What happens after school? Linking Latino adolescents' activities and exposure to community violence - Ceballo R, Cranford JA, Alers-Rojas F, Jocson RM, Kennedy TM.
Although community violence and the deleterious behavioral and psychological consequences that are associated with exposure to community violence persist as serious public health concerns, identifying malleable factors that increase or decrease adolescents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dinah Murray obituary
Champion of autistic people who explored the attention that they devote to a leading interestDinah Murray, who has died aged 75 of pancreatic cancer, was a key figure in autism studies, and an indefatigable advocate for autistic people for three decades. Her acute insight lay in the importance of attention and interests to an understanding of the condition.On the autistic spectrum herself andfascinated with language and the mind, in 1991 Murray read Uta Frith ’s book Autism: Explaining the Enigma. She had aeureka moment when it spoke of an autistic person ’s attention “going to their leading interest&rdqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Penny Warren Tags: Autism Society Psychology Science University of London Source Type: news

American perspectives on suicidality among men in Poland - Romaniuk JR, Kotlarska-Michalska A, Farkas KJ.
This article examines sociological, psychological, and suicidological research on the determinants of male suicide to explore the fact that Polish men complete suicide 7.4 times more than women, a frequency twice as high as in the US. This paper is based u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of likely major depressive disorder among the adult population in Ghana during the COVID-19 pandemic - Adu MK, Wallace LJ, Lartey KF, Arthur J, Oteng KF, Dwomoh S, Owusu-Antwi R, Larsen-Reindorf R, Agyapong VIO.
BACKGROUND: Emerging research suggests that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and associated public health restrictions have caused psychological distress in many contexts. In order for public health authorities and policy makers to effecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Prevention and improvement of clinical management of snakebite in Southern Asian countries: a proposed road map - Mukherjee AK, Mackessy SP.
In the Southern Asian countries, snakebite takes a substantial toll in terms of human life, inflicts acute morbidity and long term disability both physical and psychological, and therefore represents a neglected socio-economic problem and severe health iss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Effect of leader-member exchange on construction worker safety behavior: safety climate and psychological capital as the mediators - He C, McCabe B, Jia G.
There are ubiquitous binary leader-member exchanges between construction workers and their supervisors. Leader-member exchange (LMX) has been regarded as an antecedent variable of work performance. However, few studies empirically examined the influence pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Participatory development process of two human dimension intervention programs to foster physical fitness and psychological health and well-being in wildland firefighting - Leduc C, Giga SI, Fletcher IJ, Young M, Dorman SC.
Intervention programs designed, delivered, and evaluated by and within organizations are a critical component in the promotion of employee health and well-being and in the prevention of occupational injury. Critical for transference of findings across comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Suicide attempt risks among hotline callers with and without the coronavirus disease 2019 related psychological distress: a case-control study - Tong Y, Conner KR, Yin Y, Zhao L, Wang Y, Wu M, Wang C.
BACKGROUND: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic profoundly impacts on mental health, yet it is still unclear whether COVID-19 distress makes people more vulnerable to suicidal behavior. The present study aims to examine the association between... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychological distress and terrorist engagement: measuring, correlating, and sequencing its onset with negative life events, social factors, and protective factors - Corner E, Gill P.
This article employs probability-based modelling to unpack the complex and multifaceted individual, social, and psychological processes that may provide psychological protection for individuals engaged with terrorist groups. We outline the predictors of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is preexisting cervical degeneration a risk factor for poor prognosis in whiplash-associated disorder? - Malik K, Eseonu KC, Pang D, Fakouri B, Panchmatia JR.
BACKGROUND: The term whiplash describes the acceleration-deceleration mechanism of injury to the cervical spine. Whiplash injuries present with a variety of clinical and psychological manifestations, collectively termed as whiplash-associated disorders (WA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fear leads to suffering: fears of compassion predict restriction of the moral boundary - Crimston CR, Blessing S, Gilbert P, Kirby JN.
Empirical investigations into the psychological drivers of more or less expansive moral thinking are lacking from the psychological literature. One potential driver that warrants deeper investigation is compassion - a prosocial motivation to both identity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An assessment of mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic - Magalhaes E, Stoner A, Palmer J, Schranze R, Grandy S, Amin S, Cheng N.
This study aimed to examine the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the adult population in the United States. We conducted an e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Survivors of avalanche accidents: posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and quality of life: a multicentre study - L éonard C, Charriau-Perret A, Debaty G, Belle L, Ricard C, Sanchez C, Dupré PM, Panoff G, Bougerol T, Viglino D, Blancher M.
BACKGROUND: As any traumatic event, avalanches could trigger psychological disorders on survivors. Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among avalanche survivors and to evaluate post-traumatic stress disorder ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A concept analysis on disaster resilience in rescue workers: the psychological perspective - Mao X, Hu X, Loke AY.
OBJECTIVE: The term disaster resilience has not been well defined. The purpose of this article is to scrutinize the concept of disaster resilience in rescue workers. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted of the PsychInfo, PubMed, ISI Web of Sc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Violence, suffering and subversion: notes from a qualitative study about schooling trajectories of Brazilian young homosexuals - Quirino RC, Pessoa ASG, Furukawa LYA, Bottrell D.
The objective of this article was to analyze the schooling trajectories of young homosexuals, as well as to verify situations that caused psychological distress in formal education environments. Three men who self-identified as homosexual participated in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What's in the box? Punishment and insanity in the Canadian jury deliberation room - Yamamoto S, Maeder EM.
In insanity cases, although the defendant's eventual punishment is legally irrelevant to the jury's decision, it may be psychologically relevant. In this three-part mixed-methods study, Canadian jury eligible participants (N = 83) read a fictional murder c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Epilepsy, violence, and crime. A historical analysis - Gyimesi J.
In the 19th and early 20th century, epilepsy was one of the most investigated disorders in forensic psychiatry and psychology. The possible subsidiary symptoms of epilepsy (such as temporal confusion, alterations of consciousness, or increased aggression) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Will Empty Stands Affect Olympic Athletes in Tokyo?
The Opening Ceremony provided the first taste of what an Olympics without fans is like—devoid of the normal buzz of excitement and roar of the appreciative crowd, it was more solemn than celebratory. But it’s one thing to miss the noise for Opening Ceremony, quite another when it’s gone from the competitive events. Not every sport will be as affected by the loss of spectators at the Tokyo Games. Athletes competing in events like archery, which requires concentration and quiet, for example, might actually appreciate the respite. But team-based sports and events like swimming races might seem, well, a littl...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

‘Be interested, be curious, hear what’s not said’: how I learned to really listen to people | Annalisa Barbieri
Being a good listener isn ’t just about shutting up and not interrupting – it’s about really taking in what someone is telling youWhen I was a young girl, a fabulous woman called Pam who lived opposite us would come to do my mum ’s hair once a week. Pam was a retired hairdresser and beautician who had been taught partly by Vivien Leigh’s mother.I knew this because I listened as she and my mother talked. My mum would sit under the stand hairdryer with wads of cotton wool curling out from under her hairnet to protect her ears from the heat, and Pam would talk and talk: about Margaret Thatcher (m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Annalisa Barbieri Tags: Family Relationships Friendship Health & wellbeing Psychology Science Life and style Source Type: news

Testing Britney Spears: Restoring Rights Can Be Rare and Difficult
To get out of conservatorship, the pop star will likely have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an uneasy melding of legal standards and mental health criteria. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Decisions and Verdicts Wills and Estates Mental Health and Disorders Psychology and Psychologists Spears, Britney California Los Angeles (Calif) Los Angeles County (Calif) Source Type: news

Exposure to domestic violence during the CoViD-19 pandemic: a potent threat to the mental well-being of children - Boo WH.
The unprecedented scale of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has indeed brought about tremendous ramifications on the state of mental health for children. One notable aspect deserving emphasis however, is the psychological impact in children... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Studies examine different understandings, varieties of diversity
(University of Illinois at Chicago) In a report published by Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, University of Illinois Chicago researchers detail findings from three studies that explore the connection between political ideology, attitudes, and beliefs toward diversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Outreach Meeting » NIMH Instagram Event: Back to School — Coping with the Pandemic and Re-Entry Stress
Live on Instagram, Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, will discuss causes or triggers of stress and share coping techniques to help reduce anxiety and improve the transition back to school. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Remote Monitoring System Reduces Chemotherapy Symptom Burden
Significant reductions seen for global distress index, psychological symptoms, physical symptoms of Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Covid jab uptake slows among young people in England, PHE says
Scientists say efforts to increase vaccinations by tactics seen as coercive are less useful than good communication via role modelsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageClearer information and messages from role models are needed to boost Covid vaccination uptake among young people, experts have said, as figures showed that fewer than 60% of 18- to 25-year-olds had received their first jab in England.Adults over the age of 18 have been eligible for vaccination against Covid-19 in England since 18 June. But according to the latestdata from Public Health England (PHE), uptake of the vaccine in you...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Young people Coronavirus Psychology Society Immunology Health Medical research UK news Science Source Type: news

Mental health needs might not be met among California ’s Latino and Asian communities
A pair of new UCLA studies suggest that mental health needs for some ethnic communities may be going unmet in part because people in those groups don ’t see themselves as needing care — despite the fact that they are reporting in surveys that they are experiencing symptoms of mental health distress.The studies, by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research, are based on data from the center ’s ownCalifornia Health Interview Surveys from 2015 to 2019.As part of the surveys, researchers asked Californians whether they had experienced symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges. Separate...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Blinding in randomised clinical trials of psychological interventions: a retrospective study of published trial reports
Abstract Objectives To study the extent of blinding in randomised clinical trials of psychological interventions and the interpretative considerations if randomised clinical trials are not blinded. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multifaceted falls prevention can help to reduce fall rates in high-risk and healthy community-dwelling older adults
Context A fall is defined as an event that causes a person to, unintentionally, rest on the ground and is not a result of a major intrinsic event or hazard. Falls have both a significant clinical and psychological impact on the person and can place increased demands on the healthcare systems with the potential to increase both morbidity and mortality in older adults. There are numerous risk factors associated with falls in older adults. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to provide an up-to-date review of the effectiveness of multifactorial fall prevention interventions for older adults living in the community. ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Olympians Are Fighting to Put Athletes ’ Mental Health First
Jackson Avenue is the main road that cuts through Oxford, Miss. At its northern limit, it circles the Ole Miss campus where Raven Saunders had spent the past three years as a student athlete. At its western end, Jackson splits into a T junction populated by a cluster of familiar American fast food restaurants and retail chains: a Walmart Supercenter, a Home Depot, a Popeye’s, a Chick-Fil-A. Saunders, a senior at University of Mississippi and a star shot putter on the school’s track and field team, knew the intersection well. Turn right, and the road led home. Turn left, and the highway hugged a steep drop-off f...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Fathers report experiencing negative feelings and psychological difficulties during the perinatal period
The perinatal period is the time from the start of pregnancy to 1 year after the child has been born. During the perinatal period, an estimated 5% –10% of fathers will develop above-threshold symptoms of paternal depression. During this period, fathers can experience a high level of stress which can have negative effects on themselves and their families. This review aims to explore the needs and experiences associated with the mental health of fathers during this perinatal period. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s time to rethink what loneliness is | Miriam Kirmayer
Research suggests that chronic loneliness may be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. But do we know what loneliness actually is?As a clinical psychologist who specializes in friendships and social connection, I am deeply concerned about the feelings of loneliness that so many of us are experiencing.Three in five American adultsreport feeling lonely and 18% (roughly 46 million people)report that they have just one person or nobody that they can trust or turn to for help in their personal lives. These worrisome numbers are echoed across studies and across borders.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Miriam Kirmayer Tags: Psychology Loneliness Science Neuroscience Source Type: news

Drug Distributors and Johnson & Johnson Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioid Suits
The agreement would allow funds to begin flowing from the companies to states and communities to pay for addiction and prevention services. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Opioids and Opiates Liability for Products Addiction (Psychology) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) McKesson Corporation Cardinal Health Inc AmerisourceBergen Corp Johnson & your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Positive engagement with pets buffers the impact of intimate partner violence on callous-unemotional traits in children - Murphy JL, Voorhees EV, O'Connor KE, Tomlinson CA, Matijczak A, Applebaum JW, Ascione FR, Williams JH, McDonald SE.
Childhood exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with serious psychological outcomes including increased odds of developing callous-unemotional (CU) traits and behaviors. Recent studies suggest that concomitant exposure to animal cruelty... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The impact of bullying victimization in early adolescence on subsequent psychosocial and academic outcomes across the adolescent period: a systematic review - Halliday S, Gregory T, Taylor A, Digenis C, Turnbull D.
Bullying is a widespread global issue, with serious consequences for victimized individuals. The current systematic review is the first to explore the consequences of bullying in early adolescence on psychological and academic functioning across the adoles... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug Distributors and J. & J. Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioids Lawsuits
The agreement would allow funds to begin flowing from the companies to states and communities to pay for addiction and prevention services. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Opioids and Opiates Liability for Products Addiction (Psychology) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Attorneys General McKesson Corporation Cardinal Health Inc Johnson & your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Gender - Affirming Hair Removal Improves Mental Health
Odds of psychological distress, smoking, suicidal intent reduced among transgender and gender - diverse adults assigned male at birth (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Covid restrictions on women giving birth are causing heartbreak. We need to be more humane | Hannah Dahlen
I ’ve been studying the effects of restrictions on pregnant women since last year. Some are too harshHaving a baby is one of the most significant life events in the human spectrum of experiences.While it is a physical experience, it is also a profoundly social, psychological, cultural, and spiritual experience. This is something that is forgotten at times by busy health providers, but never by those giving birth and their partners.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Dahlen Tags: Australia news Coronavirus Pregnancy Family Science Hospitals Health Source Type: news

Good practice in the treatment of mental illness | Letters
A lack of note-taking is not always a red flag in therapy, writesDr Helen Damon, and Ruth Medhurstsays thatthe terminology around illness is totally outdatedYour article (‘It was devastating’: what happens when therapy makes things worse?, 17 July) lists several “red flags” that indicate a therapist is unprofessional, including never taking notes in session. I am a counselling psychologist – a profession regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I am also a lecturer on a professional doctorate in couns elling psychology and I see clients in pri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mental health Society Depression Psychology Science Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Many vaccine refusers distrust authority. Can they be reasoned with?
A reader says her unvaccinated friends deeply distrust authority because of long-standing beliefs and psychological issues. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long COVID in children poorly understood by doctors
The clinical definition of long COVID in children is at present very limited and poorly understood by doctors, according to a new report published today [21 July]. The report also found that symptoms typically associated with long COVID were having a significant physical and psychological impact on children ’ s day-to-day lives. Long COVID is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute COVID ‑ 19. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

States and Cities Near Tentative $26 Billion Deal in Opioids Cases
The agreement would end thousands of lawsuits against the three largest distributors and Johnson& Johnson and require them to pay billions for addiction treatment and prevention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Suits and Litigation (Civil) States (US) Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Addiction (Psychology) Attorneys General AmerisourceBergen Corp Cardinal Health Inc CVS Caremark Corporation Source Type: news

Recollections of childhood sexual abuse: complexities of religious coping and Muslim religious and psychological adjustment in Afghanistan - Ghorbani N, Chen ZJ, Ghafari F, Watson PJ, Liu G.
This study sought to further explore the complexities of Muslim ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘Virulent microbes everywhere’: how can anxious people fend off reopening panic?
Re-emerging from lockdown can feel fraught with danger, especially for people with a history of anxietyI recently took my first flight since the pandemic began. As I arrived at the airport, I prepared for a scene of utter carnage: people everywhere, all of them insisting on breathing; virulent microbes reveling in a field of unsuspecting targets.As someone with a history of anxiety, I took a deep breath – figuring it would be my last opportunity to do so before landing – and entered the fray.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Cantor Tags: Mental health Coronavirus Anxiety Psychology Science Society Source Type: news

Do you work too hard? It might be time to try being imperfect | Barbara Rysenbry
Accepting that all we can control are our actions and our values is a simpler and more empowering way to liveThe modern mind is a column where experts discuss mental health issues they are seeing in their workAs a psychologist working in the Sydney CBD, I see many people working in high-performance workplace cultures across various business sectors.Nicole was one such client referred for therapy by her GP for treatment of anxiety and panic attacks. Aged 33, Nicole worked in the financial industry, where four months previously, she was promoted to a management role. For the first time in her career, Nicole had several peopl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Barbara Rysenbry Tags: Mental health Anxiety Panic attacks Psychology Source Type: news

For some women giving birth in the pandemic, the trauma led to personal growth
Post-traumatic growth spurs “a positive change that often leaves mothers feeling better than they did before,” one psychologist said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juli Fraga Source Type: news

Threaten me softly: a review of potential dating app risks - Phan A, Seigfried-Spellar K, Choo KKR.
The potential abuse of dating applications (apps), including during the current lockdowns due to COVID-19, has resulted in a growing community of research to learn to what extent the impacts of these apps have on the individual's psychological and physiolo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Martin Turpin: ‘Bullshitting is human nature in its honest and naked form’
The cognitive scientist explains the link between intelligence and telling fibs – and why lying is such a common form of communication in fields from art to politicsMartin Turpin is a PhD researcher at the department of psychology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, who is studying linguistic bullshit. He is the lead author of a recent paper entitledBullshit Ability As an Honest Signal of Intelligence, which found that people who produce “satisfactory bullshit” are judged to be of high intelligence by their audience.What made you choose bullshit as a topic to research?Two main intellectual dri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Tucker Tags: Psychology Language Science Source Type: news

Boredom’s link to mental illnesses, brain injuries and dysfunctional behaviors
Early research often dismissed the psychological state as temporary and inconsequential. But recent work reveals its troubling connections with various disorders. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meeri Kim Source Type: news

Uganda: 2nd Lockdown Worsens Mental Health Crisis, Says Psychologist
[Monitor] One of the dominant issues that has arisen during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is the mental health crisis. Several sections of the media are reporting that many people are struggling with mental health issues because of the numerous effects brought by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown. Daily Monitor's Esther Oluka spoke to Mr Moses Karis Oteba, a psychologist at DefendDefenders, an international non-governmental organisation, that seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Multifeature fusion attention network for suicide risk assessment based on social media: algorithm development and validation - Li J, Zhang S, Zhang Y, Lin H, Wang J.
BACKGROUND: Suicide has become the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. With development of the internet, social media has become an imperative source for studying psychological illnesses such as depression and suicide. Many methods have been proposed f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news