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HIgh Rates of Violence and Gang Membership in Teens of Deployed Parents
Teens with deployed parents are more likely to join gangs, get in physical fights, and carry weapons to school.
Are Meat-Eaters Selfish?
New studies examine the psychological significance of meat-eating.
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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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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.
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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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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Violent Programming Cultivates Aggressive Behavior in Boys
A Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute study published in the November issue of Pediatrics suggests the more violent television preschoolers view, the more likely particularly boys were to exhibit aggressive behavior.
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PsychBriefs: August 11 - 18, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Army Suicide Rates Up Army suicide rates have risen to 99 soldiers for 2006, up from 87 in 2005. Of these, 30 were soldier...
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More Teens Engaging in Self-Injury
Research published in the August 2007 issue of Psychological Medicine indicates that Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), the deliberate, direct destruction of body tissue without conscious suicidal intent, has increased among high school students. Led by rese...
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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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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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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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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...
Even E-Rated Games May Harm Kids, Show 3 New Studies
Just in case you doubted recent findings on the startling effects of video games on real-life behaviors, University of Iowa researchers have published a book discussing three new studies showing striking correlations between even cartoon-like video games an...
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Racing Video Games May Lead to Real-Life Crashes
Men and women who play virtual driving games such as Grand Theft Auto are more likely to report engaging in hazardous driving and getting into accidents when the hit the road in real life, show German studies of 198 people. In one study researchers had som...
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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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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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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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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 ...
Torture Victims Suffer Long-Term Brain Trauma
Studies by a psychotraumatology research group show that torture may affect the way the brain works for years after the trauma. Studying a group of people who had experienced varying degrees of torture, researchers found not only evidence of dissociation, o...
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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.
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