Tag: "personality" at medical news

Curious female rats survive tumors longer

...nt with those findings and support the notion that personality traits may have a significant impact on health and...re, may be particularly prone to subtle effects of personality on disease resilience." The rats were tested in infancy and as adults to see how curious or cautious...

Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility

...an be found in neuro-endocrine challenge tests and personality questionnaires in healthy individuals. This demonstrates that certain aspects of behavior relate to biological systems, such as neurotransmitter systems."...

Researchers offer emergency workers a lifeline

...ices people are well equipped through training and personality style to deal with trauma," says Regehr, "but in most careers, an event comes along which really touches the person's soul." Regehr and co-author and social worker Ted Bober explore the factors that contribute to this personal hell in their new book,...

New study finds link between self-mutilation and risky sexual behavior

... of other risk behaviors such as suicide attempts, personality disorders or substance abuse." The study focused on a group of adolescents in intensive psychiatric treatment, and almost half (47%) of the subjects admitted to cutting themselves at least once. Surveys of a more general community have reported the n...

Mother's depression associated with increased risk of child's antisocial behavior

...: 1) depressed women are likely to have antisocial personality traits related to depression, 2) are likely to bea...al depression combined with symptoms of antisocial personality disorder in mothers posed the greatest risk for children's ASB. "We found that familial liability fo...

Study finds no evidence of a 'cancer personality'

There is no association between two specific personality traits neuroticism and extroversion and cancer, ...erican Cancer Society, also finds no evidence that personality traits indirectly lead to cancer through behavioral factors, such as smoking. Personality traits ar...

Severity of liver disease not a reliable indicator of quality of life

...patic encephalopathy (which involves brain damage, personality changes, and intellectual impairment) and ascites (an accumulation of excess fluid in the abdomen), are not accounted for in the MELD score. MELD is now used in place of the Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) model, which does take into account these complica...

Discovery of pathway in learning impairment caused by liver disease may lead to drug treatment

...patic encephalopathy, which involves brain damage, personality changes, and intellectual impairment due to hyperammonemia (high levels of ammonia in the blood). However, the mechanisms involved in both learning and how liver disease leads to learning impairment are unclear. In a new study led by Vicente Felipo o...

2001-2002 survey finds that many recover from alcoholism

... of either type of recovery. In addition, having a personality disorder was associated with a lower likelihood of abstinent recovery. Treatment for alcohol problems modified some of these effects. "Alcohol dependence-at least when defined in terms of the DSM-IV criteria-may not preclude a return to low-risk dri...

Carefree people care less about cancer symptoms, endanger health

...d rectal cancers to see if the correlation between personality traits and symptom recognition can be replicated in larger groups and for the less-defined set of symptoms characteristic of colon cancer....

UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon

...ally and results in memory loss, unusual behavior, personality changes, and a decline in thinking abilities. These losses relate to the death of brain cells and the breakdown of the connections between them. The disease is the most common form of dementing illness among middle and older adults, affecting more...

Thanks for the memories: cinematic portrayal of amnesia is profoundly misleading

...vies often portray amnesics as undergoing complete personality changes, with a "startling number of originally 'b...' after the onset of amnesia." In reality however personality and identity are often unaffected. One of the most "neurologically bizarre features" of amnesia in f...

Increased suicide rate is possibly linked to chemicals released from nearby asphalt plants

...n disulfide, also a neurotoxin, has been linked to personality changes, mood disorders and suicides in occupational settings, the researchers said. In addition, Some research suggests that highway workers exposed to asphalt-solvent fumes show an increase of suicide rates and brain cancers. ...

Immigration & psychiatric disorders

...nd drug use disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and the co-occurrence of alcohol use disorders with other psychiatric conditions....

Employment reduces chronic drug use, UH professors find

... career achievement, shy, aggressive and impulsive personality traits, exposure to substance abuse by family members, lack of positive recreational programming and exposure to weak law enforcement for the use of illicit substances. To establish a preventative model in populations with high risk and low p...

Immigration, lack of partner support are postpartum

...ant to assess past depressive episodes, vulnerable personality traits, recent stressful life events, availability of support and maternal adjustment in identifying new mothers at risk for postpartum depression. "The next step is to develop accessible and effective preventive and treatment plans for these ...

Reduced risk of institutionalisation in patients with dementia

...ive function (ability to think, reason and learn), personality and behaviour. Alzheimer's disease is the fourth-leading cause of death in Western countries, preceded only by myocardial infarction, cancer and stroke.6 Alzheimer patients are often admitted to a nursing home when they have become totally rel...

Majority of cigarettes in the US smoked by nicotine-dependent or psychiatrically ill persons

...ers (e.g. social phobia, generalized anxiety), and personality disorders (e.g. obsessive-compulsive) in face-to-f...nt had an anxiety disorder, and 31.7 percent had a personality disorder. Prevalence of drug use disorder among nicotine-dependent persons was 8.2 percent. Nicotine...

Nicotine dependence & psychiatric disorders

...se and dependence, mood and anxiety disorders, and personality disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric A... (29.2 percent and 25.3 percent, respectively) and personality disorders (27.3 percent). Persons with a current psychiatric disorder--whether or not they are nico...

Plastic surgeons honor 'Patients of Courage' overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others

...force to be reckoned with. The sheer wonder of her personality in the face of all she has gone through is almost magical." ...

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