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Which skills will help patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder? - March 16, 2018
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex psychological condition, and those who suffer from it experience severe reduction in their quality of life. A new study now shows that OCD sufferers need to adopt adaptive coping skills rather than the maladaptive strategies often used such as repetitive, compulsive actions or creating emotional distance from a situation, in order to effectively manage their condition.
Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive function - March 15, 2018
Researchers find that primary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to show increased aggression in middle childhood. The study examined the relationship between aggression and executive function -- a measure of cognitive skills that allow a person to achieve goals by controlling their behavior. The results suggest that helping children to increase their executive function could reduce their aggression.
Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglect - March 14, 2018
The emotional and sexual abuse that some children endure can lead them to commit crimes later in life. But when children achieve good grades and don't skip school, the likelihood of self-reported, chronic criminal behaviors declines significantly.
Daily dose of violent video games has no long-term effect on adult aggression, researchers find - March 14, 2018
Playing violent action adventure games for prolonged periods does not make adults more aggressive, say researchers. A new study looked at the influence long-term violent video game play has on aggression levels, and compared this with playing a life simulation game or not playing a video game at all.
Exposure to childhood violence linked to psychiatric disorders - March 08, 2018
Investing in diminishing socioeconomic status inequalities and in preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. The results showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder such as depression and anxiety and an externalizing disorder including attention-deficit hyperactivity.