Machines Treating Patients? It ’s Already Happening
Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news

Book Review: Borderline Bodies:  Affect Regulation Theory for Personality Disorders
“The body,” says Clara Mucci, “is the essential go-between in the relationship between the self and other.” In personality disorders, this relationship between the self and the other is especially troubled. However, this “other” can be the body itself. Mucci describes psychosomatic disorders as an outcome of the “problematic junction between mind and body.” The body can also act as an imprinting device in which earlier generations transmit their trauma onto us. In her new book, Borderline Bodies: Affect Regulation Theory for Personality Disorders, Mucci places the body at the...
Source: Psych Central - March 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Family General Genetics Memory and Perception Parenting Personality Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Trauma Treatment Affect Regulation Theory for Personality Disorders Body books on somati Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Serious Mental Health Issues After Violence in Western DR Congo
[RFI] The United Nations says that ethnic violence in Yumbi, western Democratic Republic of Congo, could constitute crimes against humanity. The medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said residents who survived the attacks are still suffering psychologically. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Richard Boyatzis named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Boyatzis is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Christopher Berry named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Berry is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jill Ellingson named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Ellingson is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beth Chung named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Chung is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Richard Griffith named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Griffith is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marylene Gagn é named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Gagn é is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paul Green named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Green is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robert Kaiser named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Kaiser is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Steve Jex named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Jex is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Satoris Howes named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Howes is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eric Heggestad named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Heggestad is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mary Ann Hanson named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Hanson is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hui Liao named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Liao is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lisa Leslie named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Leslie is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seth Kaplan named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Kaplan is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Julie Wayne named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Wayne is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jeffrey Stanton named SIOP Fellow
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Stanton is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists to be awarded SIOP Fellow status on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the 34th Annual SIOP Conference. To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Issues Increasingly Seen in Young Americans (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rising psychological distress, depression, and suicidal thoughts in this group may be partly due to digital media, study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

A study of psychological sense of community as a mediator between supportive social systems, school belongingness, and outcome behaviors among urban high school students of color - Lardier DT, Opara I, Bergeson C, Herrera A, Garcia-Reid P, Reid RJ.
Psychological sense of community (SOC) has been examined minimally among the youth of color, and as a mediating variable, as well as construct implicated in promoting wellness. Using data from a sample of 401 students of color (M age  = 16.5... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and psychological maladjustment: examining the role of institutional betrayal among survivors - Lee JY, Micol RL, Davis JL.
Research has found that a majority of individuals, irrespective of gender, experienced their first intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization between the ages of 18 and 24 years. Indeed, researchers have found that college students' experiences of IPV a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological practice with unaccompanied immigrant minors: clinical and legal considerations - NeMoyer A, Rodriguez T, Álvarez K.
Among youth who migrate to the United States from Latin America, unaccompanied immigrant minors (UIMs)-traveling without a parent or caregiver-are a unique subpopulation facing substantial challenges before, during, and after migration. UIMs often migrate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reality TV ‘must do more to protect mental health of participants’
Psychologists call for greater regulation of reality shows to address mental health risksPsychologists and producers who have worked in reality television have warned that the industry must do more to protect participants who are being “exploited and spat out” by the experience.After the death of the former Love Island contestantMike Thalassitis, current and former members of production teams in the hugely popular genre said contributors often had no idea of the mental health risks attached to their sudden fame, and called for regulation to address the risks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Reality TV UK news Love Island Television Culture & radio Psychology Big Brother Source Type: news

Child and adolescent anxiety could be linked to later alcohol problems
New research led by the University of Bristol has found some evidence that children and adolescents with higher levels of anxiety may be at greater risk of developing alcohol problems. However, the link between anxiety and later binge drinking and later frequency and quantity of drinking was more inconclusive. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

The Psychology Behind People Who Fake Cancer
Experts explain the disorders and conditions that compel people to fabricate a serious illness. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Try ‘Mindful Eating?’
Grab a raisin—just one raisin—and put it on a plate. Now, sit down and examine the raisin. Smell it. Roll it between your fingers. When you feel you’ve fully appreciated its raisin-ness, pop it into your mouth, and consider its taste and texture as you slowly chew and swallow it. You’ve just dabbled in the trendy practice of mindful eating: a kind of meditation in motion that’s increasingly being scientifically studied for its potential health benefits. Like other mindfulness methods, it emphasizes a judgment-free awareness of your thoughts, emotions and sensory experiences, and it helps you p...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

FDA Approves Cambridge Company ’s Groundbreaking Drug For Postpartum Depression
(CNN) — For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians. On Tuesday, the FDA announced the approval of an intravenous infusion of the drug brexanolone, which will be sold as Zulresso. It has been shown in clinical trials to work within hours to treat the symptoms of postpartum depression, a serious mental illness that impacts 1 in 9 new mothers after childbirth. The first drug to treat postpartum depression was approved by the FDA Tuesday. In the U.S., ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN FDA Postpartum Depression Source Type: news

The F.D.A. Just Approved the First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression Tuesday. The drug, which is administered via an intravenous drip, reportedly works within 48 hours, providing near immediate relief to women experiencing symptoms, according to the New York Times. Postpartum depression has historically been treated with counseling or general antidepressants, which can take weeks to kick in or may not work at all. The newly-approved drug, brexanolone, will be marketed as Zulresso. The treatment will be offered only as an in-patient option at certified medical centers because it c...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Health Care onetime overnight Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved the First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression Tuesday. The drug, which is administered via an intravenous drip, reportedly works within 48 hours, providing near immediate relief to women experiencing symptoms, according to the New York Times. Postpartum depression has historically been treated with counseling or general antidepressants, which can take weeks to kick in or may not work at all. The newly-approved drug, brexanolone, will be marketed as Zulresso. The treatment will be offered only as an in-patient option at certified medical centers because it c...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Health Care onetime overnight Source Type: news

Psychology may help explain why male and female serial killers differ
(Penn State) Male and female serial killers tend to choose their victims and commit their crimes in different ways, which may be due to thousands of years of psychological evolution, according to researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depression in 20s linked to memory loss in 50s, find Sussex psychologists
(University of Sussex) Depression in twenties linked to memory loss in fifties, find Sussex psychologists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems
Study says 30% of first-time psychotic disorders in south London linked to strong drugsFrequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems among users, according to researchers behind the largest study of its kind.Experts havepreviously flagged a link between cannabis use and psychosis, particularly among vulnerable people with heavy use of the drug. Now research suggests the potency of the cannabis is also important, with patterns in cannabis use linked to how often new cases of psychotic disorders arise in different cities.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cannabis Medical research Drugs Society Science Psychiatry Psychology Mental health UK news Source Type: news

British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation
“ I congratulate them on their courage, ” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the family, which has links to the opioid crisis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALEX MARSHALL Tags: Art Philanthropy OxyContin (Drug) National Portrait Gallery (London) Purdue Pharma Victoria and Albert Museum Goldin, Nan London (England) Finances Museums Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Climate Change Also Affects Mental Health in Mexico
Tourists cool off from high temperatures on the beach at the archaeological site of Tulum, in the southeastern Yucatan peninsula, an area of Mexico highly vulnerable to climate change. Powerful hurricanes, storms, drought, heat waves and rising sea levels are climate change effects that impact the mental health of the country's population. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Mar 19 2019 (IPS) Minerva Montes lost her home on Holbox Island in 2005 when Hurricane Wilma hit the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. Rebuilding her home was quicker and easier than overcoming the psychological aftermath of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Source Type: news

Psychopathology and sibling violence in a sample of Portuguese adolescents - Lopes PP, Relva IC, Fernandes OM.
Sibling violence appears to affect the psychological well-being of adolescents, making them susceptible to the development of psychopathological symptomatology. In a sample of 463 Portuguese adolescents with siblings, we intended to ascertain to what exten... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Helplessness mediates racial discrimination and depression for African American young adults - Madubata IJ, Odafe MO, Talavera DC, Hong JH, Walker RL.
Racial discrimination is associated with depressive symptoms for young African American adults. Yet few studies have examined the psychological mechanisms for this association. The purpose of this preliminary study was to examine the mediating effect of he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring barriers to reproductive, maternal, child and neonatal (RMNCH) health-seeking behaviors in Somali region, Ethiopia - Jalu MT, Ahmed A, Hashi A, Tekilu A.
INTRODUCTION: Health-seeking behaviours are influenced by internal and external contributing factors. Internal factors include attitudes, beliefs and core values, life adaptation skills, psychological disposition whereas external factors include social sup... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Therapy on the couch, plus the London book fair – books podcast
On this week ’s show, Claire and Sian meet up at London book fair to discuss the trends and biggest books announced for 2019 and 2020. Then they sit down with neuropsychologist AK Benjamin and novelist Anthony Good, who have written two very different books turning the tables on therapy. Benjamin’s genre-bus ting take on mental health, Let Me Not Be Mad, puts the author centre stage, while Good’s Kill [redacted] is a thriller in which a man grieving the murder of his wife attempts to justify his right to revenge through letters to his therapist.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Sian Cain and Claire Armitstead. Produced by Susannah Tresilian Tags: Books Health & wellbeing London book fair Publishing Culture Fiction Health, mind and body books Mental health Psychiatry Psychology Booker International prize Fiction in translation Awards and prizes Life and style Society Source Type: news

The Right Way to Follow Your Passion
Passion can be a gift or a curse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BRAD STULBERG Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Love (Emotion) Source Type: news

New Zealand Paramedic Describes Approaching Scene of Terror Attack
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Mirror) - Emergency crews were confronted by a “river of blood” as they tried to help victims of the Christchurch terror attack which left 50 dead. JEMS: Over 40 Killed in Attack on Two Mosques in New Zealand Shaken paramedics had to step over the bodies of victims in a desperate bid save other lives. The worst bloodshed occurred in the city’s Al Noor mosque, where worshippers were shot dead or injured while preparing for Friday prayers. JEMS: Optimizing Workplace Support to Manage Stress and Improve Health Psychological Trauma: The Silent Stalker The Stress in EMS: Effects o...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Meditation enhances social-emotional learning in middle school students
(Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education) Middle school students practicing meditation as part of a school Quiet Time program had significant improvements in social-emotional competencies and psychological distress, according to a new study published in Education. This is the first study to evaluate effects of the Quiet Time program on teacher-rated social-emotional learning in middle school students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trigger warnings do little to reduce people's distress, research shows
(Association for Psychological Science) Trigger warnings that alert people to potentially sensitive content are increasingly popular, especially on college campuses, but research suggests that they have minimal impact on how people actually respond to content. The findings are published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTSA psychologist helps train first responders on the front line of the opioid crisis
(University of Texas at San Antonio) James Bray, professor and chair of the UTSA Department of Psychology, is working on a research project with agencies in Houston to train first responders in how to detect prescription opioid overdoses and provide life-saving outreach services. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK has fastest falling breast cancer rates in Europe
Deaths from breast cancer predicted to fall in all EU countries except Poland in 2019 Related items fromOnMedica Reclassifying cancers 'will improve treatment' Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age Cancer survival rates not improved much in a decade The NHS must adapt now to care for older cancer patients Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nutritional Psychology and Its Impact on Emergency Responders
This article takes recent studies and applies them to EMS and our culture. It utilizes multiple references citing the biological mechanism through meta-analysis and observational studies completed in the past few years, including a study that illustrated a lower risk of depression when a Mediterranean diet was followed. What Is Nutritional Psychology? Nutritional psychology is a new field emerging in the scientific community; a field that studies the effects of nutrition on the brain. Until recently, studies conducted in the field of nutritional psychology haven’t received much attention due to their lack of statisti...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph Leone, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Top Story Source Type: news

Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to Depression
Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we can agree that “suffering of the mind” is one of the biggest concerns of our time. The severity of mental health issues is on the rise, particularly the number of individuals experiencing depression. According to the World Health Organization (2017) over 300 million people are estimated to suffer from depression, equivalent to 4.4% of the world’s population. The Causes...
Source: Psych Central - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules De Vitto Tags: Depression Habits Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: news

Baylor faculty member earns grant to study evidence-based practices in psychology
(Baylor University) Sara L. Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University's College of Arts& Sciences, has been awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - for a project aimed at improving clinical practice for children who have been victims of abuse and trauma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ask your mum questions and you may discover … yourself
When Elma van Vliet decided to start asking her mother about her life, the results were remarkableIt wasn ’t until Margreeth van Vliet-Smit was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in 2001 that Elma van Vliet realised how much she didn’t know about her own mother. She didn’t know what dreams and adventures Margreeth had had when she was a young woman. She didn’t know what her mother had done on Satu rday afternoons as a small girl. She didn’t even know how to make the chicken soup Margreeth had always made when her daughter was ill. “And she was the only person in the world who knew how to m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Hill Tags: Family Books Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Culture Source Type: news