Psychology

Suicide prevention: restricting access to lethal means is effective

Suicide prevention: restricting access to lethal means is effective

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While many suicide prevention techniques are effective, others have not been proven to be beneficial.

Stress triggers worse outcomes in obese

Stress triggers worse outcomes in obese

Overweight and obese participants subjected to a stressful situation exhibited greater levels of IL-6 compared with normal-weight participants.

Smoking during pregnancy linked to child ADHD

Smoking during pregnancy linked to child ADHD

Maternal and paternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with higher ADHD risk, but the association was stronger for females.

Meditation confers psychological benefits

Meditation confers psychological benefits

Moderate evidence shows improvements in anxiety, depression and pain with mindfulness meditation.

Oxycodone, hydrocodone top abused opioid list

Oxycodone, hydrocodone top abused opioid list

Three-quarters of opioid-dependent individuals use oxycodone or hydrocodone.

Be specific when screening teens

Be specific when screening teens

Teenagers often give vague answers when asked about sensitive topics like substance abuse or suicide.

Weight discrimination increases obesity risk

Weight discrimination increases obesity risk

Instead of motivating weight loss, exposure to bias because of weight may increase a person's risk of becoming or remaining obese.

Encouraging positive body image in teen girls

Encouraging positive body image in teen girls

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Discussions about the female body should focus not just on looks, but also the amazing things the body can do.

Multicomponent interventions help patients quit smoking

Multicomponent interventions help patients quit smoking

Rigorous smoking cessation counseling models can be effective in certain clinical settings.

Reflexology for managing pain and anxiety

Reflexology for managing pain and anxiety

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Reflexology uses subtle pressure on specific muscle areas of the feet or hands to stimulate blood flow and nerve impulses that then trigger the release of endorphins and retained toxins.

Combating patient stress in primary care

Combating patient stress in primary care

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Many patients are so overwhelmed with the day-to-day activities of life that health takes a back seat.

Relapse risk high after discontinuing Alzheimer treatment

Relapse risk high after discontinuing Alzheimer treatment

More attention to risk-benefit ratio of antipsychotics for patients with AD needed to inform federal nursing home regulations.

DHEA: Improves anxiety and depressive symptoms in schizophrenics

DHEA: Improves anxiety and depressive symptoms in schizophrenics

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Dehydroepiandrosterone may help ease anxiety and depressive symptoms, and medication-induced extrapyramidal symptoms in schizophrenics.

Help kids who are bullied or bullies

Help kids who are bullied or bullies

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Bullying can begin as early as kindergarten, and it can affect all children regardless of race, gender and socioeconomic status.

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