Tag: "adversity" at medical news
Shrinking brains but healthy memory - does brain matter matter?
... included: Strong associations between childhood adversity
and adult depression. Factors most strongly related to depression include: mother's depression, reports of neglectful upbringing, too much physical punishment, having an unaffectionate father, and experiencing a lot of family conflict. Bisexual peop...
Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports
...urvivors are coping better because they're used to adversity
and see the tsunami as just the latest obstacle life has thrown their way rather than as a cataclysmic event. Many of the areas affected by the tsunami are very poor by Western standards and some-notably Sri Lanka and Aceh, Indonesia-have seen a lot ...
Cultural disparities lead to greater health problems in old age, says new special journal issue
...pilation of nearly 20 articles focuses on cultural adversity
and its cumulative effects on health. The publication was edited by Steven H. Zarit of Penn State University and Leonard I. Pearlin of The University of Maryland. The authors within provide a picture of how past and present economic hardships and edu...
Research reveals likely connection between early-life stress and teenage mental health problems
...rabilities such as major life stressors and social adversity
early in life," said Ronald E. Dahl, M.D., the Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. "This line of study by the Cameron lab is providing unique insights into these developmental interactions in ways that can...
Our memory wears rose-colored glasses
...erent sense of self in the face of a wide range of adversity
and opportunity. The events and experiences related in the study were wide-ranging. Negative events included losing possessions, failing a course, physical assault, and death of a loved one. Positive events included saving money for a purchase and...
Preparation may help patients cope with nausea
...pectations can strongly affect how they respond to adversity
both subjectively and physiologically," said lead author Max E. Levine, Ph.D. "Being prepared for difficulty can benefit people greatly." The study, designed to determine how expectations affect symptoms of nausea and motion sickness, found that par...
Katrina survey shows many suffered extreme adversity and show signs of post-traumatic stress
... More than one-third experienced extreme physical adversity
and nearly one-fourth experienced extreme psycholo...ndents (36.3 percent) experienced extreme physical adversity
and nearly one-fourth (22.8 percent) experienced extreme psychological adversity. Current practi...