Psychology & Psychiatry

4 good practices for anyone caring for quarantined kids

About 55 million U.S. schoolchildren attend schools that have been closed or are being directly affected by the new coronavirus social distancing rules. Erika London Bocknek, a family therapist who studies early childhood ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why people need rituals, especially in times of uncertainty

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, most American universities have suspended all campus activities. Like millions of people all around the world, the lives of students all over the U.S. has changed overnight.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder

An innovative psychotherapeutic treatment protocol is presented in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Exposure and ritual prevention (ERP) treats obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but only some patients ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Group rituals can make us biased against outsiders

From our greetings to our celebrations to how we take our coffee, everyday life is full of shared rituals. The effort and commitment involved in these rituals can help us bond with others - but new research suggests that ...

Health

To savor the flavor, perform a short ritual first

Birthday celebrations often follow a formula, including off-key singing, making a birthday wish while blowing out candles, and the ceremonial cutting of the birthday cake. New research suggests that this ritual not only makes ...

HIV & AIDS

Judge orders circumcision ban off SF ballot

(AP) -- A judge on Thursday struck a measure from the city's November ballot that called for a ban on most circumcisions of male children, saying the proposed law violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of religious freedom ...

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