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  • Many Seniors with Depression Faring Well During Pandemic
    A new study finds that one very vulnerable population group appears to be holding its own during the COVID-19 pandemic. An assessment of seniors with a pre-existing major depressive disorder and living in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, or St. Louis finds that they are not becoming more depressed or ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-09-01
  • Virtual Body Swapping With Friend Can Alter Your Sense of Self
    A new study shows that, when pairs of friends swapped bodies in a perceptual illusion, their beliefs about their own personalities became more similar to their beliefs about their friends’ personalities. The findings, published in the journal iScience, suggest that this close tie between our psychological and physical sense of ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-31
  • Genetic Study on Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis May Lead to Earlier Diagnosis
    A new Danish study identifies genetic risk factors for developing bipolar disorder and psychosis among people with depression. Bipolar disorder and thought disorders such as schizophrenia are serious mental disorders, which often have a great impact on a person’s life and well-being. In a number of cases, bipolar disorder and ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-31
  • Alzheimer’s Treatment With Antibodies Shows Promise in Clearing Plaques, Aiding Cognition
    New research suggests a different therapeutic approach may be helpful in reducing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, University of Kentucky investigators discovered an antibody that targets neuro-inflammation may reduce the development of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles and improve cognition. Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 3 million ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-31
  • Pandemic Taking A Toll on Those With Eating Disorders
    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound, negative impact on nine out of 10 people with eating disorders, according to a new study from the U.K. While it is well known that COVID-19 is having a significant effect on the global population, research carried out by researchers from Northumbria University ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-31
  • Depressed, Anxious Young Men May Be at Greater Risk for Mid-Life Heart Attack
    Depression or anxiety in young adult males, ages 18 or 19, is linked to a 20 percent greater risk of having a heart attack in middle age, according to a new Swedish study from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2020. The link can be partly explained by poorer ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-31
  • Study Aims to ID Which Young Adults with Depression May Benefit from Exercise
    Aerobic exercise has clearly been shown to help young adults with major depression, and a new study from Rutgers University researchers suggests it may be possible to predict who would benefit from  exercise as a behavioral therapy. “Our study needs to be replicated, but the precision medicine approach of predicting ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-31
  • Germ Aversion Tied to More Preventative Behavior During Pandemic
    People with germ and disease aversion are much more likely to engage in COVID-19 preventative behaviors, compared to older adults or those with a perceived higher risk, according to a new study from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. “When we feel disgust toward something, our behavioral response is ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-31
  • Feeling Panicked Without Phone Tied to Worse OCD, Poor Sleep Quality
    A new study finds a link between feelings of panic when a person is away from their smartphone and increased anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behavior. A related study found that these feelings are rampant among college students and lead to poor sleep quality. In the first study, researchers at Ohio State ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-31
  • Effectiveness of Virtual Communities Hinge on Trust
    In a new study, researchers based in Italy propose that development of trust among all participants is a key objective metric when assessing the effectiveness of virtual groups. Virtual communities are now more important than ever before expanding from a social connection framework to formal business and educational practices. In ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-30
  • New AI Tool Promises Faster, More Accurate Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
    Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence algorithm that can accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s by detecting subtle differences in language. According to researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, the algorithm promises to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s without the need for expensive scans or in-person testing. In fact, they say ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-30
  • New Brain Scan Study Could Help Find Best Therapy for OCD
    New research has found key differences in the brains of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who respond to one form of therapy over another. The findings could improve the odds that people with OCD will receive a therapy that really works for them, something that eludes more than a third of ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-30
  • Kids Notice Racial Differences Long Before Adults Want to Talk About It
    A new study reveals that very young children, even infants, are aware of racial differences, but many adults believe children should be almost 5 years old before talking to them about race. The findings are published online in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Delays in these important conversations could make ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-30
  • Boosting Ability to Be Playful May Enhance Satisfaction With Life
    A new study finds that simple exercises can help make people more playful, which helps them feel more satisfied with their lives. The new study from psychologists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Germany found that just a week of exercises can boost a person’s playfulness, which then improves ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-29
  • Many Pediatric Heart Nurses Struggle With Emotional Exhaustion
    A survey of nurses caring for children with heart issues reveals that more than half are emotionally exhausted. The findings, recently presented at The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2020, also show that good working environments are associated with significantly less burnout. “Nurses’ well-being is central to ensuring the ... read more
    Source: Psychology in the NewsPublished on 2020-08-29

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