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In a Depression and Anxiety study that surveyed youth following the terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston marathon, adolescents with lower levels of sympathetic reactivity (the flight or fight response) before the attack developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms only following high exposure to media coverage of the attack. Adolescents with high levels of sympathetic reactivity developed higher levels of PTSD symptoms regardless of how much media coverage they saw.
Over the course of the last 100 years or more, many scenes of execution in American film have offered intimate knowledge of executions, giving viewers a privileged ‘backstage’ gaze of an execution not available outside film, the chance to see what executioners see, and a chance to understand the condemned’s experience as he awaits death.
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A new study in Brain and Behavior provides physical evidence that highly sensitive individuals respond especially strongly to social situations that trigger emotions.
Mental Health Issues Uncovered in Children with Relatives Who Participated in Manhunt after Boston Marathon Attack
Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a Depression and Anxiety study that included surveys of Boston-area parents and other caretakers.
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The Journal of Traumatic Stress explores the long-term psychological impact for survivors of campus shootings
Birth control is used worldwide by more than 60 million women. Since its introduction, it has changed certain aspects of women’s lives including family roles, gender roles and social life. New research in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found a link between birth control and women’s preferences for psychophysical traits in a sexual mate
New research in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health aims to find the relationship between participation in organized sports and an increase in hazardous drinking. Unlike previous research, the study focused on an underrepresented group – young offenders – adolescents who were either excluded from school or involved with the justice system.
Research in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health has found that convicted mafia men displayed fewer psychopathic traits then regular criminals, experienced fewer drug problems and were more concerned about their families
A broad change in drinking behaviour has occurred among Australian adolescents in the last decade. The percentage of Australians aged 14-17 who do not drink alcohol has increased from almost 33% in 2001 to over 50% in 2010. This trend has occurred broadly across a wide range of regional, socio-economic, and demographic subgroups.
In a study by the Journal of Traumatic Stress, results show that women who adopt yoga may experience less symptoms of PTSD.
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Contrary to popular belief among recreational drug users, mephedrone has several important differences when compared with MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. These differences mean that mephedrone could leave a user with acute withdrawal symptoms and indicate that it may have a higher potential for developing dependence than MDMA according to a study published in British Journal of Pharmacology.
New research from The Netherlands shows that people who smoke high-potency cannabis end up getting higher doses of the active ingredient (THC). Although they reduce the amount they puff and inhale to compensate for the higher strength, they still take in more THC than smokers of lower potency cannabis.
Regular use of Facebook linked to increase in weight anxiety, reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders
Political Psychology explores how emotions such as anxiety, even if their cause has nothing to do with politics, can result in a hardening of our views
Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, Access to Research.
Shu Li from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has won the annual Wiley-IPCAS prize for excellence in Chinese psychological science
The first typological study of British hitmen, published in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, identified four main types of contract killer; the novice, the dilettante, the journeyman; and the master