Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression and stress could dampen efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines

Decades of research show that depression, stress, loneliness, and poor health behaviors can weaken the body's immune system and lower the effectiveness of certain vaccines. A new report accepted for publication in Perspectives ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What are the links between violence and mental illness?

When there is news of a violent attack, we sometimes hear that it could be related to mental illness—which may make us ask whether the violence could have been predicted or prevented. Current research and perspectives on ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Coping with anxiety, fear during a rocky presidential transition

The nation is in a state of shock and outrage over Wednesday's riotous siege on the U.S. Capitol Building by supporters of President Donald Trump, and there could be still worse to come before the Jan. 20 inauguration of ...

Medical research

Can cannabis help ease the mind in the age of COVID-19?

In a new study, researchers at The University of New Mexico measured the effectiveness of commercially available Cannabis flower, or "buds," for alleviating feelings of stress and anxiety. Using data collected by the Releaf ...

Surgery

Preoperative mental state associated with postoperative pain

(HealthDay)—Even modest depression, anxiety, and catastrophizing are predictors of whether a patient later experiences improvements in pain relief following joint replacement surgery, according to a review published online ...

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