Re: What are the biggest issues in psychology today?
I believe one of the biggest issues in psychology today is finding a balance between drug prescription and counseling. There is no wonder drug that can cure all brain-based mental disorders, thus it is important to continue research on better localization of drugs entering the brain in order to target certain cortical (or subcortical) regions rather than widely dispersing anti-depressants throughout the entire brain. This only one part of the equation.
The other part requires effort on the behalf of the patient being willing to change, causing reorganization of certain neural networks via plasticity.
Only by looking at a patient's individual needs and history can psychologists find a balance between prescription and counseling. Obviously there is no set guidelines for how much to prescribe and when, since we barely know the functional interworkings of brain regions. Hopefully the "wow" factors of anti-depressants as a cure-all will quickly fade and balance will begin to prevail.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
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Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
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- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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