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Suicide prediction method combines AI and face-to-face screening

A new observational study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center points to solutions for efficient clinical prediction of suicide attempt or suicidal thinking in adults.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study finds worrying linked to more COVID-19 preventative behaviors

People who worried more about COVID-19 also took more precautions against catching the disease, a new study led by a Dickinson College researcher finds. The journal Psychology & Health published the study. Psychology Professor ...

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Muscle-building linked to weapon carrying and physical fighting

Gun violence and school violence have been on the rise since the pandemic, as have eating disorders and body image issues among adolescents—which includes an emphasis on muscularity as today's body ideal for many boys. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Trauma of migrant separation lingers long after reunification

The number of unaccompanied migrant children coming to the United States is exploding. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 122,000 children were taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal ...

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Video games can boost children's intelligence: study

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied how the screen habits of U.S. children correlates with how their cognitive abilities develop over time. They found that the children who spent an above-average time ...

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Demographics, not bias, best predict traffic stops

When it comes to predicting how often Black drivers will be stopped by traffic police versus how often white drivers will be stopped, you're better off looking at census numbers than asking people how they feel about other ...

Medications

Six lithium dose predictors for patients with bipolar disorder

Six predictors could help determine the amount of lithium needed to treat patients with bipolar disorder, according to a large study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study, published in the journal ...

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Strange dreams might help your brain learn better

A new study by researchers from the University of Bern, Switzerland suggests that dreams—especially those that simultaneously appear realistic, but, upon a closer look, bizarre—help our brain learn and extract generic ...

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Self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms up during pandemic

There was a national increase in postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) that worsened over the course of a year following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Parents' mental health was worse during pandemic, study finds

While having a child attend a private school or school with above-average instructional quality was associated with better mental health of parents during the COVID-19 pandemic, hybrid school was associated with worse parental ...

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Effects of stress on adolescent brain's 'triple network'

Stress and trauma during adolescence can lead to long-term health consequences such as psychiatric disorders, which may arise from neurodevelopmental effects on brain circuitry. A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive ...

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The best medicine? Humor can be a double-edged part of grieving

When Donna Wilson pulled up to visit her aunt and uncle on their farm near Eatonia, Sask., a few years ago, she came across a comical scene: Her uncle Doug was running around the yard chasing turkeys. The birds kept jumping ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Neuropsychiatric sequelae similar for severe COVID-19, SARI

The neuropsychiatric sequelae are similar for severe COVID-19 infection and for other severe acute respiratory infections (SARI), according to a study published online May 11 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Many young adults with depression not receiving treatment

Many young adults with a major depressive episode (MDE) do not receive any treatment, with cost being the most prominent barrier, according to a research letter published online May 10 in JAMA Network Open.

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Stimulating the gut–brain nerve can influence emotion

Stimulating the vagus nerve, which provides a direct link between the gut and brain, makes people pay less attention to sad facial expressions. This research study by psychologists Katerina Johnson and Laura Steenbergen is ...

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COVID-19 pandemic led to increase in loneliness around the world

People around the world experienced an increase in loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic, which, although small, could have implications for people's long-term mental and physical health, longevity, and well-being, according ...

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Comprehensive study mapping bereaved teenagers' grief

Tove Bylund Grenklo, senior lecturer and researcher in caring science, has carried out a comprehensive research project targeting over 600 young adults who lost a parent to cancer when between 13 and 16 years old. In a survey, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research priorities for smell disorders revealed

From stem cell therapy to regenerating smell receptors, experts at the University of East Anglia have helped develop a list of research priorities for people with smell and taste disorders.