Tag: "personality" at medical news
Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with intensive psychotherapy
...FP), can help individuals affected with borderline personality
disorder (BPD) by reducing symptoms and improving their social functioning, according to an article in the June issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, a premier psychiatry journal. BPD, a chronic and disabling condition affecting about 1% of ...
Harboring hostility may be linked to unhealthy lungs
...eople. Right now, we cant say if having a hostile personality
causes lung function decline, though we now know t...ploring the possible influence of social status on personality
functioning and pulmonary health....
Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
Women are much more interested in a mans personality
and looks than the size of his penis, but men can experience real anxiety even if they are average sized, according to a research review published in the June issue of the urology journal BJU International. Dr Kevan Wylie from the Porterbrook Clini...
Personality changes may help detect form of dementia
ST. PAUL, MN A simple personality
test could help doctors detect dementia with Lewy ...e with dementia with Lewy bodies displayed passive personality
changes, such as diminished emotional response, disinterest in hobbies, repetitive behaviors, and gr...
Unfair treatment boosts heart attack risk
... chronic job stress unfair treatment at work, and personality
traits, such as hostility. But the results still showed that the higher the sense of injustice, the greater was the risk of a heart attack or angina. People in the "high" category were 55% more likely to have serious heart disease as those who di...
Research finds that male athletes prefer female team physicians
...otypical mothering or nurturing aspect of a female personality
that male athletes appreciate. Other personal attributes of importance to athletes included the team physicians concern for them as people and athletes, as well as being understanding and respectful. Good listening and communication skills from the...
Drug reps use friendship to influence doctors
...ysician, say the authors, depends very much on the personality
of the doctor. A friendly, outgoing physician is the easiest to influence, because the rep can use the "friendship" to request favors, in the form of prescriptions. If a physician refuses to meet with a rep, "their staff is dined and flattered in ho...
Change in neuroticism tied to mortality rates, researcher says
...e died much sooner than their peers." A neurotic personality
was defined as a person with the tendency to worry...roticism levels were measured using a standardized personality
test. Results of the study will be published in the print edition of the journal Psychological Sci...
Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia
...gone a vasectomy. The earliest symptoms of FTD are personality
changes, lack of judgment and bizarre behavior. As in PPA, FTD usually starts at an earlier age, in the 40s and 50s. One of Weintraub's patients with FTD was eating lunch in a restaurant with his family and excused himself to go to the bathroom. Wh...
Media coverage of autism differs dramatically
...g the late 19th century despite adverse effects on personality
and lack of widespread scientific support. For a current look at the differences between science and the public perception of science, the researchers focused on autism. The Centers for Disease Control estimated that one in every 250 babies born in...
Measuring brain activity for emotional markers that may indicate risk for developing alcoholism
...search . "It is important to see how measures of personality
and emotionality relate to alcohol dependence," sa...udies of this question use self-report measures of personality
and emotional experience. In this paper, we looked at measures of brain activity thought to reflect...
Combination of personality traits increases risk for heart disease
...art disease, but a combination of these "negative" personality
traits may put people at especially serious risk, ...ary heart disease due to a combination of negative personality
traits in people has never before been explored," said the study's senior investigator, Edward C. Su...
Biomarkers for psychosis
...chotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, personality
changes, and disorganized thinking occur in several psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. Scientists understand little of what goes wrong in a psychotic person's brain, but hope that brain imaging...
New hope for an 'untreatable' mental illness
... core symptoms, especially those related to deeper personality
change. New York-based psychologist Jeffrey Youn...Transference Focused Psychotherapy focus on deeper personality
change, in comparison to other recent treatments that have been limited to the reduction of specific...
Stroke symptoms common among general population
...e a substantial impact on cognitive functioning or personality
and could also be powerful harbingers of subsequent major strokes." It is not known whether these individuals visited a physician for their symptoms, but previous studies have shown that many people do not seek medical care for stroke symptoms and ...
Mayo Clinic discovers potential link between celiac disease and cognitive decline
...r seeking medical help were amnesia, confusion and personality
changes. The average score on the Short Test of Mental Status among the 13 patients was 28 out of 38 possible total, indicating moderate cognitive impairment. Ten patients experienced loss of coordination and four experienced symptoms of peripheral n...
ABCB6 is key to production of heme in hemoglobin
... limbs or back, as well as paralysis, cramping and personality
changes or mental disorders. "Also, people with porphyria can suffer sudden, acute attacks if they take certain tranquilizers and other drugs that interfere with this system," Schuetz said. "So our work contributes to the overall picture of how disru...
Finger length ratio may predict women's sporting prowess
... to serious disease, intellectual ability, certain personality
traits, and musical talent. Most of the sporting research in this area has so far focused exclusively on men. The researchers base their findings on x ray pictures of the right and left hands of 607 female twins, whose average age was 53. Most were...
Decision-making impairment appears greater in alcoholics with coexisting personality disorders
... has found that alcoholics with certain coexisting personality
disorders (PDs) have decision-making abilities that are particularly impaired. Results are published in the October issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research . "Normally, we make choices by weighing immediate benefits of different o...
Anxiety before surgery complicates recovery in children
...ergo elective tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. The personality
characteristics of the children and their parents were assessed before the surgery. All of the children were admitted to a research unit at Yale following the surgery and postoperative pain and analgesic consumption were recorded every hour. After 24...
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