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The Lonely College Student
Much has been written about how people are lonelier than ever before. The emerging reliance on social media has made us simultaneously more connected and disconnected. We may be in touch with many more people than ever before and may have hundreds or even thousands of friends but far fewer with whom we share deep, meaningful, reliable and durable emotional connection. Social psychologist Sherry Turkle writes that we are alone, together and that not only ar ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
The Anxiety-Busting Properties of Ritual
A gloomy start Uncertainty and the brain Life is full of uncertainty. We experience the vast complexity of our world as one great blooming, buzzing confusion James, 1890 . We know all too well how this buzzing confusion can make us feel. But life s uncertainty takes on a new meaning the moment we peer inside the inner workings of the brain. For all its myriad complex functions, it s generally agreed upon in neuroscience research that the brain s chief job ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 25
Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 percent since 2006 after new Canadian d...
Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 since 2006 when the province introduced a Canadian policy that allows donation of organs after circulatory functions cease, called circulatory determination of death DCD , according to a new study published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal http www. cmaj. ca lookup doi 10. 1503 cmaj. 161043 Before 2006, deceased organ donation traditionally occurred after neurologic determination of death NDD , commonly kn ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 25
Violent crime increases during warmer weather, no matter the season, study finds
Among police officers, there s a maxim Being a cop gets a whole lot busier when it s hot out. Now, a study by a pair of Drexel University researchers appears to back them up. The research, conducted by Leah Schinasi, PhD, assistant research professor, and Ghassan Hamra, PhD, assistant professor, both of Drexel s Dornsife School of Public Health, was published in the Journal of Urban Health and used a decade s worth of crime data in Philadelphia from 2006 u ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 25
Sexual harassment by colleagues may be associated with more severe depression
Employees who experience sexual harassment by supervisors, colleagues or subordinates in the workplace may develop more severe symptoms of depression than employees who experience harassment by clients or customers, according to a study involving 7603 employees from across 1041 organizations in Denmark. The research is published in the open access journal BMC Public Health . Dr. Ida Elisabeth Huitfeldt Madsen, National Research Centre for the Working Envir ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 25
Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression
Depression is common, though often overlooked, in people with cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed depression in 400 patients treated for cancer between 2013 and 2016 at University Hospital Cancer Center, in Newark, N.J. They were between 20 and 86 years old, with an average age of 55. Depression was found in 40 percent of the patients, and 3 out of 4 of those patients were never diagnosed or treated for it, researchers found. The study was p ...
Healthday - Mon. Sep 25
Optimize Learning With Psychological Science
It s September, which means fall has arrived for those in the Northern Hemisphere The leaves are changing colors, the days are getting cooler, and students everywhere are getting ready for their first midterm exams. Visit any university campus and you re likely to see students trudging off to the library with highlighters and textbooks in hand, ready for another caffeine-fueled all-night study session. Fortunately, a wealth of cognitive psychology research ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Sep 25
Maternal diet could affect kids' brain reward circuitry
Researchers in France found that rats who ate a junk food diet during pregnancy had heavier pups that strongly preferred the taste of fat straight after weaning. While a balanced diet in childhood seemed to reduce the pups desire for fat, they nevertheless showed altered brain reward circuitry into adulthood. The Western diet is full of energy-rich foods -- from hamburgers to chocolates, we consume significant quantities of fat and sugar. The health costs ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 25
Wrestling With The Mental Distress Of Disability
Author s Note Being born with cerebral palsy, it s nearly impossible to forget I m in a wheelchair. It brings an entire lifestyle of its own, along with a constant flood of thoughts and feelings. I wrote the following piece in light of all the people the world has lost over the past number of years to depression or suicide. It is my hope that this piece serves as a reminder that there is hope and help out there and that disability is often much more than m ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Sep 24
Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk
A study that examined trends over 20 years in a large Canadian population revealed that people with schizophrenia were three times more likely to die than people without it. Those with the disorder were also found to have a lower life expectancy.
Medical News Today - Sun. Sep 24
Letter from the Editor: Fall in love with your health
September has settled outside the Medical News Today office, and that distinct autumnal chill is in the air. It s typically this time of year, when the haphazard rush of summer gives way to fall s introspection, that I sense a mental shift.
Medical News Today - Sun. Sep 24
Five hacks for a good work-life balance
In today s often intense work culture, it can be difficult to strike and successfully maintain a good balance between work and our personal lives. This, in many cases, can cause burnout. Here, we provide for some tips on how to keep this balance and avoid self-sabotage.
Medical News Today - Sun. Sep 24
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