J Craniofac Surg 2019 Mar/Apr;30(2):294-297
University of Connecticut, Pennsylvania State University, College of Arts & Sciences, PA.
Epilepsy Behav 2021 May 7;120:107968. Epub 2021 May 7.
Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, 50 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh BioQuarter, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, UK. Electronic address:
Rationale: Children and young people with epilepsy (CYPwE) are particularly vulnerable to developing social, emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties, which, if not identified or addressed at an early stage, can impact adversely on quality of life and long-term psychosocial outcomes. This paper describes the development of a screening protocol and a pathway of early, 'stepped' intervention, which aims to address this issue, together with initial outcomes.Methods: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) was completed by CYPwE and their parents prior to routine epilepsy clinic appointments. Read More
Eur J Psychotraumatol 2021 Mar 30;12(1):1883925. Epub 2021 Mar 30.
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.
: Betrayal traumas have a particularly deleterious effect on mental health. Although social support is a robust predictor of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity, it is not clear what factors may impact this relationship among betrayal trauma survivors. : This study sought to describe the association between social support and PTSD symptom severity among survivors of betrayal trauma and examine whether methodological, sample, trauma, and social support characteristics moderated this association. Read More
Ann Palliat Med 2021 Apr;10(4):4601-4611
Cancer Center, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
Background: During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic, tumor patients and their families might suffer from greater psychological stress as a result of anxiety or other psychological disorders. We conducted an online study during the epidemic to explore the mental state of tumor patients and their families during this extraordinary time.Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out. Read More
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.
Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Background: Loneliness and social isolation are emerging public health challenges for aging populations.Methods: We followed N=11,302 US Health and Retirement Study (HRS) participants aged 50-95 from 2006-2014 to measure persistence of experiences of loneliness and exposure to social isolation. We tested associations of longitudinal loneliness and social isolation phenotypes with disability, morbidity, mortality, and biological aging through 2018. Read More
Syst Rev 2021 May 7;10(1):140. Epub 2021 May 7.
Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, V6B 5K3, Canada.
Background: The world has changed dramatically since the beginning of 2020 due to COVID-19. As a result of the pandemic, many older adults are now experiencing an increased and unprecedented amount of psychological stress. Physical activity has been found to be an evidence-based means of combating stress among older adults to promote their quality of life. Read More