Psychology

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

Military Aeromedical Patient Evacuations: Yet Another Way Dogs Rule

Members of the United States military who are injuried abroad often return to the U.S. for treatment and must be transported by aeromedical evacuation between medical facilities. Evacuations can lead to their own chronic and acute stress, on top of the inj ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2019 - 10:13am

Optimists Live 15% Longer

Scholars from  from Boston University School of Medicine), National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have used statistical correlation to conclude that individuals with greater optimism are more l ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2019 - 6:07pm

75% Of Democrats Say Climate Change Is A Major Threat To The United States

In recent Pew Survey data, 75 percent of moderate Democrats believe global climate change is a major threat to the well-being of the United States while 94 percent of Democrats who skew farther left believe that, up 30 percent from 2013. Overall, more Amer ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2019 - 2:09pm