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Mild depression and other types: Symptoms and treatment
Mild depression can be hard to diagnose. Many symptoms can feel like regular emotional responses.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
Are people with Parkinson's disease depressed or demoralized?
MINNEAPOLIS - People with Parkinson s disease who show signs of depression may actually have a condition called demoralization, according to a study published in the April 4, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. That study found demoralization may be common in Parkinson s disease. Demoralization is a state of feeling helpless and hopeless, with a self-perceived inability to perform tasks in stressf ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Sleep deficiency increases risk of a motor vehicle crash
Excessive sleepiness can cause cognitive impairments and put individuals at a higher risk of motor vehicle crash. However, the perception of impairment from excessive sleepiness quickly plateaus in individuals who are chronically sleep deprived, despite continued declines in performance. Individuals may thus be unaware of their degree of impairment from sleep deficiency, which raises the question of whether these individuals are at an increased risk of mot ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Internet addiction in teenagers studied at Kazan University
The research is a joint effort by KFU, RUDN University, Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports, Youth and Tourism, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, and Irkutsk State University. A poll was conducted among adolescents and young people aged 14-19 which covered secondary schools and tertiary education institutions. Associate Professor Regina Sakhieva, one of the co-authors of the research, explained, We can detect adolescents depende ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
NAS review: More research needed to develop optimal assessment, treatment stan...
Boston - A recent JAMA review article stresses that more clinical studies on neonatal abstinence syndrome NAS are needed in order to develop and implement optimal assessment, diagnosis and treatment guidelines. Researchers from Boston Medical Center s BMC Grayken Center for Addiction led a review of published studies on NAS assessment tools, and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment approaches. There has been a particular interest in utilizing appro ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Animal study suggests common diabetes drug may also help with nicotine withdra...
In a mouse study, a drug that has helped millions of people around the world manage their diabetes might also help people ready to kick their nicotine habits. In a report published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PNAS , investigators say metformin, an inexpensive drug commonly used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, appears to block symptoms of nicotine withdrawal in rodents. Sangwon Kim, Ph ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Women who believe their sex drive changes can better cope with low libido
Women who believe that their sex drive will change over time are better able to handle difficulties with sexual desire, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. Siobhan Sutherland, a PhD candidate, and Uzma S. Rehman, a professor of psychology at Waterloo, conducted the research. They sought to determine how a woman s belief about sexual desire as either changing or unchanging over time affects her ability to cope with desire difficulties, suc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
People Use Emotion to Persuade, Even When It Could Backfire
We intuitively use more emotional language to enhance our powers of persuasion, according to research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The research shows that people tend toward appeals that aren t simply more positive or negative but are infused with emotionality, even when they re trying to sway an audience that may not be receptive to such language. Beyond simply becoming more positive or nega ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Apr 5
Behavioral Strategies More Effective Than Persuasion in Promoting Vaccination
Faced with outbreaks of influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and policymakers around the world often want to know how to persuade people to get their vaccinations. But a comprehensive review of the scientific findings from research on vaccination behavior shows that the most effective interventions focus directly on shaping patients and parents behavior instead of trying to change their minds. A common ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Apr 5
What It's Like To Lose A Patient To Suicide As A Mental Health Professional
The day after I learned of Luna s death, my emotions slid and then split sharply into opposing camps. I was struck with both the urge to talk about Luna with my colleagues obsessively, indiscriminately and the pressure to mute my sadness for the sake of preserving what I had hoped was a reputation for resiliency. The memory of my last visit with her when she had smiled with teeth and held out her left palm for me to high-five played like a slideshow on inf ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Apr 5
Indiana's Anti-Choice Law Stigmatizes Abortion And Mental Illness
Last week, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act 340 , an anti-abortion law requiring physicians to report to the state any physical complications with the procedure, like uterine perforation, infection or blood clots. It also requires doctors to report any psychological or emotional issues that are at all connected to the abortion. The 26 possible abortion complications listed include psychological or emotional complications including d ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Apr 5
Calling Trans Kids By Their Chosen Name Lowers Risk Of Depression, Suicide
The risk of depression and suicide for transgender youths drops dramatically when they re allowed to use their chosen name, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin asked 129 transgender young people ages 15 to 21 whether they were able to use their chosen name at work, school, home and with friends for a study published in the Journal for Adolescent Health. The subjects were from various ethnic backgrounds, and were located in t ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Apr 5
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