Psychology & Psychiatry

Concern over claims about how technology affects young brains

Claims by Susan Greenfield, a senior research fellow at Lincoln College Oxford, that intense use of the internet and computer games can harm the adolescent brain are not backed by current scientific evidence, warn experts ...

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Doctors nationwide victimized in ID theft fraud

Many doctors and other health care professionals across the United States are reporting identity theft by criminals who used their personal information to file false tax returns and obtain refunds.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Multiple reasons to better diagnose personality disorders

(Medical Xpress)—It's a mental condition that has inspired movies, television series and books but still baffles psychologists. Now a QUT researcher is looking at ways to better diagnose dissociative identity disorder (DID).

Psychology & Psychiatry

Boosting self-expression online may limit impulsive purchases

(Medical Xpress)—Long online transactions can take a toll on a person's self-control, but adding more self-expression and personal identity to those processes can help restore control, according to Penn State researchers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why parenting can never have a rule book

Any parent will tell you that there is no simple recipe for raising a child. Being a parent means getting hefty doses of advice – often unsolicited – from others. But such advice often fails to consider a critical factor: ...

Health

Physicians should consider social media as public space

(HealthDay)—A new approach is needed for resolving the physician online identity crisis, according to a viewpoint piece published in the Aug. 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Heritability of avoidant and dependent personality disorder traits

(Medical Xpress)—A new twin study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health shows that the heritability of avoidant and dependent personality disorder traits might be higher than previously reported. People with avoidant ...

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