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Newswise: Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

University of Washington

A University of Washington-led clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants’ trauma-related symptoms up to a year after receiving therapy.

Channels: Children's Health, Clinical Trials, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Trauma, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), African News, Healthcare, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST

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Newswise: Lonely in a Crowd: Overcoming Loneliness with Acceptance and Wisdom
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    10-Jan-2020 3:00 AM EST
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8-Jan-2020 2:35 PM EST
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In Some Children with Autism, “Social” and “Visual” Neural Circuits Don’t Quite Connect

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers combined eye gaze research with brain scans to discover that in a common subtype of autism, in which ASD toddlers prefer images of geometric shapes over those of children playing, brain areas responsible for vision and attention are not controlled by social brain networks, and so social stimuli are ignored.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Children's Health, Neuro, Vision, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD),

Released:
17-Dec-2019 2:15 PM EST
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    28-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT

In the long run, drugs & talk therapy hold the same value for people with depression, study finds

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Spending an hour in talk therapy with a trained counselor costs much more, and takes more time, than swallowing an inexpensive antidepressant pill. But for people with a new diagnosis of major depression, the costs and benefits of the two approaches end up being equal after five years, a new study shows.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Cognition and Learning, Healthcare, Mental Health, Pharmaceuticals, Psychology and Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Grant Funded News,

Released:
24-Oct-2019 1:40 PM EDT
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    2-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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2-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Religion and the Brain – Studies Seek 'Neurobiological Correlates' of Religion and Spirituality

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Evidence suggests that religious and spiritual states and behaviors are related to certain structures and processes in the brain, concludes a research review in the September/October issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Neuro, Psychology and Psychiatry, Religion, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),

Released:
17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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