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The Integrity of Esports: Fairness and Mental Health

The Integrity of Esports: Fairness and Mental Health

Editor's note: This blog was originally published as an article on LinkedIn. In the rapidly evolving world of esports, the line between virtual and reality blurs, creating a unique battlefield where not just skills and strategy, but integrity and mental health play...

The Startup Killer: Mental Health

The Startup Killer: Mental Health

As a startup founder or employee, it's easy to get lost in the excitement of creating something new and revolutionary. But, amidst all the buzz and busyness, mental health is often overlooked. The entrepreneurial path is not an easy one, and the burden of creating a...

Industrial Safety in the Air and elsewhere

Industrial Safety in the Air and elsewhere

Imagine that you are in a plane, thinking the flight is going smoothly but in reality both pilots in the cockpit have fallen asleep. Does it sound like a Hollywood scenario? Sadly enough it happens in real life with the most recent example being when an Ethiopian Air...

The Mental Health of athletes is not properly supported

The Mental Health of athletes is not properly supported

In recent times, the spotlight has shifted to the often overlooked domain of athlete mental health. This article delves deep into the emerging challenges faced by athletes, the pervasive stigma, and the imperative for change. Women and minorities are particularly at...

CAGE Questionnaire – Pros and Cons

CAGE Questionnaire – Pros and Cons

The CAGE questionnaire, developed in 1968, is a brief assessment containing four questions that is used by doctors to check for signs of potential alcohol dependency (alcohol abuse or alcoholism). The acronym, CAGE, makes the questions easy to remember: Have you ever...

Trail Making Test – Pros and Cons

Trail Making Test – Pros and Cons

The Trail Making Test, created by neuropsychologist Ralph Reitan in the 1940s, is a neuropsychological test of visual attention and task switching. The assessment consists of two parts which require the participant to connect a set of 25 dots with accuracy in as short...

Fatigue Severity Scale – Pros and Cons

Fatigue Severity Scale – Pros and Cons

The Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) was designed in 1989 by Doctors Lauren B. Krupp, Nicolas G. LaRocca, Alfred D. Steinberg, and nurse Joanne Muir-Nash. It is a 9-item scale that measures the severity of fatigue and its effect on the participant’s daily activities and...

The PHQ2/PHQ9 Assessment – How reliable is it?

The PHQ2/PHQ9 Assessment – How reliable is it?

The PHQ-9 and PHQ-2 assessments are both components of the longer Patient Health Questionnaire, which offers psychologists a concise way to self-administer an evaluation to assess depression. The assessment incorporates DSM-IV depression criteria, which are clinically...

How to rethink mental health assessments?

Mental health disorders are an issue for more than nine hundred million people worldwide. The impact on this group is tremendous but the impact on the Health Industry that is trying to serve them is overwhelming. That’s because the Health Industry relies on mental...

New Skin Patch: the Future of Health Monitors?

New Skin Patch: the Future of Health Monitors?

Health monitors take various shapes and forms in our daily lives. Devices such as Apple watches, FitBits, and other health applications/accessories have become very popular for tracking heart rate, steps, and other health concerns. However, a new invention could...

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