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Men’s hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don’t talk about Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study. After seven weeks of hypnotic relaxation therapy, a 69-year-old man who had uncontrolled hot flashes following [...]The post Men’s hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don’t talk about appeared first on PsyPost.
Mobile phone bling may be a personal, but also cultural thing Choosing mobile phone cases and customizing phones with charms and decorations may reveal a lot about a person’s culture, as well as increase attachment to the devices, according to researchers. In a study on culture and mobile phone customization, researchers found that people from Eastern cultures tend to be more motivated to change the look [...]The post Mobile phone bling may be a personal, but also cultural thing appeared first on PsyPost.
Damning Diagnosis or Blueprint for Healing In 2005 I was given two diagnoses. One was for cancer and one was for Borderline Personality Disorder. Both diagnoses were delivered with a complete lack of caring and empathy, but the cancer diagnosis was not imparted with disgust and revulsion, either real or perceived. After the cancer diagnosis, I...
FDA Prescription Drug Abuse Plan Hits – and Misses As awareness grows about the dangers of prescription drug abuse, the government is following through on its promise to address the “nation’s fastest-growing drug problem.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently revealed its risk evaluation and mitigation strategy for extended-release and long-acting opioids to prevent misuse and abuse, starting...
Psychologists Available to Discuss Immigration As U.S. border crisis continues, experts can offer insight on mental health implications
After a concussion, which teens will have emotional symptoms? After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to also have emotional symptoms such as anxiety, according to a study released today that will be presented at The Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 11 to 13, 2014, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s leading [...]The post After a concussion, which teens will have emotional symptoms? appeared first on PsyPost.
Study looks at how Twitter can be used to address specific health issues Childhood obesity is one of the top public health concerns in the United States, with 32 percent of youths aged 2-19 classified as obese as of 2012. As health problems such as childhood obesity grow, individuals and organizations have taken to Twitter to discuss the problem. A new study, led by Jenine K. Harris, PhD,assistant professor [...]The post Study looks at how Twitter can be used to address specific health issues appeared first on PsyPost.
Working to loosen the grip of severe mental illness A neuroscientist at Rutgers University-Newark says the human brain operates much the same whether active or at rest – a finding that could provide a better understanding of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other serious mental health conditions that afflict an estimated 13.6 million Americans. In newly published research in the journal Neuron, Michael Cole, an assistant professor at the Center [...]The post Working to loosen the grip of severe mental illness appeared first on PsyPost.
Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym. New Michigan State University research shows that students who were members of the recreational sports and fitness centers on MSU’s campus during their freshman [...]The post Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym appeared first on PsyPost.
What’s a concussion? Review identifies four evidence-based indicators A research review identifying the clinical indicators most strongly associated with concussion is an important first step in the process of developing evidence-based guidelines for concussion diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, according to a new report published by Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters [...]The post What’s a concussion? Review identifies four evidence-based indicators appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers advocate for more scientific research on consciousness Why does a relentless stream of subjective experiences normally fill your mind? Maybe that’s just one of those mysteries that will always elude us. Yet, research from Northwestern University suggests that consciousness lies well within the realm of scientific inquiry — as impossible as that may currently seem. Although scientists have yet to agree on [...]The post Researchers advocate for more scientific research on consciousness appeared first on PsyPost.
Sleep disturbances, common in Parkinson’s disease, can be early indicator of disease onset Up to 70% of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients experience sleep problems that negatively impact their quality of life. Some patients have disturbed sleep/wake patterns such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, while other patients may be subject to sudden and involuntary daytime sleep “attacks.” In the extreme, PD patients may exhibit REM-sleep behavior disorder [...]The post Sleep disturbances, common in Parkinson’s disease, can be early indicator of disease onset appeared first on PsyPost.
‘It’s Your Game … Keep It Real’ program reduces dating violence among minority youth New research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) shows that It’s Your Game…Keep it Real (IYG), a health education program designed to delay sexual behavior and promote healthy dating relationships, can significantly reduce dating violence behaviors among minority youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 percent [...]The post ‘It’s Your Game … Keep It Real’ program reduces dating violence among minority youth appeared first on PsyPost.
Active shooter training increases comfort level of emergency responders Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responders felt better prepared to respond to an active shooter incident after receiving focused tactical training according to a new study in the journal Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. This is the first study to specifically examine the EMS provider comfort level with respect to entering a scene where a shooter has not [...]The post Active shooter training increases comfort level of emergency responders appeared first on PsyPost.
Research Suggests Holistic Exercise Can Help Dementia Patients Do you know someone who suffers from dementia? Witnessing a loved one slowly lose their memory and reasoning skills can be a very painful experience. Dementia is a persistent syndrome that tends to get worse over time — affecting memory, thinking, and behavior. It is distinct from Alzheimer’s in that...
How To Be Tactful Tact takes work, but not just the work of strategic politeness, a deeper work in which one embraces the follies of humankind by compassionate introspection. Here are the three elements of that deeper work.
Memories of ‘hands on’ sex therapy There’s an amusing passage in Andrew Solomon’s book Far From the Tree where he recounts his own experience of a curious attempt at surrogate partner therapy – a type of sex therapy where a ‘stand in’ partner engages with sexual activity with the client to help overcome sexual difficulties. In Solomon’s case, he was a […]
5 Traits of a Healthy Relationship We are all familiar with the strain we feel when we have a friend, family member or a spouse who is particularly demanding. When relationships are not cultivated in a healthy manner, they can leave us feeling physically drained and stressed. Emotionally, an unhealthy relationship can also lead to feelings of bitterness, anger and unforgiveness. […]
DARPA taps Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory The Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain to help restore memory, DARPA officials announced this week.
Narcissism, Porn Use, and Addiction Proof that Porn Users are Narcissistic Any clinician who treats sex and porn addicts on a regular basis can tell you that our clients, both male and female, tend to be highly narcissistic – a quality that often makes for a tempestuous therapist-client relationship. Simply put, evidence from the field...