Learn CAMH Library: Useful MeSH terms for Psychology Month

Published on February 27th, 2018 | from CAMH Education

CAMH Library: Useful MeSH terms for Psychology Month

By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library

It’s Psychology Month in Canada! Psychology works to help us live healthy and happy lives, help communities flourish, help employers create effective workplaces, and help governments develop good policies.

Interested in looking up recent psychology related research? PubMed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ is an free excellent resource and a powerful search tool for accessing behavioral health research. And there are many new 2018 MeSH terms related to the discipline of psychology! Almost (but not quite) an embarrassment of riches. In 2018 alone the National Library of Medicine introduced 471 new terms. While not ALL of the new MeSH terms have a psychology-related focus, many of them do. See below for a quick selected list of some new favorites:

Mental Health Recovery
Recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse. The process of change in which individuals improve their mental health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and work to achieve their full potential.

Mental Status and Dementia Tests
Tests designed to assess various aspects of neurocognitive function and/or dementia.

Occupational Stress
Adverse psychological and behavioral reactions caused by the pressures and demands of employers or clients or other factors, such as the physical environment of the workplace, workplace violence; or workplace bullying

A specialty which deals with the interrelationship of physical, psychological, social, behavioral, and ethical aspects of cancer. Psycho-oncology examines the behavioral and psychosocial factors that may influence the course of the disease, cancer risk, prevention, and detection.

Individual’s ability to manage the symptoms, treatment, physical and psychosocial consequences and lifestyle changes inherent in living with a chronic condition. Efficacious self-management encompasses ability to monitor one’s condition and to effect the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional responses necessary to maintain a satisfactory quality of life

Work Engagement
Extent to which members of a workplace perceive their emotional commitment to and involvement in the
organization and its goals.

You can view all of the new 2018 MeSH terms at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/2018/download/2018NewHeadingsSingleColumn508.pdf

Don’t know much about this MeSH? Learn more at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/.



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