- Psychological Impact Of Genetic Testing- Like All Psychology, It Depends
Population level metrics such as Body Mass Index (BMI) or statistical correlation using epidemiology don't do much to inform individual experience, and psychology faces the same issue. Surveys can tell us whatever surveys can tell us about what a part ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 8 2019 - 2:04pm
- Music May Be Able To Replace Anxiety Medication Before Anesthesia
There is no substitute for medication; not food, not meditation, not music, not supplements, not anything, except in instances where the issue is not medical. And for some, anxiety is a non-specific symptom for a disease they don't have, it is just co ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2019 - 9:11am
- White Cops Aren't More Likely To Kill Minority Suspects Than Black Or Hispanic Officers
There is a belief that white police officers are trigger happy when it comes to minority crime suspects but analysis of shootings in the comprehensive database of fatal officer-involved shootings (FOIS) shows that is not true. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2019 - 8:13am
- Depressed During Pregnancy In Pennsylvania? Coastal Epidemiologists Will Blame Natural Gas For You
A new paper has statistically linked depression and anxiety during pregnancy (and link preterm births due to those) to the radius of natural gas hydraulic fracturing wells in Pennsylvania. Should you be worried? The short answer is "no", this is ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 12 2019 - 9:17am
- Compensatory Strategies Like Social Integration May Delay Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis
Compensatory strategies for kids with autism spectrum disorders, an adaptive process whereby new behaviors are generated in order to avoid negative outcomes, do have positive outcomes, like increased social integration, but can result in a barrier to diagn ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2019 - 5:16pm
- Physician Burnout Statistically Correlated To Feelings Of Racial Bias
Symptoms of physician burnout appear to be associated with greater bias toward black people in this study of nearly 3,400 second-year resident physicians in the United States who identified as nonblack. However, since this is simply an observational study ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2019 - 8:12pm
- 86% Of Companies Want 'Mommy Bloggers' For Influencer Marketing But How Successful Are They?
If you go to Facebook or Twitter, you may find a few scientists or doctors pushing supplements or organic food as cure-alls, maybe even a New York University journalist or two, but for the most part the social media strategy for those companies, and most m ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2019 - 4:41pm
- It's An Adequate Glossary But For Psychiatric Diagnoses DSM-5 Is 'Scientifically Meaningless'
A new study in Psychiatry Research has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify discrete mental health disorders. The study involved a detailed analysis of five key chapters of the latest edition of the widely ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2019 - 10:39am
- Rich Or Poor, Scammers Don't Cheat Because They Need The Money — They Cheat Because They're Cheaters
Why do people cheat? When we hear that a poor person scammed others out of money, we may attribute this behavior to their poverty, rationalizing that the person violated ethics and the law because they needed the money. But the rich and powerful also chea ...
Article - The Conversation - Aug 4 2019 - 6:00am
- Mental Health Disorders Are Not Like Measles, Which Makes It Difficult To View Them Using A Medical Lens
With two recent mass homicides, one by someone who endorsed " white supremacist " views and one that supported " Antifa " violence, the search is on for commonality between two people in opposition to each other in many ways. One commo ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 6 2019 - 12:41pm