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Hearing screening for public safety professionals -- new method for 'fitness f...
April 27, 2018 - Hearing is an important part of fitness-for-duty assessments of police officers and other public safety professionals - but standard hearing tests don t give a true picture of whether these professionals can hear and communicate in the specific noise environments where they must work. A new approach to hearing assessment in public safety officers -- which has been adopted by five government agencies in the United States and Canada -- is pr ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Common allergic conditions linked to mental health
In a new, large-scale study, eczema, hay fever, and asthma are linked to an increased risk of developing mental illnesses. The study backs up previous work and may help to guide clinicians as they treat these people.
Medical News Today - Sat. Apr 28
Could 'one puff' of cannabis ease depression?
A new study sheds light on how different quantities of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol the psychoactive compounds in cannabis affect levels of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Medical News Today - Sat. Apr 28
Nervous stomach: Symptoms, causes, and remedies
A nervous stomach is one example of how a person s emotions can affect their body. Doctors may refer to a nervous stomach if a person is having symptoms, such as nausea or bloating, that are unrelated to any gastrointestinal condition.
Medical News Today - Sat. Apr 28
Depression: Pioneering study pinpoints 44 genetic culprits
A groundbreaking new study that analyzed the genetic data of thousands of participants has identified 44 genetic loci linked with risk of depression. This may drive the implementation of improved treatments for this condition.
Medical News Today - Sat. Apr 28
Imagining a Positive Outcome Biases Subsequent Memories
Imagining that a future event will go well may lead you to remember it more positively after it s over, according to findings from research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Our results suggest that imagining an upcoming event can essentially color your memory for that event once it comes to pass, says psychological scientist Aleea Devitt of Harvard University, first author on the study . Research ...
Psychological Science - Sat. Apr 28
People With Allergies And Asthma Have A Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders
A robust new study out of Taiwan has found evidence that people who suffer from allergies are more likely to develop a psychiatric disorder. These findings confirm smaller studies in which researchers have suggested the same. For those who suffer from allergies and mental health issues, it s an important and potentially validating discovery. But for doctors who treat these conditions, it s even more significant. Published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, the st ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Apr 28
What Care For The Criminally Insane Can Teach Us About Mental Health Treatment
By Michael Ollove PORTLAND, Ore. In the midst of a harrowing psychotic episode in summer 2009, Annie broke into her ex-husband s house and used a hammer and scissors to lay waste to plates, knickknacks, clothing, and honestly, I don t know what else. Had the mother of four, a retired captain in the National Guard, chosen to plead guilty, as a first offender she might have gotten off with the six months she d already spent in jail. Instead, she chose to acc ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Apr 28
The Difference Between Social Anxiety And Introversion, In 4 Comics
Introversion and social anxiety are often conflated, whether it s in people s minds or in memes on the internet. Here s the reality Preferring alone time is not the same as living with a mental health condition. When you have social anxiety but don 39 t want to feel left out pic.twitter.com ajCyAfGKMS mdash QuincyFox thequincyfox September 22, 2017 Introversion the characteristic of preferring alone time is a personality trait. Social anxiety a phobia of b ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Apr 28
Study identifies overdose risk factors in youth with substance use disorders
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults. In their report published online in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , the researchers describe finding that more than a quarter of those seeking treatment at Addiction Recovery Management Service , an MGH-based outpatient substance-use-disorder treatment program for youth ages 14 to 26, had a hist ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Hospital staff experience 'sea change' in addressing substance use disorder
As the nation s opioid epidemic claims thousands of lives, more and more people are hospitalized with infections, overdoses, and other medical and surgical complications of substance use. This resonates across Oregon, with a recent national report revealing that Oregon had among the highest cumulative increases of opioid-related hospitalizations of any state between 2009 and 2014. Despite high need, most hospitals lack systems to engage people with substan ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
Maternal binge drinking linked to mood problems and alcohol abuse in offspring
Binge drinking by pregnant and lactating mothers can impair the mental health of their offspring, reports a study published today in Frontiers in Psychiatry . In a rat model, Italian researchers find that while habitual drinking is associated with anxiety type of behaviors in mothers and their offspring, intermittent or binge drinking has a depressive effect. Moreover, offspring of binge-drinking mothers were less responsive to natural stimuli, showed grea ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 28
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