Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’ tale ved TedTalks er nu blevet gjort tilgængelig online. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi er bedst kendt for hans flow teori i for eksempel bogen Flow – optimaloplevelsens psykologi, men han er også en bidragsyder til positiv psykologi (aka smiley psychology).
Throat infection Tourette’s link
There is growing evidence that a common childhood throat infection increases the risk of neurological disorders such as Tourette’s syndrome.
Scientists found children with such disorders were twice as likely to have had recent streptococcal infections than their healthy peers.
Researchers at Seattle’s Center for Health Studies suggest the body’s response to the infection may be key.
But they tell the journal Pediatrics that it is just one potential trigger.
We’ve found more tantalising clues about possible connections between childhood infections and certain disorders
Dr Robert Davis, lead researcher
OCD is more commonly associated with adults, but the researchers say it affects around 1 to 2% of school-age children – and transient tics can affect 10 to 25% of primary school age children.
A new very interesting book is being published july 2005.
Handbook of OCD: Concepts and Controversies
Jonathan S. Abramowitz (Editor), Arthur C. Houts (Editor)
Concepts and Controversies in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Series: Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders,
Abramowitz, Jonathan S.; Houts, Arthur C. (Eds.)
2005, XIV, 803 p. 5 illus., Hardcover
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
You can pre-order it at amazon.co.uk
Here is some information about the book:
Few conditions are as fascinating to a psychologist as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and few generate as much controversy. Experts disagree over topics related to classification, etiology, and treatment, and differing points of view also occur along disciplinary lines between psychology and psychiatry. Because of the insularity of various scientific communities that study OCD, there is rarely a forum for examining these issues from various perspectives, and for trying to provide a more complex and multifaceted picture of the disorder. This volume creates such a forum.