Discrimination is a problem for men in female-dominated occupations

Discrimination is a problem for men in female-dominated occupations

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 than men on average, an effect…

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Depressive Disorders
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Childhood Sexual Abuse and Depressive Disorders

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 of depression, with an odds ratio…

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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. pic.twitter.com/qjMPnAR4oI — Survivors Manchester (@SurvivorsMcr) November 19, 2019

23 percent develop PTSD, a difficult-to-treat illness

http://bit.ly/35k9OeL 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 is not well understood. A study…

Sexual victimization perpetrated by women: Federal data reveal surprising prevalence

http://bit.ly/2GVfYrv 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 responding to sexual victimization must address…

Fatty acids affected key signalling pathways  responsible for development of mental illness.

Fatty acids affected key signalling pathways responsible for development of mental illness.

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 related to depression. The study, published…

People with PTSD appear to suffer from disrupted context processing

People with PTSD appear to suffer from disrupted context processing

https://scienceblog.com/488591/whats-really-going-ptsd-brains-new-theory/ 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 allows us to call upon the…

Failure of war on drugs

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201790559/has-the-war-on-drugs-failed 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, african americans and latinos consume drugs…

Like flipping a bunch of coins and only keeping the ones that come up heads

http://www.futurity.org/scientific-literature-psychotherapy-1034072/ “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, and the University of Groningen….