Charles Darwin, Expression, and the Harmful Legacy of Eugenics
This article is adapted from Jessica Helfand’s book “Face,” an elaborately illustrated A to Z of the face, from historical mugshots to Instagram posts. Hardly the first to postulate on the graphic evidence of the grimace, Darwin hoped to introduce a system by which facial expressions might be properly evaluated. He shared with many of his generation a predisposition toward history: simply put, the idea that certain facial traits might have a basis in evolution. Empirically, the idea itself is not unreasonable. We are, after all, genetically predisposed to share traits with those in our familial line, occa...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Helfand / The MIT Press Reader Tags: Uncategorized Psychology syndication Source Type: news

People need support to follow local lockdowns, not orders from above | Stephen Reicher
If communities feel singled out, discriminated against, left behind and ignored, blame the messenger not themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, we heard much talk of “behavioural fatigue”, the idea that people lack the willpower to endure tough restrictions. Though it wasn’t clear where the idea had come from, it was invoked many times as a justification for delaying lockdown – and so contributed to the loss ofmany thousands of lives.As psychologists who study disasters and emergencies predicted , the public showed remar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Reicher Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Dominic Cummings Matt Hancock Leicester Psychology UK news World news Source Type: news

Social-emotional competence trajectories from a school-based child trauma symptom intervention in a disadvantaged community - Hutchison M, Russell BS, Wink MN.
Childhood exposure to traumatic experiences and subsequent psychological symptoms increase the risk for lifelong behavioral and mental health problems, including depression diagnoses, reduced adaptive coping strategies, substance abuse, and early death, wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effectiveness of child-based mindfulness program on impulsivity and aggression in children with externalizing disorders - Hamidi M, Shariat S, Aghabozorgi S, Keshavarz Mohammadi R.
Background and Purpose: Emotional behavioral disorders can seriously harm the educational, communication, and personal future of children. In this regard, different methods have been used for the treatment of psychological disorders in children that one of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Psychological violence or psychological impact of violence? The case of the S íseVe platform of the Ministry of Education (Peru) - Romero-Mezarina F, Dominguez-Lara S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: es... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The effectiveness of unified transdiagnostic therapy on self-concept and psychological disorder of the students with depression symptoms - Mohammadi R, Nahang AA, Hoseini MA.
Background and Purpose: Depression as a psychological disorder can negatively affect one's important functions in various dimensions. As a result, not paying attention to the psychological and emotional problems of people with depression can aggravate thei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Study to explore whether new therapy can help address problem drinking
(University of Plymouth) A psychological therapy found to be effective in helping people achieve and maintain weight loss is being trialled to see if it can support patients with chronic liver disease to stop drinking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children who suffer violence or trauma age faster, study finds
Researchers discover links with earlier puberty and signs of more rapid cellular ageingChildren who experience violence or trauma seem to age faster, going through puberty earlier and showing greater signs of ageing in their cells, researchers have found.They say the findings add to a growing body of work that suggests early adversity can become “biologically embedded” with the potential for adverse health effects later in life.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Biology Medical research Children Psychology Science Society World news Source Type: news

Abused, neglected children show increased signs of biological aging, study shows
Children who have been abused or exposed to violence while young age faster than those who haven't experienced these traumas, according to a study published Monday by the journal Psychological Bulletin. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression, Anxiety in COVID-19 Indicators of CNS Attack? Depression, Anxiety in COVID-19 Indicators of CNS Attack?
Psychological distress in the form of depressed mood or anxiety may reflect the penetration of the novel coronavirus into the central nervous system, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of SPRAVATO ® (esketamine) CIII Nasal Spray to Treat Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Major Depressive Disorder with Acute Suicidal Ideation or Behavior
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (August 3, 2020) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for SPRAVATO® (esketamine) CIII nasal spray, taken with an oral antidepressant, to treat depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) with acute suicidal ideation orbehavior.1 SPRAVATO® is the first and only approved medicine that has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms within 24 hours,1 providing a new option for significant symptom relief until a longer-te...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

State medical marijuana laws, cannabis use and cannabis use disorder among adults with elevated psychological distress - McBain RK, Wong EC, Breslau J, Shearer AL, Cefalu MS, Roth E, Burnam MA, Collins RL.
BACKGROUND: Cannabis use and cannabis use disorder are more prevalent in U.S. states with medical marijuana laws (MMLs), as well as among individuals with elevated psychological distress. We investigated whether adults with moderate and serious psychologic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Early psychological intervention after rape: a feasibility study - Bragesj ö M, Larsson K, Nordlund L, Anderbro T, Andersson E, Möller A.
Rape is the most common trauma leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among women, with a conditioned prevalence of up to 50%. PTSD is considered to be a lethal condition associated with increased risk of suicide, drug- and alcohol dependence, ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Using an adjunctive treatment to address psychological distress in a national weight management program: results of an integrated pilot study - Evans-Hudnall G, Odafe MO, Johnson A, Armenti N, O'Neil J, Lawson E, Trahan LH, Rassu FS.
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is highly comorbid with psychological symptoms in veterans, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. Obese veterans with comorbid psychological symptoms often display suboptimal weight loss and poor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Benefits of Talking to Strangers
Casual connections with people we encounter in the course of daily life can give us the sense of belonging to a community. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Loneliness Quarantines Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Study: Experiencing childhood trauma makes body and brain age faster
(American Psychological Association) Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of aging faster than children who have never experienced adversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The study examined three different signs of biological aging -- early puberty, cellular aging and changes in brain structure -- and found that trauma exposure was associated with all three. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child sleep problems associated with impaired academic and psychosocial functioning
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has found that sleep disturbances at any age are associated with diminished well-being by the time the children are 10 or 11 years old. The findings, which were published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, suggest health care providers should screen children for sleep problems at every age and intervene early when a sleep problem is identified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your Covid Recovery – new website to support people
Evidence shows that a significant proportion of post COVID-19 patients are likely to have significant ongoing health problems, notably breathing difficulties, tiredness and cough, reduced muscle function, reduced ability to undertake physical activity and psychological symptoms such as PTSD and reduced mood status. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Psychological consequences of COVID-19 pandemic in Italian MS patients: signs of resilience? - Capuano R, Altieri M, Bisecco A, d'Ambrosio A, Docimo R, Buonanno D, Matrone F, Giuliano F, Tedeschi G, Santangelo G, Gallo A.
BACKGROUND: Anxiety, depression and reduction of quality of life (QoL) are common in people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). Fear of getting sick from COVID-19, government's lockdown and the imposed social distancing might have had  an impact on psychologic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Approaching to a structural model of impulsivity and driving anger as predictors of risk behaviors in young drivers - Mir ón-Juárez CA, García-Hernández C, Ochoa-Ávila E, Díaz-Grijalva GR.
Due to the high rates of traffic accidents in young drivers, psychology studies identify road anger as an important factor associated to risk driving behaviors, in order to know which psychological variables can predict road anger, the literature suggest i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Self-medicating low mood with alcohol use: Examining the role of frequency of alcohol use, quantity consumed and context of drinking - Mc Hugh R, McBride O.
This study sought to examine the typical drinking patterns of adults who self-report using alcohol to self-medicate low mood usin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The utility of psychological measures in evaluating perceived usability of automated vehicle interfaces - a study with older adults - Voinescu A, Morgan PL, Alford C, Caleb-Solly P.
The design of the traditional vehicle human-machine interfaces (HMIs) is undergoing major change as we move towards fully connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). Given the diversity of user requirements and preferences, it is vital for designers to gain a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hormonal reactivity during martial arts practice among high-risk youths - Harwood-Gross A, Feldman R, Zagoory-Sharon O, Rassovsky Y.
Martial arts have become a popular afterschool activity for youths across the globe. Accumulating data suggest that these activities may confer substantial cognitive and psychological benefits, and recent efforts have been made to introduce martial arts tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Improve your relationships – with advice from counter-terrorism experts
Emily and Laurence Alison specialise in communication and co-operation with criminal suspects. But their methods work in the home and at work, too“The more you push someone, the more they close up,” say Emily and Laurence Alison, a husband-and-wife psychology team. “The hungrier you are for information, the harder it will be to get that out of someone. But give the person a choice about what they say; give them some autonomy and you beg in to build the rapport that may lead to a better conversation,” says Laurence.This sounds like parenting advice and yet the Alisons ’ specialism is helping co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Moorhead Tags: Parents and parenting Family Relationships Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Associations between concussion and risk of diagnosis of psychological and neurological disorders: a retrospective population-based cohort study - Morissette MP, Prior HJ, Tate RB, Wade J, Leiter JRS.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between concussion and the risk of follow-up diagnoses of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood and anxiety disorders (MADs), dementia and Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: A retrospective population-ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Diffusion MRI as a complementary assessment to cognition, emotion, and motor dysfunction after sports-related concussion: a systematic review and critical appraisal of the literature - Hellewell SC, Welton T, Pearce AJ, Maller JJ, Grieve SM.
Sports-related concussion (SRC) is a complex and heterogeneous injury with psychological, cognitive and functional consequences. Advances in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) allow sensitive measurement of white matter pathology post-SRC and may ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Biased hate crime perceptions can reveal supremacist sympathies - Leander NP, Kreienkamp J, Agostini M, Stroebe W, Gordijn EH, Kruglanski AW.
People may be sympathetic to violent extremism when it serves their own interests. Such support may manifest itself via biased recognition of hate crimes. Psychological surveys were conducted in the wakes of mass shootings in the United States, New Zealand... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pandemic Causing Increased Anxiety Among MS Patients
FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on the psychological health of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), according to a study published online July 21 in Multiple Sclerosis and Related... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Urban stress indirectly influences psychological symptoms through its association with distress tolerance and perceived social support among adults experiencing homelessness - Hernandez DC, Daundasekara SS, Zvolensky MJ, Reitzel LR, Maria DS, Alexander AC, Kendzor DE, Businelle MS.
Traditionally, intrapersonal characteristics (distress tolerance) and interpersonal characteristics (social support) have been studied separately rather than simultaneously. In the current study, we address this gap by simultaneously examining these charac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Sources of functioning, symptoms of trauma, and psychological distress: a cross-sectional study with Palestinian health workers operating in West Bank and Gaza strip - Veronese G, Pepe A, Alzaanin W, Shoman H.
Health-care workers operating in conflict zones are at severe risk of psychological consequences, given their extended exposure to traumatic events under conditions of stress and violence. This quantitative, cross-sectional study was designed to explore th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pandemic leads to higher depression, anxiety and fear, studies show
(University of Arkansas) Using an internet survey distributed in the last week of March that sampled 10,368 adults from across the country, researchers found increased levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma among American adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychologist to study how motor development changes infants' learning experiences
(University of California - Riverside) John Franchak has long been interested in how learning a new motor skill, such as sitting or walking, changes how infants interact with their surroundings. He has now been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue this research question. The grant will help Franchak, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Riverside, explore what aspects of learning to sit or walk help infants learn other skills by changing their day-to-day life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New statistics released on talking therapies in England
The Psychological Therapies, annual report on the use of IAPT services 2019-20 publication provides information on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome Translates Stress Into Sickle Cell Crises
July 30, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—A new study shows how chronic psychological stress leads to painful vessel-clogging episodes—the most common complication of sickle-cell disease (SCD) and a frequent cause of hospitalizations. The findings, made in mice, show that the gut microbiome plays a key role in triggering those episodes and reveals possible ways to prevent them. The research was conducted by scientists atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and published online today inImmunity. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - July 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

On The Brighter Side Of The Covid-19 Pandemic: We Are More Adaptive Than We Think, Study Suggests
While stressful events throw us off our game, our psychological immune system has the power to bounce back much faster than previously thought, a new study finds. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Careers /careers Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus business pharma Source Type: news

On The Brighter Side Of The Pandemic: We Are More Adaptive Than We Think, Study Suggests
While stressful events throw us off our game, our psychological immune system has the power to bounce back much faster than previously thought, a new study finds. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Careers /careers Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus business pharma Source Type: news

Gut microbiome translates stress into sickle cell crises
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) A new study shows how chronic psychological stress leads to painful vessel-clogging episodes--the most common complication of sickle-cell disease (SCD) and a frequent cause of hospitalizations. The findings, made in mice, show that the gut microbiome plays a key role in triggering those episodes and reveals possible ways to prevent them. The research was conducted by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and published online today in Immunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Looking up to the Joneses: Consequences of the perceptions of white wealth
(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) In a pair of studies, social psychologists propose that widespread perceptions that white people are wealthy, and that Black people are poor, may shape the way people experience their own status. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

👉 10+ Psychological Tricks That Will Make People Flock to You via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Spanking Has Declined, But Pediatricians Worry About Impact Of Pandemic
This article is really impressive … and corresponds with our view that there’s been a generational change,” said child abuse pediatrician Dr. Robert Sege, lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement on corporal punishment. “Younger people tend not to hit their children,” said Sege, who was not involved in the new study. “As we’ve woken up to the issues of domestic violence and intimate partner violence there’s been a growing rejection of any sort of violence within the home, including spanking.” Large sample of parents The new analysis use...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Spanking Source Type: news

Conceptualizing overdose trauma: the relationships between experiencing and witnessing overdoses with PTSD symptoms among street-recruited female sex workers in Baltimore, Maryland - Schneider KE, Tomko C, Nestadt DF, Silberzahn BE, White RH, Sherman SG.
BACKGROUND: The opioid crisis has rendered witnessing and experiencing overdoses a common occurrence, especially among marginalized and drug using populations, including female sex workers (FSW). Such exposures may confer psychological trauma that has gone... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sense of normalcy bounces back fast: New study
(University of Maryland) Forthcoming in the Journal of Applied Psychology, a study of subjects during the outset of the COVID-19 crisis shows that psychological recovery can take place even while a person is still in the throes of a stressful experience. That's significant; previous research has suggested that recovery processes start after stressors abate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experiences of psychiatric nurses who care for patients with physical and psychological violence: a phenomenological study - Sim IO, Ahn KM, Hwang EJ.
INTRODUCTION: The present study aims to understand the experiences and characteristics of nurses caring for patients with mental disorders characterized by aggressive behavior. AIM: The study aimed to understand and interpret the physical and psychologic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Meeting the psychological needs of children in shielding families, BPS
' Shielding'is defined by Public Health England (PHE) as a measure to protect extremely vulnerable people by minimising interaction between those who are extremely vulnerable and others. Those adults and children who are classed as extremely vulnerable or most at risk are strongly recommended to take additional precautions to avoid Covid-19 infection This guidance considers the psychological needs of children who have been shielding themselves, or who are in families where someone else has been shielding. Parents and families have contributed to the development of this guidance and we are grateful for their input. (Source...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government obesity strategy misses key elements in supporting healthy weight management for all, says Centre for Mental Health
The Government's obesity strategy risks missing an important opportunity to acknowledge and address the psychological, social and economic stresses and struggles that make it difficult for people to manage a healthy weight, Centre for Mental Health chief executive Sarah Hughes said today. Responding to the publication of the Government strategy, Tackling obesity, Sarah Hughes said: “For very many people, difficulties managing a healthy weight are intimately connected to their mental health. Poverty, stress, worry and fear are all major causes of physical ill health. Any strategy that relies on people making'choices'...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Hidden Brain': How Psychology Was Misused In Teen's Murder Case
In 1979, dubious psychological techniques were used to put a teenager behind bars for life. These flawed ideas may still be at play in other criminal cases. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Concussion Ups Odds for Many Brain Conditions
TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 -- People with a history of concussion may face increased risks of certain psychological and neurological conditions, a large new study suggests. The study of more than 186,000 Canadians found that those who suffered a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Dad's a dictator, anything goes with Mum': how masks and distancing rules are dividing Britain
What do you do when your loved ones flout the law – or nag you about going out? As lockdown eases, attitudes to Covid-19 seem more polarised than everMichael, a 35-year-old university lecturer from Sheffield, barely speaks to his brother nowadays. For years, they had been drifting apart over political differences such as Brexit. “He hates my leftwing, liberal beliefs as much as I hate his way of looking at the world,” Michael says. “We used have a pint together occasionally, or go to a match.” But coronavirus was the final straw.Even before masks became mandatory in English shops, Michael alwa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Coco Khan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Family Relationships Life and style Society Young people Older people Politics Psychology Health & wellbeing UK news Source Type: news

Study: COVID-19 pandemic has negatively influenced subjective well-being
(Universit ä t Leipzig) The COVID-19 pandemic has also affected many people's subjective well-being. This is the result of a long-term study involving 979 people from Germany conducted by psychologists from Leipzig University and Saint Louis University. It found that in the early stage of the pandemic average life satisfaction and the experience of positive feelings decreased significantly. The findings have now been published in " American Psychologist " (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Therapy helps children with food allergies manage severe anxiety
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has launched the Food Allergy Bravery (FAB) Clinic to help children with a phobia of anaphylaxis. This revolutionary clinic, housed within the Food Allergy Center, is the first in the world to bring together psychologists and food allergy experts to treat food allergic children with severe phobia of anaphylaxis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news