Addiction: A Life Long Illness Not Lifestyle Choice – Similar to Harmful Investing?

We are studying whether models of addictive brain disorders are applicable to self-harming investment behavior and later life disinhibited, self- harming investment behavior. Addiction: A Life Long Illness Not Lifestyle Choice February 28, 2011  Addiction is a major health problem that costs as much as all other mental illnesses combined and about as much as […]

More on Caffeine

caffeine is a three–headed monster that yields both positive and negative effects. Starting with the good: caffeine can increase your short-term memory and alertness while also altering your overall mood The caffeine in one cup of coffee can stimulate the central system as it simultaneously lowers blood sugar, thus creating a temporary lift “caffeine taken […]

No, Your Boss is Not a Psychopath

Here is a good quick description of this serious brain impairment.  The economics are interesting. What Symptoms Lead To Someone Being Classified A Psychopath? A lack of empathy, guilt and remorse; callousness, impulsivity, promiscuity, hot-headedness and pathological lying, among others Each of these traits is scored on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, which is compiled from […]

Childhood Mental Health Problems Blight Adult Working Life

ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2008) — Mental health problems in childhood blight adult working life, suggests research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. And problems in working life are associated with mid life depression and anxiety. Living in rented accommodation, having a longstanding illness, no qualifications, and no partner were all linked to […]