Psychology Around the Net: December 16, 2017

Has cabin fever struck you yet this winter? Find out ways to beat it, plus the latest on a new scientist-created version of oxytocin, how orange light therapy might help mental illness symptoms, why global teamwork might be helpful for psychological studies, and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! How to Beat Cabin Fever When You’re Stuck Inside This Winter: Try a couple — or all — of these ideas for combating cabin fever (or, in some of our cases, the funk that comes along with shorter days and less sunshine). Can Teamwork Solve One Of Psychology’s Biggest Problems? Psychologist Christopher Chartier has launched the “Psychological Science Accelerator” based on the idea that if psychological studies happen at the same time in multiple labs around the world, we’ll be able to get larger data sets from a more diverse pool of subjects compared to studies done in one place. Phone Addiction Is Real — and So Are Its Mental Health Risks: It’s probably no surprise that that many of us feel addicted to our phones and their associated pastimes, like social media, and it’s also probably no surprise that this addiction can lead to mental health troubles; however, it might be surprising to know just how deep those troubles can go. Scientists Create New ‘Love Hormone’ That They Say Could Treat Mental Illness: Scientists have created a new version of oxytocin, the “love hormone,” and they ...
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Authors: Meudal J, Sabbagh O, Lejoyeux M PMID: 31522834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
This study is a prospective, exploratory, qualitative analysis. Twenty midwives from Grenoble Alpes University Hospital who took care of one of the selected patients participated in this study. Two women had schizophrenia and one bipolar disorder. Interviews realized with a semi-structured guide were fully transcribed, anonymized and thematically analyzed. Topics have been structured according to the number of occurrences to build a thematic tree. RESULTS: Midwives felt insecure and resourceless when the postpartum care was unclear, insufficiently anticipated and in case of a danger for the women or the children. They ...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
Authors: Fernandez A, Pendaries G, Dor E, Askenazy F, Thümmler S PMID: 31522832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A psychotic experience could be traumatic for patients and lead to complete PTSD. Although it appears as a non-consensual clinical entity, from a likely epistemological slip of the definition of "psychotrauma", the consideration of potential PTSD-PP presents an undoubted clinical relevance. Indeed, it could help practioners to precise the semiological analysis of patients recovering from an acute psychotic episode; to impact the prognosis of psychosis, thinking about impairment on the quality of life and the affective and suicidal comorbidities; and to modify the therapeutic approach in the recovery o...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat – but the impact is already felt across every specialty of medicine
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsEmotion dysregulation is associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety in PwMS. Given the malleability of this construct, this study underscores the importance of further investigating emotion dysregulation, and possibly adopting it as a surrogate endpoint in interventions targeting affective disorders in PwMS.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study was embedded within the Swedish Environmental Longitudinal, Mother and child, Asthma and allergy (SELMA) study. Clinical reference ranges were determined by the 2.5th and 97.5th population-based percentile cut-offs. The associations of UI/Creat with thyrotropin (TSH), free T4 (FT4), free triiodothyronine (FT3), total T4 (TT4), total triiodothyronine (TT3) were studied using multivariable linear regression in TPOAb negative women. The association of UI/Creat with TPOAb and TgAb positivity was analyzed using multivariable logistic regression. RESULTS: Urinary iodine and thyroid function were measured at a medi...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
Letter to Editor. The importance of anxiety component in the etiopathogenesis of selective mutism, classified as an "anxiety and fear-related disorder" in the upcoming 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases. Substantive comments. Comment on the article The controversy around the diagnosis of selective mutism - a critical analysis of three cases in the light of modern research and diagnostic criteria by Justyna Holka-Pokorska et al. Psychiatr Pol. 2019 Jun 30;53(3):709-712 Authors: Rozenek EB, Nowicka ZM, WilczyƄska K, Waszkiewicz N Abstract no summary. PMID: 315222...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Authors: Dyga K Abstract The article was written with the intention of filling the gap in the Polish psychiatric literature, which has not yet found room for the analysis of the phenomenon of bipolar disorder (BD) in terms of consequences that it may have for identity of people diagnosed with it. In order to do that, taking into account absence of the research in Poland, an attempt was made to find all previous reports on this subject in English-language professional journals and monographs. As a result, a detailed description with commentaries was made on five thorough studies of essentially qualitative nature. Al...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The observed symptomatic differences may be an additional factor of MDD/DB differential diagnosis. Lower than previously reported symptoms stability highlights the need to evaluate more than one depressive episode in differential diagnosis. PMID: 31522204 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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