Archive for September, 2008

Physicians Fail Empathy Test

September 23rd, 2008
doctorA new study finds that physicians rarely responded empathically to the concerns of the patients about mortality, symptoms or treatment options, when consulting with patients who have lung cancer. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and ...

Teletherapy Aids Depression Care

September 23rd, 2008
manA new study discovers psychotherapy administered over phone lines improves adherence to therapy for depression. The finding is significant as patients often quit going to therapy after a few sessions. In other words, therapy can't work if patients ...

Social Networking IDs Narcissism

September 23rd, 2008
womanA new study suggests that online social networking sites might be useful tools for detecting whether someone is a narcissist. “We found that people who are narcissistic use Facebook in a self-promoting way that can be identified by others,” ...

Parenting Can Lower Baby’s Stress

September 23rd, 2008
babyA new study finds that even babies get stressed -- and, an infant’s response to stress is linked to a particular form of a certain gene. Furthermore, researchers say they have also found that good parenting – as early ...

Study: Doctors Don’t Always Respond with Empathy

September 22nd, 2008
Doctor with patientIf you're facing a life-threatening cancer, you'd think your doctor might respond with a healthy dose of empathy for your diagnosis. However, new research published today suggests that most physicians rarely respond to their patients with ...

ENT Problems Linked to Depression

September 22nd, 2008
ENTIndividuals who experience a range of ear, nose, and throat-related health problems also exhibit a greater prevalence of depression, finds a new research study. In any given one-year period, approximately 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 ...

High Wage-Earners Are Sexist

September 22nd, 2008
ManNew research suggests that when it comes to sex roles in society, what you think may affect what you earn. In fact, it appears that a worker's psychological belief on work and domestic roles may be more important ...

Depression Linked to Particular Chronic Illness

September 22nd, 2008
medicalA new Italian research study finds that people with the immune condition called sarcoidosis often suffer from mental health problems, especially depression. In the new study, researchers led by Arianna Goracci, M.D., examined 80 consecutive sarcoidosis patients who ...

Smell May Influence Dreams

September 22nd, 2008
womanA new study suggests what you smell as you sleep has the power to influence your dreams. German researchers used specific volatile odorants with a negative or a positive smell ("rotten eggs" versus "roses") to simulate subjects during sleep. ...

Depression Prevalent Yet Care Lacking

September 19th, 2008
womanA new CDC report finds that in any 2-week period, 5.4 percent of Americans 12 years of age and older experienced depression. Rates were higher in 40-59 year olds, women, and non-Hispanic black persons than in other demographic ...
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