Mental health nurses subjected to humiliating personal remarks report higher levels of anger
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  August 9, 2017  
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 Mental health nurses subjected to humiliating personal remarks report higher levels of angerMental health nurses subjected to humiliating personal remarks report higher levels of anger
 
Exposure to targeted, personal and verbal aggression by patients can adversely affect mental health nurses decision-making regarding physical restraint, new research published in the world's leading nursing research journal reveals.
 
 
 New research finds increase in smoking rates among pregnant women with depressionNew research finds increase in smoking rates among pregnant women with depression
 
Smoking is increasing among pregnant women with depression in the United States, according to new research at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York.
 
   Yoga appears to lessen symptoms of depressionYoga appears to lessen symptoms of depression
 
People who suffer from depression may want to look to yoga as a complement to traditional therapies as the practice appears to lessen symptoms of the disorder, according to studies presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
 
   Study finds link between eating disorders and increased risk of theft, other crimesStudy finds link between eating disorders and increased risk of theft, other crimes
 
In an analysis of nearly 960,000 females, individuals with eating disorders were more likely to be convicted of theft and other crimes.
 
 Social media images can be used to identify depression, says study
 
Social media images can be used to identify depression, says studyNew research published in the EPJ Data Science, suggests that people, just like signaling their sadness through behavior and body language, can also reflect their depression through images in their social media.
 
 
 How is Social Anxiety Diagnosed?
 
How is Social Anxiety Diagnosed?Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, is a condition where the person feels an intense shyness or fear. Persons affected with this disorder are constantly anxious and worried about what others might think of them or how they might be judged by others These constant thoughts of how other people view them may result in affecting one’s daily work and activities.
 
 
 Sexual assault survivors have increased risk for suicide, mental health conditions
 
Sexual assault survivors have increased risk for suicide, mental health conditionsAn analysis of nearly 200 independent studies involving more than 230,000 adult participants finds that having been sexually assaulted is associated with significantly increased risk of anxiety, depression, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.
 
 
 Researchers identify decreased brain pH levels in mouse models of mental disorders
 
Researchers identify decreased brain pH levels in mouse models of mental disordersYour body's acid/alkaline homeostasis, or maintenance of an adequate pH balance in tissues and organs, is important for good health.
 
 
 Study findings could lead to more effective and faster acting antidepressants
 
Study findings could lead to more effective and faster acting antidepressantsFor people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.
 
 
 Increased inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development
 
Increased inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain developmentResearchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in collaboration with colleagues from the University of California Irvine, Oregon Health and Science University and the University of North Carolina in the USA have shown that increased levels of inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development which, in turn, may increase the child's risk of developing psychiatric disorders.
 
 
 Apathy linked to increased risk of death in nursing home patients
 
Apathy linked to increased risk of death in nursing home patientsIn a study of nursing home patients, apathy was linked with an increased risk of dying over a 4-month period, even after controlling for depression. The study also found that apathy was present in half of nursing home patients.
 
 
 Researchers explore best way for health providers to convey key information
 
Researchers explore best way for health providers to convey key informationIn the world of health care, the phrase "too much information" -- or TMI -- can be a serious problem. If you Google "How to prevent cancer," for example, you will find list after list of websites claiming to have the winning strategy, with some plans presenting 20-30 steps.
 
 
 Molecular tests that detect drug-resistant TB may become faster alternative to traditional testing
 
Molecular tests that detect drug-resistant TB may become faster alternative to traditional testingNovel molecular tests are gaining popularity as a rapid way to detect genetic mutations that render tuberculosis impervious to drugs. Yet, how well these new tests fare in gauging risk of actual drug failure and patient death has remained unclear.
 
 
 Researchers explore why physicians underprescribe drug approved to treat opioid addiction
 
Researchers explore why physicians underprescribe drug approved to treat opioid addictionA drug approved for private physicians to treat opioid addiction is being underprescribed, and a survey of addiction specialists suggests that many of them are not willing to increase their use of it, despite an expanding opioid addiction epidemic in the United States, according to research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
 
 
 Problem and pathological gambling addictions linked to childhood traumas
 
Men with problem and pathological gambling addictions are more likely to have suffered childhood traumas including physical abuse or witnessing violence in the home, according to new research.
 
 
 UAMS scientists awarded $422,610 NSF grant to study regulation of emotion
 
UAMS scientists awarded $422,610 NSF grant to study regulation of emotionA team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences research scientists recently received a $422,610 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the mechanisms of control of emotional responses of men and women using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
 
 
 Mindfulness program can help athletes, coaches develop mental edge and improve performance
 
Mindfulness program can help athletes, coaches develop mental edge and improve performanceWhen it comes to success in sports, coaches and athletes understand that there's a mental component, but many don't have an understanding of how to prepare psychologically.
 
 
 Social isolation and loneliness is a greater threat to public health than obesity, study states
 
Social isolation and loneliness is a greater threat to public health than obesity, study statesA research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association on 5th August 2017 suggests that a higher public health hazard might be represented by loneliness and social isolation than obesity.
 
 
 Study finds brains of women to be more active than men
 
Study finds brains of women to be more active than menIn the largest functional brain imaging study to date, the Amen Clinics (Newport Beach, CA) compared 46,034 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging studies provided by nine clinics, quantifying differences between the brains of men and women.
 
 
 Study: Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women tend to be unrealistic
 
Study: Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women tend to be unrealisticWhether it's a pregnant character on a TV show or a photo spread heralding a celebrity's rapid recovery of her pre-pregnancy physique, media portrayals of pregnant and postpartum women tend to be unrealistic, women said in a new study.
 
 
 Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals
 
Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study revealsNeuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain power, a new study conducted at Université de Montréal suggests. Why? Because in many cases, gaming can do more harm than good.