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Autistic individuals may look to video games as a way to cope with negative affect and autistic burnout – PsyPost

A recent study uncovered why so many individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions are fond of video games as a pastime. The new findings suggests that individuals with autism spectrum conditions may play video games for escapism, specifically self-suppression escapism when experiencing negative moods and self-expansion escapism when experiencing positive moods.

The study, which appears in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, adds to existing knowledge about the purpose of v…….

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How the Study of Fraud Seduced Me – Psychiatric Times

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*Editor’s note: All references in the first person are references to the first author, Daven E. Morrison, III, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist.

As readers of Psychiatric Times™, you all are well educated and likely familiar with the story of how, when asked why he stole from banks, Willie Sutton famously said, “Because that’s where the money is.” It is a clever quip, but unfortunately, …….


New Study Shows DAFs Self-Regulate – Philanthropy Roundtable

We often hear from critics that the government should impose new rules on donor-advised funds (DAFs) to accelerate the payout of their charitable assets to charities. However, new research suggests that criticisms of DAF payout rates are unfounded and such proposed restrictions are unnecessary. A new study out of the DAF Research Collaborative examines internal policies and practices of the 100-plus largest donor-advised fund sponsoring organizations.

The study’s conclusio…….


Actions Taken in 2022 | University of Utah Health – University of Utah Health Sciences

2022 was a busy year for the University of Utah Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We have seen many changes in our communications, and we have worked hard to share data in a meaningful way to ensure that our stakeholders know what is getting done, who is doing it, and how we can do better. At the beginning of the year, we launched our transparency website, which included a section on our self-study of health sciences as a whole.

Earlier in the year, we published the results …….

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Social media triggers children to dislike their own bodies, says study – The Guardian

Three out of four children as young as 12 dislike their bodies and are embarrassed by the way they look, increasing to eight in 10 young people aged 18 to 21.

The findings come from a major new study warning that social media represents a significant risk to the current and future health of today’s young generations.

Nearly half of all children and young people aged from 12 to 21 questioned said they have become withdrawn,…….

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Environmental Sustainability By Example – Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Green Grove, Elk Grove Village logo for environmental sustainability. (Image submitted)

Elk Grove Village officials unveiled a new village logo, focused on sustainability, with the slogan, “Green Grove, Elk Grove Village”.

Mayor Craig Johnson said the village has been quietly becoming more “green,” or environmentally sustainable, for several years.

The village conducted a recent self-study of environmentall…….

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Lighting design studio Trueing: Wallpaper* Future Icons – Wallpaper*

Blurring the lines between the utilitarian and the decorative is the design signature for lighting studio Trueing. The New York-based studio, helmed by self-taught designers Aiden Bowman and Josh Metersky, has steadily grown and evolved since its founding in 2017, and even achieved viral status on Tiktok with its recognisable Cerine light fixtures, an homage to the ubiquitous chain link. 

Rather than jump into the rigorous global design circuit, Bowman and Metersky have intentionally …….


12 Financial Advisor Designations That Can Boost Your Career – ThinkAdvisor

Earning a professional designation can provide multiple benefits for your career as a financial advisor. A well-designed educational program will increase your knowledge, which can help you serve clients more effectively. Having a professional designation can also boost your credibility with clients and prospects, which in turn can assist with business development.

There is a veritable alphabet soup of financial services designations available. Some state securitie…….

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Study: Chatbots are effective in supporting self-management of … – Mobihealth News

A study from Singapore has evaluated the effectiveness of mental health chatbots in helping alleviate symptoms of depression.

Previous studies have pointed out chatbots’ potential in helping people with depression in treating their symptoms.

This new study by clinician doctors from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University Singapore set out to evaluate the dialogues between chatbots and users for the first time. 



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Healthy New Brain Food for Stressed University Students – SciTechDaily

According to a new research study, eating two ounces of walnuts a day for 16 weeks improved self-reported mental health indicators in undergraduate university students. It was also protective against the negative effects of academic stress and improved long-term sleep quality.

University life can be incredibly stressful, with 8 out of 10 students reporting regular bouts of stress and 61% seeking counseling for anxiety, depression,…….