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Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention Juvenile offenders with multiple psychiatric disorders when they are incarcerated in detention centers appear to be at high risk for disorders five years after detention, according to a report published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Psychiatric disorders are prevalent among juvenile detainees. However, far less is known about the young people after they leave detention. Karen [...]The post Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention appeared first on PsyPost.
Teens with a history of TBI are nearly 4 times more likely to have used crystal meth Ontario students between grades 9 and 12 who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, also reported drug use rates two to four times higher than peers with no history of TBI, according to research.
Alone on Thanksgiving? In typical grass-is-greener fashion, many people spending time with family would love to have a day all to themselves. However, if it’s not a choice, it’s hard not to feel ashamed that there isn’t anyone to spend time with; that something must be wrong with you. However, many wonderful people...
Why do so many seniors with memory loss and dementia never get tested? Despite clear signs that their memory and thinking abilities have gone downhill, more than half of seniors with these symptoms haven’t seen a doctor about them, a new study finds. University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues say their findings suggest that as many as 1.8 million Americans over the age of 70 with dementia [...]The post Why do so many seniors with memory loss and dementia never get tested? appeared first on PsyPost.
Your Inner Voice: Friend or Foe? Who is the person you speak to most frequently? Why, it’s yourself, of course. And what is the nature of those conversations? Do you tend to be harsh, nasty and punitive about who you are and what you’ve done (or haven’t done?) Do you frequently expect too much of yourself?...
Stigma about mental illness steers medical students away from psychiatry Mental illness is a major public health problem in the United States. Suicide alone takes the lives of 38,000 Americans each year, more than double that from homicide. Medical and surgical patients who also have mental illness often experience worse outcomes. And yet, in the face of these glaring challenges, we struggle with an ongoing [...]The post Stigma about mental illness steers medical students away from psychiatry appeared first on PsyPost.
Make Gratitude Great Fun for Kids! What can simple gratitude exercises do for us? The research correlates gratitude with a lot of amazing things: Greater optimism Less materialism Increased self-esteem Better sleep Boosted energy More exercise Greater resilience Less aches and pains More willingness to help others Deeper relationships More friendships Boosted goal achievement Better decision...
How to Navigate Anger When You’re Used to Stuffing Many of us are afraid of our anger, so we shove it down. We may worry that if we express it, we’ll do damage to ourselves or others, said Selena C. Snow, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist who specializes in anger management in Rockville, Md. We may say or do things...
10 Monarchs Whose Madness Changed History In fiction, kings and queens who succumb to madness are a great time. In reality, not so much. It's no fun having huge chunks of the world controlled by someone who is irrational and unstable. Here are ten kings and queens whose craziness changed the course of world events....
Which Is Better: Chocolate or Exercise? Chocolate is an excellent example of how difficult it is to differentiate food from drug. A recent study reported improved memory and enhanced blood flow in the brain of elderly humans who consumed extracts from cocoa powder. The problem is that no one should eat the incredible amounts of chocolate that are required to achieve any cognitive benefits.
Dogs hear our words and how we say them When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said -- those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences -- but also to other features of that speech -- the emotional tone and the speaker's gender, for instance. Now, a report provides some of the first evidence of how dogs also differentiate and process those various components of human speech.
Eating on Thanksgiving And During The Holiday Season You will see plenty of articles about the average number of calories in a Thanksgiving meal and how horrifying this is supposed to be. You’ll see plenty of articles on which foods you can eat and which foods you should never ever ever consume. You’ll see articles portraying food as...
Brain researchers pinpoint gateway to human memory An international team of researchers has successfully determined the location, where memories are generated with a level of precision never achieved before. To this end the scientists used a particularly accurate type of magnetic resonance imaging technology.
What it Means to be Vulnerable It’s a fact of life that you can’t truly form a relationship with at least some degree of vulnerability. You have to open up at some point or another. This has been one of those particular problems for me and as I get older I’m slowly learning how to let...
You are Living Proof that Gratitude Heals I used to dread the month of November. And not just because of all the scary F.O.O.D. I dreaded it because November is the “month of gratitude.” I so wanted to be grateful – to feel grateful – to feel _genuinely_ grateful (as opposed to “faking it until you make...
How To Use Music To Boost Athletic Performance Research reveals which types of music improve which types of athletic performance. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:New Study of Improvising Jazz Pianists Shows Similar Brain Circuits Used for Music and Language 10 Magical Effects Music Has On the Mind Making Music Dramatically Improves Young Children’s Behaviour Why Do We Enjoy Listening to Sad Music? How To Get a Bigger Buzz From Upbeat Music
Prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration Warfare not only hastened human technological progress and vast social and political changes, but may have greatly contributed to the evolutionary emergence of humans' high intelligence and ability to work together toward common goals, according to a new study.
Isolation of important centres in brain results in age-related memory deficits Poor memory among the elderly can be explained by regions in the hippocampus complex, an important part of the brain, becoming more co-active during rest, thereby interacting less efficiently with other parts of the brain when we try to memorize information, researchers report.
Male or Female Bosses? The Sex Which Gets More Depressed From Work How more authority at work affects depressive symptoms in men and women. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:The 5 Biggest Reasons People Get Anxious or Depressed A Fast-Acting Treatment Which Helps Severely Depressed Experience Pleasure Again 4 Surprising Advantages of Being Depressed How Our Emotions Work 50 Years of Leadership: Women Rated As Effective Or More So Than Men
Women & Addiction: Why Amanda Chose Jail Over Treatment My friend, Amanda, is currently in jail for three DUIs, all received in the last few months. In one incident, the police described her trying to run down a cop with her car. She has no recall of this. Thank God no one was hurt. She is only 24 years old,...