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Further evidence found for causal links between cannabis and schizophrenia
The study from the University of Bristol comes on the back of public health warnings issued earlier this year by scientists who voiced concerns about the increased risk of psychosis for vulnerable people who use the drug. Those warnings followed evidence to suggest an increased use of particularly high potency strains of cannabis among young people. However, experts cautioned that the risks should not be overstated given the need for greater research into ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 19
The transgender 'bathroom bill': Who wants it -- men or women?
Most women are not bothered much about the fact that they might at times share public bathrooms designated for females with transgender women who were registered as men at birth. Men on the other hand take umbrage, and worry about the safety and privacy of the women in their lives. Such male transphobia has its roots in how men see themselves as the so-called protectors of women, says Rebecca Stones of Nankai University in China and Monash University in Au ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 19
Sleep may help reduce PTSD symptoms
Sleeping in the first 24 hours after a traumatic event may help people to process the memory more effectively and therefore minimize the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research published in the journal Sleep .
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 19
Canine Phobias
Dogs, like some other species including humans, can sometimes develop an excessive, irrational fear of something animate, inanimate or situational. This state of affairs falls into the category of a phobia. A phobia is an intense and persistent fear that occurs for as long the phobic dog is confronted by, or even anticipating, the triggering cue. A phobia is typically acquired as a result adverse life experiences, often ones that are repeated, though in so ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 19
Why Reveal Your Disability or ‘Hidden Identity’ at Work?
By Robert T. Keating and Alecia M. Santuzzi Consider the following scenario Tom was recently promoted at work but is finding that his dyslexia interferes with his new responsibilities. He wants to disclose his disability to his supervisor so he can discuss possible accommodations. However, he fears his supervisor and coworkers might treat him differently or even question whether he really has a disability.
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 19
Confident or Cocky?
Where do you see yourself in five years asked the interviewer. I ll have your job in three, replied the millennial applicant. Confidence is a good thing, but this wasn t confidence. It was arrogance. This is a true story I heard from an attendee of one of my leadership seminars The Highly Connected Leader Human Connection Strategies for Busy Bosses . Needless to say, he didn t get the job. In fact, the interview ended right there. Thank you very much. Don ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 19
Cancer costs leaving patients in debt
LUGANO-SINGAPORE, 18 December, 2016 - Cancer patients are ending up in debt because they have to cover the costs of treatment as well as other care related expenses, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. Previous studies have demonstrated that cancer patients face financial difficulties even in countries where the national public health system covers most of the expense. The economic hardship experienced by patients and survivors ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 18
Finding Your Calling
Having a calling, something worth living for, can make us happier and healthier, even protect against cardiovascular disease Shirai et al., 2009 . Psychologist Martin Seligman describes the sense of calling in Flourish 2011 , I write about it in Your Personal Renaissance 2008 , and two scales have been developed to measure it, the Jobs, Careers, and Calling scale Wrzesniewski, McCauley, Rozin, amp Schwartz, 1997 and the Vocation Identity Questionnaire Dreh ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Dec 18
Seasons of Change
Your daughter, home from college for winter break, normally helps you hang the Christmas lights and decorate the tree, but she seems disinterested and down. You know she just broke up with her boyfriend, so you ask if she is missing him. That s not it, Mom. I m not sad about the break up. I ve just been questioning who I am lately. I never really felt close to my boyfriend, and lately I ve been feeling attracted to my best friend. I m wondering if I m bise ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Dec 18
Early surgery increases risk of death for some uterine cancer patients, Penn s...
PHILADELPHIA - Delaying surgery after a diagnosis of uterine cancer can increase a women s risk of death, but operating too soon can be just as detrimental for some, Penn Medicine physicians report in a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology . In the study, women who had surgery usually to remove the uterus within the first two weeks after diagnosis had a significantly increased risk of death within five years, compared to ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 16
'Anxiety Sensitivity' Is Real. Here's How To Know If You're Caught In This Spi...
Do you get anxious about being anxious If a nervous-sounding ldquo yes rdquo just popped into your head, then this one rsquo s for you.
Huffington Post - Fri. Dec 16
PSA: PTSD Isn't Just A Military Problem
Imagine living under the threat of the most horrific situation you rsquo ve ever experienced in your life popping up in your brain at any given moment. This is the reality of someone living with post-traumatic stress disorder, a mental health condition that affects more than 7 million American adults in a given year.
Huffington Post - Fri. Dec 16
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