Psychology & Psychiatry


direction of improving care for Americans with depression studies Chinese immigrants

direction of improving care for Americans with depression studies Chinese immigrants

Two recent studies conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) psychiatrists have investigated ways of improving the treatment of depression in Chinese American immigrants, a group that tends to avoid treatment of mental health due to traditional cultural beliefs . A study evaluates the effectiveness of telepsychiatry based on a model previously developed for the […]


Psychotherapy sessions are better in the morning when the hormone levels are high

Psychotherapy sessions are better in the morning when the hormone levels are high

helpful Participants in the study were 24 people diagnosed with panic disorder and agoraphobia, a fear of public places where a person feels panic, trapped or helpless. The participants underwent a standard psychotherapeutic treatment “exposure therapy” with those who are morning sessions get improvement. Credit: iStock Patients make more progress towards overcoming anxiety, fears and […]



The vast majority of impoverished parents involved with their children

The vast majority of impoverished parents involved with their children

Credit: University of Buffalo Many policies and elected officials, including President Barack Obama, have publicly criticized poor and African Americans for not being involved in the lives of their children. But a new study published in the journal families in society suggests that criticism is largely unfounded and that, even in cases of imprisonment, most […]



The trauma caused by violent protests may be acute, but largely ignored

The trauma caused by violent protests may be acute, but largely ignored

public protests are a common feature in many countries. People often take to the streets of their cities to make demands. Some protests turn violent. Physical injuries are common. But what about the less obvious emotional consequences, unwanted? Professor of psychiatry Christopher P Szabo explains the trauma that protesters – and even viewers -. They […]


Meditation recommended to help attendees ‘attend’

Meditation recommended to help attendees ‘attend’

(HealthDay) -Meditation can allow doctors attending to be “in attendance” in order to heal and maintain personal well-being, according to the American Medical Association. Within the framework of the International Conference on Physician Health in Boston, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., creator based stress reduction clinical care, he led the audience in an activity of mindfulness to […]


Standing in a crowd-attractive judged by what we are with

Standing in a crowd-attractive judged by what we are with

Standing out in a crowd; attractive judged by who we are with. Credit: Royal Holloway, University of London Research published in the journal Psychological Science has shown that attractive judgments vary depending on who is near, and the good-looking they are compared. A person rank higher on a scale of attractive compared to people with […]


Emergencies amplify individual tendencies to behave selfishly or prosocially

Emergencies amplify individual tendencies to behave selfishly or prosocially

The willingess to cooperate depends on the personality of an individual. This is especially true in dangerous situations where assistants have to take risks themselves. Credit: danleap / istockphoto In emergency situations people think only of themselves? In a study published in Scientific Reports researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development have shown […]


It will help meditation stressed lawyers?

It will help meditation stressed lawyers?

Western cognitive psychologist John Paul Minda, a member of Brain and Mind Institute, is working with the attorney and author based in San Francisco Jenna Cho in a project designed to investigate the relationship between mindfulness meditation and welfare of lawyers. Credit: Paul Mayne // Western News Research has shown several positive physiological and psychological […]


Alcohol shown to act in the same way as antidepressants fast

Alcohol shown to act in the same way as antidepressants fast

Credit: Public Domain CC0 Can having a few drinks help people with clinical depression feel better? Yes. At least in terms of biochemistry. In a study published in the current issue of the journal Nature Communications researchers found that alcohol produces the same neural and molecular changes such as drugs that have proven effective antidepressants […]



Similar brain disorders through many emotional disturbances

Similar brain disorders through many emotional disturbances

Dr. Scott Langenecker, Dr. Olusola Ajilore and Lisanne Jenkins pose in front of an image of the brain in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at UIC. Credit: Vibhu Rangavasan. Researchers have long known that emotional disorders have much in common. Many often occur at the same time as depression and social anxiety disorder. The treatments also […]


Explore how the reproductive health of women and mental health cross

Explore how the reproductive health of women and mental health cross

Credit: Association for Psychological Science Throughout their lives, women’s risk for various mental health problems fluctuates along with reproductive changes, however, research on rare psychological science once the intersection of investigating reproductive health and mental health. A special series in Clinical Psychological Science a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, deals with these issues […]


Expert offers advice on how to stay calm when discussing policy debates

Expert offers advice on how to stay calm when discussing policy debates

Among the controversial and campaign events, talks during the election season can become division. However, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine offers some tips on how to stay calm when talking about politics, especially in the workplace. “Expert offers advice on how to stay calm when discussing policy debates ” is replublished article from […]