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Homophobia Isn't Repressed Homosexuality
In the wake of the Orlando shooting at the Pulse nightclub, there were quite a number of speculations floating around my social media that the shooter himself had been harboring homosexual urges that he had been trying to repress. Repression - being the odd thing that it apparently is - in this case involved his visiting gay nightclubs and using gay dating apps to communicate - and presumably have sex - with other gay men he might have even been doing all ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Aug 13
Cleveland Native Needed Just A Chance To Make An Impact
Harold Rasul recently returned to Hawk Hill -- the campus of St. Joseph s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- looking for a chance. During a muggy and humid weekend in the City of Brotherly Love, Rasul sought a chance for himself, his coaching staff and student-athletes from East Cleveland s Shaw High School . Traveling from Cuyahoga County, Ohio to have an experience that would strengthen his team for the upcoming school-year season, Rasul sought ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Aug 13
Here's Why More US Teens May Be Facing Depression
Across the U.S., there rsquo s been an uptick in the percentage of teens who are having episodes of depression, a new report finds.
Huffington Post - Sat. Aug 13
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Childhood Adversity, Self-Esteem, and Diurnal Cortisol Profiles Across the Life Span Samuele Zilioli, Richard B. Slatcher, Peilian Chi, Xiaoming Li, Junfeng Zhao, and Guoxiang Zhao Research has shown an association between childhood adversity and dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal HPA axis, but the biological processes underlying this relationship are still not well understo ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Aug 13
Patients with TB and HIV should receive prompt coordinated treatment for both ...
Tuberculosis TB is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives - according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB developed jointly by the American Thoracic Society ATS , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC and Infectious Diseases Society of America IDSA . Treatment of TB in the presence of HIV infection is one of several special situations addressed in the new guide ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 11
Risk of fans catching dengue fever during Olympics 'very low'
The risk of sports fans catching dengue fever during the Rio Olympics is very low, according to a new study involving mathematicians at the University of Strathclyde. Athletes and foreign visitors have expressed concern about catching the mosquito-borne disease this summer, as Brazil has the highest recorded number of dengue cases worldwide. But using mathematical modelling, academics have forecast the worst case scenario would be 23 tourists bringing home ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 11
Study sheds light on use and effectiveness of sexual assault hotlines
Since the 1970s, sexual assault hotlines have grown in popularity in North America as conduits for survivors, their loved ones and professionals to unite for immediate support. Today, there are more than 1,000 crisis hotline affiliates in the United States alone. Yet, despite their widespread use, much remains unknown or unclear about their service efficacy. For traumatic events in general, it is well known that telephone hotlines play an important role in ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 11
TSRI and NIH scientists show molecule in brain may drive cocaine addiction
LA JOLLA, CA - August 10, 2016 - A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI , funded by the National Institutes of Health s NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA , suggests that increased levels of a molecule in the brain, called hypocretin, may contribute to cocaine addiction. The research, published recently online ahead of print in the journal Biological Psychiatry ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 11
New study evaluates link between young women's beliefs on alcohol use and sex
CINCINNATI--It may come as little surprise that alcohol use is widespread among young adults. In the U.S., 70 percent of adults aged 18 to 24 drink alcohol, with 40 percent of women imbibing over the recommended daily limit of 3 drinks per day. Add that to preconceived notions that alcohol-related behavior results in sexual risk-taking, and it may point to why young women are experiencing an increased prevalence of sexually-transmitted infections. New rese ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 11
NIH releases improved guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
A group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders FASD , organized by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA , has produced proposed clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD, which can result when a mother drinks during pregnancy. The new guidelines clarify and expand upon widely used guidelines issued in 2005, which were the first to help clinicians distinguish among the four distinct subtypes of FASD described by the Institute o ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 11
Why Attachment Theory Is All Sizzle and No Steak
Attachment theory seems to be the most recent in a long line of psychotherapy crazes promising to finally provide the magical solution to reliably heal suffering. Unfortunately, like other predecessors such as recovered memory and primal scream therapy , the evidence seems to indicate that attachment theory overpromises and underdelivers. Let s take a look why. Briefly, for those unfamiliar, attachment theory was developed by psychoanalyst ethologist John ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 11
3 Reasons We Make Stupid Decisions
We all consciously make bad decisions sometimes. They could be little, like funneling sleeves of Thin Mints when we re ostensibly on a diet , or sending an angry email in the heat of the moment. Or they could be big, like having an affair or relapsing into drugs , or getting a tattoo of the KFC Double Down sandwich this actually happened . There s even an entire city built on the knowledge that we do stupid things what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Toda ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Aug 11
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