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A New Study Links Antidepressants to Weight Gain
A new study published in The BMJ has found that antidepressant use may be associated with weight gain over time. “Patients who were normal weight were more likely to transition to overweight, and overweight patients were more likely to transition to obesity if they were treated with antidepressants,” said study co-author Rafael Gafoor, a primary care and public health researcher at King’s College London, in an email to TIME. The researchers used data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, a large collection of electronic health records. Their analysis included almost 295,000 people of all differ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Yawns really ARE contagious; science explains why
(Natural News) Do you find yourself with an urge to yawn after seeing someone else do it? If you do, you’re not alone. In an article on Newswise, a psychologist from the Texas A&M College of Medicine explains that these so-called “contagious yawns” are something people share with other animals species and explains why these are so contagious. According... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is formication?
Formication is the feeling of having insects crawling on or under the skin. This may lead to severe itching that affects a person ’s quality of life. Near-constant scratching can also lead to complications, including infection and even sepsis. In this article, we look at the causes of formication and how to treat it. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is formication?
Formication is the feeling of having insects crawling on or under the skin. This may lead to severe itching that affects a person ’s quality of life. Near-constant scratching can also lead to complications, including infection and even sepsis. In this article, we look at the causes of formication and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

ICU Intervention Doesn't Impact Surrogate Psychological Burden
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- A family-support intervention delivered by the interprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) team does not significantly impact surrogates'burden of psychological symptoms, according to a study published online May 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Toolkit reaches children and schools in need of mental health guidance
Children are more likely to access mental health services if they are provided in school rather than in the community. While evidence supports this, significant barriers prevent many students from receiving the services they need. In fact, even schools and districts with the best-laid plans to support mental health will find their school psychologists, social workers and counselors struggling to provide school-wide services. Funding, resources and time are just some of the obstacles that prevent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Sarah Davidon Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Jordan Peterson may be a ‘public intellectual’, but his latest theory isn’t very clever
The academic believes violent men can be cured by the love of a good woman through enforced monogamy. And he can ’t understand why people are laughing at him?I read an interview recently in which a gentleman by the name of Jordan Peterson claimed that chaos is represented by ‘the feminine’ and order is masculine. What?Tamsin, by emailContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hadley Freeman Tags: Fashion Psychology Source Type: news

The NHS is suffering from repetitive change injury | Andr é Spicer
It affects Swedish trains and US business. Now the poor British health system is catching another dose of reform maniaDuring the past few decades, people working in the NHS have noticed the rise of a puzzling yet dangerous new syndrome. It cannot be found in any medical textbook, but the symptoms are more obvious each year. They include delusional behaviour, stress, memory loss, anxiety. Unlike most syndromes in the NHS, this doesn ’t infect individual patients. It contaminates entire organisations. The experts call it:repetitive change syndrome.It was first noticed by two professors working on different sides of the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andr é Spicer Tags: NHS Health Society Politics UK news World news Sweden Science Psychology Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Are You a ‘ Type D ’ Athlete? Relax and Ask for Help
If you ’ re more Eeyore than Tigger when it comes to sports, reach out and elicit suggestions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Athletics and Sports Anxiety and Stress Winnie-the-Pooh (Fictional Character) Psychology and Psychologists Depression (Mental) Source Type: news

Depression speeds up brain aging, find psychologists
(University of Sussex) Psychologists at the University of Sussex have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?
By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, author of The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (out now on Simon & Schuster) It’s clear to me, as a public health doctor and journalist, that there have been fewer news stories on the opioid epidemic in recent months, in print, online, and on the radio and TV. While I don’t have a major survey to point to, my work demands that I pay attention to this epidemic and the stories written about it — and that I encourage others to take it seriously as well. Have we grown numb to the people who are dying every day? To the families thrown into...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health opioid epidemic Simon & Schuster Source Type: news

Confronting Narcissistic Abuse
The objective of narcissistic abuse is power. Narcissists may intentionally diminish or hurt other people. It’s important to remember that narcissistic abuse stems from insecurity and is designed to dominate you. Abusers’ goals are to increase their control and authority, while creating doubt, shame, and dependency in their victims. They want to feel superior to avoid hidden feelings of inferiority. Understanding this can empower you. Like all bullies, despite their defenses of rage, arrogance, and self-inflation, they suffer from shame.  Appearing weak and humiliated is their biggest fear. Knowing this, i...
Source: Psych Central - May 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Bullying Codependence Narcissism Personality Psychology Relationships & Love Confrontation Emotional Abuse Gaslighting Manipulation Narcissistic Personality Disorder Source Type: news

When a Loved One Is in the ICU When a Loved One Is in the ICU
An ICU admission can induce physical and psychological symptoms in patient caregivers.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

Oxytocin mediates subjective duration of social interactions
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Psychologists ZHOU Wen, JIANG Yi and their colleagues at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, probed this issue by examining individuals' temporal perception of social interactions and the variation among individuals, noting the gregarious nature of humans, the ubiquity of social interactions in daily life and the pronounced interindividual differences in social proficiency -- a stable personality trait. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GCSEs are failing stress test as students suffer | Letters
A year 11 pupil describes the strain on her non-academic peers, while other readers decry the effects of relentless exams on young peopleI am a year 11 student who is currently sitting their GCSE examinations. Sally Weale ’s article (‘My lunchtimes are filled with crying children’, 17 May) sheds some light on what people my age go through. Many people I know suffer from depression and anxiety, we lose sleep, we don ’t want to wake up in the mornings and we are afraid to walk into the exam rooms.We are told over and over again that if we do not achieve level 7 or above we will not be able to progress...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: GCSEs Children Mental health UK news Schools Exams Education Society Michael Gove Politics Psychology Science Source Type: news

Violence against child protection workers: a study of workers' experiences, attributions, and coping strategies - Lamothe J, Couvrette A, Lebrun G, Yale G, Roy C, Guay S, Geoffrion S.
Child protection workers (CPWs) are frequently exposed to client violence, both psychological and physical, in their line of work whether they operate in the community or in residential settings. Despite this known vulnerability, research on the subject ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Obstacles to return to work: translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the questionnaire to the Brazilian context - Milani D, Souza AC, Hirayama MS, Alexandre NMC.
The few existing questionnaires addressing return to work in Brazil are medical and/or psychological and do not examine work environment-related issues. The Obstacles to Return-to-Work Questionnaire (ORTWQ) is multidimensional, including biopsychosocial an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychosocial predictors and psychological prevention of soccer injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature - Slimani M, Bragazzi NL, Znazen H, Paravlic A, Azaiez F, Tod D.
OBJECTIVES: To examine (a) the relationships between the psychosocial risk factors and injury rates and (b) the effects of psychological-based prevention interventions on the injury risk of soccer players. DESIGN: Scholarly electronic databases (Pu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Predicting the influence of situational and immigration stress on Latino day laborers' workplace injuries: an exploratory structural equation model - Fern ández-Esquer ME, Gallardo KR, Diamond PM.
Latino day laborers are a socially and economically marginalized immigrant population with a high risk of occupational injury. These workers confront multiple social, psychological, and environmental hardships that increase their risk for adverse health ou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Association of temporomandibular disorder and high frequency of suicide ideation in Korean adolescents: a cross-sectional survey - Heo HA, Park S, Pyo SW.
This study investigated the association between psychological factors and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) in a representative sample using data from the Korean nationwide survey. METHODS: The study included 1337 adolescents. Participan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Multiplicative effects of social and psychological risk factors on college students' suicidal behaviors - Assari S.
Less is known about the multiplicative effects of social and psychological risk and protective factors of suicidality on college campuses. The current study aimed to investigate the multiplicative effects of social (identifying oneself as gay/lesbian, fina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Many Problems Do You Create By Assuming You Have Problems?
Assuming that people have difficulties can seem caring but can actually turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Why is it so hard to allow the possibility of things being fine? Tags: in practice, therapy (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah Luczaj Tags: in practice therapy Source Type: news

You ’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology
A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it ’s huge on the continent and it’s on its way hereMindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it ’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are little more than totems of uselessness. But you wouldn’t have this problem if you lived in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland o r Portugal, because you’d be doing sophrology instead. It&rs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Disruptions: Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter ’ s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NELLIE BOWLES Tags: Text Messaging Smartphones Addiction (Psychology) Anxiety and Stress Tendinosis Acupuncture Source Type: news

What ’ s Under His Suit? Depression and Anxiety
Let’s get candid about male mental health. Men don’t get a lot of compassion — not as a gender, not toward one another, and not toward ourselves. We are the more impulsive, less refined gender that has not progressed much since our cave-dwelling days. We’ve learned to use a salad fork since then, however, and we pretend to enjoy chivalry. Sadly — and perhaps due to our ruffian status — men are often perceived as an expendable lot, regularly sent to do life’s dirty work like unclogging municipal sewers, diffusing IEDs, repossessing tractors, or mining for coal and ore miles below E...
Source: Psych Central - May 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jon Patrick Hatcher Tags: Addictions Anxiety Career Depression Men's Issues Personal Stories Sleep Stress Suicide Source Type: news

Life is too messy for absolute certainty. And that ’s a fact | Oliver Burkeman
Making inflexible demands of the world, then flying off the handle when they ’re unmet, is no path to happinessOne thing most people these days seem absolutely certain about – and yes, this is a bit ironic – is that absolutist thinking is bad. Making inflexible demands of the world, then flying off the handle when they’re unmet, is no path to happiness. Nor is seeing every issue in black and white, or refusing to be friends with anyone who doesn ’t share every one of your views. Absolutism is no healthier when turned inwards, either, where it manifests as perfectionism. Yet we all en...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Burkeman Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

The mediating effect of regulatory emotional self-efficacy on the association between self-esteem and school bullying in middle school students: a cross-sectional study - Wang X, Zhang Y, Hui Z, Bai W, Terry PD, Ma M, Li Y, Cheng L, Gu W, Wang M.
We examined regulatory emotional self-efficacy (RESE) as a possible mediator in the association between self-esteem and school bull... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of DanceSport on walking balance and standing balance among the elderly - Sohn J, Park SH, Kim S.
BACKGROUND: Dancesport is a popular activity among older adults who look for fun and fitness in Korea. Studies reported positive sociological and psychological effects of dancesport. But, little studies were performed to evaluate the effects of dancesport ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Non-medical use of prescription drugs by young men: impact of potentially traumatic events and of social-environmental stressors - Rougemont-B ücking A, Grazioli VS, Marmet S, Daeppen JB, Lemoine M, Gmel G, Studer J.
This study investigated the effects of distinct forms of stress on NMUPD. Methods: Data from 5308 y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Preliminary assessment of Hurricane Harvey exposures and mental health impact - Schwartz RM, Tuminello S, Kerath SM, Rios J, Lieberman-Cribbin W, Taioli E.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston, Texas on 25 August 2017, the psychological and physical effects of which are still unknown. We assessed hurricane exposure and the immediate mental health needs of the population to define public health priorities... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bereavement hallucinations after the loss of a spouse: associations with psychopathological measures, personality and coping style - Jensen KE, O'Connor M, Spindler H, Moskowitz A.
Bereavement hallucinations (BHs) were assessed in 175 conjugally bereaved participants four years post loss, to explore whether BHs were: a) associated with psychological distress and b) predicted by sociodemographic variables, personality and/or coping st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dysphonia, perceived control, and psychosocial distress: a qualitative study - Misono S, Haut C, Meredith L, Frazier PA, Stockness A, Michael DD, Butcher L, Harwood EM.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine relationships between psychological factors, particularly perceived control, and voice symptoms in adults seeking treatment for a voice problem. METHODS: Semistructured interviews of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychological therapies for treatment-resistant depression in adults - Ijaz S, Davies P, Williams CJ, Kessler D, Lewis G, Wiles N.
BACKGROUND: Antidepressants are a first-line treatment for adults with moderate to severe major depression. However, many people prescribed antidepressants for depression don't respond fully to such medication, and little evidence is available to inform th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

How smaller drinks could reduce the UK ’s alcohol consumption
Cutting down drinking is difficult, but could smaller servings of alcohol help? Our study suggests it mightMany of us worry about our drinking and want to cut down, but finding the motivation and willpower to stick to it is hard. But what if we could change our environment so drinking less became the default? Making small changes to the environment to nudge people to behave a certain way (sometimes calledchoice architecture) can be effective, because a lot of our behaviour happens without conscious deliberations. In our research, we found thatreducing the standard serving size of alcohol could do exactly that.Portion sizes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Inge Kersbergen Tags: Psychology Science Alcohol Society Source Type: news

Emotionally Charged Responses of Hospitalized Cancer Patients Emotionally Charged Responses of Hospitalized Cancer Patients
Hospitalized patients with cancer may manifest a number of complex emotional and psychological responses. How should generalists prepare for these challenging patient encounters?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of an Educational Video on Children's Pain Scores Impact of an Educational Video on Children's Pain Scores
A video presenting a simple mnemonic was found to significantly reduce toddler pain after vaccination and increase parental use of rocking and physical comforting. Did it fare as well with infants?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

What IS the secret to the female orgasm?
Porn has been scapegoated for the orgasm gap, but that is only half the story, warns Dr Laurie Mintz, a psychology professor, sexuality expert and Becoming Cliterate author. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Communicating public health alcohol guidance for expectant mothers: a scoping report
Conclusion The current guidance is grounded in a biomedical approach, but communication and advice should reflect the fact that drinking in pregnancy is a socio-ecological issue.  The impact of guidance on alcohol consumption when pregnant or planning a pregnancy may be limited by many factors, including lack of clarity over the evidence, limited acknowledgement of ‘lived experience’ and lack of recognition of the influence of social networks. Further Information Contact details for corresponding author: Dr Rachel Brown, DECIPHer, 1-3 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3NB (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - May 17, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Men ’ s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression in men may lower chances for pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving employees 'decoy' sanitizer options could improve hand hygiene
(Association for Psychological Science) Introducing a less convenient option for hand sanitizing may actually boost workers' use of hand sanitizer and increase sanitary conditions in the workplace, according to findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings revealed that employees in a food factory used more of their regular sanitizer and had cleaner hands and workspaces after a 'decoy' sanitizer option was offered to them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Netflix series 13 Reasons Why season 2 has content warnings
Season two of 13 Reasons Why returns for a second season this week. The show will now come with warnings about suicide-related content that psychologists say its first season should have had. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Do You Hear? Yanny Or Laurel?
BOSTON (CBS) – Remember this little gold and white dress?  Or was it blue and black?  Well, as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, someone’s at it again, this time messing with our hearing. A four-second audio clip has got everybody talking and everybody picking sides.  What do you hear?  Yanny?  Or Laurel? “Our brain loves to categorize things,” says Kevin Franck, PhD, Director of Audiology at Mass. Eye and Ear.  “It wants to make meaning out of mess,” he adds. Dr. Franck says the way we hear speech has a lot to do with our childhood. “When we’re babi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local CBS Boston Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV WBZ TV Source Type: news

Doctors on high alert as Netflix's 13 Reasons Why returns for season 2
Season two of 13 Reasons Why returns for a second season this week. The show will now come with warnings about suicide-related content that psychologists say its first season should have had. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Will Change Your Mind About Psychedelic Drugs
For years, the field of mental health has been largely barren of meaningful treatment advances. But now, scientists have new hope in the least likely of places: psychedelic drugs. Recent research suggests that certain psychedelic substances can help relieve anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and the fear surrounding a terminal diagnosis. “The biggest misconception people have about psychedelics is that these are drugs that make you crazy,” says Michael Pollan, author of the new book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Sinclair Lough obituary
My friend and former colleague Sinclair Lough, who has died aged 62 following a stroke, was a clinical psychologist who specialised in the care of older people.I first met Sinclair at theFaculty of the Psychology of Older People conference in Birmingham in 2000, where he was giving a talk onfrontotemporal dementia. This was in the days before PowerPoint and Sinclair was struggling with a projector, but it quickly became apparent that he was more than able to talk about the subject without the slides.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chris Allen Tags: Dementia Psychology Older people Scotland Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Ditch My Smartphone?
It’s difficult to overstate the awesome, world-changing power of the smartphone. The sum total of human knowledge now fits in your pocket, and it comes bundled with easy access to all of your favorite people, music and photographs. No one questions a smartphone’s usefulness when it’s used judiciously. But many are now wondering whether the device’s ability to grab and stranglehold our attention with an endless stream of distractions may be causing more harm than good. “The little wobble of the emoticon, or the A-flat ding that stimulates the brain’s reward centers—these are designe...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

More Kids Are Attempting and Thinking About Suicide, According to a New Study
The number of kids hospitalized for thinking about or attempting suicide doubled in less than a decade, according to a study published Wednesday in Pediatrics. In 2008, 0.66% of all U.S. children’s hospital visits were due to either suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts, also known as suicide ideation. By 2015, according to the study, that number had jumped to 1.82%, with rates rising across age groups and demographics. The largest increases were seen among adolescents between two age groups — 15 and 17, and 12 and 14 — according to the study. Increases were also higher among girls than boys, the study sa...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Cringeworthy by Melissa Dahl review – why feeling awkward is good for us
This lively study explains how embracing embarrassing conversations or exposing situations can improve your lifeI read part of this book in somebody else ’s reserved seat on an overbooked train; dotrain companieshave any idea of the anxiety they cause when they suddenly announce that all seat reservations are suspended? As each stop triggered another mortifying conversation about seats, the book explained what was going on in our brains to make the situation feel so painful, why that matters so much to us and what we can learn from it.Melissa Dahlis an American science journalist who has been writing about psychology...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: Science and nature books Society books Culture Psychology Source Type: news