Interest among veterans in spiritually-oriented therapy for inner conflict/moral injury in the setting of PTSD - Youssef NA, Lee E, Ames D, Oliver RJP, Teng EJ, Haynes K, Volk F, Koenig HG.
We examined U.S. veterans' interest in spiritually-oriented therapy (SOT) for treating inner conflict/moral injury (ICMI); identified combat-related, demographic, religious, and psychological characteristics of those interested in this treatmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Direct and indirect psychological impacts of shark-bite events - Taylor J, McLean L, Korner A, Glozier N.
OBJECTIVE:: Shark bites are rare, with intense media exposure. There are no known studies of the psychological impacts of this specific type of traumatic event. This is the first study that describes those directly and indirectly affected, and evaluates th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does a doctor diagnose addiction?
Addiction is complicated, and the main psychological treatment body has a range of specific criteria for recognizing and treatment it. The first step towards receiving a diagnosis is recognizing a problem with substance use. Read on to learn more about how to receive a diagnosis of addiction. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes addiction?
Addiction is a complex and chronic mental health disorder that has a range of interlocking causes, including brain chemistry, environmental influences, and underlying psychological difficulties. Read on to learn more about the causes of addiction. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Cognitive Performance After Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Cognitive Performance After Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
Evidence in adults suggests that improvements in cognitive performance may result from the significant weight loss following bariatric surgery. Does the same hold true for adolescents?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Voters' preexisting opinions shift to align with political party positions
(Association for Psychological Science) The views expressed by political party leaders can change how individual voters feel about an issue, according to findings from a longitudinal study of voters in New Zealand. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cutting edge training for working professionals
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- For adults with type 2 diabetes, plant-based diets can improve psychological health, quality of life, hemoglobin A1c levels, and weight, according to a review published online Oct. 30 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Voices: My Heart Was Fixed, but My Mind Was Damaged
After surgery at the age of 12, I was left with the perpetual thought that I would die prematurely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAREN CHESLER Tags: Heart Surgery and Surgeons Tests (Medical) Pregnancy and Childbirth Medicine and Health Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades
Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging” (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73.Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined with personal accounts from older Americans, including Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, John Wooden, Bob Newhart, Frank Gehry, David Letterman, Jack LaLanne, Jared Diamond, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Glenn and Vin Scully.Castel notes...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Voices: My Heat Was Fixed, but My Mind Was Damaged
After surgery at the age of 12, I was left with the perpetual thought that I would die prematurely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAREN CHESLER Tags: Heart Surgery and Surgeons Tests (Medical) Pregnancy and Childbirth Medicine and Health Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spider phobia: Using the heartbeat to improve treatment
Computerized therapy of spider phobia was more effective when exposure to spider images occurred during, rather than between, heartbeats, a study revealed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How lights and sounds encourage risky behavior
A new study investigates how visual and auditory cues increase risk-taking behavior. The findings provide a much-needed insight into gambling addiction. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Psychologists Explain Why It Feels So Good To Sing In Your Car
Science suggests that a driving karaoke session can massively improve your well-being. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voices: Scar Tissue
After surgery at the age of 12, my heart was fixed but my mind was damaged, as I was left with the perpetual thought that I would die prematurely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAREN CHESLER Tags: Heart Surgery and Surgeons Tests (Medical) Pregnancy and Childbirth Medicine and Health Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Adolescents who are violent toward their parents: an approach to the situation in Chile - Ilabaca Baeza PA, Gaete Fiscella JM.
Child-to-parent violence has been defined as any act used by children to gain power and control by generating fear in their parents and that seeks to cause physical, psychological, and/or financial harm to their parents. This behavior puts family safety at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New research suggests the imaginary worlds of children reflect positive creativity
(University of Oregon) Children who create imaginary parallel worlds known as paracosms, alone or with friends, are more found more commonly than previously believed, according to a study led by a University of Oregon psychologist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades
(University of California - Los Angeles) Successful aging can be the norm, says Alan Castel, UCLA professor of psychology and author of a new book, 'Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging,' who cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined with personal accounts from older Americans, including Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, Bob Newhart, John Glenn, Sully Sullenberger and Vin Scully. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quit rates are low and not increasing among cigarette smokers with mental health problems
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Even as more and more American quit smoking cigarettes, individuals with serious psychological distress (SPD) are much less likely to extinguish their habit. A new study by scientists at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and The City University of New York found that individuals with mental health problems quit cigarettes at half the rate of those without psychological distress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People link body shapes with personality traits
(Association for Psychological Science) When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robb Rutledge Pinpoints the Factors That Make Us Happy —Or Not
The University College London researcher is a pioneer in the use of smartphone apps for psychology research. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Scientist to Watch Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Validation of the Schieman and Young measurement scales for work contact, work-family conflict, working conditions, psychological distress and sleep problems in construction industry professionals - Bowen P, Govender R, Edwards P.
This study examined the construct validity and internal consistency of modified versions of the job autonomy and control, job pressure, work contact, work-family conflict, psychological distress, and sleep problems scales developed by Schieman ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dissecting terror: How does fear work?
Fear is a universal human experience. In this Spotlight, we ask why fear evolved, what happens in the body, and why some people enjoy it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms following recent sexual assault: the role of drug and alcohol use, acute stress, and assault characteristics - Dir AL, Hahn C, Jaffe AE, Stanton K, Gilmore AK.
Sexual assault is a common traumatic experience that can have a wide-ranging impact on psychological functioning, including experience of depressive symptoms. Although many studies have examined lifetime rates of depression among those with sexual assault ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Parental adjustment following pediatric burn injury: the role of guilt, shame, and self-compassion - Hawkins L, Centifanti LCM, Holman N, Taylor P.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between factors: guilt, shame, self-compassion, and parents' psychological adjustment to their child's burn injury. METHODS: Participants were 91 parents and primary caregivers (63... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Influence of communicative openness on the psychological adjustment of internationally adopted adolescents - Aramburu Alegret I, P érez-Testor C, Mercadal Rotger J, Salamero Baró M, Davins Pujols M, Mirabent Junyent V, Aznar Martínez B, Brodzinsky D.
This study evaluated the predictive relationship between the communicative openness and psychological adjustment of adopted adolescents, controlling for preplacement risk factors. One hundred Spanish international adoptees aged 12-18 took part in the study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Latina/o children living with an immigrant mother with depression: developmental and cultural nuances in recognition and coping - Valdez CR, Raines CR, Davies KD, D'Costa S.
The psychological experience of maternal depression and its impact on immigrant Latina/o families often goes unrecognized and unaddressed. Children may feel especially helpless and confused about the changes they observe in their mothers' mood and behavior... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Forgiveness and friendship protect adolescent victims of bullying from emotional maladjustment - Barcaccia B, Pallini S, Baiocco R, Salvati M, Saliani AM, Schneider BH.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent victims of bullying often present high levels of maladjustment, such as depression, anxiety, and the inability to manage anger. Both forgiveness and friendship have been found to be moderating agents for the debilitating psychologica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to control diabetes: Reduce meat intake
A new meta-analysis concludes that switching to a plant-based diet could significantly improve the psychological and physical symptoms of diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

9 in 10 Californians have health insurance, but federal policy changes signal turbulence ahead
​Just 8.5 percent of Californians under age 65 did not have health insurance in 2017, down from 15.5 percent in 2013, before the full expansion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — extending the state’s lowest-ever noninsured rate for a second year — according apolicy brief jointly produced by the California Health Care Foundation and theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Those findings are excerpted from thousands of new and updated data points in the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, which is conducted by the UCLA center and covers a broad range of health topics. For the 201...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ghosting busters: why tech companies are trying to stop us blanking each other
We ’ve all had to deal with the person who starts a friendly chat then just … vanishes. Dating apps, Facebook and Google think they have the answers. But why do they care?This Halloween, ghosts aren ’t welcome. Two dating apps have announced plans to use the season to crack down on the rudest of social media villains, the ghoster: the person who enthusiastically replies to your messages, starts a friendly chat and then, one day, just … stops.Earlier this week, Bumble, the woman-friendly dating service, announced it had created the post of “ghosting specialist”, bringing the journalist ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Hern Tags: Online dating Life and style Social media Technology Psychology Source Type: news

Online sperm donors more agreeable: QUT study
(Queensland University of Technology) As prospective parents increasingly seek sperm donors online, an international study by an Australian researcher at QUT has analysed what sort of men are donating sperm in this informal setting as opposed to a traditional clinic. And it seems a key characteristic is they are more agreeable. The findings have just been published in the international Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association between atopic dermatitis, depression and suicidal ideation: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Patel KR, Immaneni S, Singam V, Rastogi S, Silverberg JI.
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with psychological distress. However, previous studies found conflicting results about whether AD is associated with increased depression or suicidality. OBJECTIVES: To determine the complex relation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Adolescents' psychological well-being: a multidimensional measure - Viejo C, G ómez-López M, Ortega-Ruiz R.
Over the last few years, different theoretical approaches have emerged advocating for a positive understanding of adolescence, recognizing it as a stage characterized by plasticity, the acquisition of competences and the achievement of satisfactory levels ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vegan diet linked to better diabetes control and wellbeing
Plant-based diets can significantly improve psychological health, HbA1c levels and weight Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Walk more to cut heart risk in IGT (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

American Psychological Association says boredom may be driving rise in shootings and bombings
An American Psychological Association study found that people who are bored and searching for meaning are also looking for thrills, and that are in turn more open to political violence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Abuse, Complex Trauma and Epigenetics
Epigenetics refers to the study of a natural phenomenon and to the phenomenon itself. Epigenetics is the study of the mechanisms that turn on and off the expression of our genes without altering the DNA sequence. Epigenetics is also used to refer to the changes in expression of our genes. Factors such as age, nutritional habits, psychological stress, physical activity, working habits and substance abuse can trigger changes in gene expression (Alegría-Torres, 2011). These changes in gene expression, epigenetics, happen all the time in the natural world. For example, two identical twins, born with the exact same DNA s...
Source: Psych Central - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Abuse Children and Teens Genetics Neuroscience PTSD Trauma Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma epigenetics gene expression Transgenerational trauma Source Type: news

More Than 90% of Generation Z Is Stressed Out. And Gun Violence Is Partly To Blame
Gun violence, political turmoil and personal problems are causing significant stress among America’s teenagers and youngest adults, according to a new report. Members of Gen Z — people ages 15 to 21 — reported the worst mental health of any generation included in the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America report, which was based on almost 3,500 interviews with people ages 18 and older, plus 300 interviews with teenagers ages 15 to 17. Just 45% of those in Gen Z reported “excellent” or “very good” mental health, compared to 56% of Millennials, 51% of Gen...
Source: TIME: Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

When silence acts as a mirror
(Society for Consumer Psychology) Findings from a new study suggest that people assume that those who are silent in a conversation would agree with their own opinion, even if the majority of the speakers in the group have a different opinion. This has implications for how people form opinions about products, politics, and much more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AI systems shed light on root cause of religious conflict
(University of Oxford) Artificial intelligence can help us to better understand the causes of religious violence and to potentially control it, according to a new Oxford University collaboration.The study published in The Journal for Artificial Societies and Social Stimulation, combined computer modelling and cognitive psychology to create an AI system able to mimic human religiosity, allowing them to better understand the conditions, triggers and patterns for religious violence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

APA Stress in America: Generation Z stressed about issues in the news but least likely to vote
(American Psychological Association) Headline issues, from immigration to sexual assault, are causing significant stress among members of Generation Z -- those between ages 15 and 21- - with mass shootings topping the list of stressful current events, according to the American Psychological Association's report Stress in America ™ : Generation Z released today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

APA Stress in America: generation z stressed about issues in the news but least likely to vote
(American Psychological Association) Headline issues, from immigration to sexual assault, are causing significant stress among members of Generation Z -- those between ages 15 and 21- - with mass shootings topping the list of stressful current events, according to the American Psychological Association's report Stress in America ™ : Generation Z released today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Development of the Brief Addiction Therapist Scale (BATS)
Key findings A literature review and three-round Delphi survey facilitated the development of a Brief Addiction Therapist Scale (BATS), designed to evaluate the delivery of substance use treatment in routine practice. Practitioner feedback, and validation in four clinical samples including two multi-site studies, suggests the scale has good psychometric properties and high inter-rater reliability. In initial feedback practitioners and experts have been positive, supporting its utility, ease of use and importance. Research team Dr Gillian Tober, Head of Research and Training Leeds Addiction Unit, Leeds and York Partnersh...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - October 29, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

There ’s Worrying New Research About Kids’ Screen Time and Their Mental Health
This study goes beyond prior work in terms of giving a more fine-grained picture, which suggests that one hour of daily screen time may be an important threshold. It also provides relatively consistent patterns around multiple different concerning outcomes, such as depression, anxiety, problems completing tasks, and increased arguing.” Primack says that no single study can provide “a complete picture” on the effects of screens on young people’s mental health, and that more research is needed. But when it comes to some screen-based activities—especially those related to social media and smartph...
Source: TIME: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Behavioral risk factors for depression vary with age, UCLA study finds
This study sought to identify how the risk factors varied among three age groups: younger (18-39 years old), middle-aged (40-59) and older (60-99) adults.METHODThe researchers collected data from more than 30,000 survey respondents, who answered questions about their lifestyle, including smoking, weight, physical activity and diet, as well as their history of depression. The team looked for correlations between the risk factors and depression, controlling for variables such as gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.Sixteen percent of all participants had a prior diagnosis of depression. Smoking was most strongly associ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Social responsibility on the internet: addressing the challenge of cyberbullying - Cohen-Almagor R.
This article discusses the phenomena of cyberbullying especially among young people. The discussion, based on an interdisciplinary study in the fields of brain studies, child development, psychology, social policy, victimization and Internet studies, probe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors influencing object relation therapy based on transference and potential space: analyzing the experience and understanding of clients suffering from major depressive disorder - Ghafoori S, Atef-Vahid MK, Summers F, Dehghani M, Shahboulaghi FM, Farid AA.
BACKGROUND: Depression is a widespread disorder that affects all aspects of a person's life. Various psychological and medical interventions have been proposed to help treat depressive symptoms. One effective treatment is object relation therapy based on t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

UC psychologists devise free test for measuring intelligence
(University of California - Riverside) Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices is a widely used standardized test to measure reasoning ability. One drawback, however, is that the test takes 40 to 60 minutes to complete. Another is that the test kit and answer sheets can cost hundreds of dollars. University of California psychologists have now developed a highly comparable free test that takes 10 minutes to complete. The user-friendly test measures abstract problem-solving ability and works on tablets and other mobile devices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thrill-seeking, search for meaning fuel political violence
(American Psychological Association) What drives someone to support or participate in politically or religiously motivated acts of violence, and what can be done to prevent them? While one factor may be a search for meaning in life, research published by the American Psychological Association suggests people may be further driven by an increased need for excitement and feeding that need with thrilling but non-violent alternatives may curb the desire. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consequences-focused cognitive training may promote healthier habits
(Association for Psychological Science) Interventions aimed at reducing unhealthy behaviors often focus on retraining people's mental associations, but a series of studies suggests that showing people the consequences of the behaviors may be more effective. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news