Psychology & Psychiatry

May 19, 2021
Pregnancy during COVID-19 lockdown: How the pandemic has affected new mothers thumbnail

Pregnancy during COVID-19 lockdown: How the pandemic has affected new mothers

Respondents were from across the U.S. Preliminary findings are undergoing peer review at an academic journal. Credit: Chart: The Conversation, CC-BY-ND Source: Coronavirus, Health, Isolation and […]
March 19, 2021
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Psychologists report an error in the NICE guidelines for autism

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Reporting in the Lancet Psychiatry today, psychologists at the University of Bath highlight that a widely used technique for autism screening is […]
March 18, 2021
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Preschoolers’ extensive electronic media use linked to emotional/behavioural issues

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Preschoolers’ extensive use of electronic media, including game consoles, mobile phones, and tablets, is linked to a heightened risk of emotional and […]
March 17, 2021
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Sleep troubles may complicate the grieving process

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Those who have persistent trouble sleeping may have an especially difficult grieving process after the death of a loved one, a new […]
March 16, 2021
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Abuse in childhood and adolescence linked to higher likelihood of conduct problems

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children who are exposed to abuse before they are eleven years old, and those exposed to abuse both in childhood and adolescence […]
March 13, 2021
Study finds adolescents with autism may engage neural control systems differently thumbnail

Study finds adolescents with autism may engage neural control systems differently

Diagram of the study task. Credit: UC Davis A new study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers suggests that executive control differences in autism spectrum disorder […]
March 12, 2021
Mindfulness program in campus dorms, groups improved students' mental health thumbnail

Mindfulness program in campus dorms, groups improved students’ mental health

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As experts nationwide point to a mental health crisis among teens and young adults, a pilot program teaching mindfulness and coping techniques […]
March 12, 2021
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‘Hunker down’ stress genes boosted in women who live in violent neighborhoods

Living in a violent neighborhood increased stress-related gene activity in low-income Black mothers, a study from the University of Illinois and collaborators found.Illinois professors pictured, from […]
March 11, 2021
Clinical trial shows alcohol use disorder recovery can start without sobriety thumbnail

Clinical trial shows alcohol use disorder recovery can start without sobriety

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Harm reduction treatment helped people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder reduce their drinking and improve their health-even if they didn’t quit […]
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