Scans suggest how stereotypes affect the brain

A group of Mexican American college students watched stigmatizing news clips that reinforced negative stereotypes. Here's how that affected their brains.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: brains stereotypes society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students punishment stigma rewards race-and-ethnicity

Texas patients are more likely to self-manage abortion

New research identifies four factors that led Texas patients to choose self-managed abortion.

UT Austin • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy abortion health-and-medicine medications stigma

Parents on Reddit skirt shame with ‘throwaways’

"Throwaway" accounts offer parents on Reddit a way to ask about tough topics. Posts from throwaways even tend to be more popular.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: social-media parents internet shame featured society-and-culture stigma

How to fight mental illness stigma at college with fun

Getting college students to engage in fun activities centered around honesty about mental health can help cut mental illness stigma.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana • futurity
Aug. 14, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: depression anxiety bias communication health-and-medicine college-students stigma

How to recognize mental illness in children

Parents, teachers, and other adults can learn to recognize the warning signs of serious mental illness and suicidal thoughts in children.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 13, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: depression parents anxiety suicide childrens-health featured health-and-medicine stigma

People with mental health disorders amend the descriptions

People with diagnosed mental health disorders got to give input on diagnostic guidelines for the first time. Here's what they changed.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 16, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: depression schizophrenia anxiety emotions bipolar-disorder health-and-medicine stigma

Compassion makes all the difference for HIV treatment

"Today, HIV is considered a chronic, treatable condition. However, this study found that many patients continue to view it as a death sentence."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 15, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: hiv physicians communication empathy health-and-medicine medications stigma

Abortion narratives reveal sources of stress

Abortion narratives from the Southeast United States show that stress about the experience falls into four categories.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
June 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: pregnancy stress trauma abortion united-states health-and-medicine stigma

Were people with leprosy really outcasts in Jesus’s day?

Biblical scholars may want to reevaluate how they interpret Jesus's willingness to touch and interact with lepers, a new paper suggests.

Liz Entman-Vanderbilt • futurity
Jan. 10, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: religion society-and-culture stigma

To cut depression stigma, consider the Grinch and Scrooge

"...it is okay if you are not in the mood to celebrate. You should not feel guilty," says psychologist Anthony Tobia.

Cynthia Medina-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 21, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: depression holidays emotions featured social-lives health-and-medicine stigma

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