Autism spectrum disorders

People with autism have an altered sense of self

New research has indicated that people with autism have an altered sense of self, which may explain some of the differences shown in social functioning.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lonely people stand farther from loved ones, study finds

A new study from the University of Chicago found that people who report feeling lonely also say they sit or stand physically farther away from close friends and family. Their "personal space" for intimate partners is larger ...

Neuroscience

Size of personal space is affected by anxiety

The space surrounding the body (known by scientists as 'peripersonal space'), which has previously been thought of as having a gradual boundary, has been given physical limits by new research into the relationship between ...

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

Sibling squabbles can lead to depression, anxiety

Holiday presents will soon be under the tree for millions of adolescents. With those gifts may come sibling squabbles over violations of personal space, such as unwanted borrowing of a fashionable clothing item, or arguments ...

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