Psychology Around the Net: August 24, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net provides tips for kicking off a healthy school year, creative prompts to help you deal with anxiety, news about a possible link between children’s language and mental health, and more. Happy reading! Tips For A Successful 2019 School Year: Many schools went back in session this week; some were already in full swing! Jim Holsomback presents a handy guide on tips for a great start, sample conversation starters to help you engage with your kid and stay in the loop, and several mental health resources for parents and children. These College Students Are Far More Prone to Serious Mental-Health Issues: According to a new study, college students with marginalized gender identities (that’s to say, those who identify as nonbinary or something different from what they were assigned at birth including transgender, gender nonconforming, or genderqueer) are more likely to experience mental health problems than cisgender students. Researchers studied how 65,213 students (1,237 of whom were gender-minority students) across more than 70 U.S. higher education institutions responded to the annual Healthy Minds Study between 2015 and 2017. They found around 78% of gender minority students (compared to 45% of cisgender students) “met the criteria” for at least one of the mental health conditions measured. 10 Creative Prompts to Play With When You’re Feeling Anxious: Anxiety and fear make us feel restricted and suffocated,...
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Conclusion: Based on these results NDDS is considered to be an applicable instrument for identifying personality pathology in patients with depressive symptoms, by recognizing the specific pattern. This is thought to be important for adequate treatment planning. PMID: 31517547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Depression, schizophrenia and some other mental health conditions have a variety of symptoms but they all seem to be connected by similar differences in the brain
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Food HydrocolloidsAuthor(s): Chao-Feng Hsieh, James N. BeMiller, Kerry C. HuberAbstractGranular and molecular reaction patterns of maize and wheat starches (normal and waxy genotypes) were investigated in relation to extent of granule hydration (equilibrated at 25, 55, 75, 86 or 100% relative humidity [RH]; moisture range ≈ 10–40 g/100 g starch) within a model reaction system utilizing a fluorescent reagent (5-(4,6-dichlorotriazinyl)aminofluorescein). The greatest incremental increase in granule hydration (49–80%) and overall extent of re...
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: Social Science ResearchAuthor(s): Wensong ShenAbstractResearch on depression and education usually focuses on a unidirectional relationship. This paper proposes a reciprocal relationship, simultaneously estimating the effects of depression on education and of education on depression. China, which has the world's largest education system, is used as a case study. This paper applies structural equation modeling to three datasets: the China Family Panel Studies, the China Education Panel Survey, and the Gansu Survey of Children and Families. Analyses reveal a recipro...
Source: Social Science Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
In the wake of the deaths by suicide of two mental health advocates, CNN's Michael Smerconish speaks with Peggy Wehmeyer about living with the shame and stigma of having a loved one die by suicide.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
DAVID WALLIAMS is known for his energetic flamboyance and slapstick sense of humour. But this is only one side of his personality. Fans may be surprised to hear that the TV funnyman also grappled with depression.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: October 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 118Author(s): YuZhen Li, XiuHua LiuAbstractApoptosis is an evolutionarily conserved suicide process. It plays critical roles in the development and homeostasis of cardiac tissues. However, excessively stimulated apoptotic activity induced by a myriad of deleterious stimuli can result in too much cardiomyocyte death. The regenerative potential of the adult cardiomyocytes is limited. The cardiomyocyte loss cannot be compensated by efficient cell proliferation. It inevitably leads to various heart diseases. Therefore, the inhibition of cardiomyocyt...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In males of a variety of species, administration of progesterone during adulthood has been shown to decrease the expression of consummatory sexual behaviors and androgen receptors. However, it remains to be determined if the progesterone-induced decrease in androgen-receptor signaling and consummatory sexual behaviors correspond with less of a preference for a sexually receptive female relative to another male, a behavioral phenotype indicative of sexual motivation. Consistent with the effects of progesterone reported in males of other species, progesterone-treated rats, relative to vehicle-treated rats, exhibited fewer in...
Source: Behavioural Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Previously observed antidepressant-like effects of caffeine in adolescent rats have been shown in individually housed (IH) rats. Because IH presents a social stressor that may create depressant-like effects in control animals, this study sought to compare the effects of chronic caffeine in IH and pair-housed (PH) adolescent male and female rats. Housing conditions began on postnatal day 24 (P24) and half of the rats were provided caffeine (0.25 g/l) in their drinking water beginning on P28. Open-field behavior was assessed on P42, a light/dark test was conducted on P43, and a forced swim test was conducted on P44–P45...
Source: Behavioural Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research
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