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Wealth Matters: For Executives, Addiction Recovery in the Lap of Luxury

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:46:26 +0100

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for wealthy executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)

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Wealth Matters: A Gilt-Paved Road to Addiction Recovery for Executives

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:46:26 +0100

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)



What happened to US diplomats in Cuba? – Science Weekly podcast

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:19:40 +0100

Ian Sample delves into a preliminary study of US embassy staff said to have been targeted by an energy source in Cuba. With no unifying explanation, what do scientists think happened?Subscribe and review onApple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud andAcast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterBetween 2016 and 2017, a number of USdiplomats in Cuba reported distressing symptoms including headaches, dizziness, eyesight, hearing, concentration and balance problems. Many claimed to have heard curious sounds either at home or in hotel rooms in Havana. Were the diplomats attacked with a mysterious new weapon? Was it espionage gone wrong? Or is there another explanation? Last week, apreliminary medical study of the diplomats was released, prompting further debate.Continue reading... (S...



Wealth Matters: A Road to Addiction Recovery for Executives

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:11:56 +0100

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)



Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of being social?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0100

A quick chat with a friend, a gym session with your colleagues, or a reading group that you attend — how do they impact your health? In this Spotlight, we look at the mental and physical health benefits that socializing can bring. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Searching for Self

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:04 +0100

“I used to spend hours when I was a kid just looking in the mirror, trying to figure out if I was handsome or not. It just depended on the day. If someone told me I was handsome, then I was handsome, and if someone told me I was ugly, then I believed that. I hardly ever look in the mirror anymore though, not if I can help it. It’s just too stressful.” – Jesse in In Treatment When Dane de Haan (as Jesse) appears for his last session in the HBO series “In Treatment”, it’s a shock both for the audience and for his therapist. He arrives with Angelo, his adoptive father — a man with whom we feel he has little in common — at least from what we know of Jesse through his therapy. His therapist struggles to remain neutral in the face of this backflip — ...

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Why mental illness is only a part of preventing gun violence

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:13:24 +0100

President Trump is making mental health a focus of his efforts to curb gun violence. While experts welcome more resources and attention, some say the solutions are more complicated. Psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the importance of looking at factors beyond mental health when trying to prevent violent behavior and the gaps in America's mental health services. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Psychological interventions used to reduce sports injuries: a systematic review of real-world effectiveness - Gledhill A, Forsdyke D, Murray E.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:24:28 +0100

OBJECTIVE: To systematically review studies examining the role of psychological interventions in injury prevention. The primary research question was: What is the real-world effectiveness of psychological intervention in preventing sports injuries? DESIGN:... (Source: SafetyLit)



Effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving physical and psychological outcomes of fall-related injuries in people with dementia: a narrative systematic review - Robalino S, Nyakang'o SB, Beyer FR, Fox C, Allan LM.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:24:28 +0100

BACKGROUND: The annual prevalence of falls in people with dementia ranges from 47 to 90%. Falls are a common reason for hospital admission in people with dementia, and there is limited research evidence regarding the care pathways experienced by this popul... (Source: SafetyLit)



Medical News Today: The road to wisdom runs through hardship, study finds

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

What makes us wiser? A new study set out to answer that question and found that several factors are involved — all to do with how we relate to hardships. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: How to cope with a breakup (the healthy way)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0100

We take a look at some helpful (and healthful) tips for coping with a breakup that will hopefully bring our heartbroken readers some much deserved comfort. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Do frequent exposures to threats and violence at work affect later workforce participation? - Biering K, Andersen LPS, Hogh A, Andersen JH.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:30:27 +0100

PURPOSE: Threats and violence at work are common problems in the human service sector. It can result in physical and psychological health symptoms. The aim of this study was to examine the association between exposure to threats and violence and workforce ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Can self-affirmation exacerbate adverse reactions to stress under certain conditions? - Jessop DC, Ayers S, Burn F, Ryda C.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:30:27 +0100

OBJECTIVE: Self-affirmation has repeatedly been shown to reduce adverse psychological and physiological responses to stress. However, it is plausible that self-affirmation could exacerbate negative reactions to stress under certain conditions. The current ... (Source: SafetyLit)



How Our Beliefs Can Shape Our Waistlines

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:30 +0100

Believing in your healthful habits is a healthful habit in itself. (Source: NYT Health)



Medical News Today: Is social media ruining your social life?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

A new study tests the theory that the more time you spend on social media, the less time you spend socializing with people in real life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:30:32 +0100

Millions of people take antidepressants for depression. But there’s long been debate over just how effective the medications actually are. On Wednesday, a large new study provides evidence that antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, looked at the published data from 522 randomized controlled trials testing 21 different types of antidepressants. The study authors also reached out to pharmaceutical companies and study authors for additional unpublished study data. All told, the data collection included 116,477 men and women, ages 18 and older, who had depression and who were treated for at least eight weeks. The researchers found that every type of antidepressant they studied was more effe...

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Physical and mental multitasking may boost memory, study suggests

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:52 +0100

FINDINGSPerforming memory training exercises at the same time as pedaling a stationary bike led to better gains in memory than doing the training exercises after working up a sweat, according to a 55-person study led by UCLA researchers. The findings suggest that exercise may temporarily make it easier for the brain to create new memories.BACKGROUNDIn the United States, studies have shown that more than 40 percent of people over age 60 have some memory decline or forgetfulness; it ’s often considered a normal part of aging. Researchers have previously uncovered a handful of lifestyle interventions — including exercise, diet changes, sufficient sleep, social engagement, memory training and mental stimulation — that can improve memory in older adults. The effects of each intervention, ...



Too many selfies? You may have "selfitis"

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:13:50 +0100

The selfie trend is nothing new, but some psychologists worry people are taking it too far (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



What is the Windsor hum and is it really US Steel ’s fault?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:09:01 +0100

An intermittent rumbling similar to a case investigated on The X-Files has been driving some residents berserk for years – with similar noises heard around the world. The truth is out there ...Name: The Windsor Hum.Age: About seven years old.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



West Side health center to combat opioid epidemic

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:58:11 +0100

Pinnacle-Covedale Treatment Services recently opened in a Westwood shopping center to provide treatment for patients battling drug  addictions.  Heroin and opiate abuse have reached epidemic levels in Greater Cincinnati, and the outpatient facility at the Glenway Crossing Shopping Center offers medication-assisted treatment using either Methadone or Suboxone. Vivitrol will be an option in the future.   Medical, physical, spiritual and psychological challenges are addressed at the facility. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



PHAT Life: Effective HIV intervention for youth in the criminal justice system

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities) A group risk-reduction intervention that uses role-playing, videos, games, and skill-building exercises to promote knowledge about HIV/AIDS, positive coping, and problem-solving skills for high-risk teens in the juvenile justice system, showed great potential for reducing sexual risk-taking. The findings were published in Health Psychology and funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Study offers more food for thought on kids' eating habits, emotions

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Texas at Dallas) A University of Texas at Dallas psychologist has examined the preconceptions about the effects of emotions on children's eating habits, creating the framework for future studies of how dietary patterns evolve in early childhood. Dr. Shayla C. Holub, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, demonstrated that children from 4 ½ to 9 years old chose chocolate candy over goldfish crackers more frequently in response to both happiness and sadness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



American Psychological Association conference on technology, mind and society

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Psychological Association) The conference will focus on efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology. Topics to be presented include whether humans are ready for self-driving cars, how social media can help identify mental illness, how robots can help people with dementia and the effect on young children of growing up in a digital environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



You are being programmed: Five ways your thoughts are being driven against your own self-interest

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:38:19 +0100

(Natural News) There are plenty of examples in history of mind control being used to influence masses of people to bend to the will of those in control. These days, as the Activist Post points out, mind control has expanded beyond the purely psychological to incorporate a technological aspect as well. The good news is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Pre-bunking: can you be ‘brainwashed’ into spotting fake news?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:51:19 +0100

Cambridge University is recruiting thousands of people to play a fake-news simulator, in the hope they will learn to identify the real thingName: Pre-bunking.Age: A modern malaise/cure, still in its early infancy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Social media as good a barometer of public health attitudes as traditional phone polling

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Social media data can be used as an additional source of information to gauge public opinion about health issues alongside traditional data sources like phone-based polling, says new research co-written by U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Effects of anger and entrapment on psychological health of high school boys: focused on the mediating effects of social support - Yang SY, Oh YH.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:42:07 +0100

PURPOSE The aim of this study was to identify the status of psychological health among boys in high school and to examine the mediating effects of social support on the relationship between anger and entrapment on psychological health. Methods The part... (Source: SafetyLit)



Bad News: the game researchers hope will 'vaccinate' public against fake news

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:26 +0100

Aim is for players to build a fake news empire, which researchers hope will expose propaganda tacticsFake news is already an entire industry, an anti-democratic weapon, amovie, aplay, an insult and a cliche.Now it is being turned into a game – to help people understand its wiles and deceptions.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



The "lone wolf" terrorist and radicalization: the role of forensic psychology - Marvasti JA, Rahman M.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

On November 5, 2009 there was a mass shooting at the Fort Hood military base near Killeen, Texas. While mass shootings are not a completely unfamiliar occurrence in the United States, what set this shooting apart from others is that the perpetrator was a U... (Source: SafetyLit)



Sex differences in jealousy: a 25-year retrospective - Edlund JE, Sagarin BJ, Olson JM.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

The theory of evolved sex differences in jealousy has emerged as one of evolutionary psychology's most prominent lines of research. In this paper, we offer a 25-year retrospective on the theory. We begin with a review of the theory itself and the statistic... (Source: SafetyLit)



Damned if you do, damned if you don't: conflicted femininities in women's narratives of childhood emotional abuse - Moulding N.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Childhood emotional abuse (CEA) is the least researched but most common and psychologically harmful form of child abuse. While there is a robust body of feminist research into the gendered discourses framing child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and rape ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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A study on the correctional counseling model for the probation adolescents: focusing on returning to school -

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

The purpose of this study is to present a model of effective counseling for adolescents in probation through analyzing the psychological experiences which make them leave the school and exploring the factors that make it difficult to return to school. In t... (Source: SafetyLit)



Examining the role of racism in the risky alcohol use behaviors of black female college students - Pittman DM, Kaur P.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study explores the impact racism has on the drinking behaviors of Black college women. Little is known about Black college women's experience of racism and the impact racism has on their psychological wellbeing and drinking behaviors. The c... (Source: SafetyLit)



Predicting help seeking behavior: the impact of knowing someone close who has sought help - Disabato DJ, Short JL, Lameira DM, Bagley KD, Wong SJ.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study sought to replicate and extend research on social facilitators of college student's help seeking for psychological problems. PARTICIPANTS: We collected data on 420 ethnically diverse college students at a large public university (Sep... (Source: SafetyLit)



Psychological assessment of adolescent offenders: validity of the Brazilian Jesness Inventory-Revised - Costa RCS, Komatsu AV, Bazon MR.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This work presents validation of the Jesness Inventory, particularly its revised version, to the Brazilian reality. It was developed by Carl Jesness, based on his clinical experience and research programs for juvenile offenders, to assess juvenile offender... (Source: SafetyLit)



The verification for moderation effect of basic psychological needs satisfaction in the relationship between ambivalence over emotional expression and aggression of adolescent - Lee I, Lee H.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

The purpose of this study is to verify the moderating effect of basic psychological needs satisfaction in the relationship between ambivalence over emotional expression and aggression of adolescent. For this purpose, 482 middle school and high school stude... (Source: SafetyLit)

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The psychological consequences of violence against people with disabilities - Dembo RS, Mitra M, McKee M.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

BACKGROUND: People with disabilities experience mental health disparities and higher rates of violence compared to people without disabilities. Few studies have examined the psychological consequences of violence against people with disabilities, and wheth... (Source: SafetyLit)



Video game addiction and psychological distress among expatriate adolescents in Saudi Arabia - Saquib N, Saquib J, Wahid AW, Ahmed AA, Dhuhayr HE, Zaghloul MS, Ewid M, Al-Mazrou A.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study aimed to assess the prevalence of addiction to video ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Violence and abuse in rural older women's lives: a life course perspective - Roberto KA, McCann BR.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Intimate partner violence in later life includes physical, psychological, sexual, and financial abuse. Although some researchers have investigated how women in long-term violent partnerships cope with abuse, little is known about the history, experiences, ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Healing stories: an expressive-narrative intervention for strengthening resilience and survival skills in school-aged child victims of war and political violence in the Gaza Strip - Veronese G, Barola G.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Within a preventive framework, we outline a school-based intervention aimed at strengthening skills of survival and psychological functioning in children who have experienced war and political violence in the Gaza Strip. In accordance with a socio-ecologic... (Source: SafetyLit)



Sexual orientation disparities in the co-occurrence of substance use and psychological distress: a national population-based study (2008-2015) - Br änström R, Pachankis JE.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

PURPOSE: Although strong evidence documents the elevated prevalence of both substance use and mental health problems among sexual minorities (i.e., gay, lesbian, and bisexuals), relatively less research has examined whether risk of the co-occurrence of the... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Epidemiology of burn injuries in Kosovo: a 10-year review - Arifi H, Ahmeti H, Zatriqi V, Buja Z, Duci S, Rexhaj Z, Arifi N.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Burns are the most devastating form of trauma. They are among the most devastating injuries a child can sustain, and coupled with prolonged aggressive and non-aggressive medical and nursing therapies, can result in long-term physical and psychological conc... (Source: SafetyLit)



Type-D personality and elevated psychological symptoms in early adjustment of severe burn injury patients - Mujezinovic A, Kwiet J, Kornhaber R, Holt R, Streimer J, Vandervord J, Rogers V, Shaw J, Law J, Cleary M, McLean L.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Severe burn injuries are highly traumatic requiring lengthy recovery. High levels of distress in the early stages of treatment have been associated with poor physical and psychosocial recovery outcomes. Identifying traits relating to distress and personal ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Psychological risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder in workers after toxic chemical spill in Gumi, South Korea - Song JY, Jeong KS, Choi KS, Kim MG, Ahn YS.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

The extent and severity of the psychological effects following chemical release disasters have not been widely reported. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of hydrogen fluoride (HF)-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to ident... (Source: SafetyLit)



Training and post-disaster interventions for the psychological impacts on disaster-exposed employees: a systematic review - Brooks SK, Dunn R, Aml ôt R, Greenberg N, Rubin GJ.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

BACKGROUND: When organisations are exposed to traumatic situations, such as disasters, often staff are not prepared for the potential psychological impact which can negatively affect their wellbeing. AIMS: To conduct a systematic review of the literature o... (Source: SafetyLit)



Cardiovascular reactions to psychological stress and abuse history: the role of occurrence, frequency, and type of abuse - Ginty AT, Masters NA, Nelson EB, Kaye KT, Conklin SM.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

We examined how occur... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Psychological interventions for treating neuropsychiatric consequences of acquired brain injury: a systematic review - Verberne DPJ, Spauwen PJJ, van Heugten CM.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Anxiety, aggression/agitation, apathy and disinhibition are common neuropsychiatric consequences of acquired brain injury (ABI); these consequences can cause functional impairment and lead to reduced social integration. This systematic review aims to provi... (Source: SafetyLit)






Screening tool for psychological intimate partner violence: Portuguese validation of the Psychological Maltreatment of Women Inventory - Come çanha R, Maia A.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The Psychological Maltreatment of Women Inventory-Short Form (PMWI-SF) is a well-established and brief instrument for assessing psychological intimate partner violence (IPV). In the absence of a specific tool to assess psychological I... (Source: SafetyLit)



Self-efficacy and collective efficacy as moderators of the psychological consequences of exposure of Palestinian parents in Israel to community violence - Ali-Saleh Darawshy N, Haj-Yahia MM.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study examined the rates of exposure to community violence (ECV; that is, witnessing and directly experiencing violence) as well as the detrimental consequences of such exposure as reflected in posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and a decline in psy... (Source: SafetyLit)



Tolerance for psychological pain and capability for suicide: contributions to suicidal ideation and behavior - Meerwijk EL, Weiss SJ.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Among people with suicide ideation most do not attempt suicide or die by suicide. In this online study of adult US Facebook users (n  = 219), we examined capability for suicide, operationalized as fearlessness about death, and tolerance for psychological ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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The end of family therapy for self-harm, or a new beginning? - Ougrin D, Asarnow JR.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Another randomised trial, the Self-Harm Intervention: Family Therapy (SHIFT) trial,1 has shown no benefit for another psychological therapy versus treatment as usual in adolescents who have self-harmed. Furthermore, in the study by David Cottrell and co... (Source: SafetyLit)



Seattle-based Biller Family Foundation donates $1 million to cancer-research hospital

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:13:02 +0100

This gift will help educate doctors and nurses across the country on the benefits of supportive services that address the psychological, spiritual and social needs of cancer patients and their families. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



The Mass Killing Meme: What Can We Do?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:07:18 +0100

My sense is that the cases of young terrorists and young school shooters have strong similarities in terms of underlying anger, hurt, and other feelings, coupled with an inability to communicate those feelings and be heard. Tags: death, ethics, politics, public health, relationships, violence (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)



Why don ’t the Carillion bosses seem embarrassed?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:21:02 +0100

My father warned me about scoundrels in business. Now bad behaviour can be called out online, but international shame still doesn ’t stop roguesAs my father had been seriously ripped off three times during his life in business by people he trusted, he often warned me about the surprising number of rogues and scoundrels swanning around, ready to use any vile trick to relieve me of my money.Just my father ’s bad luck, I thought, until about a decade ago, when I came across one of these villains. He was a rather grand agent, who asked me to give an after-dinner talk at a serious conference on education. Flattering, but scary, because I had never done such a thing before – a long, serious speech. I asked how much I would be paid.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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Medical News Today: It's official: Pets benefit our mental health

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



College roommates underestimate each other's distress, new psychology research shows

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(New York University) College roommates are sensitive to their roommates' distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced by others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Medical News Today: How making fun of yourself can make you happy

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

A new study has examined the psychological benefits and disadvantages of self-deprecating humor. The findings may come as a surprise for many. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Are you eager to please? Personality quiz

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:00:36 +0100

Do you tend to work to put another person at their ease, or are you happy to let things get awkward? Take these simple questions to find outChoose which statement, a) or b), best applies to you.Asked to give an impromptu speech, you:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Still Talking After All These Years

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:00:01 +0100

At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump. (Source: NYT Health)

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Application and simulation of optimal investment strategy for subjective fault in criminal psychology evaluation - Wang X, Lu X, Zhang Z, Cai Z.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

Criminal psychology evaluation is too comprehensive to be easily made, but here the optimal investment strategy is proposed to solve this kind of problem in criminal psychology from the view of subjective fault. First, the investment strategy of subjective... (Source: SafetyLit)



Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy as therapy to adults with post-traumatic stress disorder - Khalifeh AH.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is psychological trauma that effects on somatic, cognitive-affective, and behavioral. The goals of treatment to persons who have PTSD to decreasing functional impairment, building resilience, reducing symptom severity,... (Source: SafetyLit)



Psychological resilience and post-traumatic growth in disaster-exposed organisations: overview of the literature - Brooks S, Aml ôt R, Rubin GJ, Greenberg N.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

As disasters become increasingly prevalent, and reported on, a wealth of literature on post-disaster mental health has been published. Most published evidence focuses on symptoms of mental health problems (such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression... (Source: SafetyLit)



Substance use and psychological distress before and after the military to civilian transition - Derefinko KJ, Hallsell TA, Isaacs MB, Salgado Garcia FI, Colvin LW, Bursac Z, McDevitt-Murphy ME, Murphy JG, Little MA, Talcott GW, Klesges RC.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

BACKGROUND: Those currently serving in the military constitute a vulnerable population given their high-risk status for substance use, and population data suggest that veterans continue to engage in significant substance use long after their military servi... (Source: SafetyLit)



Psychological and physical violence towards children with disabilities in Finland and Sweden - Koivula T, Ellonen N, Janson S, Jernbro C, Huhtala H, Paavilainen E.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

This article describes psychological aggression and physical violence by Swedish and Finnish mothers ( N = 3420) towards their 0- to 12-year-old children with disabilities ( N = 286) by comparing such behaviour with the mothers of children without disabili... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Children's peer violence perpetration and victimization: prevalence and associated factors among school children in Afghanistan - Corboz J, Hemat O, Siddiq W, Jewkes R.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

BACKGROUND: Child peer violence is a global problem and seriously impacts children's physical and psychological health, and their education outcomes. There are few research studies on children's peer violence available in South Asian countries, particularl... (Source: SafetyLit)



Child attributions mediate relationships between violence exposure and trauma symptomology - Collins KS, Freeman PAC, Unick GJ, Bellin MH, Reinicker P, Strieder FH.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

Violence and trauma exposure have been increasingly investigated as contributing to a range of negative outcomes in child physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and psychological functioning, particularly among youth who are racial/ethnic minorities. This... (Source: SafetyLit)



Psychological morbidities and positive psychological outcomes in people with traumatic spinal cord injury in Mainland China - Wang Y, Xie H, Zhao X.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVES: To explore the prevalences of three psychological morbidities (posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression) and two positive psychological outcomes (resilience and posttraumatic growth) i... (Source: SafetyLit)



Priorities of spinal cord injured population - a survey - Mattu S.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

In the united states alone, there are more than 200,000 individuals living with a chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Healthcare for these individuals creates a significant economic burden for the country, not to mention the physical, psychological, and soci... (Source: SafetyLit)



Prevention of psychological disorders after a road accident - Nicolas F, Delahaye A.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

A psychological intervention programme, set up within a trauma centre, revealed common factors contributing to the emotional upheaval felt by road accident victims. These factors are linked to the event itself, its medical management, the quality of family... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Posttraumatic stress disorder in courtroom: insanity defence - Zepinic V.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:36:27 +0100

Since the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been recognised as an independent mental disorder [1] this disorder became leading disorder present in the courtroom. The definition of the psychological trauma and stressor-related disorders have had many... (Source: SafetyLit)



The media exaggerates negative news. This distortion has consequences | Steven Pinker

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:00:11 +0100

Whether or not the world really is getting worse, the nature of news will make us think that it isEvery day the news is filled with stories about war, terrorism, crime, pollution, inequality, drug abuse and oppression. And it ’s not just the headlines we’re talking about; it’s the op-eds and long-form stories as well. Magazine covers warn us of coming anarchies, plagues, epidemics, collapses, and so many “crises” (farm, health, retirement, welfare, energy, deficit) that copywriters have had to escalate to the r edundant “serious crisis.”Whether or not the world really is getting worse, the nature of news will interact with the nature of cognition to make us think that it is.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Earthlings likely to welcome alien life rather than panicking, study shows

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:02:49 +0100

Should aliens be discovered, public reaction is likely to be positive, say researchers – despite alarming fictional portrayals of contact“The fear I felt was no rational fear, but a panic terror,” wrote HG Wells, describing his narrator’s response to a Martian invasion in War of the Worlds.But despite such alarming portrayals, researchers say the discovery of alien life is more likely to be welcomed with open arms than panic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Stop Blaming School Shootings on Mental Illness, Top Psychologist Warns

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:44:28 +0100

American Psychological Association President Jessica Henderson Daniel has a message for those blaming Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on mental illness: Think twice. “While law enforcement is still piecing together the shooter’s motives, some public figures and news reports are focusing on his mental health,” Daniel said in a statement Friday. “It is important to remember that only a very small percentage of violent acts are committed by people who are diagnosed with, or in treatment for, mental illness.” Many were quick to scrutinize the alleged shooter’s mental health in the wake of Wednesday’s tragedy, particularly in light of reports that he may have sought treatment for mental health issues in the past. President Do...



Guilt over household chores is 'harming working women's health'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:35:11 +0100

Worries over whether women are doing their ‘fair share’ has a clear impact on their health, according to a new analysisGuilt about not doing enough housework may be harming working women ’s health, according to new analysis of data from theInternational Social Survey Programme.Over a two-year period, women in 24 countries were asked to rate the amount of household chores they do each day in terms of their perceived “fair share”. They also ranked their physical health levels.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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Mindless eating: is there something rotten behind the research?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:21:43 +0100

A storm of retractions, corrections, data irregularities and controversy over duplicate publication are destroying the credibility of Cornell ’s Food and Brand Lab. It’s time for the university to be open about what’s going onMost people probably haven ’t heard of the beleaguered marketing professor, Brian Wansink, but chances are many will know about his work. Wansink is the mind behind the concept of “mindless eating” – the idea that the unconscious decisions we make about food can have profound effects on our diet and weight. Ideas like using smaller plates to eat fewer calories are pretty much engrained in our collective common sense, and stem from Wansink’s work over the past 20 years at the University of Illinois and now at Cornell University’s “Food and Brand Lab...



Jefferson establishes burn center

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:14:11 +0100

Thomas Jefferson Uninversity has established a burn center to provide services – ranging from skin grafts to rehabilitation services to psychological counseling – to patients with serious and complex burns. Dr. William Hughes will serve as director of the center. Before coming to Jefferson, Hughes spent nearly 20 years as director for Temple University Health System's Bu rn Center — a program he established in 1999. Prior to that he practiced at the St. Agnes Burn Center in South Philadelphia.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



How to Help Your Kids Spot and Report Signs of Mass Violence Before Tragedy Strikes

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:32:04 +0100

With 18 school shootings already recorded in 2018— including Wednesday’s deadly spree in Parkland, Florida — parents and schools alike are grappling with the grim task of talking to kids about mass violence. It’s a tall order. In addition to broaching topics such as gun safety and helping kids process emotional and psychological trauma, adults are tasked with preparing children to recognize and report warning signs of violence before horrific events occur. In the wake of the Florida shooting, for example, sources ranging from gun control organizations to President Donald Trump emphasized the need to speak up about potentially dangerous behavior. How can parents best prepare their kids? TIME spoke with Peter Langman, a Pennsylvania-based clinical psychologist and th...



How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It’s Important

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:56:27 +0100

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there is no contract locking us to the other person, as in marriage, and there are no blood bonds, as in family. Friendships are flexible. “We choose our friends, and our friends choose us,” says William K. Rawlins, Stocker Professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University. “That’s a really distinctive attribute of friendships.” But modern life can become so busy that people forget to keep choosing each other. That’s when friendships fade, and there’s reason to believe it’s happening more than ever. Loneliness is on the rise, and feeling lonely has been found to increase a person&...



New Tool Measures Impact of Brachial Plexus Injury

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Questionnaire measures physical, psychological effects; valid based on comparison with other tools (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Treatment of Hoarding-Induced Trauma and Perpetration

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:01:40 +0100

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Standards Manual, Edition V (2013) reports that between 2 and 6% of the general population have a hoarding disorder. Once considered a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding is now regarded as a serious clinical condition co-morbid with diagnoses of depression, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and sometimes psychosis given the delusional levels of denial that hoarders often present (Frost, Stekelee, Tolin, 2011). Hoarders engage in excessive acquisition of items, whether those items have real world value or not, as well as excessive shopping. This behavior often results in living environments that are seriously compromised, if not uninhabitable: blocked entrances and exits, leading ...



You Asked: Do Religious People Live Longer?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:10 +0100

If a long life is what you’re after, going to church may be the answer to your prayers. A number of studies have shown associations between attending religious services and living a long time. One of the most comprehensive, published in JAMA Internal Medicine in 2016, found that women who went to any kind of religious service more than once a week had a 33% lower chance than their secular peers of dying during the 16-year study-follow-up period. Another study, published last year in PLOS One, found that regular service attendance was linked to reductions in the body’s stress responses and even in mortality–so much so that worshippers were 55% less likely to die during the up to 18-year follow-up period than people who didn’t frequent the temple, church or mosque. Y...



The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:10 +0100

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer and closer. It’s the rare person who can confront the final decline with flippancy or ease. That, as it turns out, might be our first mistake. Humans are not alone in facing the ultimate reckoning, but we’re the only species–as far as we know–who spends its whole life knowing death is coming. A clam dredged from the ocean off Iceland in 2006–and inadvertently killed by the scientists who disco...



How to Become Less Afraid of Death

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:10 +0100

Death, in the view of many theorists, is a good thing, at least for a society that aspires to be creative. When you’re on the clock, you accomplish more. Cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker, author of The Denial of Death, called mortality “a mainspring of human activity.” If you want to invent a light bulb or paint a Mona Lisa, you’d best get started, because checkout time is coming. That’s perfectly fine when you’re contemplating the human species as a whole, but our personal mortality is a different matter, right? Not always. A 2017 study in Psychological Science tallied the number of positive and negative words in blog posts written by the terminally ill and compared them with essays by people who were asked to imagine being near death and then writ...



Romantic relationships buffer gay and lesbian youth from emotional distress

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Northwestern University) Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when they were in a relationship than when they were not, reports a new study.The finding is particularly important because prior research has not found a protective effect like this for support from parents and friends. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it ’s not such a mad idea | Julian Baggini

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:49:14 +0100

Questioning the hidden power of elites – whether big pharma or secret societies – is really quite saneIfthe Illuminati is real, it ’s got to be theleast secret secret society in the universe. It ’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people whose investigative toolkit consists entirely of Google and a lively imagination.The most recent would-be whistleblower, however, is far from your usualex-sports commentator. Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian minister of defence, has blamed the Illuminati forsuppressing technology brought to Earth by aliens that could end our reliance on fossil fuels.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



The One Thing Happy Couples Do Every Day to Keep Their Relationship Strong

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:38 +0100

This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)



Medical News Today: Five health benefits of being single

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0100

Several studies cite the health benefits of living together or getting married, but how might staying single positively affect our health? We find out. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Bothered By Noisy Eating? It May Affect Your Ability to Learn

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:00:53 +0100

If you’re bothered by the sounds of other people chewing, your pet peeve may wreck more than mealtime. In a new study published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, researchers set out to determine how misophonia — extreme sensitivity to the sound of people chewing, coughing or eating — affects learning. They found that people who said they were sensitive to these sounds had a harder time mastering and retaining information when they could hear a person chewing gum, suggesting that misophonia has an impact on academic performance. “Some people are especially sensitive to relatively subtle specific background sounds like chewing, and this sensitivity can be distracting enough to impair learning,” wrote study author Logan Fiorella, an assistant professor...



Why it's too soon to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:25:13 +0100

Concerns over the addictive properties of video games are reasonable but there is a lack of rigorous research behind the WHO ’s expected classificationVideo games played on smartphones, tablets, computers and consoles have been a popular form of leisure for some time now. In Europe,recent figures indicate that games are played by more than two thirds of children and adolescents, and a substantial number of adults now play games – 38% in the UK, 64% in France, 56% in Germany and 44% in Spain.The WHO will publish the next revision of its manual – the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) – by mid-2018 and gaming disorder has beenincluded in the draft for the first time.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:00:49 +0100

If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according to a growing body of scientific research. Dr. Helen Riess, director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the forthcoming book The Empathy Effect, told TIME how falling head over heels can help your health, both mentally and physically. Love makes you happy. When you first fall in love, dopamine, the feel-good brain chemical associated with reward, is especially active. “That is a mood intensifier, so people feel extremely positive and very appreciated,” Riess says — hence that “on cloud nine&...



Adolescence: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:00:01 +0100

It ’ s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next. (Source: NYT Health)



Is the Illuminati running the world? Maybe it ’s not such a mad idea | Julian Baggini

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:15 +0100

Questioning the hidden power of elites – whether big pharma or secret societies – is really quite saneIfthe Illuminati is real, it ’s got to be theleast secret secret society in the universe. It ’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people whose investigative toolkit consists entirely of Google and a lively imagination.The most recent would-be whistleblower, however, is far from your usualex-sports commentator. Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian minister of defence, has blamed the Illuminati forsuppressing technology brought to Earth by aliens that could end our reliance on fossil fuels.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Medical News Today: Will your partner cheat? Look out for these signs

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

Is there a way to predict whether someone is likely to cheat on their romantic partner? New research says that there may be a few signs to look out for. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Personality: Where does it come from and how does it work?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Psychological Association) How do our personalities develop? What do we come with and what is built from our experiences? Once developed, how does personality work? These questions have been steeped in controversy for almost as long as psychology has existed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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Everyday activities associated with more gray matter in brains of older adults

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Rush University Medical Center) Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity are associated with more gray matter in the brains of older adults, according to a Rush University Medical Center study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Book Review: Insane Consequences

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:13:15 +0100

I have read Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill a couple of times and am still contemplating it. It also inspired me to research further into how we treat the seriously mentally ill in America. In the book, author DJ Jaffe takes on what he calls the “mental health industry,” and I think that is a fair characterization. He is not the only writer to use the phrase, and he confronts that industry with a voice that reminds me of a prosecuting attorney on a mission. Jaffe became involved in the mental health system in the 1980s when his wife’s 18 year old sister, Lynn, came to New York from Wisconsin to live with them. Lynn had been a high performing high school student who began to have behavioral issues with her Hungarian immigrant mom,...



This Woman Woke Up With a British Accent. Here ’s What to Know About Foreign Accent Syndrome

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:36:15 +0100

This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)



Medical test will reveal if you're in love or 'faking it'

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:54:39 +0100

Dr Fred Nour, a psychologist based in Mission Viejo, California, said scientists will soon develop a non-invasive procedure to accurately determine whether or not someone is truly 'in love'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



People with autism need protection | Letters

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:41:17 +0100

Readers air their views on news of bullying in a Somerset care home and the treatment of autistic children in FranceWe were shocked, as the family of a 26-year-old autistic son who has been in four residences since leaving school, to read of the abuse in a National Autistic Society care home (Somerset care home staff bullied autistic residents, review finds, 9 February). To think that this could occur within an NAS home is almost unimaginable. There are two clear problems in homes looking after adults with autism in England.First, there is no system of compulsory registration of individual support workers/carers as exists in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This enables a public record to be kept of all support worker qualifications, as well as any concerns around their conduct or sta...

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