Therapy And Wellness News

#MeToo media coverage sympathetic to but not necessarily empowering for women
PITTSBURGH--The MeToo movement has encouraged women to share their personal stories of sexual harassment. While the movement amplifies previously unheard voices, a Carnegie Mellon University analysis of MeToo media coverage shows accusers are often portrayed as sympathetic, but with less power and agency than their alleged perpetrators. The goal of the movement is to empower women, but according t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Analysis of sex disparities in ophthalmic research
What The Study Did Sex disparities in ophthalmic research were analyzed in this study that evaluated the representation of female authorships in ophthalmologic journals from 2008 to 2018, with sex assigned according to first name. Authors Michael H. K. Bendels, M.D., Ph.D., of Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, is the corresponding author. doi 10.1001 jamaophthalmol.2019.3095 Editor s Note T ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Doctors help parents talk with their teens about sex, alcohol
Bottom Line Parents and teens find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, and this study finds that doctors can help. This randomized clinical trial evaluated whether interventions targeted at parents in primary care pediatric settings might improve communications between parents and their teens about sexual health and alcohol use. The interventions were selected because in previous research ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Empathy for perpetrators helps explain victim blaming in sexual harassment
Men s empathy for other men who sexually harass women may help explain why they are more likely to blame victims, new research suggests. The research, based on two studies, compared people s reactions after reading about an incident of sexual harassment. In the first study, men and women showed equal levels of empathy for the female victim - but men s greater empathy for the male perpetrator expla ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
What Experts Know About People Who Commit Mass Shootings
On Monday morning, President Trump made his first televised statement about the mass murders committed over the weekend in El Paso, Tex., and Dayton, Ohio. He called for action to stop mass killings before they start, citing what he said were a number contributing factors the contagious nature of mass murder the glorification of violence in video games and the need to act on red flags to identify ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Aug 19
How to Kickstart Your Creativity
You don t have to have the talent of a Rembrandt or Yo-Yo Ma to express creativity and get some very special benefits from doing so. Everyday creativity boosts well-being and can give you a stronger sense of purpose and engagement, and everyone can tap into it. So why don t we do more of it The book, The Creativity Challenge , suggests modern life isn t set up to promote creativity the way it used ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 19
Here's How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls
Bingeing on social media isn t good for any teen, but new research has pinpointed three ways in which hours spent on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook may harm the mental health of young girls in particular. Almost all of the influence of social media on mental health could be explained by the three mechanisms examined -- namely experiencing cyberbullying, sleeping for less than eight hour ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 19
Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Transgender College Students: Study
Transgender college students are two to four times more likely than their classmates to have mental health problems, researchers say. They analyzed data from more than 1,200 gender-minority students on 71 U.S. campuses who took part in an annual nationwide survey. Gender-minority means their gender identity differs from the sex assigned to them at birth. About 78 37 of the students met criteria fo ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 19
Schizophrenia: Genes related to circadian rhythms may be disrupted
New research examines the brains of people with schizophrenia and finds disrupted patterns of expression in genes linked with sleep-wake cycles.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 19
Why more depression treatments should include exercise
After assessing numerous specialist studies, a new review concludes that exercise can help to both prevent depression and treat its symptoms. However, current treatments for depression often fail to include this lifestyle adjustment, despite the strong evidence.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 19
Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%
New research over a 28-year follow-up period finds significant evidence that frequent social contact at the age of 60 can lower the risk of developing dementia later on.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 19
New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression
There is growing evidence that exercise can help to treat symptoms of depression and lift mood, although the reasons have been unclear. Now, a new study finds that the body s endocannabinoid system may play a role.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 19
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