Theravive Home

Therapy News And Blogging

December 20, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock male bluethroat close up of b 238260940

Can Bird Songs Alleviate Anxiety And Paranoia?

December 20, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock male bluethroat close up of b 238260940
A new study published in Scientific Reports looked at whether birdsongs can alleviate anxiety and paranoia in health participants. “The study is on the effects of environmental sounds on mental well-being,” study author Emil Stobbe told us. “Our physical environment can be categorized into natural and human-made (built/ urban) environments. Both of these surroundings contain auditory information that humans process in their daily life.” [More]

December 6, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock cute asian little girl playing 449927233

New Study Looks At Whether Child Care Amounts To More Behavior Problems

December 6, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock cute asian little girl playing 449927233
A new study in the Journal of Child Development looked at whether more hours in center-based care cause more externalizing problems. “This study revisits the question of whether increasing a child’s time in center-based care leads to increases in problem behaviors,” study author Catalina Rey-Guerra told us. “We decided to revisit this topic because, for the last four decades, there have been a lot of disagreements around the answer to this question.” [More]

November 29, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock cheerful kid learning mathemat 443899334

New Study Looks At Students' Comparisons Of Math And Reading Performance

November 29, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock cheerful kid learning mathemat 443899334
A new study published in the Journal of Child Development looked at developmental changes in students’ use of dimensional comparisons to form ability self-concepts in math and verbal domains. “We know that adolescent students may compare their math performance with their own reading performance to determine whether they are a ‘math person’ or ‘reading person’,” study author Sirui Wan told us. [More]

November 22, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock cute knitted toy bear with red 459864239

New Study Looks At Cognitive Development In Children With HIV

November 22, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock cute knitted toy bear with red 459864239
A new study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes looked at longitudinal outcomes in children with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in Zambia. “Our study is about cognitive development in children and adolescents with HIV,” study author David Bearden told us. Bearden is an assistant professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. [More]

November 15, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock depressed veteran soldier who 454158625

New Study Finds Suicide-Related Events Of Veterans Falls In Response To Increased Staffing

November 15, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock depressed veteran soldier who 454158625
A new study published in Health Services Research looked at the effect of mental health staffing on suicide-related events. “We wanted to answer a seemingly simple question: does increasing mental health staffing at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities reduce suicide-related events?” study author Yevgeniy Feyman told us. “While this seems straightforward on its face, the existing evidence is mixed. Some work has found that staffing reduces suicide related events, while others have found no effect.” [More]

November 8, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock stop sexual harassment and vio 432440828

New Study Looks At Sexual Violence And Teenage Mental Health

November 8, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock stop sexual harassment and vio 432440828
“Our study is about estimating the population level mental health impacts of sexual violence experiences in mid-adolescence and understanding whether and to what extent sexual violence contributes to the gender gap in mental health problems in adolescence,” study author Francesca Bentivegna told us. “We did this by examining the link between sexual violence and psychological distress, self-harm, and attempted suicide, in both girls and boys aged 14-17 years. We also estimated the effect of eliminating sexual violence at this stage (in a hypothetical scenario) on mental health problems.” [More]

November 1, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock parents watching children jump 450375109

Can Exposure To Blue Spaces As Children Result In Well-Being As An Adult?

November 1, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock parents watching children jump 450375109
A new study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology looked at the mechanisms underlying childhood exposure to blue spaces and adult subjective well-being. “Our study is about the benefits of childhood contact with blue spaces, a collective name to indicate all the areas with waterbodies or watercourses, such as the sea, lakes and rivers,” study author Valeria Vitale told us. “We were hoping to find a positive link between the exposure to blue spaces during childhood and adult well-being and explore potential pathways that may explain this relationship.” [More]