Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness can help PhD students shift from surviving to thriving

Undertaking a Ph.D. can be very stressful, due to a range of challenges. These include having to develop discipline expertise as well as generic skills (such as academic writing and maintaining motivation) during a largely ...

Attention deficit disorders

Study finds therapy dogs effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD

In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Psychological therapies may help older adults with chronic pain

(HealthDay)—For older adults with chronic pain, psychological interventions have small benefits, including reducing pain and catastrophizing beliefs, according to a review published online May 7 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychotherapy may help multiple sclerosis patients

A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates that psychotherapy may improve psychological distress and help coping with multiple sclerosis. Psychosocial interventions are often used ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How viewing cute animals can help rekindle marital spark

One of the well-known challenges of marriage is keeping the passion alive after years of partnership, as passions tend to cool even in very happy relationships. In a new study, a team of psychological scientists led by James ...

Oncology & Cancer

Nurse-led psych intervention beneficial in breast cancer

(HealthDay)—A nurse-led psychological intervention program is beneficial for patients with breast cancer at high risk of depression, according to a study published online May 30 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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