Bridging the 'liking-gap,' researchers discuss awkwardness of conversations

(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) Social and personality psychologists will present their latest findings on how people engage in casual conversations, and what this means for our own performance anxiety.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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OBJECTIVE:: To compare the rate of mental disorders (i.e., mood and anxiety, substance use, psychotic disorders) and suicide attempts within the same group of women across the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and postpartum periods, and between this perinatal coh...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
This study examines the psychome...
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BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic is a significant public health crisis, and this problem is particularly prevalent among individuals with chronic pain. Accordingly, there is an urgent need for interventions to mitigate the risk for opioid misuse and opioid ...
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BACKGROUND: The effects of substance abuse frequently extend beyond the nuclear family. Extended family members may experience feelings of abandonment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern, embarrassment, or guilt; they may wish to ignore or cut ties with the per...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Publication date: 15 July 2019Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 145Author(s): Bailee L. Malivoire, Kathleen E. Stewart, Kathleen Tallon, Melina M. Ovanessian, Elizabeth J. Pawluk, Naomi KoernerAbstractAn emerging body of research suggests that people who are high in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) symptoms are elevated in negative urgency (NU), a personality trait or disposition that reflects a tendency to engage in rash action to reduce distress. The factors that strengthen or weaken the relationship of NU to GAD symptom severity remain unclear; however, individual differences in attentional contro...
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
"Exchanging words is the essence of psychotherapy." Nor HallWhen I meet with a new patient, I always have a slight anxiety before this new person arrives -- anxiety and also anticipation Will we "click"? What new doors will open through this person and our work -- because this process changes both of us, though not to the same degree. So there is that tingle of the new and unknown as I answer the door or respond to the call on Skype. And then, once in my office, we sit down and I ask, as i always do, "What brings you here today?" and we begin.It is a curious process, therapy is. I have no visi...
Source: Jung At Heart - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs
ConclusionCompared with girls in the general population, girls with epilepsy seem to be at a higher risk of being diagnosed with ADHD/ASD as the gender ratio is more equal. This could be related to differences in the assessment of CWE and/or a shared pathogenesis between psychiatric conditions and epilepsy.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
A growing number of games are taking on mental health issues like depression, anger and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Computer and Video Games Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Depression (Mental) Virtual Reality (Computers) Electronic Arts Inc Innovation Source Type: news
The objective of the study is to test a refined measure of attitudes about aging as a multidimensional construct reflective of a relational process that includes personal identity (i.e., beliefs about oneself), social identity (i.e., self-conception based on group membership), and collective identity (i.e., self-conception based on comparison of groups) as well as capturing awareness of ageism and its impact. Researchers refined the Aging Anxiety Scale and recruited a convenience sample of 329 participants via a social media platform. A principal component factor analysis revealed the specification of three latent factors:...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 94Author(s): Aikaterini Traianou, Panayiotis Patrikelis, Mary H. Kosmidis, Vasilios Κ. Kimiskidis, Stylianos GatzonisAbstractDespite the extensive body of research in clinical neurology on the functional organization of posterior cortices, parietal and occipital lobe epilepsy (PLE and OLE) have not as yet received the attention afforded frontal and temporal lobe epilepsy (FLE and TLE), perhaps due to their low prevalence. Posterior epilepsies however, represent a challenge for epileptology in general and neuropsychological differential diagnosis in part...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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