Category: Psychology

Team develops iPhone app to screen for postpartum depression

Free, first-of-its-kind tool aimed at refining how women are screened for postpartum depression. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health have developed the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale (MGHPDS), a free iPhone application designed to refine how women around the world are screened for postpartum depression (PPD).

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Playing Smartphone App Aids Concussion Recovery in Teens

In an effort to minimize activity and allow the brain time to rest and heal, doctors advise patients who’ve suffered concussions to avoid screen time on computers, televisions, tablets and smartphones. But during a recent study, researchers actually encouraged teenagers to use an app on their smartphones specifically designed to help them recover. And the results were encouraging.

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Meet Virtual You: How Your VR Self Influences Your Real-Life Self

You know your thoughts and feelings affect your body language — but this works the other way around, too. Happiness causes us to smile, of course, but smiling also causes us to feel happy. VHIL Experimental research suggests that this concept also applies to the virtual space, and that the physical traits of your avatar can change the way you behave in real life.

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