Photo Filters Spark the Need for a Guide to Help Cosmetic Surgeons Recognize Body Dysmorphia Disorder
While flipping through filters can be a fun way to kill time or lighten a mood, researchers are beginning to find the way they artificially alter appearances might have negative consequences.
Helen Riess, MD, Mass General researcher and practicing psychiatrist, conducted research and developed a training to teach clinicians empathy skills to use in their practice.
If you break your arm, you go to a doctor to seek treatment. But if you’re experiencing symptoms of mental illness, the next step isn’t always as clear, especially for minority populations. With language barriers, insurance concerns and cultural stigma against discussing mental illness, it’s not surprising that among Latinos with a mental disorder, fewer […]
A team of investigators from the Addiction Recovery Management Service at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults. The results of their study were published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry last month. Here’s a short video summarizing their findings: “Very little […]
During the month of March, Massachusetts General Hospital is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting our outstanding women scientists, physicians and staff members. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing a few of their profiles, and be sure to visit the women’s history month landing page to see the full series. Daphne Holt, MD, PhD […]
Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Dr. Moshe Bar explains why a clear mind is vital for innovative thinking in a recent New York Times opinion piece. “We found that a high mental load consistently diminished the originality and creativity of the response: Participants with seven digits to recall resorted to the most statistically common responses (e.g., white/black), whereas participants with […]
We’ve all seen those quizzes on the web and in our social media feeds: Which 90s TV star are you? What character would you be in the Harry Potter universe? Normally, we see them as a fun and inconsequential distraction, a way to pass the time while we’re waiting in line at the store or unwinding at […]