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Behavioral ‘Nudges’ Offer a Cost-Effective Policy Tool
Governments around the world have increasingly turned to behavioral science to help address various policy problems new research shows that some of the best-known strategies derived from behavioral science, commonly referred to as nudges, may be extremely cost effective. The new study, which examined the cost-effectiveness of nudges and typical intervention strategies like financial incentives side-by-side, found that nudges often yield particularly high r ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jun 12
Spouses’ Daily Responses to Partners’ Pain Linked with Later Functioning
The dynamics of spouses daily interactions may influence whether an ill partner s physical functioning improves over time, according to new findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . We found that osteoarthritis patients whose spouses were more empathically responsive in daily interactions fared better in terms of their physical function than patients whose spouses were less responsive, says Ohio ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jun 12
Prince Harry's Journey Shows Grief Can Be a Long Road
Britain s Prince Harry s two-decade struggle to deal with the death of his mother, Princess Diana, is sadly all too common for children who suddenly face the loss of a parent, mental health experts say. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph this week, Prince Harry admitted that his inability to process his mother s death in childhood led to two years of total chaos in his late 20s. The prince sought professional counseling at 28 at the urging of his old ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone
More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests. An estimated 8.3 million American adults -- about 3.4 percent of the U.S. population -- suffer from serious psychological distress, an evaluation of federal health data concluded. Previous estimates put the number of Americans suffering from serious psychological distress at 3 percent or less, the researchers said ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror Attack
As reports of the carnage at Monday s Ariana Grande show in Manchester, England, continue to pour in, many teens with tickets to concerts during the coming summer music season may be reluctant to attend an event. But child and adolescent psychiatrists say it s important that parents let their teens follow through on their plans, even if the adults themselves are anxious about their letting kids go out. It s never good for teenagers to learn the lesson that ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Climate Change May Cloud Americans' Mental Health: Report
As the Trump Administration moves to undo certain climate change policies, a leading group of U.S. psychologists has issued a report that says warming trends and related extreme weather events could wreak havoc on mental health. The impacts of climate change will not be restricted to those who are directly affected, said Susan Clayton, co-author of a new report from the American Psychological Association and the nonprofit ecoAmerica. Climate change present ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S.
Ignorance, myths and stigma are still common among Americans when it comes to mental health, a new survey finds. The web-based survey of nearly 4,600 people nationwide revealed that less than half can recognize anxiety. Most people don t know what to do about depression even if they recognize it. And nearly 80 percent don t believe prescription drug abuse is a treatable problem. The Michigan State University survey, released at the start of Mental Health M ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health
City life seems to take a toll on the adolescent mind, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,000 18-year-olds in England and Wales who were interviewed about psychotic experiences such as hearing voices and feeling extremely paranoid since age 12. The research team from King s College London and Duke University found that teens raised in large cities were over 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences than those who grew up in ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 12
Diabetes and mood swings: Effects on relationships
Diabetes is a condition that impacts the way a person s body uses sugar for energy. However, diabetes affects much more than blood sugar. It can impact nearly every body system and have an effect on a person s mood.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Doctors: Too busy for a book club? Join a virtual one
If you cannot get the doctor to the book club, then bring the book club to the doctor. With more than 1,000 followers, the DoctorsBookClub is the 21st century way to connect with fellow book lovers using Twitter.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Menopause and anxiety: What is the link?
Hormone changes, life stresses, sleep problems, worries about body image, infertility, and aging are all factors linked to menopause that can contribute to mood swings, stress, anxiety, and a decreased sense of well-being in women.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Mood swings during menopause: Causes and treatments
Most women go through menopause without developing a significant mood disorder. Menopause is a time of change, however, and emotional reactions are part of that.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
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