With Novel Technique, New Study Is First to Definitively Map the Early Development of PTSD

Only 23% of people who experience trauma develop PTSD. New research offers clues on identifying which trauma victims will develop the disorder and suggests potential interventions. Findings are based on a novel technique that gathered patient information in the critical 30 days following the trauma.

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All the feels: Feeling loved in everyday life linked with improved well-being

In two studies, the researchers found that people who experienced higher “felt love” — brief experiences of love and connection in everyday life — also had significantly higher levels of psychological well-being, which includes feelings of purpose and optimism, compared to those who had lower felt love scores. They also found that people with higher felt love tended to have higher extraversion personality scores, while people with lower felt love scores were more likely to show signs of neuroticism.

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Save the Date: Major Scientific Meeting on Sound Next Month in San Diego

The Acoustical Society of America will hold its 178th meeting, Dec. 2-6, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. This major scientific conference brings together interdisciplinary groups of researchers spanning many fields, including physics, medicine, music, psychology, architecture and engineering, to discuss their latest research. Reporters are invited to attend the meeting for free and participate in a series of press conferences featuring a selection of newsworthy research.

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HEALTH CARE, MASS SHOOTINGS, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAUSING AMERICANS SIGNIFICANT STRESS, NEW STRESS IN AMERICA™ SURVEY FINDS

A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year’s Stress in America™ survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). More than half of U.S. adults (56%) identify the 2020 presidential election as a significant stressor, an increase from the 52% of adults who reported the presidential election as a significant source of stress when asked in the months leading up to the 2016 contest.

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MIDDLE-AGED ADULTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER POTENTIALLY AT HIGHER RISK FOR HEART ATTACKS, STUDY SAYS

Middle-aged adults who show symptoms of borderline personality disorder may be at greater risk for a heart attack, as they show physical signs of worsening cardiovascular health more than other adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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