A traumatic brain injury happens in an instant: a battlefield blast, a car crash, a bad fall. But the effects can last a lifetime -- and can leave the survivor dependent on daily care from their loved ones for decades. Now, a new tool seeks to give a voice to those caregivers, who spend countless hours tending to the daily needs of family members whose moods, thinking and abilities seemed to change overnight.
A new nationally representative study from the University of Toronto found that almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians (63%) with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the past year.
BYU psychology professor Wendy Birmingham's lab used an infrared camera that measured pupil width to track people's response to stressful events in real-time.
Psychotherapists attend to mental health needs of NICU families, specifically focusing on the developing relationship between babies and parents.
Until now, no large study has evaluated whether or not caring for older adults with advanced cancer is linked to caregivers' emotional health or to their quality of life. Recently, researchers studied a group of adults aged 70 or older who had advanced cancer (as well as other challenges). Results from the study were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. The technology, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo, could help individuals with these neurological conditions shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently.
Minors aren't just using crisis services to report suicidal thoughts and depression -- they're using them to report abuse, a new study shows.
Military couples look forward to joyful reunions after long deployments, but difficulties may lie ahead. A study with more than 500 couples in the months after homecoming offers guidance on how and when to help. University of Illinois communication professor Leanne Knobloch, the lead author, notes that military couples are "incredibly resilient," and military branches offer support services, but the study results may help with the design of resources and programs.
'In describing the miscarriage itself, the men are speaking to a societal expectation that pregnancy is easy and smooth,' Horstman said. 'When describing their role in the experience, the men speak to the traditional expectation that they should be heterosexual and tough. But without intention, we see that men's emotions are being pushed aside to help their partner, when in reality these men are also suffering.'
Reducing traumatic injuries sustained by older adults who fall begins with reducing their risk of falls. Research from the University of Vermont suggests that free community-based events are effective in educating and establishing fall risk reduction strategies among older adults.