Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) run a greater risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in JAMA Pediatrics. The researchers claim that more psychological support and longer follow-up is needed for the children affected and their parents.
A comprehensive dementia care program staffed by nurse practitioners working within a health system improves the mental and emotional health of patients and their caregivers.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) was linked with loss of work productivity and with lower health-related quality of life in an International Journal of Clinical Practice study of more than 52,000 men from eight countries.
Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are showing up in places previously understood to be animal-free. The growing trend includes 'certifying' animals to provide emotional assistance to a person with a diagnosable mental condition or emotional disorder. 'Emotional Support Animal Assessments: Toward a Standard and Comprehensive Model for Mental Health Professionals' outlines the ethical challenge and offers possible solutions to better serve both people who feel they need ESAs and those who must comply with the animals.
A novel palliative care intervention developed at Children's National Health System for caregivers of children and adolescents with rare diseases has shown preliminary success at helping families talk about potentially challenging medical decisions before a crisis occurs.
Clemson University psychologist Robin Kowalski's recent research reveals that people think about the advice they would give their younger selves more often than many people might think, and for many this mental exercise is anything but futile. The findings have been truly revealing about the nature of regret, how people can use it to self-actualize and what areas people tend to fixate on in their later years.
New nationally representative Canadian study from the University of Toronto and Algoma University finds that 3-quarters of formerly suicidal Indigenous adults who are living off-reserve had been free from suicidal thoughts in the past year.
For the first time, compensatory strategies used by people with autism have been investigated and collated in a qualitative study using an online survey of 136 adults, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The study finds that the use of compensatory strategies is associated with both positive and negative consequences. Compensation improves social relationships, increases independence and employment, but may also be associated with poor mental health and delayed diagnosis.
New research led by George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services found that undocumented Latina immigrants met the threshold for post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis at nearly four times (34%) the rate of civilian women in America as a whole (9.7%). Furthermore, researchers found that a longer length of residency in the United States did not reduce Latina immigrants' trauma symptoms.
People who narrowly avoid disaster do not necessarily escape tragedy unharmed, and their knowledge of the victims' fate shapes how survivors respond to traumatic events, according to the results of a new paper by a UB psychologist that explores the effects of near-miss experiences associated with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.