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March 28, 2012

Giving Anxiety the Axe: Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2E, Provides 10 Trick and Techniques to Help You “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

If you suffer from anxiety, then you are in good company—40 million Americans are suffering along with you. But you don’t have to live this way. Read on for ten easy tips to quickly relieve an anxiety attack so you can get over the worry and get on with your life.

March 19, 2012

What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues

What can we know and what should we believe about today's world?  What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues applies the concerns and techniques of epistemology to a wide variety of contemporary issues.

February 09, 2012

Physically abused children report higher levels of psychosomatic symptoms

Children who display multiple psychosomatic symptoms, such as regular aches and pains and sleep and appetite problems, are more than twice as likely to be experiencing physical abuse at home than children who do not display symptoms, according to a study in the March edition of Acta Paediatrica.

February 07, 2012

TV sports expose children to alcohol ads

Children are highly exposed to alcohol advertising on television during broadcast of sporting events. This is the finding from a study published in the February issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health by Sondra Davoren and Craig Sinclair from Cancer Council Victoria.

January 18, 2012

Does Marriage Really Make People Happier? Study Finds Few Well-being Advantages to Marriage over Cohabitation

A new study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family reveals that married couples experience few advantages for psychological well-being, health, or social ties compared to unmarried couples who live together. While both marriage and cohabitation provide benefits over being single, these reduce over time following a honeymoon period.

January 11, 2012

The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love

This enthralling and accessible book takes us on a tour of our most important sex organ--the brain--our many kinds of love, including the love of parent and child, the affectionate love of companionship, the passion of erotic love, the role of animals in our lives, and the love of God. Judith Horstman explains why love is good for our brains, how we're hardwired to crave the companionship of others---and how badly things can go without love.

9:00 AM EST December 11, 2011

Our jobs are making us sick

Poor job quality and conditions are associated with increased risk of mental and physical health problems.

December 06, 2011

Acceptance is Protection: How Can Parents Support Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Children?

How should parents respond when their four years old son insists on wearing girls’ clothes, or their daughter switches to using a male version of their name? These are the questions increasingly being asked of family therapist Jean Malpas who writes in Family Process about a new approach to support parents with gender nonconforming and transgender children.

November 29, 2011

New book Identity Shift explores how technology and our personal identities are blurring in today’s networked world

Research drawn from thousands of consumers provides unique new insight into the convergence of real and virtual life – including the impact of communications technology on families and individuals

12:00 AM EST November 22, 2011

Psychological Intervention Reduces Disability and Depression in Adolescents with Fibromyalgia

A recent trial shows cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) reduces functional disability and depressive symptoms in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. The psychological intervention was found to be safe and effective, and proved to be superior to disease management education. Full findings from this multi-site clinical trial are published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

November 03, 2011

Secluding aggressive young offenders is always the last resort says four-country study

Seclusion should always be the last resort when it comes to dealing with aggressive episodes involving young offenders with psychiatric disorders, according to staff who took part in a four-country study published in the November issue of the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

October 31, 2011

Bright Not Broken

Bright Not Broken sheds new light on this vibrant population by identifying who twice exceptional children are and taking an unflinching look at why they’re stuck.  The first work to boldly examine the widespread misdiagnosis and controversies that arise from our current diagnostic system, it serves as a wake-up call for parents and professionals to question why our mental health and education systems are failing our brightest children.

October 28, 2011

THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN BOOK OF LOVE, SEX AND THE BRAIN: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love

COMING IN JANUARY 2012:  A fascinating look at how the brain controls our relationships and romances

October 26, 2011

Teenage girls and senior students suffered highest levels of PTSD after major earthquake

Teenage survivors of a major earthquake experienced high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with girls and older students being the most severely affected, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

October 19, 2011

New aggression tool predicted violent patients in medical and surgical wards

Using a specially designed risk assessment tool was an effective way of identifying violent hospital patients in medical and surgical units, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

October 18, 2011

Caveman Politics: Has Our Violent History Led to an Evolved Preference for Physically Strong Political Leaders?

New research into evolutionary psychology suggests that physical stature affects our preferences in political leadership. The paper, published in Social Science Quarterly, reveals that a preference for physically formidable leaders, or caveman politics, may have evolved to ensure survival in ancient human history.

September 09, 2011

Emotional Impact of 9/11 Attacks Seen in Brain’s Response to Negative Visual Images

In the wake of the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks, research published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress reveals how the attacks impacted the psychological processes of those not directly exposed to the event.

August 30, 2011

Location, Location, Location; Study Shows the Middle Is the Place to Be

A recent study appearing in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology suggests that there are factors that can significantly influence our free will without us even knowing it.

August 24, 2011

Is Perfectionism an Attribute or Detriment?

 

The Perfectionist's Handbook by Dr. Jeff Szymanski helps readers navigate out of the "perfectionism paradox". If your intentions are good (wanting to excel) and the outcomes you want are reasonable (to feel competent and satisfied), why would perfectionism backfire and result in unhappiness and stress?

 

August 03, 2011

LOVING SOMEONE WHO HAS DEMENTIA

A new and proven way to cope with loved ones who are suffering through dementia -- without destroying your own sanity or health. Dr. Boss presents a method for managing caring for patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, when a person you love both "is" and "is increasingly not" the person you once knew.