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'Deeply unsettling' weight discrimination in the workplace highlighted
Women face weight-based prejudice in the workplace - even when their body mass index BMI is within the healthy range, research led by a University of Strathclyde academic has found. In the study, participants were asked to rate people for their suitability for jobs in the service sector, based on their appearance. Researchers found even marginal increases in weight had a negative impact on female candidates job prospects. Professor Dennis Nickson, who is b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 8
Researchers uncover new potential genetic links to common brain disorder
An international group of researchers has for the first time identified a set of 30 inherited recessive genes that play a role in intellectual disability ID , a neurodevelopmental disorder that, according to the Centers for Disease Control CDC , affects as many as 213 million people around the world. The research team was led in in part by Principal Investigator Saima Riazuddin, PhD, MPH, MBA Professor of Otorhinolaryngology Head Neck Surgery and Professor ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 8
Borderline personality disorder -- as scientific understanding increases, impr...
September 8, 2016 - Even as researchers gain new insights into the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder BPD , there s a pressing need to improve diagnosis and management of this devastating psychiatric condition. A scientific and clinical research update on BPD is presented in the September October special issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry , published by Wolters Kluwer . The special issue comprises seven papers, contributed by experts in ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 8
Lengthy ER visits for psychiatric patients often result in transfer, not treat...
PHILADELPHIA -- Cutbacks in capacity at state and county mental hospitals have forced more and more psychiatric patients to seek treatment in Emergency Rooms. But a new study led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, found that people who visit emergency rooms for mental health care were transferred to another facility at six times the rate of people who visit ERs for non-psychiatric conditions, and could wait almost two hou ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 8
Prisons could unlock hep C-free future
Thursday, 8 September 2016 Oslo Prisons provide one of the most significant opportunities to drive down the prevalence of hepatitis C, and help reach global WHO elimination goals, says new research presented at the 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users today. On the downside, it is clear that prisons act as incubators of hepatitis C, driving the epidemic both within the prison system and in the community at large, said Professor ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 8
How effective is a smartphone app in teaching sexual health to teen girls?
Across the globe, there is increased focus on developing interventions related to comprehensive sexual health education for adolescents, with the ultimate goal of combatting unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The challenge has been how best to reach this audience in a way that is meaningful, relevant and easy to understand. A research team led by Lynae M. Brayboy, MD, reproductive endocrinologist in the Division of Reproductive Endoc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 8
Paying Do-Gooders Makes Them Less Persuasive
People who receive a financial incentive to raise money for a charity they care about are actually less effective in soliciting donations, even when potential donors have no idea that incentives were involved, according to new findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The research suggests that incentives may have this effect because they result in the fundraisers coming off as less sincere to th ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Sep 8
Perinatal Psychiatry, Birth Trauma & Perinatal PTSD, Part 2
Last week, I shared Part 1 of my interview with Dr. Rebecca Moore, lead psychiatrist for the Tower Hamlets Perinatal Mental Health service based in London, U.K. Her clinical interests include PTSD and birth trauma, premenstrual dysphoric disorder PMDD , the treatment of anxiety and depression in the perinatal period, and supporting the parent infant bond. Dr. Moore is passionate about improving services for women traumatized by birth and hosts an annual fo ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 7
The #1 Shortcut to Greater Productivity
Get more done faster and better. That seems to be everyone s modus operandi these days. And with a new school year starting, you too may be resolving to become more efficient by procrastinating less, sticking to your to-do lists, and organizing your calendar better. Unfortunately, it doesn t stop there anymore Obsessions with efficiency have reached extraordinary levels. One of the latest and most personally jarring examples is the companies springing up a ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 7
"Cloudy with a Chance of Pain" Embodies Citizen Science
Dr. Will Dixon, Professor of Digital Epidemiology at The University of Manchester who is spearheading the Cloudy with a Chance of Pain project in the UK is speaking today at the British Science Festival about his mission to identify if there is a science-based correlation between weather and pain. The Cloudy project is a state-of-the-art example of citizen science in action. The project uses a smartphone app to collect daily self-reported pain levels from ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 7
The "Needy Woman"/Detached Guy Couple: It's Not What It Seems
One of the things I ve learned in my many years as a family therapist involve new ways of thinking about the male emotional landscape. As we know, men have been typically acculturated not to show much emotional pain or need. The couples who come to see me have taught me not to be fooled by these cool guys Men are as hungry for love as women. They just wear it differently Here s an example of a couple that I see frequently in my office, only more so. It has ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 7
My Depression Is A Gift
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Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 7
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