Psychology Around the Net: February 29, 2020
This article discusses the concept of intuitive eating, where no food is off limits, and how it dramatically changed the life of Harriet, a woman with PCOS who has struggled with obesity since childhood. We Tell Suicidal People to Go to Therapy. So Why Are Therapists Rarely Trained in Suicide?: Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death, yet training for mental health practitioners who treat suicidal patients — psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, among others — is dangerously inadequate, says the author. This article thoroughly probes this topic and explores what can be done. ‘I’m Constantly Putting on a Brave Face’: Farmers Speak Out on Mental Health: A recent survey conducted by the Farm Safety Foundation in the U.K. found that 84% of farmers under age 40 believe mental health is the biggest hidden problem they face. This article details the many pressures farmers experience today, from loneliness to anti-meat movements to devastating floods. How to Manage Your Anxiety About Coronavirus: Now that the CDC has told Americans to get ready for the coronavirus to disrupt our day-to-day lives, it’s easy to see why so many people are starting to feel a little panicky. In this article, several experts give their take on what we can do to ease our disease-related anxiety. “There’s no correlation between how worried you are and how at risk you are,” says Catherine Belling, an associate pro...
This study aimed to assess the prevalence and variables related to perceived stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in a sample of Colombian adults using a designed online cross-sectional survey. Adults answered a version of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) modified for COVID-19 (PSS-10-C), with Cronbach alpha equal to 0.86. In total, 406 individuals aged between 19 and 88 years (M = 43.9; SD = 12.4) agreed to participate in the survey: 61.8% were females, 90.6% had a university degree, 44.1% were health professionals, and 45.7% considered public health policies for preventing the spread of the disease inconsisten...
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Abstract COVID-19 has created enormous challenges for health systems worldwide, with the rapidly growing number of deaths and critical patients with pneumonia requiring ventilatory support. Alternative methods to control the spread of the disease such as social isolation, extreme quarantine measures, and contact tracing have been used around the world. However, these measures may not be totally effective to fight COVID-19, in step with the necessary national preparations to meet the new patient care demands. A wide range of digital technologies can be used to enhance these public health strategies, and the pandemi...
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Food PolicyAuthor(s): Zhigang Xu, Zongli Zhang, Haiyan Liu, Funing Zhong, Junfei Bai, Shengkui Cheng
Gov. Inslee said Thursday the state is "getting close" to having enough supplies to reach 20,000 tests per day.
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, announced 350 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 11,516.
CONCLUSION: there were an expressive quantitative number of absences due to depression, in which it was observed, especially, that the absence time remained long. PMID: 32491123 [PubMed - in process]
South Africa sees record jump in cases; New York urges protesters to get tested; Turkey announces weekend lockdown in 15 cities; US jobless claims pass 42m. Follow the latest updatesBrazil infections pass 600,000 as death toll passes Italy ’sSouth Africa sees record jump in casesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage6.27amBSTBritain ’s test-and-trace systemcould take another four months before it is working properly, the Guardian has learned, raising concerns about how the country might cope with a second wave of coronavirus infections. Tony Prestedge, a banker drafted in to run the NHS...
CONCLUSIONS: the prevalence of symptoms was high and changed throughout the hospitalization period. Patients with poorer functional capacity and poorer performance had greater symptom overload. PMID: 32490991 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: depressive symptoms are associated with burden of comorbidities, greater number of disease complications, hemodialytic intercurrences and functional dependence. Physical exercise practice can be an effective care strategy. PMID: 32490957 [PubMed - in process]
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