'Zoom fatigue' is setting in: What it is and how to prevent it
Although the term may not be found in psychology textbooks, experts say "Zoom fatigue," named for the popular videoconferencing software, has become all too common in the COVID-19 era, with so many people working from home and holding meetings online. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

How to get rid of spots: Take this natural supplement daily to clear up your acne
HOW TO get rid of spots: Acne sufferers often report physical pain and psychological distress as a result of their skin condition but there are supplements shown to help. In fact, taking a mineral supplement led to a 100 percent reduction in one study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The use of the apron and disaster baby carriers to improve the exclusive breastfeeding self-efficacy of mothers in disaster-affected zones in Indonesia - Sarimin DS, Ponidjan TS, Wanda D.
Disasters have psychological effects on breastfeeding mothers due to the high potential to reduce the production of breast milk, which may affect the ability of breastfeeding mothers to provide nutritious food to their babies. The stress from natural disas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The role of psychological distress in the relationship between drinking motives and hazardous drinking in older adults - van Gils Y, Franck E, Dierckx E, van Alphen SPJ, Dom G.
INTRODUCTION: Drinking motives seem to be the most proximal predictors of alcohol outcomes. Consequently, these are an essential factor to consider as they may influence the extent to which alcohol is used in a risky way, even in older adults. OBJECTIVE:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Physical and psychological factors associated with poor self-reported health status in older adults with falls - Kim J, Byun M, Kim M.
This study describes the differences in individual, phy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Parent-child conflict profiles in Chinese American immigrant families: links to sociocultural factors and school-age children's psychological adjustment - Chung S, Zhou Q, Kho C, Main A.
Research suggests that parent-child conflict is a salient family process in Asian immigrant families and often a stressful experience for Asian American youth due to value discrepancies between Asian and Western cultures. The present study examined ratings... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Resilience factors contributing to mental health among people affected by the Fukushima disaster: development of Fukushima Resilience Scale - Takebayashi Y, Maeda M, Orui M, Nakajima S, Momoi M, Ito A, Sato H, Yasumura S, Ohto H.
AIM: The aims of the present study were to develop and validate a psychological resilience scale reflecting the specificity of the Fukushima disaster, and to examine the effects of this scale on mental health. METHODS: The Fukushima Resilience Scal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Socioeconomic status and differential psychological and immune responses to a human-caused disaster - Jiang Y, Zilioli S, Rodriguez-Stanley J, Peek KM, Cutchin MP.
OBJECTIVES: Individuals from different socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds may respond variably to stressful events, and such differences are likely to contribute to health disparities. The current study leveraged data collected before and after a petro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Psychological distress of suicide attempters predicts one-year suicidal deaths during 2007-2016: a population-based study - Wu CY, Lee MB, Liao SC, Chan CT, Liu LYD, Chen CY.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Of the risk factors for suicide, prior attempt is regarded as one of the strongest for subsequent attempts or completed suicide. This large-scale cohort study aims to examine whether the distress level of individual mental symptoms and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Who reports low interactive psychology status? An investigation based on Chinese coal miners - Han S, Chen H, Harris J, Long R.
In mine safety and health research, psychological issues have always been neglected. This paper aims to identify the psychological perceptions of workers with respect to the mine environment and interpersonal environment across the whole production system.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

School psychologists and suicide risk assessment: role perception and competency - Erps KH, Ochs S, Myers CL.
As the second leading cause of death for adolescents, suicide is a major concern for school personnel. School psychologists' training in mental health makes them well-positioned to lead in suicide prevention efforts; however, studies have shown a lack of p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Examining the role of school psychologists as providers of mental and behavioral health services - Eklund K, DeMarchena SL, Rossen E, Izumi JT, Vaillancourt K, Kelly SR.
The school setting represents the most common setting by which youth receive mental and behavioral health (MBH) services (Farmer et al., 2003, Psychiatr Serv, 54, 60-66). Nevertheless, many school psychologists are not providing MBH services despite the hi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A Long Road to Recovery: Lung Rehab Needed After COVID-19 A Long Road to Recovery: Lung Rehab Needed After COVID-19
Experts discuss the potential for long-term lung and organ damage after severe COVID-19 and emphasize need for rehabilitation to treat weakness and psychological concerns from prolonged ICU stays.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

When to release lockdown? A wellbeing framework for analysing costs and benefits, Institute of Labor Economics
It is politicians who have to decide when to release the lockdown, and how to do this. In doing so, they have to balance many considerations, often using limited or conflicting information, so that only the roughest of judgements can be made. For example, in the case of Covid-19, one has to compare the economic benefits of releasing the lockdown with the social and psychological benefits, and then compare the total of these with the increase in deaths that would result from an early exit. This paper proposes a way of doing this more systematically. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We need to develop mental health plans now to support front-line health workers
There can be no denying the psychological impact the pandemic will have on health workers and their families, writes Scott Maxwell. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Front-line health workers are under enormous stress, and we need to develop mental health support plans now
There can be no denying the psychological impact the pandemic will have on health workers and their families, writes Scott Maxwell. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Researchers call for new approach to some mental disorders
(Washington State University) Depression, anxiety and PTSD might not be disorders at all, according to a recent paper by Washington State University biological anthropologists. In the paper, the researchers propose a new approach to mental illness that would be informed by human evolution, noting that modern psychology, and in particular its use of drugs like antidepressants, has largely failed to reduce the prevalence of mental disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Looking good but feeling bad: "camouflaging" behaviors and mental health in women with autistic traits - Beck JS, Lundwall RA, Gabrielsen T, Cox JC, South M.
Autistic traits are associated with frequent psychological distress, suicidal ideation, and everyday functional challenges. These associations may be especially prominent in women. Some women with autistic traits "camouflage" feelings of awkwardness in typ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Global prevalence and risk factors for mental health problems in police personnel: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Syed S, Ashwick R, Schlosser M, Jones R, Rowe S, Billings J.
Police face an increased risk of developing mental health problems, yet reliable estimates of their psychological difficulties remain unknown. This systematic review and meta-analysis estimate the pooled prevalence and risk factors for mental health proble... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors related to presenteeism among South Korean workers exposed to workplace psychological adverse social behavior - Yi JS, Kim H.
This study identified factors of presenteeism among workers in South Korea, especially in relation to exposure to adverse social behaviors. Here, an adverse social behavior refers to any forms o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The link between major life events and quality of life: the role of compassionate abilities - Ferreira C, Barreto M, Oliveira S.
This study examined whether compassionate skills (the ability to be self-compassionate and to receive compassion from others) operate as mediator processes in the relationship between negative major life events and psychological quality of life (QoL), in 4... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Influence of values, attitudes towards transport modes and companions on travel behavior - Arroyo R, Ruiz T, Mars L, Rasouli S, Timmermans H.
The design and implementation of transport policies to promote active transport requires a deep comprehension of the factors that influence travel behavior. In this context, psychological factors and social interactions play an important role in explaining... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The importance of psychology for shaping legal cannabis regulation - Borodovsky JT, Sofis MJ, Grucza RA, Budney AJ.
Different patterns of cannabis use can be traced directly back to different interactions between 2 types of variables: pharmacological and environmental. As legal cannabis expands in the U.S. and around the world, state and national regulatory agencies are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The internal clock: a manifestation of a misguided mechanistic view of causation? - Eckard ML, Lattal KA.
Across various subfields within psychology, mechanistic causation is invoked regularly. When the temporal contiguity of the typical cause-effect relation is violated, mechanistic causation often assigns causal roles to mediating hypothetical constructs to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment
Psychologists say anxiety and uncertainty prompt irrational decisions — like turning down a transplant when an organ becomes available. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Hafner Tags: Transplants Emergency Medical Treatment Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Liver Fear (Emotion) Anxiety and Stress Cancer Heart your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Bristol scientists see through glass frogs ’ translucent camouflage
Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Publications, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Scien Source Type: news

Expert consensus on on-site medical rescue and transfer of children in an earthquake -
Children, as a special vulnerable group, are more susceptible to severe physical injury and psychological trauma in an earthquake. The Pediatric Disaster Branch of Chinese Pediatric Society of Chinese Medical Association and the Pediatric Branch of Chinese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The development and validation of a hazard perception test for Thai drivers - Manley H, Paisarnsrisomsuk N, Hill A, Horswill MS.
Thailand is a developing country with a high traffic accident fatality rate. However, few attempts have been made to understand crash risks in Thai drivers from a psychological perspective. The purpose of the present study was to develop and validate a lat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Assessment of association between NINJ2 polymorphisms and suicide attempts in an Iranian population - Safa A, Omrani MD, Nicknafs F, Oskooei VK, Taheri M, Ghafouri-Fard S.
Suicidal behavior as a psychological problem with high public health burden is associated with a number of genetically determined risk factors. In the current study, we investigated the association between two polymorphisms within the NINJ2 gene and risk o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Assessing health and safety concerns and psychological stressors among agricultural workers in the U.S. Midwest - Arora K, Cheyney M, Gerr F, Bhagianadh D, Gibbs J, Anthony TR.
There is limited research exploring agricultural workers' own perspectives on the relative importance of the hazards and stressors they experience. There is also a lack of evidence on whether this reporting differs by method of elicitation. Finally, very l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Differentiating perpetrators of intimate partner violence from other violent offenders using a statistical learning model: the role of cognition and life history variables - Fox JM, Reilly JL, Kosson DS, Brown A, Hanlon RE, Brook M.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a widespread crime that victimizes over 4-million women per year in the United States and results in significant monetary cost and unmeasured physical and psychological consequences for victims. Specialized IPV offender t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Deficiencies in scientific evidence for medical management of gender dysphoria - Hruz PW.
Individuals who experience a gender identity that is discordant with biological sex are increasingly presenting to physicians for assistance in alleviating associated psychological distress. In contrast to prior efforts to identify and primarily address un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Impact of gender-based violence on psychological distress and happiness in Le ón (Nicaragua) - Bonilla-Algovia E, Rivas-Rivero E, Vázquez JJ.
The researchers' aim for the current study is to analyze the impact of gender-based violence on mental health and happiness. The sample is composed of 136 women victims of intimate partner violence, who were living in poverty. The participants contacted th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Impact of perinatal death on the social and family context of the parents - Fern ández-Sola C, Camacho-Ávila M, Hernández-Padilla JM, Fernández-Medina IM, Jiménez-López FR, Hernández-Sánchez E, Conesa-Ferrer MB, Granero-Molina J.
BACKGROUND: Perinatal death (PD) is a painful experience, with physical, psychological and social consequences in families. Each year, there are 2.7 million perinatal deaths in the world and about 2000 in Spain. The aim of this study was to explore, descri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An A to Z of old words to calm and inspire hope
Have a ‘kaffeeklatsch’ until you become ‘unsoulclogged’: archaic soothing terms to use in troubling timesLike language, our emotions are universal and whatever fears and anxieties we are now experiencing, someone else in centuries gone by has felt the same way. Here is an A-Z of archaic and forgotten words that at some point in the past exactly described an elusive sense of peace, calm and delight. So, if you want to know your agathism from your euneirophrenia, read on and draw comfort from these linguistic odditiesAgathism It ’s hard to be an optimist knowing that there are tough times ahead....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Anthony Jones Tags: Books Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Culture Coronavirus outbreak Source Type: news

Psychological distress of patients experiencing different types of road traffic injuries in Vietnam - Hoang CL, Vu HM, Pham HQ, Nguyen HLT, Vu LG, Tran BX, Latkin CA, Ho RCM, Ho CSH.
Road-related injuries are often catastrophic, and the eighth leading cause of all-aged mortality. While psychological problems, including anxiety, driving phobia, and post-traumatic stress have been found to be common among injured survivors, the literatur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The psychological effects of a campus forest therapy program - Kim JG, Khil TG, Lim Y, Park K, Shin M, Shin WS.
This study aimed to examine the psychological effects of a campus forest therapy program. To evaluate these, pre-test and post-test control group design was employed. A total of 38 participants participated in this study (19 in the campus forest therapy pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social capital, deprivation and psychological well-being among young adolescents: a multilevel study from England and Wales - Jonsson KR, Busfield J, S ödergren M, Karen M, Adjei NK.
Examining the mechanisms influencing mental health and life satisfaction simultaneously allows for a better understanding of adolescents psychological well-being. Six indicators of neighbourhood social capital (NSC), neighbourhood socioeconomic deprivation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Appraisal and social support as moderators between stress and physical and psychological quality of life - Szkody E, McKinney C.
One proposed mechanism of social support is the facilitation of primary and secondary reappraisal of stressful situations. The current study examined the expansion of the original stress-buffering hypothesis to include primary or secondary appraisal in an ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How to Cope With Your Grief During Coronavirus Pandemic
FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 -- Grief is touching the lives of countless Americans as the COVID-19 death toll mounts. The death of a family member or close friend can be among the most difficult things you'll have to deal with, so the American Psychological... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

‘Could It Work as a Cure? Maybe.’ A Herbal Remedy for Coronavirus Is a Hit in Africa, But Experts Have Their Doubts
On April 20, the president calls a press conference to announce a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. It’s a new use for an old malaria treatment, he says, one that is seeing miraculous results among the country’s most ill patients. It’s so safe that even schoolchildren could take it. In fact, he urges them to do so daily, as a preventative. He admits that he, too, is taking the medicine. No, this is not the President of the United States touting an unproven remedy for a virus that has infected nearly 5 million people worldwide. It is Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, who is just as wi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Changing your look? There's a scientific explanation of why quarantine makeovers are so popular
With millions of Americans stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, people are not only changing their routines, but also their looks. Many are sharing their dramatic makeovers online. Vladimir Duthiers takes a look at the science and psychology behind these changes. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta speak with school psychologist John Kelly University of Pennsylvania psychology professor Angela Duckworth about the lasting effects the Covid-19 pandemic may have on children. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Psychological Benefits Of Having Things To Look Forward To
The coronavirus pandemic has canceled the plans and events we were excited about. Here's how to build positive anticipation when the future is so uncertain. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

End of life care pathway during coronavirus, 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) - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Psychology Behind Why Some Believe Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Here's what makes COVID-19 pandemic myths so easy to trust and who is more likely to believe them. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Psychology Behind Why People Believe Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Here's what makes COVID-19 pandemic myths so easy to trust and who is more likely to believe them. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Can Learn From Endurance Athletes About Getting Through This Pandemic
Long-distance runners, cyclists and triathletes can teach us about how to move through extended periods of discomfort. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brad Stulberg Tags: New York City Marathon Triathlon Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Psychology and Psychologists Athletics and Sports Source Type: news

High stress related to coronavirus is the new normal for many parents, says new APA survey
(American Psychological Association) Nearly half of parents of children under age 18 say their stress levels related to the coronavirus pandemic are high, with managing their kids' online learning a significant source of stress for many, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical Isolation During Covid-19 Pandemic Tied to Sleep Problems Medical Isolation During Covid-19 Pandemic Tied to Sleep Problems
People under medical isolation due to suspected or confirmed Covid-19 infections or possible exposure are at increased risk for sleep problems and may be in need of psychological interventions, a Chinese study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news