed write-up which covers one study which looks at a subgroup of people with a specific genotype treated with Vitamin B12 supplements. The second study finds evidence of an association with interruption of the Right Arcuate Fasciculus, the Left Uncinate Fasciculus and the Right Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus. Check out the write-up for further details.

At the Alzheimer’s Research Forum there is coverage of a number of clinical trial results.

There is an interesting talk by Professor Douglas Turkington on Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Schizophrenia (via @keithlaws).

Professor Dorothy Bishop looks at blogging as post-publication peer review in this post.

 

Neuroscience

Dr Shock takes a look at a video about empathy with a strong narrative about the neuroscience research linking neurochemistry and empathy.

There is an interesting feature article at Nature which provides an overview the issue of free will with perspectives from neuroscience and philosophy.

Goethe’s views on colour are examined in this post.

Issue #5 of Psychology Tommorrow Magazine’s theme is interconnectedness.

One group have been investigating emotions using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The researchers have proposed a model of emotions which involves attending to the emotions, expressing the emotional state and also the intensity of the emotions.

Evolutionary Psychiatry

Assistant Psychiatry Professor Peter Freed looks at mourning in Dolphins in this post.

There is a piece at Science Daily on a paper looking at the trichromatic vision system in Tarsiers and what this might mean for the evolution of the human visual system.

Appendix

News Round-Up 2008-2011

News Round-Up 2012

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