Men and women

New research provides evidence of “clear, consistent, and large discrimination” against men in female-dominated occupations in Sweden. The study indicates that women are more likely to receive a response to entry-level job applications than men are. Granberg and his colleagues found that women had higher positive employer response rates thanContinue Reading

Fear and trauma after sexual violence

Findings from the four systematic reviews and three meta-analyses identified in this report showed that:  Victims of childhood sexual abuse are more likely to develop depressive disorders than are non-victims.  There is fair quality evidence that childhood sexual abuse is a likely risk factor for the development ofContinue Reading

This #InternationalMensDay, the bravest thing you can do is #BreakTheSilence. We’re here and ready to listen. Pick up the phone and call 0808 800 5005 and we’ll provide you with the support you need. — Survivors Manchester (@SurvivorsMcr) November 19, 2019Continue Reading Most people who experience severe trauma recover their health. But 23 percent develop PTSD, a difficult-to-treat illness that combines intrusive thoughts about the trauma, avoidance of reminders of it, low mood and an exaggerated startle reaction. Which trauma victims will develop the disorder and which will be spared isContinue Reading Highlights • Federal agency data find that female sexual perpetration is not uncommon. • Gender stereotypes interfere with complex understandings of sexual perpetration. • Broadened feminist approaches can shed light on female sexual perpetration. • Studies among college students and inmates provide context for at-risk groups. • Professionals respondingContinue Reading

Obesity has been linked to depression by scientists for years, but the reasons have always been somewhat unclear until now. New research led by the University of Glasgow has found that the connection might be down to dietary fats entering the brain through the bloodstream, which can then accumulate and affect neurological signals relatedContinue Reading The bottom line, they say, is that people with PTSD appear to suffer from disrupted context processing. That’s a core brain function that allows people and animals to recognize that a particular stimulus may require different responses depending on the context in which it is encountered. It’s what allowsContinue Reading He said that even though many indigenous communities around the world had a long history of using different kinds of psychoactive substances without abuse, poor people and people of colour tended to be over-represented in terms of the punitive nature of the drug war. “In the United States, africanContinue Reading “This doesn’t mean that psychotherapy doesn’t work. Psychotherapy does work. It just doesn’t work as well as you would think from reading the scientific literature,” says Steven Hollon, a psychology professor at Vanderbilt University who co-authored the study with colleagues from Oregon Health and Science University, VU University Amsterdam,Continue Reading