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College Students Choose Smartphones Over Food

University at Buffalo has found that college students preferred food deprivation over smartphone deprivation, according to results from a paper in  Addictive Behaviors. Sara O'Donnell, the lead author on the paper and clinical psychology doctoral student in the Department of Pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, said the results suggest that smartphones can be more reinforcing than food for college students

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Lead to Long-term Neurological and Psychiatric disorders

Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children, and rates of injury have increased over the past decade. According to a study being presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, these injuries have long-term consequences; found children who experience traumatic brain injury are at higher risk of developing a headache, depression, and mental or intellectual disorders up to five years after the event

Depression Among Parents Of Newborn After NICU Discharge

Parents of vulnerable newborns in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) who feel less resilient may experience more symptoms of psychological distress, including depression and anxiety. A snapshot from an ongoing cross-sectional study exploring this relationship was presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition.

Preliminary findings suggest that these parents in interventions that bolster resilience, such as kangaroo care, may help them to better contend with psychological distress related to their child being in the NICU.

Family acceptance of LGBT identity linked to reduced stress

Researchers have determined that those who identify as LGBT and have come to their family carry fewer stress hormones than those who have not come out, which may ultimately benefit their health.

The recent study by Zoccola and coauthor Andrew Manigault, MS, the study was published in the October issue of  Psychosomatic Medicine, discusses how to be able to comfortably talk about your sexual identity with family members specifically, appears to be most linked to output of the stress hormone cortisol, a hormone that if too much is produced, it can damage an individual's health.