The consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reach well beyond patients' physical health, souring social relationships, and leading some healthcare providers (HCP) to distance themselves from affected patients, according to a qualitative, systematic review published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology closely examined a series of research studies on resilience in adults that report most people are unaffected by adversity. Psychologists Frank Infurna and Suniya Luthar discovered problems with how many of the studies were designed and how the data were analyzed. In a Clinical Psychology Review, the researchers explain the problems and re-evaluate adult resilience research and find that most people struggle to some degree following adversity and then recover after a period of time.
If you're a parent who feels your college-age children would choose their friends over you, a new UCLA psychology study has a reassuring message: You're probably underestimating their loyalty to you. The psychologists demonstrated for the first time that when forced to make a decision that benefits either a parent or a close friend, young adults are more likely to choose the parent.
A San Francisco State University study finding that students perform better at math while sitting with good posture could have implications for other kinds of performance under pressure.
New research shows that military veterans who participated in a three week, intensive outpatient treatment program for PTSD saw rapid and clinically meaningful improvements, adding the growing body evidence that several hours of therapy over several consecutive days could be an important step in addressing the unmet mental health needs of tens of thousands of military veterans.
Long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory say researchers. The study has implications for both recreational users and people who use the drug to combat epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. They found that mice exposed to the drug long-term had 'significant ... memory impairments' and could not even discriminate between a familiar and novel object.
Peer-reviewed / Randomised Controlled Trial / People Psychological therapy delivered by a virtual reality coach can help people with a clinically diagnosed fear of heights overcome their fear, according to a randomised controlled trial of 100 people published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
Trying to suppress worries during a health scare, like the recent Zika outbreak, may lead to an ever-intensifying cycle of emotional suppression and fear, according to a team of researchers.
Police officers who endorse an empathetic approach to criminal justice do not perform as well when they sense they are underappreciated, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Studies estimate that 20 percent to 36 percent of college students cope with some form of serious psychological distress, yet only about a third receive any services despite the fact they often have access to on-campus help. A new study finds that getting college students to engage with peer-run organizations that focus on mental health awareness can improve college students' knowledge about mental health and reduce campus stigma.