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Psychology - 07.07.2022
Worrying levels of anxiety and depression symptoms among high school students
A study of high school students has found that more than half report higher-than-normal levels of anxiety and depression symptoms, and 32% experience academic anxiety. According to data gathered from students at five Montreal high schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, teenagers report concerning signs of academic performance anxiety, generalized anxiety, social anxiety and depression.

Health - Psychology - 06.07.2022
After facial feminization surgery, transgender people report better psychosocial health
After facial feminization surgery, transgender people report better psychosocial health
A positive step . Gender-affirming surgery is one of the most important procedures for patients with gender dysphoria, researchers say. Quality of life . People who had the surgery reported higher scores in 7 of 11 measures of psychosocial health than those awaiting the procedure. Expanding health coverage .

Psychology - 06.07.2022
Virtue helps people rise above despair and resentment
New research reveals that devotion to selfless values can help people feel more confident and less hostile in stressful circumstances. In two experiments, participants focused on their own selfless values, with most related to benefiting others. This action caused brain activity and feelings linked to personal power, which made the participants less hostile toward disliked people and worldviews.

Health - Psychology - 05.07.2022
UC San Diego Team Explores Nervous System Workings Related to PTSD, Other Mental Health Disorders
A first-of-its-kind study published recently in the journal "Brain Stimulation" measures changes in the human brain's response to a perceived threat following non-invasive stimulation of the nervous system via the vagus nerve. The results have implications for the development of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions, as well as for increasing alertness and attention during learning.

Health - Psychology - 01.07.2022
New Diagnosis for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
New Diagnosis for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently listed a new sibling diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), termed complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). An international team with the involvement of the University of Zurich has now summarized the symptoms of the long-awaited new diagnosis and issued guidelines for clinical assessment and treatment.

Health - Psychology - 01.07.2022
Study highlights heavy mental health burden of Covid-19 for ’shielders’
Research into the mental health impacts of Covid-19 suggests vulnerable groups need increased psychological support as government guidance is reviewed. Research from a new study suggests that health anxiety among the clinically vulnerable groups who shielded at home has risen since the first pandemic wave, despite developments in viral treatment and the roll-out of the vaccination programme.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 01.07.2022
Adolescents more vulnerable to cannabis addiction but not other mental health risks
Adolescents more vulnerable to cannabis addiction but not other mental health risks
Adolescents are over three times more vulnerable to developing a cannabis addiction than adults, but may not be at increased risk of other mental health problems related to the drug, finds a new study led by UCL and King's College London researchers. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychopharmacology , found that adolescents who used cannabis were no more likely to have higher levels of subclinical depression or anxiety than adults who use cannabis, nor were they more vulnerable than adult users to the associations with psychotic-like symptoms.

Health - Psychology - 29.06.2022
New app helps Syrian refugees deal with post-traumatic stress
New app helps Syrian refugees deal with post-traumatic stress
Researchers at Leipzig University have partnered with Syrian refugees and an agency for e-mental health services to develop and scientifically test an app to help users deal with post-traumatic stress and related mental strain. The app - Sanadak - has now been published in Arabic and German and can be downloaded free of charge.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 28.06.2022
Association of children conceived via infertility treatments with school and mental health outcomes
Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction (MAR) fare better at school but are slightly more likely to have mental health problems by their late teens, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the University of Helsinki. The researchers say the correlation for mental health is  only  observed when the social demographics of children's families are taken into account, and that there is  no  evidence to suggest the MAR treatment itself is the source of association for mental health.

Health - Psychology - 28.06.2022
Racism and discrimination harm health
Racism and discrimination harm health
Long-term changes in the stress hormone cortisol can lead to disease Individuals with an immigrant background often face experiences of discrimination. Experiencing discrimination based on ethnic background is associated with stress and affects mental and physical health. A team led by psychologist Ricarda Nater-Mewes of the University of Vienna has now shown that the frequency of experiences of racism is related to physical stress indicators.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 27.06.2022
Calls for mental health of both parents to be considered during the perinatal period
Calls for mental health of both parents to be considered during the perinatal period
Perinatal mood disorders such as postnatal depression and perinatal anxiety, may affect both mothers and fathers simultaneously, finds a new systematic review and meta-analysis* led by UCL researchers. Around 3 in 100 couples (3.18%) were found to both suffer from late postnatal depression, which occurs three to 12 months after a child is born.

Psychology - 23.06.2022
Developmental dyslexia essential to human adaptive success, study argues
Researchers say people with Developmental Dyslexia have specific strengths relating to exploring the unknown that have contributed to the successful adaptation and survival of our species. -The deficit-centred view of dyslexia isn-t telling the whole story. This research proposes a new framework to help us better understand the cognitive strengths of people with dyslexia.

Psychology - 23.06.2022
How do we solve mental health problems such as depression?
We need to take a different approach to the problem. We must not only see symptoms such as tiredness and anxiety as signs of a disorder but also make them part of a bigger picture, of a network. That way, we can discover how these symptoms are interlinked and sustain mental health problems. Together with his team, Denny Borsboom has developed the techniques that are needed to create a network.

Psychology - 16.06.2022
Can computers understand complex words and concepts?
Can computers understand complex words and concepts?
In "Through the Looking Glass," Humpty Dumpty says scornfully, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less." Alice replies, "The question is whether you can make words mean so many different things." The study of what words really mean is ages old. The human mind must parse a web of detailed, flexible information and use sophisticated common sense to perceive their meaning.

Psychology - 15.06.2022
High anxiety about GCSE exams has minimal effect on grades
No clear relationship exists between GCSE test anxiety and exam performance among Year 11 pupils, a UCL study has found. Published today in the peer-reviewed journal  Oxford Review of Education , the study explores whether GCSE grades are lower amongst Year 11 pupils (15/16-year-olds) who suffer from high levels of test anxiety.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 14.06.2022
Pre-school play with friends lowers risk of mental health problems later
Pre-school play with friends lowers risk of mental health problems later
Children who learn to play well with others at pre-school age tend to enjoy better mental health as they get older, new research shows. The findings provide the first clear evidence that -peer play ability-, the capacity to play successfully with other children, has a protective effect on mental health.

Health - Psychology - 13.06.2022
Suicidal thoughts, behaviors linked to hormone-sensitive brain disorder
Suicidal thoughts, behaviors linked to hormone-sensitive brain disorder
A new global study published in BMC Psychiatry reports that 34% of people with premenstrual dysphoric disorder have attempted suicide. The study is the largest of its kind to examine rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among people diagnosed with the disorder by a health care provider based on daily symptom ratings, the only reliable method currently available.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 13.06.2022
Theta waves: a marker of emotional regulation
New findings on theta waves generated in the brain during emotional regulation could lead to more treatment options for disorders such as anxiety and schizophrenia. Without realizing it, we all rely on emotional regulation many times a day. It's the process by which we mitigate the effect of disturbing stimuli in order to stay focused, improve our well-being and respond to demands from our environment.

Innovation - Psychology - 13.06.2022
Fears over technology 'addictions' and 'disorders' may be unjustified, shows research
Fears over technology ’addictions’ and ’disorders’ may be unjustified, shows research
Current measures of digital technology use are not fit for purpose, say researchers. Questionnaires and scales measuring how we interact with smartphones, social media and gaming should not be used to demonstrate links with mental health and wellbeing, according to research from the Universities of Bath and Lancaster.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 09.06.2022
Well, I see it differently!
Why are we so sure that the way we see people, situations and politics is accurate, and the way other people see them is foolishly wrong? The answer, according to new research by UCLA psychology professor Matthew Lieberman, lies in a region of the brain he calls the "gestalt cortex," which helps people make sense of information that is ambiguous or incomplete — and dismiss alternative interpretations.