Psychiatrist in Urban Pediatric Clinic Improves Access to Psychiatric Care for Latinos

Embedding child psychiatrists in urban pediatric clinics may be a feasible and a promising way to improve access to psychiatric care among a primarily Latino population, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center.
The study, published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, is the first to demonstrate the effectiveness of this intervention, which could have important implications for minority populations that experience disparities in psychiatric care.

Personality Traits May Affect Susceptibility to Persuasion

A new multi-institutional study has identified specific personality traits which seem to make people more (or less) susceptible to persuasion. The findings are published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
For the study, researchers from Edge Hill University in England, along with academics from Ulster University in Ireland and the University of New England in Australia, analyzed the responses of 316 people who completed online questionnaires designed to reveal their personality traits and how easily they might be persuaded.

Passion Plays Predominant Role for Sex in Relationships

New research shows that two factors are decisive in how often women initiate sex with their partners in a long-term relationship.
The first is women’s attitudes to casual sex, which may seem strange at first glance when talking about sex in long-term relationships.
“This measure describes how much women distinguish between the sexual aspects of a relationship and its relational and emotional aspects,” said Professor Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.