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Study finds short-term psychological therapy reduces suicide attempts in at-risk soldiers Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy dramatically reduces suicide attempts among at-risk military personnel, according to findings from a research study that included investigators from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The two-year study, funded by the Army’s Military Operational Medicine Research Program, was conducted at Fort Carson, Colo. It involved 152 active-duty [...]The post Study finds short-term psychological therapy reduces suicide attempts in at-risk soldiers appeared first on PsyPost.
Review article provides evidence on the biological nature of gender identity Medical care of transgender patients, including surgical and hormonal treatment, has largely been met with resistance by physicians in favor of psychiatric treatment, owing to misconceptions that gender identity can be changed. According to a review article in Endocrine Practice, there is increasing evidence of a biological basis for gender identity that may change physicians’ perspective [...]The post Review article provides evidence on the biological nature of gender identity appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientist finds higher opioid doses associated with increase in depression Patients who increased doses of opioid medicines to manage chronic pain were more likely to experience an increase in depression, according to Saint Louis University findings in Pain. The study, “Change in opioid dose and change in depression in a longitudinal primary care patient cohort,” appears in the February 2015 edition of the journal. The [...]The post Scientist finds higher opioid doses associated with increase in depression appeared first on PsyPost.
WELCOME WELLNESS-Bipolar Update Welcome to my Blog! If you are someone who has been affected one way or another by Bipolar Disorder and you would like to make some sense of this challenge you are in the right place.  Perhaps you have been diagnosed with Bipolar, or you have been struggling with the...
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The Key to Being Productive at Work There’s lots of advice on managing our time, getting organized and creating efficient to-do lists for becoming more productive. I explore these topics regularly on Psych Central. However, according to psychiatrist and ADHD expert Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., these suggestions only scratch the surface. What we really need to do...
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How to Find the Right Book About ____ It’s become easier and easier to publish, so there are more and more books to choose from. With so many choices it can be difficult to know which book is the right one on a particular topic. Obviously practical to buy all the books on a subject. Even if you...
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Type 2 diabetes linked to worse performance on cognitive testing Type 2 diabetes is associated with worse performance on cognitive tests measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviors and thought, says a new study.
Reading Your Partner Better Can Change the Way You Fight Interpreting anger and withdrawal as protests against disconnection can improve how your relate to your partner.