Longitudinal relations between trauma-related psychological distress and physical aggression among urban early adolescents - Thompson EL, Farrell AD.
There is convincing evidence that trauma-related psychological distress and aggressive behavior are highly related among adolescents. The evidence is less clear regarding the direction of this relation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effect of insurance-related factors on the association between flooding and mental health outcomes - Mulchandani R, Smith M, Armstrong B, Beck CR, Oliver I.
Floods are a significant public health problem linked with increased psychological morbidity. We aimed to investigate the effect of insurance-related factors on the association between flooding and probable mental health outcomes. We performed a secondary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Suicide Deaths Are Often ‘Contagious.’ This May Help Explain Why
In the wake of any high-profile suicide, public health experts steel themselves for the aftershock. Suicide contagion, the phenomenon by which exposure to one suicide death can trigger suicidal behavior in others, is well-documented but poorly understood. A recent study published in the journal Society and Mental Health adds to the knowledge about why suicide contagion occurs. And it spotlights a common mistake that people may make when a community experiences suicide: normalizing these deaths. “When there’s an unexpected death, people take notice,” says study co-author Seth Abrutyn, an assistant professo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Mind control, levitation and no pain: the race to find a superman in sport
The US and Soviet Union both believed people could develop superpowers. And, reveals The Men on Magic Carpets, their psychic experiments played out in the sporting arenaCandlestick Park, San Francisco, 1964. The wind is whipping off the Bay on a typically cold night at the ballpark. Mike Murphy takes his seat in Section 17. A jazz band pipes up and the vendors shout their wares: Hamm ’s or Falstaff beers, Oscar Mayer hot dogs with Gulden’s mustard. Murphy is close enough to talk to theSan Francisco Giants players – but he’s not interested in hero worship. He wants to put a voodoo curse on the opposi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ed Hawkins Tags: Books Cold war Psychology Espionage Sport and leisure books Culture US sports Neuroscience Human biology California Communism Russia San Francisco Giants Baseball Anatoly Karpov Chess Religion CIA US news World news Source Type: news

Young children judge others based on facial features as much as adults do
(American Psychological Association) Just like adults, children by the age of 5 make rapid and consistent character judgements of others based on facial features, such as the tilt of the mouth or the distance between the eyes. Those facial features also shape how children behave toward others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intentions attributed to other people change how we see their actions
(University of Plymouth) Academics in the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth have suggested our apparent ability to see the intent in other's behaviour leads us to cling to our false judgements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The psychological wellbeing of the Lebanese society lies between incremental suicide rates and financial stress - Bou Khalil R.
Suicide rates have been suspected to increase in Lebanon during the last couple of years. While these rates might be increasing due to an increase in the probability of declaring suicide, it seems important to study why suicide, as a phenomenon, might be p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Center for Psychological Services: finalist
Center for Psychological Services is a finalist for the Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest in partnership with BBVA Compass. For more information on the contest, click here. Company description: CFPS is a multidisciplinary behavioral health care practice focusing on families and children in North Texas communities. CFPS offers psychological assessments and direct treatment services, consultation to individuals, families, school districts, and other mental health and medical professionals. We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The Business Journals Content Studio Source Type: news

Why Spicy Food Makes Your Nose Run —and Why It’s Great for You
Munch a bit of habanero pepper or hot-sauce-soaked jambalaya, and you’ll notice a tingling numbness in your mouth followed by a burning sensation. If that burning sensation is sufficiently strong, your nose and eyes will start to run, and your mouth and throat will start to generate mucus. You may not be able to feel it, but your stomach and parts of your intestine will also start secreting excess fluid, says Dr. Brett Comer, a surgeon and ear, nose, and throat specialist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Why does all this happen? Like spraying water on a filthy car, your body turns on the waterworks...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

What Will We Leave Behind?
How much of you do the people closest to you really know? What do they understand of the person that you are, as something distinct from the things you do? And when the time comes, inevitably, will your story die with you, or will it remain with your friends, your spouse, your children? Tags: bereavement, death, existentialism, meaning, parenting and children, relationships (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr Greg Mulhauser, Managing Editor Tags: bereavement death existentialism meaning parenting and children relationships Source Type: news

Logical reasoning: An antidote or a poison for political disagreement?
(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) New research exploring American liberals and conservatives shows that regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and people's ability to think logically suffers when it comes to arguments related to their political belief systems. When confronted with the unsound reasoning of opposing groups, people become better able to identify flawed logic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alerting patients to their risk of gum disease improves inflammation and dental hygiene
(King's College London) In a new study published today in the Journal of Periodontology researchers found that using psychological techniques to communicate the risk of developing periodontal disease to patients improved dental hygiene over a three month period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Political fake news: they might be a liar but they're my liar
An international collaboration has investigated how people perceive politicians when they spread misinformation. The research found supporters of the politicians reduced their belief in misinformation once corrected, yet their feelings towards the political figure remained unchanged if misinformation was presented alongside an equal number of facts. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Got a minute? Global attention span is narrowing, study reveals
Research combed from everything from movie tickets to social media finds more to focus on but less time to do soIt ’s just as you suspected; the information age has changed the general attention span. A recently published study from researchers at the Technical University of Denmarksuggests the collective global attention span is narrowing due to the amount of information that is presented to the public. Released on Monday in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the study shows people now have more things to focus on – but often focus on things for short periods of time.The researchers studied several ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dream McClinton in New York Tags: Society Social media Science Digital media Technology Psychology Source Type: news

Falling For Phone Scams Could Be Early Sign Of Dementia, Study Says
(CNN) — The woman lives alone, but she’s rarely lonely. Friends stop by most mornings, and a niece looks in weekly. Still, most of her afternoons and evenings are spent sitting in her chair, looking at the clouds and sky through a picture window. The caller sounded nice. “Good afternoon,” he said in a cheery voice, asking whether he could use her first name. She couldn’t remember entering the sweepstakes, but he assured her that she had and that it didn’t matter: What matters, he said, is that she’d won. “And what you’ve won is a unique investment opportunity,” he...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Dementia Scams Source Type: news

Global attention span is narrowing and trends don't last as long, study reveals
Research combed from everything from movie tickets to social media finds more to focus on but less time to do soIt ’s just as you suspected; the information age has changed the general attention span. A recently published study from researchers at the Technical University of Denmarksuggests the collective global attention span is narrowing due to the amount of information that is presented to the public. Released on Monday in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the study shows people now have more things to focus on – but often focus on things for short periods of time.The researchers studied several ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dream McClinton in New York Tags: Society Social media Science Digital media Technology Psychology Source Type: news

Mozambique: Children Traumatised After Devastating Mozambique Cyclone
[CAJ News] Maputo -MOZAMBICAN children are showing signs of severe psychological stress, including bedwetting, nightmares and anxiety a month after Cyclone Idai hit the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nonfiction: A Psychotherapist Analyzes Her Patients ’ Stories — and Her Own
Lori Gottlieb ’ s “ Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed ” is a treasure trove of stories and hard-earned advice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALEX KUCZYNSKI Tags: Books and Literature Gottlieb, Lori Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (Book) Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Testosterone and cortisol modulate the effects of empathy on aggression in children
(University of the Basque Country) The study conducted in the UPV/EHU's Department of Basic Psychological Processes and their Development on 139 eight-year-old children has concluded that low levels of testosterone and high levels of empathy may explain the low levels of aggressive behaviour in girls; and that the low levels of empathy and high levels of cortisol may account for high levels of aggressive behaviour in boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA Operation Mend receives $1 million gift for veterans ’ mental health services
UCLA Operation Mend, which provides free surgical, medical and psychological treatment for post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families, has received a $1 million gift from The Thalians, a Los Angeles philanthropic group devoted to eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness.Funds will support mental health services for people with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries, strengthening anintensive treatment program that Operation Mend began in 2016. Starting in June, the program will double the number of participants who receive treatment; the gift will support that expansion.The Thalians, whi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Terminally Ill in New Jersey May Soon End Lives
Before a prescription is given, a psychiatrist or psychologist must confirm that the patient has the mental capacity to make the decision to end his or her life. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ’m a scientist studying laughter – and it’s funnier than you might think | Sophie Scott
Parrots do it, rats do it, and we do it partly for social reasons. But to learn more, I need the help of comedy fansThe American writer EB White famously said, “Analysing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” But is the same true of analysing laughter?I am a brain scientist who studies laughter, and I find it quite interesting, not least because scientific analyses tell us that pretty much everything we humans think we know about laughter is wrong. We think laughter is primarily something we do when we find something funny, but in fact most laughter is produced fo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Scott Tags: Comedy Neuroscience Culture Psychology UK news Source Type: news

Family functioning and psychological health of children with mentally ill parents - Wiegand-Grefe S, Sell M, Filter B, Plass-Christl A.
Parental mental illness can be linked to reduced family functioning, which is associated with more conflicts, less adaptability and cohesion as well as a disorganized pattern of everyday planning. Concurrently, family functioning is an important moderator ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents
(Children's National Health System) Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric surgery, according to a new study in Pediatrics authored by psychologists at Children's National Health System. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Celebrity fat shaming has ripple effects on women's implicit anti-fat attitudes
(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) Comparing 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming with women's implicit attitudes about weight before and after the event, psychologists from McGill University found that instances of celebrity fat-shaming were associated with an increase in women's implicit negative weight-related attitudes. They also found that from 2004-2015, implicit weight bias was on the rise more generally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does a common pain reliever reduce empathy?
A recent study concludes that acetaminophen might reduce our ability to empathize with someone who is having a positive experience. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

‘When we dream, we have the perfect chemical canvas for intense visions’
US journalist Alice Robb, author of a new book about the science and life-changing potential of dreams, talks about her researchAlice Robb is an American science journalist who has written for theWashington Post and theNew Republic. Her new book,Why We Dream, encourages us to rethink the importance of dreams and to become dream interpreters ourselves.Writing a book about dreams turned you into a “magnet for confessions”. Why are people compelled to talk about dreams?It is a natural impulse because dreams are emotional, affect moods, feel profound. What is unusual is that we live in a culture where we ’re ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kate Kellaway Tags: Neuroscience Books Health, mind and body books Science and nature books Psychology Source Type: news

Doctors Use Electrical Implant to Aid Brain-Damaged Woman
A pilot study offers “ a very promising start ” in the effort to help people recover from traumatic brain injuries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Brain Therapy and Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury Implants Psychology and Psychologists Surgery and Surgeons Memory your-feed-science Cleveland Clinic Harvard University New York University University of Utah Cornell Universi Source Type: news

Being bullied at school: gratitude as potential protective factor for suicide risk in adolescents - Rey L, Quintana-Orts C, M érida-López S, Extremera N.
Bullying victimization has been recognized as a risk factor for social, physical, and psychological problems in adolescence. One promising resource that seems to protect adolescents from adversity and traumatic events is gratitude. However, no analysis of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Basic psychological needs satisfaction and frustration, stress, and sports injury among university athletes: a four-wave prospective survey - Li C, Ivarsson A, Lam LT, Sun J.
The prevalence of sports injury among athletes is rather high, suggesting the need to better understand the causes of sports injury, including the risk factors, for preventive purposes. Grounded in basic psychological needs theory (BPNT) and the Model of S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A literature review of the psychological status of asylum-seeking children: implications for nursing practice - Flood C, Coyne I.
Europe is in the midst of a large-scale migration crisis, which has implications for healthcare provision for asylum-seeking children and families. The authors set out to identify the psychological status of asylum-seeking children and highlight their need... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Daily Cannabis Use More Common in Distressed Individuals
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- Daily cannabis use is more common among individuals with serious psychological distress (SPD) but is increasing in both those with and without SPD, according to a study published in the April issue of Drug and Alcohol... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Third of People With Cancer Use Alternative Medicine. Here ’s Why That Could Be Dangerous
About a third of cancer patients use alternative medicine — but many of them don’t tell their doctors, according to a new research letter published in JAMA Oncology. Complementary and alternative therapies are those that people use in addition to or instead of traditional medical care. Out of about 3,100 cancer patients who responded to questions about cancer and complementary therapy use through the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, just over 1,000 reported using one or more of these therapies during the prior year, the research letter says. Of these, about a third said they did not tell their doctors tha...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How marijuana affects the body
Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Living Near a Major Highway Tied to Developmental Delays in Children
Exposure to air pollution could be a factor, experts suggest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Air Pollution Transportation Children and Childhood Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Smiling really DOES make you happier: Study finds expressing happiness influences the brain
University of Tennessee psychologists looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blunted arousal in response to psychological stress is associated with current suicide ideation - Chesin M, Cascardi M, Tsang W, Smith S.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test the association between arousal in response to psychological stress, as measured by standardized maximum decrease in high-frequency heart rate variability (HF HRV) during a stressful laboratory task, and cur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The criminogenic and psychological effects of police stops on adolescent black and Latino boys - Del Toro J, Lloyd T, Buchanan KS, Robins SJ, Bencharit LZ, Smiedt MG, Reddy KS, Pouget ER, Kerrison EM, Goff PA.
Proactive policing, the strategic targeting of people or places to prevent crimes, is a well-studied tactic that is ubiquitous in modern law enforcement. A 2017 National Academies of Sciences report reviewed existing literature, entrenched in deterrence th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Addressing sleep problems and fatigue within child and adolescent mental health services: a qualitative study - Higson-Sweeney N, Loades ME, Hiller R, Read R.
BACKGROUND: Both fatigue and sleep difficulties are common symptoms of mental health presentations such as depression and anxiety. Despite this, little is known about how psychologists in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) assess and treat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dorothy Rowe obituary
Psychologist who believed in listening to patients, and could express complex ideas with brilliant simplicityDorothy Rowe, who has died aged 88, was one of the earliest figures in psychology to build a bridge between the sometimes arcane world of clinical practice and the general public. Coming to prominence in the 1980s, particularly with her book Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison, she made a career around the principle of listening to the patient in matters of mental illness rather than simply seeing them as problems to be solved – often by drugs or ECT, what Dorothy called “the equivalent of blood-letti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tim Lott Tags: Psychology Education Science Higher education UK news Australia news World news Source Type: news

People with a sense of oneness experience greater life satisfaction
(American Psychological Association) People who believe in oneness -- the idea that everything in the world is connected and interdependent -- appear to have greater life satisfaction than those who don't, regardless of whether they belong to a religion or don't, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study advances treatment options for PTSD
(Texas A&M University) Dr. Stephen Maren, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological& Brain Sciences, recently published significant research on the psychological and neural basis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

9 Embarrassing Questions You ’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Therapist
Therapy is a touchy subject. Lots of people think they’re probably fine but are not sure, while others want to talk to someone about their problems but don’t really know if therapy would work. We asked Lori Gottlieb, therapist and author of the new book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, to answer some common — and sometimes uncomfortable — questions about counseling. Does everyone need therapy? Lori Gottlieb: I don’t think everyone needs to do therapy. I think that pretty much everyone can benefit from therapy. For people who are motivated to change, are curious about themselves and maybe want...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Center for Psychological Services: Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest finalist
Company description: CFPS is a multidisciplinary behavioral health care practice focusing on families and children in North Texas communities. CFPS offers psychological assessments and direct treatment services, consultation to individuals, families, school districts, and other mental health and medical professionals. We offer in-office, onsite, and mobile psychological testing to meet the complex needs of families and organizations. The mission of The Center for Psychological Services is to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: The Business Journals Content Studio Source Type: news

Abrupt Discontinuation of Opioids Dangerous, FDA Warns Abrupt Discontinuation of Opioids Dangerous, FDA Warns
Opioid-dependent patients who suddenly stop the medication or rapidly decrease the dose may suffer serious withdrawal symptoms, uncontrolled pain, and psychological distress, the FDA reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Book Review: Healing a Community
When something as devastating as a mass shooting occurs, it is hard to know where to begin the process of healing. With so many people affected on such a mass scale, there is chaos, uncertainty, confusion — even for mental health providers. “Despite their best intentions, most clinicians are not adequately trained to work with people suffering from complicated grief and complex trauma, the psychological phenomena that often result from these tragedies,” writes Melissa Glaser. In her new book, Healing a Community: Lessons for Recovery after a Large-Scale Trauma, Glaser, who coordinated the Newtown Recovery...
Source: Psych Central - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Children and Teens Disorders Family General Grief and Loss Memory and Perception Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment Violence & Aggression books on mass shootings books on mass Source Type: news

Survivors of gender-based violence get a fresh start in Morocco
FEZ, Morocco –“I was forced to leave home with my baby in my hands, " Khadija, 42, told UNFPA. When she finally decided to divorce her husband after over 10 years of suffering abuse, she thought her agony would end.She was wrong.Divorce ended her physical torture, but her husband's refusal to pay alimony for her and the child meant Khadija would have to struggle to maintain them both. Although her family supported her, gave her a roof to sleep under and enough food for the infant, Khadija buckled under the psychological pressure of financial dependency. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Americans Are Obsessed With Tidying Up. But There ’s a Downside to Being Organized
In her bestselling book and Netflix series, Marie Kondo makes the case that decluttering can “dramatically transform” your life. “Detoxing” your spaces of unused and unwanted stuff can make you happier, more confident and maybe even slimmer, Kondo writes in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Judging by the popularity of her message and method, Kondo’s philosophy is scratching an itch for a lot of people. And there’s more evidence, much of it predating the “KonMari” phenomenon, that America has caught organization fever. There’s the “Inbox Zero” movement...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Disasters and delivering psychological first-aid
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What makes somebody change their mind about Brexit? | Andre Spicer
Leading Brexiter voice Peter Oborne has done a U-turn, showing that even locked-in beliefs have a tipping point“It’s nearly three years since I, along with 17. 4 million other Britons, voted for Brexit. Today I have to admit that the Brexit project has gone sour.” So began the Daily Mail columnist Peter Oborne’s widely shared piece on why hechanged his mind about Brexit. The article stood out because it was a rare example of someone changing their mind and admitting to it in public.All too often we get locked into our beliefs. We seem incapable of changing our mind, no matter how compelling the evid...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Andre Spicer Tags: Brexit Peter Oborne Psychology UK news Science Source Type: news