It is a privilege to host the July 17, 2007 edition of this Carnival on behalf of Jane Chin at Chinspirations. I’ve included 5 articles in this edition. Thank you to everyone who sent a submission.
Albert Foong presents “The Elusive Key to Emotional Mastery: Is it Really that Simple?” posted at Urban Monk. This is by far the longest post I’ve ever read, but I’m glad I did since it’s given me plenty of food for thought. It may be particularly helpful if anger or irritability is your main symptom of depression.
Romeo Vitelli presents “When Dying Becomes Fashionable” posted at Providentia, saying, “When suicide follows a trend”. It’s a well-written, interesting and informative article on an unpleasant subject – copycat suicides.
Edith Yeung presents “I Have a Dream” posted at EdithYeung.com, saying “I think this video will help anyone who has depression.” I was skeptical when I saw the You Tube player, but this is simply brilliant!
Shaheen Lakhan presents “New Tool to Diagnose Adolescent Depression“posted at GNIF Brain Blogger. This article really caught my attention. It discusses a new dimensional diagnostic tool in which adolescent depression is graded on a scale from mild to severe. My problem is that “depression” is a catch-all word describing a broad spectrum of mood disorders, including melancholic (biological) and non-melancholic depression. Treatment problems arise when depression is treated as a single illness that just differs in severity. It will be interesting to hear more about this new diagnostic tool.
Alvaro Fernandez presents “Working Memory Training from a Pediatrician Perspective, Focused on Attention Deficits” posted at SharpBrains, saying, “An interview with one of the pioneers of working memory training, and a related discussion on the implications for health and education.” This is an interesting interview, relevant to any parent of a child with an attention deficit.
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