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New method extracts information on psychiatric symptoms from electronic health...
Philadelphia, February 26, 2018 - Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have developed a new method to extract valuable symptom information from doctors notes, allowing them to capture the complexity of psychiatric disorders that is missed by traditional sources of clinical data. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry , was led by co-senior authors Tianxi Cai, Sc.D., and Roy H. Perlis, M.D. A second study published ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Health staff 'too stressed' to deal with disasters
Increasing stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as flooding or an earthquake, according to new research published in the journal Procedia Engineering . The research, led by Anglia Ruskin University, examined studies from across the world. It found that the capacity of clinical and non-clinical staff in hospitals and clinics to deal with incidents such as fl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 26
Opioid abuse leads to heroin use and a hepatitis C epidemic, USC researcher says
Heroin is worse than other drugs because people inject it much sooner, potentially resulting in increased risk of injection-related epidemics such as hepatitis C and HIV, a Keck School of Medicine of USC study shows. As more people use opioids, many switch to heroin because it s more potent and cheaper - a trend that complicates disease prevention as health officials crack down on opioids, said Ricky Bluthenthal, first author of the study and a professor o ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Sweet, bitter, fat: Genetics play a role in kids' snacking patterns, study finds
Whether your child asks for crackers, cookies or veggies to snack on could be linked to genetics, according to new findings from the Guelph Family Health Study at the University of Guelph. Researcher Elie Chamoun investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy vegetables influence the snacks chosen by preschoolers. He found that nearly 80 per cent of preschoolers ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
To The Person Who Thinks Depression Is A Choice
To the Person Who Thinks Depression Is a Choice was published on The Mighty . Written by Katie Cicanese Wouldn t life be easy if we could just wake up and decide not to be sick In many situations, people with a mental illness compare their situation to that of a physical illness because many people do not understand. I ve heard on many occasions that I m choosing to be depressed, and I should get a hold of myself. Why would anyone ever want to be depressed ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22
10 Things I Wish My Family And Friends Understood About My Anxiety And Depress...
10 Things I Wish My Family and Friends Understood About My Anxiety and Depression was published on The Mighty . Written by Haley French As someone who has suffered from mental illness for a long time, I understand people feeling weary about sharing their feelings with friends and family. Sometimes it seems like there is no way they could ever understand what you re going through. In my personal experience I have found they did try their best to understand ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22
Woman Channels Her Anxiety Condition Into Stunning Self-Portraits
Social anxiety isn t just feeling timid in front of a crowd. It makes almost every social interaction from work dinners to small talk in an elevator to holiday parties a debilitating experience filled with discomfort and fear. Monica Laz r, a Bucharest-based portrait photographer , understands these particular challenges all too well. She started experiencing symptoms of social anxiety also called social phobia at a young age. This meant dealing with cripp ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Feb 22
Why Combat Vets Love Jordan Peterson
I turned myself into a monster to fight against the monsters of the world Earth Crisis, Nemesis Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has attracted a massive and growing fan base. Both his calm navigations when confronted by PC shakedown artists and his charge at academia to reassert itself as a vanguard of fact over feeling and rationality over political climate have resulted in substantial praise. While Dr. Peterson s views are praised by various people ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
Your Brain on Creativity
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That s because they were able to connect experiences they ve had and synthesize new things. Steve Jobs Creativity is amazing. Play is amazing. Being original is amazing. Amazing, astounding, thrilling, asymptotic. Divergence opens up possibili ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
Ants Show Organized Healthcare and Treat Wounded Comrades
Paramedic Matabele ants show organized healthcare and care for injured group members I m always looking for new and interesting studies of nonhuman animals animals , especially those that show unanticipated patterns of behavior. Here s a fascinating story that s worth sharing, because it involves highly social animals who care for one another. We now know that termite-hunting Matabele ants routinely and systematically take care of their injured colleagues. ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
The Young Karl Marx
The Young Karl Marx a film by Raoul Peck Review by Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
4 Ways To Financial Well-being In The Age Of Blame
We are living in the age of blame. It s not the form of blame that leads to uttering words like, my fault or I take responsibility. We have become a world that has found comfort and power in finger pointing and targeting others for the source of problems.
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 22
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