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What was once essential, may become detrimental: the mediating role of depersonalization in the relationship between childhood emotional maltreatment and psychological distress in adults - Ó Laoide A, Egan J, Osborn K.
Depersonalization (DP) is a dissociative phenomenon, characterised by feeling "unreal" or detached from one's own emotions, thoughts and behaviour (APA, 2013). It is considered a defense mechanism, employed in response to overwhelming events, whereby thoug... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological outcome after severe traumatic brain injury in adolescents and young adults: The chronic phase - Doser K, Poulsen I, Wuensch A, Norup A.
OBJECTIVES: Young individuals surviving severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) frequently experience a wide range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural consequences. This cross-sectional follow-up study investigated psychological outcome of young survivors ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Barriers to self-compassion for female survivors of childhood maltreatment: the roles of fear of self-compassion and psychological inflexibility - Boykin DM, Himmerich SJ, Pinciotti CM, Miller LM, Miron LR, Orcutt HK.
Preliminary evidence has demonstrated the benefits of targeting self-compassion in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, survivors of childhood maltreatment may present with unique challenges that compromise the effectiveness of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Morally injurious events and psychological distress among veterans: examining the mediating role of religious and spiritual struggles - Evans WR, Stanley MA, Barrera TL, Exline JJ, Pargament KI, Teng EJ.
OBJECTIVE: Potentially morally injurious events (PMIEs)-violations (perpetrated or witnessed) of one's deeply held beliefs or values-have been associated with several forms of psychological distress. The values violated by PMIEs are often influenced by one... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinical and personality disorders in a Danish treatment-seeking sample of intimate partner violence perpetrators - Elklit A, Murphy S, Jacobsen C, Jensen MK.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health concern with profound psychological consequences. Perpetrators often have a history of childhood trauma and a range of co-occurring psychiatric problems, which may have implications for treatment. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Resistance training may boost seniors' psychological well-being
A study of older adults who did 9 months of resistance training suggests that it may benefit their sense of coherence and environmental quality of life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Care-ful definition of consent - Ilyes E.
This proposal is an attempt to intervene in psychology's violent past and troubling present by calling for notions of "care-ful" practice, compelling us to recognize and celebrate the permeable, porous, and flexible boundaries between bodies and selves. Wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Suicide and its legal implications in Pakistan: a literature review - Naveed S, Qadir T, Afzaal T, Waqas A.
In recent decades, great strides have been made in understanding the science of suicide. Thus, it is imperative that Pakistani legal systems bridge the gap between Pakistani law and science. For instance, recent discoveries in public health, psychology, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Definition of traumatic brain injury, neurosurgery, trauma orthopedics, neuroimaging, psychology, and psychiatry in mild traumatic brain injury - Pervez M, Kitagawa RS, Chang TR.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) disrupts the normal function of the brain. This condition can adversely affect a person's quality of life with cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical symptoms that limit interpersonal, social, and occupational functioni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Effects of bullying experience on psychological well-being mediated by conflict management styles and psychological empowerment among nursing students in clinical placement: a structural equation modeling approach - Ren L, Kim H.
This study aimed to test a proposed structural equation model in which bullying experience, conflict management styles and psychological empowerment predict psychological well-being among Chinese nursing students in clinical placement. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

College females with maltreatment histories have atypical autonomic regulation and poor psychological wellbeing - Dale LP, Shaikh SK, Fasciano LC, Watorek VD, Heilman KJ, Porges SW.
This study uniquely examined the impact of maltreatment (without a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) on physiological responses to a physical and an emotional stressor. The study sample was composed exclusively of women, becaus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction on wound healing: a preliminary study - Meesters A, den Bosch-Meevissen YMCI, Weijzen CAH, Buurman WA, Losen M, Schepers J, Thissen MRTM, Alberts HJEM, Schalkwijk CG, Peters ML.
This study examined the effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on the speed of wound healing. The local production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and growth factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

5 Pieces of Damaging Advice for Treating Depression
There’s plenty of advice on treating depression. There are thousands of books, blog posts and magazine articles. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Try this herb or vitamin. Avoid sugar. Be grateful. Be more grateful. You just need some fresh air. Go to therapy. Don’t go to therapy—it’s a waste of time and money. Of course, some advice is sincerely spot-on. Some advice seems helpful, but misses the mark for people struggling with clinical depression. And some of it is just plain bad. Which is why we asked psychologists who specialize in depression to share the damaging advice they’ve come acr...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders Family General Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Self-Help behavioral activation therapy Clinical Depression depression advice Depression Treatment giving advice Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy lo Source Type: news

Ten-month-old infants infer the value of goals from the costs of actions
Infants understand that people pursue goals, but how do they learn which goals people prefer? We tested whether infants solve this problem by inverting a mental model of action planning, trading off the costs of acting against the rewards actions bring. After seeing an agent attain two goals equally often at varying costs, infants expected the agent to prefer the goal it attained through costlier actions. These expectations held across three experiments that conveyed cost through different physical path features (height, width, and incline angle), suggesting that an abstract variable—such as "force," "...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Liu, S., Ullman, T. D., Tenenbaum, J. B., Spelke, E. S. Tags: Psychology reports Source Type: news

Ranking valuations on the basis of observed choices
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Chin, G. Tags: Psychology twis Source Type: news

Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win
An Oregon appeals court has ruled that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who advised a baby bottle and "tummy time" for a troubled 9-year-old patient who later attempted suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Divine intervention: yes, water companies using dowsing really is that bad
It turns outthat water companies have been using dowsing to find damaged pipes, andthis is an extremely common practice. But is it a big deal? Yes, it is.OK, somost UK water companies have people who use divining rods to find leaks and burst pipes, although many havesince back-pedalled on these admissions since the story broke, thanks to the sterling work ofscience writer Sally Le Page, who deserves all credit for it. Understandable perhaps; if you were a major utility provider earning millions by providing an essential resource to large populations, you ’d probably be a bit embarrassed if people found out your highl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Science Science and scepticism Psychology Environment Source Type: news

Namibia:Treating the Whole Patient and Not Only the Disease
[Namibia Economist] Two clinical psychology students at the University of Namibia this week returned from Rwanda where they attended an intensive cancer treatment academy focussing on the psychological foundation when treating patients with a potentially terminal illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why do left-handers excel at certain elite sports but not others?
Data suggests being left-handed is a particular advantage in sports where time pressures are particularly severe, such as baseball, crickets and table tennisFrom cricketer Wasim Akram to baseball pitcher Clayton Kershaw and table tennis star Ding Ning, the world of sport has no shortage of left-handed players. But now researchers say they ’ve worked out why lefties are overrepresented in some elite sports but not others.The study suggests that being left-handed is a particular advantage in interactive sports where time pressures are particularly severe, such as table tennis and cricket – possibly because their ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Sport Psychology Sports science Source Type: news

Pitch perfect: the experts' guide to selling an idea
Don Draper turned it into an art form, but, for the rest of us, pitching can be a terrifying prospect. An ad man, a Dragons ’ Den investor and a TV producer give their top tipsA pitch is often all there is between an individual and their film getting made or their business receiving funding. Having a good idea can be the easy part – selling it to strangers requires nerves of steel and more than a working knowledge of the art of persuasion.Related:Petrified of public speaking? Let your body do the talkingContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Josephine Moulds Tags: Business Business to business Guardian Small Business Network Media Life and style Culture Psychology Entrepreneurs Society Careers Source Type: news

Type of alcohol determines whether you become merry or maudlin – study
Spirits are associated with confidence and red wine is linked to relaxation – and researchers hope findings will help people consider alcohol’s emotional effectsWhile indulging in booze can inspire cheerful merrymaking in some, for others it can lead to a tearful journey to the bottom of the glass. Now researchers say the emotions people feel when drinking could be linked to their tipple of choice.An international survey has revealed that spirits are often associated with feelings of energy, confidence and sexiness – but on the flip-side anger and tearfulness – while red wine is the drink most commo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Society Psychology Science Health Source Type: news

Charles Manson exploited a basic psychological need
Lou Manza is a Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. He has spent years studying the psychology of people that follow cults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Turns Black Friday Shoppers Into Raging Hordes?
Social scientists and psychologists are trying to figure out why Black Friday shoppers behave so badly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILIE LE BEAU LUCCHESI Tags: Shopping and Retail Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Shopping) Emotions Advertising and Marketing Stampedes Source Type: news

Self-Inflicted Injuries Surge Among Tween & Early Teen Girls
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study. However, rates of self-harm among boys and young men between the ages of 10 and 24 remained stable throughout the years 2001 through 2015, the researchers said. “Suicide is preventable,” said Melissa C. Mercado, lead author of the study published Tuesday in JAMA and a behavioral scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These findings underscore the need for the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Suicide Source Type: news

The Psychology of the Black Friday Shopping Mob
What makes Black Friday shoppers behave so badly? Social scientists and psychologists are trying to find out. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILIE LE BEAU LUCCHESI Tags: Shopping and Retail Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Shopping) Emotions Advertising and Marketing Stampedes Source Type: news

Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health effects
(University of Helsinki) According to a recent University of Helsinki study, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health. Disordered eating among 24-year-old women and men was an indicator of higher body weight, larger waist circumference and lower psychological wellbeing as well as a lower self-evaluation of general health both at age 24 and ten years later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Sudden Desire to End Therapy: Resistance or Wisdom?
Often when clients suddenly decide they want to end therapy, therapists are encouraged by the 'therapy culture' to think of it as some kind of resistance to the process. I wonder, is this necessarily the case? Tags: in practice, power, therapy (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - November 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah Luczaj Tags: in practice power therapy Source Type: news

The spray's the thing: how actors use perfumes to get into character
Playing Thatcher? Dab on Bluebell. Got a part in Hairspray? Reach for the Madame Rochas. We lift the lid on how actors use smells – from the finest fragrances to cheap tinned mackerel – to nail a roleBefore I go on stage, says Michael Ball, I ask myself a question: “Do I smell nice for all the ladies and gentlemen?” The actor chooses a signature scent for each of his roles, from bay rum for the vengeful barberSweeney Todd to his mum ’s favourite Madame Rochas forHairspray’s Edna Turnblad.Ball ’s not alone in deploying scent to to get beneath a character’s skin. Anne-Marie Duf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: David Jays Tags: Theatre Stage Culture Fragrance Fashion Life and style Dance Ballet Lauren Cuthbertson Anne-Marie Duff Nikki Amuka-Bird Health, mind and body Books Psychology Science Oscar Wilde Source Type: news

Study: Non-fearful social withdrawal linked positively to creativity
(University at Buffalo) Spending too much time alone can be unhealthy and there is growing evidence that the psychosocial effects of too much solitude can last a lifetime.But newly published research by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental. In fact, the research findings published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences suggest that one form of social withdrawal, referred to as unsociability, is not only unrelated to negative outcomes, but linked positively to creativity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On my radar: Alexei Sayle ’s cultural highlights
The writer, actor and comedian on the joys of cheap restaurants, Otto Dix and that single seat under the stairs on London busesBorn in Anfield, Liverpool, Alexei Sayle studied art before training to be a further-education teacher. When London ’s Comedy Store opened in 1979, he became its first MC and, over the following decade, became a central figure in the alternative comedy movement. He has starred in a number of TV shows includingThe Young Ones (1982-4) and the Emmy-winningAlexei Sayle ’s Stuff (1988-1991). His credits also include theatre (The Tempest, Old Vic, 1988), film (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alexei Sayle Tags: Alexei Sayle Culture Restaurants Life and style Tate Liverpool Art Art and design Psychology Science Source Type: news

The key to a happy life? Gratitude that goes beyond Thanksgiving
The importance of gratitude goes beyond a picture-perfect Thanksgiving tableau.Many experts believe that feeling grateful is also beneficial to your health.“Gratitude is good medicine,” says Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis and founding editor in chief of the Journal of Positive... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alene Dawson Source Type: news

More politically correct justification for bad behavior: Maybe cyberbullies are angry because they have ADHD
(Natural News) eeeeeSome researchers are putting forth the notion that cyberbullies who troll certain websites and who use Twitter as an offensive weapon are actually suffering a psychological condition known as ADHD, in what sounds like yet another far-Left attempt to justify hate and bad behavior. As reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail, new research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Generous people 'listen to their hearts,' quite literally
New research measures interoception, or people's ability to 'listen' to their bodies, and their willingness to give away money. The heart plays a key role. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

By knowing how abusers like Kevin Spacey work, we can root them out | Deborah Orr
Predators hunt out their victims, like pigs sniffing out truffles. Knowing what narcissistic behaviour to look out for can preempt dangerTwenty people have now madeallegations of inappropriate behaviour against Kevin Spacey, the majority from his time as the Old Vic ’s artistic director. Fourteen of the allegations are so serious that complainants have been advised to go to the police.Managers at the Old Vic say they are sorry they did not create an environment in which people felt they could speak out if they were receiving unwanted attention. This failure has been put down to a “cult of personality” aro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Orr Tags: Sexual harassment Kevin Spacey Culture Old Vic Theatre World news Psychology Science Source Type: news

In recovery from sports concussions, state of mind really does matter
When a student-athlete suffers a concussion, one of their biggest concerns is getting back to the playing field as soon as they are well. While the physical symptoms of their brain injury may fade after a week or two, for a small minority of them the emotional recovery is longer and more complicated.Researchers at UCLA have been taking a closer look at the psychological aspects of recovery from head injuries and have recently begun a program that integrates a common type of talk therapy as part of their treatment for athletes with lingering emotional impacts after their injuries.“Generally speaking, the psychological...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fourteen signs your daughter may have ADHD
As a psychologist in clinical practice, Meadow Schroeder of the University of Calgary has see many girls and women with ADHD mistakenly prescribed medication for anxiety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are our dreams trying to tell us something – or should we sleep on it? | Oliver Burkeman
Night after night, elaborately crazy stories plant themselves in your mind through no choice of your own. Don ’t tell me something intriguing isn’t going onWhat are dreams for? It ’s one of those bottomless questions where the answer tells you mainly about the person doing the answering. Those who pride themselves on being hard-headed and scientific will say they’re meaningless nonsense or, at best, some kind of boring but essential process forconsolidating the memories of the day. Those who think of themselves as spiritual, meanwhile, will insist they ’re messages from beyond. Yet the hard-he...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Burkeman Tags: Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Sleep Source Type: news

Medical Device Design Is Critical to Bringing Healthcare into the Home
Medical technology is going consumer. Both patients and care givers hold an increasing expectation that the devices they use to manage care will operate with the same ease and usability as the digital products they use every day to manage their lives. As healthcare moves to a home setting, patients require design elements that make the technology easier to use, more intuitive, and more accessible. Medical device companies are responding by focusing during design and development on those needs that are harder to tease out. To succeed in this potential consumer market, the biggest asset to any device is good design and ...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Thielman Tags: Design Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Feeling numb: What you need to know
A look at feeling numb, a psychological condition resulting in emotional numbness. Included is detail on causes, treatment, and coping strategies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Personal Stories of a Caregiver's Changing Role
... a clinical psychologist and family therapist and coauthor of AARP's Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UTSA researchers receive $147,000 grant to train school psychologists in deaf education
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Educational psychology researchers from UTSA received a grant for a new program that integrates educational psychology and deaf education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety
(Duke University) Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also protect against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study by Duke University scientists. Using noninvasive brain imaging, the researchers found that at-risk people were less likely to develop anxiety if they had higher activity in a region of the brain responsible for complex mental operations. The results may be a step towards tailoring psychological therapies to the specific brain functioning of individual patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increasing rate of psychological distress in urban households: how does income matter? - Firdaus G.
Numerous studies suggest 'social gradient' in health, but it is less clear whether every step up the socio-economic ladder improves health by the same degree. Based on 4326 households, the present study examines the relationship between household income an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder: conceptual, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations in the context of co-occurrence - Vasterling JJ, Jacob SN, Rasmusson A.
The events leading to traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often psychologically traumatic (e.g., motor vehicle accidents) or occur within a broader context of psychological trauma, such as military combat or recurrent interpersonal violence. In such cases, po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bullying and social anxiety in Chinese children: moderating roles of trait resilience and psychological suzhi - Wu L, Zhang D, Cheng G, Hu T.
This study explores the correlation between bullyin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UCLA Operation Mend ’s wounded warriors march in New York City Veterans Day Parade
It was a frigid 32 degrees during the New York City Veterans Day Parade but the more than 60 people marching on behalf of UCLA Health ’s Operation Mend were all smiles.Patients, family members, physicians, staff and supporters from the Operation Mend program, which provides free medical treatment as well as psychological support to post-9/11 veterans injured during combat or training, have been walking in the parade each Veterans Day for the past seven years.“Not everybody gets to do this in their lifetime,” said Tony Casada, a retired Army infantry specialist and a patient of Operation Mend. “Being...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

It's real: New evidence proves chronic fatigue syndrome is not psychological it alters brain chemistry
(Natural News) The scientific community has long dismissed chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Gulf War illness (GWI) as mental health disorders, but a study published in Scientific Reports has revealed that the conditions are not all in the mind. The diseases exhibit similar symptoms such as malaise, muscle pain, and cognitive dysfunction. Recent figures also show that between... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Navigating Graduate School with a Mental Illness
Psychologist Deborah Serani, Psy.D, was working with a young man who was struggling with a severe bout of social anxiety and chronic depression during his first trimester of grad school. Interacting with his classmates and giving presentations were excruciating. He considered dropping out. This is understandable. Grad school is hard enough. When you have a mental illness, it can feel impossible. Thankfully, it’s not. Below, three psychologists shared their suggestions for success. Learn about your mental illness. Working with a therapist can help you better understand your condition and yourself. What’s also he...
Source: Psych Central - November 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Self-Help Stress Students grad students Graduate School Graduate Students Mental Health Mental Illness Self Care self-compassion success Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is Capgras syndrome?
Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition where the person affected believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Why 'how I afforded a house' articles are misleading – and bad psychologically
A look at the barrage of recent articles about how millennials can buy a home on a modest income reveals how unhealthy these pieces – and the expectations around them – really areLife in the modern world is hard. Even without all theNazis andclimate change, there are still countless things to pile on the stress. Obviously, those of us in the first worldhave it much better than those elsewhere; our lives aren ’t one long gruelling struggle for survival, we have things very easy on that front. But that’s not quite how the brain works. Our normal lives, no matter how objectively privileged they may be ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Science and scepticism Psychology Media Housing Source Type: news