Psychology Around the Net: September 28, 2019

Dive into this week’s Psychology Around the Net for the latest on better understanding the nuances of today’s casual relationships, how Americans feel politics are affecting their stress levels, relationships, and sleep, tips to reduce your exaggerated emotions, and more! Stressed Out: Americans Making Themselves Sick Over Politics: Surely this comes as a surprise to no one. New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reports that nearly 40% of survey participants says politics is stressing them out; 4% said they’ve had suicidal thoughts related to politics. One in five participants report losing sleep over politics, and 20% said political disagreements have damaged their friendships. Says political scientist and the study’s lead author Kevin Smith: “If we understand what’s causing it, that can lead us to ameliorative strategies. I think it’s critically important that we push this out to other political scientists. We’ve already handed it over to a couple of psychologists to include on some of the surveys they’re doing, so we will start to get a little clearer picture and a little bit more traction on some of the questions we have. Change Yourself Without Judging Yourself: Learn how to use kind attention and determination, rather than judgment and shame, to catch and correct those nasty mental habits you’re working to change. Casual Relationships: Are There More Than One Kind? Not only are there multiple ki...
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Publication date: Available online 18 January 2020Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Shaoqiang Han, Qian Cui, Xiao Wang, Yuyan Chen, Di Li, Liang Li, Xiaonan Guo, Yun-Shuang Fan, Jing Guo, Wei Sheng, Feng-Mei Lu, Zongling He, Huafu ChenAbstractDuring depressive episode, bipolar disorder (BD) patients share indistinguishable depression symptoms with major depressive disorder (MDD).However, whether neural correlates underlying the anhedonia, a core feature of depression, is different between BD and MDD remains unknown. To explore neural correlates underlying the anhedonia in BD a...
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ConclusionBoth patient history and laboratory analysis have a role in identifying and confirming a diagnosis. In cases in which laboratory tests are incongruous with reported history, making a unifying diagnosis can be challenging or delayed. The importance of taking a comprehensive history cannot be overemphasized, but history provided by patients may be prone to intentional or unintentional distortion, whereas laboratory findings are more objective. The case presented underscores why the lab findings should be given credence in cases in which there is discordance between lab results and the provided patient history.
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CONCLUSION: Psychiatric services might consider different priorities referring to work and life and their impact on coping with depression among men. PMID: 31952090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: The GSDS-26 is a preliminary validated multidimensional scale for better identifying depression in men and may be suitable for routine use after further validation. PMID: 31952089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: Our results stress the relevance of increases in depressive symptoms for upcoming functional decline among the oldest old. Further longitudinal studies are required to replicate our findings. PMID: 31952087 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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