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Soldiers Suppressed War Traumas, Government Ignored Emotional Damages in Post-WWII Finland
A project examining Finnish culture after World War II shows the government ignored the psychological impact of the war on soldiers as it focused on economic and political damages.
Mothers with PTSD Drawn to Violent Entertainment; Children May Suffer
A study of 76 mothers with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has found that these mothers watch more violent programming than other mothers, said researchers at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in ...
First Socio-Cultural Study of Serial Killers by US Region
The journal Homicide Studies has released results of the first ever study on regional and state differences in male serial killer activity in the United States--and news is bad for the U.S. South. Researchers examined both social factors such as the percen...
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Proposed DSM Addition to Cover Symptoms of Childhood Trauma
An article published in the latest issue of the American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology reports on a new diagnosis being proposed for inclusion into the 2011 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-V....
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Substance Abuse, PTSD Common Among Veterans
Nearly three times as many veterans are taking advantage of the two free years of health care offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) than did in Vietnam, many to be treated for mental health problems, shows a report funded by a VA grant and publ...
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Scriptural Violence Prompts Aggression in Readers
A new study by University of Michigan researchers seeks to further understand the use of religion to justify acts of violence in countless instances ranging from the medieval Crusades to the events of 9/11. The study shows that, just as watching violent med...
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Family Turmoil, Violence Put Physical Strain On Organs of Adolescents
Chronic exposure to psychological stressors including family problems, abuse, poor housing and exposure to violence may damage the organs of children and adolescents, report Cornell University researchers. Using blood pressure measurements and urine sample...
PG-13 Films Teach Kids Violence
A report on top-earning movies marketed to adolescents published in Pediatrics shows that 87 percent of PG-13 films contain scenes of violence. Studying a sample of 77 films released between 1999 and 2000, researchers found 2251 acts of violence, with a me...
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Dating Violence, Sexual Assault Linked To Suicide In Urban Teens
According to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, recent dating violence among urban teen females and lifetime history of sexual assault among urban teen males may be associated with suicide attempts. According to the ...
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Teen Girls in Juvenile Centers More Aggressive Than Male Peers
Incarcerated teen girls are more aggressive than boys in or out of juvenile detention centers, reports a study in the July issue of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice which shows that the percentage of girls that are aggressive while incarcerated is nearly...
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PsychBriefs: December 2-December 8, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
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Youth Who Feel Unsafe Have Trouble Delaying Gratification
Would you behave differently if you thought you could die tomorrow? For youngsters growing up in areas where personal safety is often at risk, this question informs daily behavior.
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Witnessing Family Violence As A Child May Lead to Depression, Alcoholism in Adulthood
Witness violence between parents before the age of 18 has been found to have great effects on adult mental health including increased risk of depression, alcoholism and spousal and child abuse.
Gay Population More Likely to Experience Violence, PTSD
Gay and lesbian adults face a greater risk of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of increased exposure to violence in early life.
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The Truth About Domestic Violence: It's Not A Matter of Losing Control
Domestic violence researchers suggest that partner abuse is often calculated.
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