Whisper it... ASMR videos are the quiet revolution going global
Viewing sensory films of people tapping, crinkling paper and scratching beards can trigger brain tingles that are relaxing – and advertisers hope will entice you to buyIt all started when people discovered that softly-spoken instructional videos on YouTube – often including tapping, brushing and stroking sounds – gave them a curious head-tingling sensation and an almost euphoric feeling of calm.This autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) has since become a global phenomenon and a new self-help book,Brain Tingles, is hoping to encourage more of us to experience it in our everyday lives.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Donna Ferguson Tags: Health & wellbeing Psychology Life and style Books UK news Source Type: news

Pathways to ethnic-racial identity development and psychological adjustment: the differential associations of cultural socialization by parents and peers - Nelson SC, Syed M, Tran AGTT, Hu AW, Lee RM.
Ethnic-racial identity (ERI) development is a central developmental process for youth of color. Although a great deal of research establishes the importance of cultural socialization by parents to the development of ERI, limited empirical work has examined... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological intimate partner violence and childhood cumulative trauma: the mediating role of affect dysregulation, maladaptive personality traits, and negative urgency - Dugal C, Girard M, Belanger C, Sabourin S, Bates EA, Godbout N.
The current study examined the mediating role of affect dysregulation, maladaptive personality traits, and negative urgency in the association between childhood cumulative trauma (CCT) and psychological intimate partner violence (IPV). A total of 241 men a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social centrality and aggressive behavior in the elementary school: gender segregation, social structure, and psychological factors - Molano A, Jones SM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder among the staff of a mental health hospital: prevalence and risk factors - Olashore AA, Akanni OO, Molebatsi K, Ogunjumo JA.
BACKGROUND: Mental health service providers are frequently exposed to stress and violence in the line of duty. There is a dearth of data concerning the psychological sequelae of the frequent exposure to stress and violence, especially among those who work ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

So gross and yet so far away: psychological distance moderates the effect of disgust on moral judgment - van Dijke M, van Houwelingen G, De Cremer D, De Schutter L.
People morally evaluate norm violations that occur at various distances from the self (e.g., a corrupt politician vs. a cheating spouse). Yet, distance is rarely studied as a moderator of moral judgment processes. We focus on the influence of disgust on mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Social support factors associated with psychological resilience among women survivors of intimate partner violence in Gauteng, South Africa - Machisa MT, Christofides N, Jewkes R.
BACKGROUND: Women's experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) increase their risk for mental ill health. However, some women exposed to IPV and adversity are psychologically resilient and function well despite these exposures. OBJECTIVES: We c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Are you always anxious? Psychologist on why more of us are crippled with anxiety than ever before
A new survey reveals more than 40 percent of us suffer from anxiety, with more than 20 percent of those polled admitting they are more anxious than five years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia
Benefits include better functional health, sleep - related quality of life, psychological well - being (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

An exploration of alcohol use amongst undergraduate female psychology students at a South African university - Govender I, Nel K, Sibuyi XM.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use amongst tertiary education students, particularly female undergraduates, is increasing. Heavy alcohol use by tertiary students leads to a variety of alcohol-related problems such as damage to property, poor academic performance, pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- Digital cognitive behavioral therapy (dCBT) is effective in improving functional health, psychological well-being, and sleep-related quality of life in people reporting insomnia, according to a study published online Sept. 25... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tourette's syndrome: 400 genetic mutations found
New research sheds light on the possible genetic causes of Tourette's syndrome and the brain development disruptions that characterize the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

When Is Teenage Plastic Surgery vs Cosmetic Surgery Okay? When Is Teenage Plastic Surgery vs Cosmetic Surgery Okay?
When it comes to performing plastic surgery on adolescents, what psychological and ethical issues should be considered? Find out what there is to know.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Deprescribing Antipsychotics for Dementia and Insomnia Deprescribing Antipsychotics for Dementia and Insomnia
Find out when to consider deprescribing antipsychotic therapy for insomnia or behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Climate change apathy, not denial, is the biggest threat to our planet | Leo Barasi
The easy way to cut emissions – closing coal power stations – is exhausted. Now the public has to be convinced to make sacrificesThree years after world leaders signed theParis climate agreement, we ’re about to better understand what that deal means for how we live our lives. On Monday, a major report from the UN’s climate science panel will set out what it will take to limit global warming to 1.5C, the key Paris target.There are reasons to think the world is, finally, getting to grips with climate change. Carbon emissions are still rising but more slowly than before, and in many countries they &rs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Leo Barasi Tags: Climate change Environment Science Psychology Books Paris climate agreement Source Type: news

Health insurer policies may discourage use of non-opioid alternatives for lower back pain
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Public and private health insurance policies in the US are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain, a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bridging neuropsychology and forensic psychology: executive function overlaps with the central eight risk and need factors - Cheng J, O'Connell ME, Wormith JS.
This article advances the biosocial integration into traditional criminological theories by focusing on the potential contribution of executive function (EF) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of depression in a patient with severe traumatic brain injury - Iliceto A, Seiler RL, Sarkar K.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) commonly presents with a constellation of findings, including physical, cognitive, and psychological disturbances. Traditionally, few options have been available for long-term management of mood symptoms for post-TB... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Socio-demographic characteristics as correlates of psychological distress - Okoro JN, Ezeonwuka CN, Onu JU.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to assess the level of psychological distress of offenders newly brought into prison custody in a Nigerian prison and investigate the relationship with socio-demographic and penal characteristics. DESIGN/METHODO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Odor sensitivity impairment: a behavioral marker of psychological distress? - Houghton DC, Howard SL, Uhde TW, Paquet C, Schlosser RJ, Cortese BM.
OBJECTIVE: Enhanced odor sensitivity, particularly toward threat-related cues, may be adaptive during periods of danger. Research also suggests that chronic psychological distress may lead to functional changes in the olfactory system that cause heightened... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sustainability of psychological first aid training for the disaster response workforce - Birkhead GS, Vermeulen K.
Psychological first aid (PFA) is a set of tools designed to help responders address stress-related reactions among survivors immediately after a disaster or traumatic event. Helping survivors feel safe, reducing stressrelated symptoms, and fostering positi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sex differences in the association between cannabis use and suicidal ideation and attempts, depression, and psychological distress among Canadians - Halladay JE, Boyle MH, Munn C, Jack SM, Georgiades K.
BACKGROUND: Depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders are leading causes of morbidity worldwide. The most commonly used illicit substance is cannabis and there is some evidence that the association between cannabis use and poor mental health is more... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Exposure to community violence and substance use among Black men who have sex with men: examining the role of psychological distress and criminal justice involvement - Hotton A, Quinn K, Schneider J, Voisin D.
This study examined associations between exposure to community violence (ECV) and subst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Young people with left-behind experiences in childhood have higher levels of psychological resilience - Liang L, Yang Y, Xiao Q.
This study investigated the development of psychological capital and its relationship with adult attachment in Chinese college students with left-behind experiences in childhood. The results show that the psychological capital of left-behind experiences in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological autopsy review on mental health crises and suicide among youth in Pakistan - Abdullah M, Khalily MT, Ahmad I, Hallahan B.
In this study, we wanted to investigate methods utilized and the psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Peer victimization through a trauma lens: identifying who is at risk for negative outcomes - Hong IK, Wang W, Pepler DJ, Craig WM.
Peer victimization is a chronic stressor that occurs within the context of peer interactions and has been robustly associated with numerous negative psychological and social adjustment problems. Although increased frequency of peer victimization has been l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Parental harsh discipline and adolescent problem behavior in China: perceived normativeness as a moderator - Liu L, Wang M.
This study examined the relations between parental harsh discipline (psychological aggression and corporal punishment) and adolescents' externalizing and internalizing problem behaviors and the moderating effects of adolescents' perceived normativeness of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Maternal experiences of intimate partner violence and C-reactive protein levels in young children in Tanzania - Slopen N, Zhang J, Urlacher SS, De Silva G, Mittal M.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a critical public health issue that impacts women and children across the globe. Prior studies have documented that maternal experiences of IPV are associated with adverse psychological and physical health outcomes in chi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Quiz: The link Between Partner Abuse and Gynecologic Cancer
How do physical, sexual, and psychological abuse impact cancer? Take our latest quiz to find out. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Too Little, Too Much: How Poverty and Wealth Affect Our Minds
We all know the downsides of being poor. But what about the downsides of being rich? This week, we explore the psychology of scarcity...and excess.(Image credit: Andrea Cappelli/Picture Press/Getty Images/Picture Press RM) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Schmidt Source Type: news

Personality missing from BBC sporting contest | Brief letters
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music | Sports Personality of the Year | Inequality and lack of empathy | Nuclear threat | Tequila brand ambassadorMy abiding memory of the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music of 1970 (Letters, 3 October), to give it its full title, was Pink Floyd coming on stage in the early hours with a local women ’s choir to perform Atom Heart Mother, not to mention Led Zeppelin headlining on the Sunday night. It was a fantastic lineup and, as a Glasto regular gearing up for the ticket sale this Sunday, I am so glad that Michael Eavis was there with us at the Shepton Mallet showgrou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: BBC Sports Personality of the Year Festivals Psychology Music Culture Led Zeppelin Glastonbury festival Music festivals Michael Eavis Science Media Inequality Poverty Social exclusion Society Nuclear weapons World news Source Type: news

This Is the Best Way to Break Up With Someone, According to Experts
There are few feelings worse than being dumped. But being the one to end the relationship may be a close second. The truth is, breakups aren’t easy for either person. But if you’re the one doing the dumping, there are a few things you can do to make the experience less painful for both you and your partner. Here’s the best way to break up with somebody, according to relationship experts. Tell the truth — but don’t be cruel If you’re ending a relationship, you owe it to the other person to explain why, says Rachel Sussman, a New York City psychotherapist and author of The Breakup Bible. &...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Building Strength And Resilience After A Sexual Assault: What Works
Sexual assault is still a highly stigmatized form of trauma, and that can complicate recovery for years, psychologists find. PTSD, depression and anxiety aren't unusual, but treatment can help.(Image credit: Hero Images/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: April Fulton Source Type: news

Font of all knowledge? Researchers develop typeface they say can boost memory
Researchers say font, which slants to the left and has gaps in each letter, can aid recall•Click here to read this article in Sans ForgeticaAustralian researchers say they have developed a new tool that could help students cramming for exams – a font that helps the reader remember information.Melbourne-based RMIT University ’s behavioural business lab and design school teamed up to create “Sans Forgetica”, which they say uses psychological and design theories to aid memory retention.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Martin Tags: Design Science Australian education Australia news Australian universities Source Type: news

Teachers' views on LGBQ students are changing
(Springer) Over the past decade, the American school environment has become slightly more receptive towards students who identify as being either lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer (LGBQ). This is, in part, thanks to the changing attitudes of teachers, who have a substantial influence on school culture. In a new study published in Springer's journal Social Psychology of Education, William Hall and Grayson Rodgers document the attitudes of American teachers nationwide towards the LGBQ community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nanoparticles to treat snakebites
(PLOS) Venomous snakebites affect 2.5 million people, and annually cause more than 100,000 deaths and leave 400,000 individuals with permanent physical and psychological trauma each year. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now described a new approach to treating snake bites, using nanoparticles to bind to venom toxins and prevent the spread of venom through the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sexual harassment and assault affects women’s health later in life
Sexual harassment and assault are psychologically traumatizing, but a new study has linked these attacks with long-term physical health consequences as well. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that women who had experienced harassment or assault were about twice as likely to have elevated blood pressure and insomnia. "When it comes to sexual harassment or sexual assault, our study shows that lived experiences may have a serious impact on women’s health, both mental and physical," Rebecca Thurston, a professor of psychiatry at the Pitt School of Medicine and the study’s senior author...
Source: ABC News: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump ’s Attack Against Christine Blasey Ford Mischaracterizes How Memory Works, Experts Say
President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, for not remembering certain details about the alleged incident. “How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember,'” Trump said, imitating Ford. “How did you get there? ‘I don’t remember.'” Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her and pinning her down on a bed during a gathering in Maryland in the 1980s, a charge Kavanaugh has denied. During her testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week...
Source: TIME: Science - October 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Cooney Tags: Uncategorized memory onetime Source Type: news

Science Says You Should Embrace Hugging
When a loved one has a tough day, you probably give them a hug without a second thought. And a new study says that simple act may have a larger effect than you realize. Hugs can have a measurable impact on mood and stress after social conflict, according to a paper published Wednesday in PLOS One. The gesture seemed to increase positive feelings and reduce negative ones on days when people experienced relationship problems, the study found. “A very simple, straightforward behavior — hugging — might be an effective way of supporting both men and women who are experiencing conflict in their relationships,&r...
Source: TIME: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

World Mental Health Day
(WMHDAY) is being held on October 10th 2018. The World Federation for Mental Health is focusing the 2018 WMHDAY campaign on ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’. They want to bring attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy, and resilient.Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group works with authors from around the world to produce and disseminate systematic reviews of healthcare interventions for treating and preventing a range of mental health problems. Some of the conditions they cover include ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

10 Simple Ways to Relieve Depersonalization
Depersonalization Disorder is a persistent feeling of being disconnected from your body and thoughts. It can feel like you’re living in a dream, or looking at yourself from outside your body. The world may feel like it’s flat and unreal, as if it’s in 2D or behind a pane of glass. Depersonalization Disorder can be an intensely frightening experience. It’s generally brought on by trauma (from violence, abuse, panic attacks) or, as is becoming more common, a bad drug experience. It’s also a surprisingly common condition: It’s estimated that 50% of all people will experience feelings of dep...
Source: Psych Central - October 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shaun O' Connor Tags: Anxiety Dissociation Dissociative Personal Stories Psychology Self-Help Trauma Depersonalization Source Type: news

Sexual assault victims more likely to have anxiety and depression – study
Poor sleep and high blood pressure are also more common in women with experience of assault or harassment, research showsWomen who have experienced sexual assault or harassment are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, anxiety, high blood pressure and symptoms of depression, new research has revealed.While the study cannot prove that the events are behind the greater likelihood of such health problems, researchers say it highlights an important link.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Rape and sexual assault Sexual harassment Society Depression Health Anxiety World news Psychology Science Source Type: news

Predictors of Adolescent Adjustment Following TBI Predictors of Adolescent Adjustment Following TBI
How do interpersonal stressors and social support from family, friends, and school relationships influence adolescent adjustment after traumatic brain injury?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Your Dog Is Probably Dumber Than You Think, a New Study Says
Your dog may be a good boy—but he’s not as smart as you think, a new research article suggests. Dogs have a unique set of cognitive abilities, but they’re not inherently smarter than other animals, says the new paper, which was published in the journal Learning & Behavior. “Dogs are special, but they’re not exceptional,” says co-author Britta Osthaus, a senior lecturer in psychology at Christ Church University in the UK. “They’re smart, but they’re not stand-out smart.” The research was inspired by lead author Stephen Lea’s prior role as editor of the jo...
Source: TIME: Science - October 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Your Dog Is Probably Dumber Than You Think, a New Study Says
Your dog may be a good boy—but he’s not as smart as you think, a new research article suggests. Dogs have a unique set of cognitive abilities, but they’re not inherently smarter than other animals, says the new paper, which was published in the journal Learning & Behavior. “Dogs are special, but they’re not exceptional,” says co-author Britta Osthaus, a senior lecturer in psychology at Christ Church University in the UK. “They’re smart, but they’re not stand-out smart.” The research was inspired by lead author Stephen Lea’s prior role as editor of the jo...
Source: TIME: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Vietnam veteran marks 10 years of walks to raise money for UCLA ’s Operation Mend
Charity ManessRic Ryan has become known as the “Walking Man of Murphys.”Ric Ryan, 72, fought for his country in Vietnam, has had both knees and one hip replaced and, in August, was struck by a car at a crosswalk.The car accident took him out of action for several weeks, but soon he was back trekking along the streets near his hometown of Murphys, California to raise money for a UCLA program that helps wounded veterans of post 9-11 conflicts, most of whom weren ’t even born when Ryan was a Marine fighting in the jungles of Vietnam.In 2008, Ryan saw a TV news story about UCLA Health ’sOperation Mend. ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Discrimination Makes Positive Living Hard for Adolescents
[The Herald] Stigma towards people living with HIV has been blamed for many negative consequences including poor adherence to therapy and psychological stress. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Complex PTSD: Trauma, Learning, and Behavior in the Classroom
Complex post traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) occurs with repeated ongoing exposure to traumatic events. Often CPTSD is a result of early traumatic relationships with caregivers. In this article we consider the effects of early traumatic relationships on learning. Many children with a history of trauma have trouble with learning in the classroom and do not perform as well as their peers. The connection between early interpersonal trauma and learning is particularly relevant when considering the ability to maintain attention and concentration. Often, early traumatic relationships impair more than emotion regulation abiliti...
Source: Psych Central - October 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Abuse Attention Deficit Disorder Bullying Children and Teens PTSD School Issues Students Trauma C-PTSD Childhood Trauma Classroom Behavior complex post-traumatic stress disorder Source Type: news

A Good Marriage May Help You Live Longer. Here ’s Why
If you have a happy marriage, “’til death do us part” may be a long ways off. Married people who rated their unions as “very happy” or “pretty happy” had roughly 20% lower odds of dying early than people who said their marriages were “not too happy,” according to a recent study published in the journal Health Psychology. The work expands on existing studies that have linked marriage to a number of positive health outcomes, from a healthy heart to a trimmer waistline. The study was based on interview responses from more than 19,000 married people up to age 90 who partici...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the link between brain fog and rheumatoid arthritis?
Brain fog is a less well-known symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). People with RA may have difficulty concentrating, or they may have memory problems. Learn about the link between RA and brain fog here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news