School-based interventions that target students with, or at risk of, academic difficulties in kindergarten to grade 6 have positive effects on reading and mathematics, according to an article published in Campbell Systematic Reviews.
A palliative care doctor has suggested that studying Shakespeare's plays could help medical students connect more closely with their patients. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Dr David Jeffrey, of the Department of Palliative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, investigates how the playwright's empathic approach - the ability to understand and share the feelings of another - can enhance the patient-doctor relationship.
Female doctors who suffer domestic abuse can feel unable to get help due to perceptions that it "should not happen to a doctor" and a judgemental culture in medical settings, a new study suggests.
Adverse childhood experiences--which may include abuse, neglect, and severe household dysfunction--often lead to psychological and social struggles that reach into adulthood, making ACEs a major public health challenge. But the long-term consequences of ACEs are just beginning to be understood in detail. To fill in the picture, two recent BYU studies analyzed how ACEs shape adolescents' delinquent behaviors, as well as fathers' parenting, approaches.
A new University of California, Berkeley, study suggests that nonjudgmental empathy training helps parole and probation officers feel more emotionally connected to their clients and better able to deter them from criminal backsliding. Those who completed the training saw a 13% reduction in recidivism among their clients.
Bullying at boarding schools has a negative impact on students' emotional health, but for male students, having a school staff member to rely on for support may mute the harmful effects of bullying, according to a new University at Buffalo study. Support networks did not have the same effect for female students, the researchers say.
A UOC study has conducted the first ever analysis of the discourse of patients with severe depression in blogs. The findings point to the importance of social, communicative and medical factors in the experience of depression. The study encourages reflections on how mental disorders are talked about and to promote change in relation to metaphors that can create stigma.
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that more than 50% of children in high-risk populations in the United States are not receiving behavioral health services that could improve their developmental outcomes when it comes to mental and physical health problems.
An oncologist reflects on how advising patients with cancer about travel during a pandemic requires a nuanced consideration of benefit and risk, especially when considering lost opportunities when prognosis is limited.
Amid a growing mental health crisis among teens and young adults nationwide, a pilot program teaching mindfulness and coping techniques to students at the University of Washington has helped lower stress and improve emotional well-being.