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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
One Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship...In Public
That s not what you told your mom about me...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 11
Sexual Trauma, Rape, PTSD, and Suicide, Part 2
Last week, I shared Part 1 of my interview with Katie Webb, L.C.S.W., Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Katie received her Master s Degree in Social Work from New York University. Prior to joining the Palo Alto VA, she served as Assistant Director at a community non-profit agency in New York City, working with survivors of interpersonal violence who have disabilities. Her clinical interests include the treatment of ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Aug 10
Case workers need more holistic approach to identifying chronic child neglect
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo suggests that Child Protective Services CPS caseworkers may need to use a more all-encompassing approach to improve how they respond to cases of chronic neglect. Neglect accounts for more than 70 percent of cases reported nationally to CPS, according to Annette Semanchin Jones, an assistant professor in the UB School of Social Work. While the typical CPS response often focuses on a sin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 10
Breastfeeding twice as likely after home births than hospital births
Dublin, Ireland, August 10th 2016 A new study by academics in Trinity College Dublin has found that there is a strong positive relationship between planned birth at home and breast feeding breastfeeding was twice as likely after planned home births compared to hospital births. The research involved the largest population cohorts comprehensively examined to date for an association between breast feeding outcomes and place of birth in low risk pregnancies. T ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 10
Hospitalization risks for patients with diabetes and solid-organ malignancy
Future Science Group FSG today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA examining the effects of diabetes on hospitalization risk, chances of multiple admissions, and length of hospitalization stay, for patients suffering from solid-organ malignancies such as breast, colorectal, lung and pancreas, among others. Presence of diabetes mellitis is understood to be associated with an increased risk of onset of, and mortality owing to, sol ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 10
New map details threat of Zika across Europe, US
LAWRENCE -- With Zika sparking anxiety at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, and now being transmitted in Florida through contact with mosquitoes, accurately mapping the distribution of the virus is increasingly urgent. Accounting for a host of often-overlooked drivers of transmission, a team of University of Kansas researchers has mapped Zika risk around the world with unprecedented resolution while considering more factors than previous models. The mapp ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 10
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