NUS and Stanford researchers uncover a new mindset that predicts success
(National University of Singapore) To succeed in modern life, people need to accomplish challenging tasks effectively. Many successful entrepreneurs, businesspeople, students, athletes and more, tend to be more strategic -- and hence, more effective -- than others at meeting such challenges. A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that one important psychological factor behind their success may be a 'strategic mindset'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Assessing risk and protective factors in clinical and judicial child-to-parent violence cases - Loinaz I, Sousa AM.
Child-to-parent violence takes different forms (physical, psychological or economic) and can be addressed in the judicial system or in clinical practice. The current paper compares 61 clinical and 30 judicialized cases that were evaluated using the Child-t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Beliefs about young children as witnesses: a survey of experienced defense lawyers and psychological expert witnesses in Norway - Kostopoulos MB, Iversen S, Magnussen S, Melinder A.
Defense lawyers (n = 51) and psychologists (n = 49) with experience in court cases involving child witnesses were surveyed on their beliefs about young child witnesses, defined as children in the age range of 3-6 years. The survey included 13 questions pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Attachment, coping, and psychological symptoms among military veterans and active duty personnel - Romero DH, Riggs SA, Raiche E, McGuffin J, Captari LE.
Background and Objectives: Military service is a stressful occupation, including increased risk for psychological distress. In order to provide the best care for service members and veterans (SMVs), it is important to understand personality and behavioral ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Assaultive Staff Action Program (ASAP): thirty year program analysis - Flannery RB.
The Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP) is a voluntary, system-wide, peer-help, crisis intervention program to address the psychological sequellae in staff victims of patient assaults. Its functions and service provisions have been reported in previous f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Online psychotherapy for the COVID era: digital healthcare with insights from Auschwitz?, The Mental Elf
M. David Enoch writes his debut elf blog on a recent article in the BJPsych Bulletin about the trailblazing use of online interventions to enable autonomous psychological care. His blog also suggests that during the current pandemic we may learn something important from Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy, which was born out of the horrors of the World War II concentration camps. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protesting Police Brutality and Racial Oppression Is Essential Work
As thousands of people march in the streets to protest police brutality, many worry about the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Protesters do not always social distance or wear masks. It is difficult to maintain six feet of separation when the streets fill quickly; it can be tough to call out for change behind a mask; and silent protests feel inadequate when the goal is to finally have one’s voice heard. Because of mass gatherings, COVID-19 cases are projected to rise. This is particularly frightening for people living in places, like Minneapolis, where daily hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 are on the rise or ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brooke Cunningham Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

We can no longer ignore the potential of psychedelic drugs to treat depression | Robin Carhart-Harris
At Imperial College we ’ve been comparing psilocybin to conventional antidepressants – and the results are likely to be game-changingThe world is experiencing a devastating physical health emergency. But the coronavirus pandemic has also seen a renewed focus on our psychological wellbeing. Loneliness, uncertainty and grief may be intensifying an already acute mental health crisis, and in the US there has been a20% spike in the number of prescriptions for antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs during lockdown. Demand for key antidepressants is threatening toexceed supply in the UK – where prescriptions have...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin Carhart-Harris Tags: Mental health Depression Society Drugs Science Psychology Source Type: news

Returning to the workplace: safety considerations for practising psychologists, BPS
During the recovery phase following Covid-19, there will be significant challenges facing psychologists when returning to the workplace. Psychologists aim to make people they work with feel secure and this can only be done when they themselves are feeling safe and are physically protected from immediate infection danger. Government policy varies between nations and this guidance sets out the need for balanced decision-making about ways of working, and the ongoing safety considerations for psychologists and their clients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychological assessment of adults with learning or intellectual disabilities undertaken remotely, BPS
These guidelines have the same scope as those developed for the profession as a whole, but relate specifically to psychological assessment of adults with learning/intellectual disabilities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

End of life care during the coronavirus pandemic, BPS
This is a guide for psychologists working in palliative care, who need to think about the End of Life Care pathway for patients, relatives and healthcare staff during Covid-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to End Pandemic Fights With Your Partner
Couples ’ fights in lockdown are often about the unremitting intensity of togetherness. The sooner you de-escalate a fight, the sooner you can begin working on real solutions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephen Marche Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Marriages Psychology and Psychologists Quarantines Dating and Relationships Coronavirus Reopenings Source Type: news

Addressing sexual violence in sport: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine issues position statement
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Sexual violence is a serious problem with potentially severe and lasting negative effects on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of victims -- including athletes. A new American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Position Statement on sexual violence in sport was published simultaneously in four leading sports medicine journals, including Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR), official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (CJSM), official journal of the AMSSM. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How much color do we really see?
(Dartmouth College) Color awareness has long been a puzzle for researchers in neuroscience and psychology, who debate over how much color observers really perceive. A study from Dartmouth in collaboration with Amherst College finds that people are aware of surprisingly limited color in their peripheral vision; much of our sense of a colorful visual world is likely constructed by our brain. The findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What happens when you have an affair with your therapist?
Erotic transference can be completely devastating, and handling it requires extreme careThere ’s nothing quite like it. You sit together in hushed intimacy, just the two of you, finally revealing lifelong secrets. The atmosphere is exquisitely calm, the tranquillity shot through with alertness as the world shifts, brilliantly refigured, and relief floods in. You have the certainty that you are protected and profoundly understood by someone who is on your side. As Freud wrote, “Analysis is, in essence, a cure through love.”From the very act of revelation, a feeling of affinity can grow. In such safety and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Briscoe Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Beyond Protests: 5 More Ways To Channel Anger Into Action To Fight Racism
Social justice advocates and psychologists point to a range of strategies to promote racial justice, including using your creative energy and talents. Political engagement and self-care help, too.(Image credit: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

'It ’s psychologically easier': how anti-vaxxers capitalised on coronavirus fears to spread misinformation
While many believe a Covid-19 vaccine will be a ‘ticket out’, experts are concerned getting people to take it is the real challengeSign up for Guardian Australia ’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsWhen Susan had a baby daughter, she was not planning on having her vaccinated. It didn ’t seem abnormal to her – most of her mothers’ group didn’t vaccinate either.“I had friends who believed in natural healing, healthy food, being vegan, eating raw food. I just didn’t think that vaccines were necessary.”&...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tory Shepherd Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Health Infectious diseases Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

Cultural Marxist academic proposes abusing children based on their skin color: 'White kids don’t deserve innocence'
(Natural News) Marxist academic Tim Wise appeared on CNN where he proposed subjecting white children to psychological torture, proclaiming that “white kids don’t deserve innocence.” (Article by Shane Trejo republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com) “I think that the important thing for white parents to keep in the front of our mind is that if black children in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling hopeless after a tough week? Here are 5 things that may help
The protests, unrest, outrage and fear have been impossible to ignore this week, and they come amid a pandemic that had already turned life upside down. CNN reached out to some psychologists for suggestions on ways to get through it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Psychological Distress' Tripled During Pandemic
Overall, psychological distress more than tripled between 2018 and this spring -- from 4% of U.S. adults in 2018 to 14% in April. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Types of Narcissism Share This Trait
Narcissism is many faceted and comes in several types. Narcissists will use a variety of tactics and defenses to keep you insecure and ensure their status and that their needs are met. It’s easy to be confused, but it’s important to understand and spot which type of narcissist you’re dealing with. Recently, two research teams have identified a common trait. The Grandiose Narcissist Although there are different kinds and degrees of narcissism, for years research mainly focused on the familiar — exhibitionistic narcissists who seek the limelight. These are the boastful grandiose narcissists who are pu...
Source: Psych Central - June 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Narcissism Personality Codependency Covert Narcissist entitlement grandiose narcissism Malignant narcissism Narcissistic Personality Disorder Source Type: news

‘ Psychological Distress ’ Has Tripled in U.S. During Pandemic, Survey Shows
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

' Psychological Distress' Has Tripled in U.S. During Pandemic, Survey Shows
FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 -- COVID-19 is taking a heavy toll on Americans'mental health, a new nationwide survey shows. Overall, psychological distress more than tripled between 2018 and this spring -- from 4% of U.S. adults in 2018 to 14% in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Philippines ’ Senior Citizens Vulnerabilities Increase Because of COVID-19 Lockdown
Senior citizens supervise the construction of a community-run tree nursery and collective farm in Alangalang of Philippine’s Eastern Visayas region. Courtesy: Divisoria Peatland Farmers Association/WEAVERBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , Jun 5 2020 (IPS) In the Philippines, May has long been a month of joy when farmers harvest their rice crop and celebrate the Pahiyas harvest festival. But this year, the mood was somber. The food production and supply system also affected, thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, and the economy frozen. As a result, millions of Filipinos, especially senior citizens, are now looking at an u...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Shedding Some Light at the End of the Covid-19 Tunnel: Plotting a Way Forward
By Asif ZamanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) Lockdowns have been the main measures to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 infections. But lockdowns typically incur huge economic costs, distributed unevenly in economies and societies. In fact, some governments acknowledged that they were choosing ‘life over economy’. ‘Life vs. Economy’: A false dichotomy As lockdowns have been repeatedly extended arguing that economy can be revived but not the dead, it has become increasingly clear that ‘lives and livelihoods’ are intrinsically intertwined. The longer the lockdowns, higher i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asif Zaman Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Social and psychological consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak: the experiences of Taiwan and Hong Kong - Lei MK, Klopack ET.
This article discusses the value of studying past social and psychological responses to pandemics and natural disasters in understanding reactions to coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19). By examining severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) experiences ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety, and stress as a function of psychological strains: towards an etiological theory of mood disorders and psychopathologies - Zhang J, Huen JMY, Lew B, Chistopolskaya K, Talib MA, Siau CS, Leung ANM.
BACKGROUND: The etiological factors of mood disorders and psychopathologies are understudied. In this paper, we explored whether social psychological strains are related to depression, anxiety, and stress in non-clinical populations. METHODS: 6,305 col... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The contribution of interpersonal violence victimization types to psychological distress among youth - Renner LM, Schwab-Reese LM, Coppola EC, Boel-Studt S.
BACKGROUND: Associations between different types of victimization and symptomology among youth remain unclear due to methodological limitations preventing the identification of the independent contribution of each type of violence. OBJECTIVE: The purpose... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual minority status and psychological risk for suicide attempt: a serial multiple mediation model of social support and emotion regulation - Chang CJ, Fehling KB, Selby EA.
The current study examined the relation between sexual minority status, social support, emotion dysregulation, and suicide attempt in a community sample. A total of 388 community and college adults completed a one-time survey examining self-injury and suic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Network analysis of reflective functioning and conduct problems during adolescence - Morosan L, Fonseca-Pedrero E, Debban é M.
OBJECTIVE: Low reflective functioning (RF), characterized by the inability to understand behaviors in terms of mental states, has been linked to different psychological problems. However, the mechanisms through which RF is linked to conduct problems need f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Divine spiritual struggles and psychological adjustment among adolescents who have been sexually abused - Jouriles EN, Rancher C, Mahoney A, Kurth C, Cook K, McDonald R.
OBJECTIVE: The present research consists of two studies examining the link between divine spiritual struggles--questions, doubts, and distress about one's relationship to God or a higher power--and psychological adjustment among adolescents who have been s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cumulative psychological trauma, emotional regulation, and orthopedic injury in a sample of pre-professional and professional dancers and college athletes - Thomson P, Jaque SV.
In this study, dancers and athletes were examined to determine the relationship among chil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A primary care-based program: managing problematic interactive media use by adolescents and young adults - Pluhar E, Jhe G, Tsappis M.
In today's digital age, there has been an increase in problematic interactive media use (PIMU), which refers to the unrestrained use of interactive screen media, affecting the individual's physical, psychological, or social health in profound ways. Despite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Considering habit in research on travel mode choice: a literature review with a two-level methodology - Havl íčková D, Zamecnik P.
This study used sources from selected databases to provide an overview of the role of habit in choosing a mode of travel. The articles were selected from two levels. The first included selected studies that considered the psychological aspects of travel mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Analysis of Russians' views on personal qualities as a basis for prosocial safe behavior factors' identification - Kislyakov PA, Shmeleva EA.
BACKGROUND: Currently, the research on social psychology, security psychology, professional psychology, and environmental psychology indicates that prosocial behavior is a predictor or factor for ensuring security (for individuals, groups, societies, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Unnecessary force by police: insights from evolutionary psychology - James L, Todak N, Savage J.
The police function in modern society is grounded in the legitimate authority to use force to produce an overall increase in public safety. This authority is granted by a social contract between the police and citizenry, and predicated on the public's fait... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Immune from chronic stress? Limit inflammatory signaling to specific brain circuits
(Florida Atlantic University) Chronic stress is associated with the pathogenesis of psychological disorders such as depression. A study is the first to identify the role of a neuronal receptor that straddles the intersection between social stress, inflammation, and anxiety in rodent models of stress. Findings suggest the possibility of developing better medications to treat the consequences of chronic stress by limiting inflammatory signaling not just generally, which may not be beneficial in the long run, but to specific brain circuits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Zealanders' attitudes changed after pandemic lockdown
(American Psychological Association) In the first few weeks of the lockdown of New Zealand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents reported a slight increase in mental distress but higher levels of confidence in the government, science and the police, as well as greater patriotism, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Talking about death - end of life care guidance for the psychological workforce, BPS
The way we communicate as staff is affected by cultural taboos and also by our own beliefs and experiences, and our personal beliefs and values can affect our clinical decisions and willingness to talk about death. This document lays out some useful guidance to help managers and supervisors support staff and colleagues who are caring for patients who are dying. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dogs Do Want to Rescue Trapped Owners, Experiments Show
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 -- Lassie desperately trying to get Timmy out of the well isn't a myth -- your dog really wants to save you, a new study suggests. " It's a pervasive legend, " said researcher Joshua Van Bourg, a graduate student in psychology... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psychological resilience and current stressful events as potential mediators between adverse childhood experiences and depression among college students in Eritrea - Kelifa MO, Yang Y, Herbert C, He Q, Wang P.
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are well recognized remote risks for adulthood depression. However, proximal processes for this relationship is still an ongoing research endeavor, particularly among college students living in resource-limi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological characteristics of patients seeking bariatric treatment versus those seeking medical treatment for obesity: is bariatric surgery a last best hope? - Gaudrat B, Andrieux S, Florent V, Rousseau A.
PURPOSE: Bariatric surgery (BS) is considered the most effective treatment for severe obesity. Nevertheless, long-term studies have identified some concerning issues, such as increased postoperative rates of suicide and substance use disorders. Some invest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The development and validation of the bushfire psychological preparedness scale - Boylan JL, Lawrence C.
In Australia and many other bushfire-prone countries, at-risk residents are encouraged to share the responsibility of bushfire management by preparing themselves physically and psychologically for bushfires [1]. However, to date, much of the focus of the r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What does it mean to psychologically prepare for a disaster? A systematic review - Boylan JL, Lawrence C.
In Australia and many other bushfire prone countries, at-risk residents are encouraged to physically and psychological prepare for bushfires to reduce their impact. To date, the primary focus of research has been on understanding and improving physical pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rapid access to brief psychological treatments for self-harm and suicidal crisis - Saini P, Kullu C, Mullin E, Boland J, Taylor P.
Suicide is an important public health issue. Over 800 000 people die by suicide each year worldwide,1 and approximately 6000 people per year in the UK.2 Self-harm is a public health priority.3 Self-harm is defined as any intentional act of self-injury or s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The psychological impact of confinement linked to the coronavirus epidemic COVID-19 in Algeria - Madani A, Boutebal SE, Bryant CR.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in countries around the world. The impact of this virus is very great on populations following the application of total and partial containment measures. Our study aims to study the psychological impact of total an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Nigeria: COVID-19 Stress? Your Psychological First Aid Kit
[Premium Times] Feelings of hopelessness, reduced ability to endure frustration and irritability are examples of some psychological red flags. They are warnings that a physical or psychological breakdown is imminent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Survey finds large increase in psychological distress reported among US adults during the COVID-19 pandemic
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new survey conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health during the COVID-19 pandemic found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of US adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress -- from 3.9% in 2018 to 13.6% in April 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cognitive behavior therapy tops other psychotherapies in reducing inflammation
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A review of 56 randomized clinical trials finds that psychological and behavioral therapies may be effective non-drug treatments for reducing disease-causing inflammation in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chapman University national study highlights wide-ranging effects of COVID-19 pandemic
(Chapman University) The Chapman University National COVID-19 and Mental Health Survey (Spring 2020) examined the experiences of 4,149 adults living in the United States, asking questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting mental health, physical health, romantic relationships and encounters of prejudice. The study was led by David Frederick, an associate professor of health psychology at Chapman University, along with 11 members of the Chapman University Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news