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Smartphone apps reduce depression
New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition. (2017-09-22)
Children with chronic illness often show signs of mental health problems
Researchers from the University of Waterloo surveyed children between the ages of six and 16, and all within a month of their diagnosis with asthma, food allergy, epilepsy, diabetes or juvenile arthritis. (2018-01-04)
Geisinger study: PTSD a medical warning sign for long-term health problems
New Geisinger research finds that post-traumatic stress disorder is an indicator of long-term health problems, similar to biological warning signs such as elevated white blood cell counts. (2008-02-13)
California mental health tax providing services to needy in L.A. County, study finds
In 2004 California voters created a special tax on people with high incomes to help pay for expanded mental health services. (2018-03-13)
Quantifying nature's mental health benefits
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. (2017-03-08)
Public health guidelines aim to lower health risks of cannabis use
Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, released today with the endorsement of key medical and public health organizations, provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users to reduce their health risks. (2017-06-22)
Youth report improved wellbeing as result of tailored mental health services
In a new study, researchers in London, Ontario, partnered with youth receiving care at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program at London Health Sciences Centre to better understand personal perspectives on care and treatment outcomes. (2018-07-11)
Pediatricians screen more kids for mental health issues if they receive hands-on support
The study, led by Children's National, is called an important first step toward earlier identification of children who live with serious mental health concerns. (2018-01-03)
Mental health and mental disorder recommendation programs
The purpose of this article was to propose mental health and mental disorder recommendation programs, and to recommend policies for policy makers and research investors. (2017-12-11)
Relation of key determinants affecting mental health disorders in greater mekong subregion
This article is a literature review of the relationship of the determinants affecting GMS mental disorders conducted using the defined strategies (2017-11-29)
Could mental math boost emotional health?
Engaging the brain's dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DL-PFC) while doing mental math may be connected with better emotional health, according to Duke researchers. (2016-10-10)
Food insecurity can affect your mental health
Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define acceptable ways to acquire food, FI can affect people's health beyond its impact on nutrition. (2017-04-27)
Mental health matters
UCSB researchers study the effectiveness of an innovative program designed to help youth learn about mental health. (2016-10-13)
Teens exposed to drug use, mental distress, violence at risk for HIV in adulthood
The psychological and social risks that adolescents experience can have a lasting impact on adulthood. (2017-12-21)
Mental health issues linked to risky driving in newly licensed teens
Mental health symptoms related to attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder are associated with increased errors in a driving simulator and self-reported risky driving behaviors in adolescents, according to study in Nursing Research, published by Wolters Kluwer. (2018-03-27)
New study on the placebo effect and antidepressants in children and adolescents
Although the clinical efficacy of antidepressants in children and adolescents is proven, it is frequently accompanied by side effects. (2017-09-15)
The Lancet: Police killings of unarmed black Americans impact mental health of wider black American population
Police killings of unarmed black Americans have adverse effects on the mental health of black American adults in the general population, according to a new population-based study. (2018-06-21)
Parents who had severe trauma, stresses in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems
A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents' lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children. (2018-07-09)
Stopping exercise can increase symptoms of depression
Stopping exercise can result in increased depressive symptoms, according to new mental health research from the University of Adelaide. (2018-03-22)
McLean researchers uncover security issues with health apps for dementia patients
In a recent paper, a team of McLean Hospital researchers reported that many health apps designed to assist dementia patients and their caregivers have inadequate security policies or lack security policies altogether. (2017-08-21)
Sexism may be harmful to men's mental health
Men who see themselves as playboys or as having power over women are more likely to have psychological problems than men who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2016-11-21)
Climate change's toll on mental health
When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. (2017-03-29)
How technology use affects at-risk adolescents
More use of technology led to increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems over time for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, a new study from Duke University finds. (2017-05-03)
Should exercise be what the doctor orders for depression?
More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients' treatment plans, a new study suggests. (2017-11-08)
Bullies and their victims more likely to want plastic surgery
11.5 percent of bullying victims have extreme desire to have cosmetic surgery, as well as 3.4 percent of bullies and 8.8 percent of teenagers who both bully and are bullied -- compared with less than 1 percent of those who are unaffected by bullying. (2017-04-27)
Raw fruit and vegetables provide better mental health outcomes: Otago research
University of Otago researchers have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables. (2018-04-15)
'Chemsex' needs to become a public health priority
Chemsex -- sex under the influence of illegal drugs -- needs to become a public health priority, argue experts in The BMJ this week. (2015-11-03)
Exposure to childhood bullying and mental health
To what degree does childhood exposure to bullying contribute to mental health difficulties and do the direct contributions of exposure to bullying persist over time? (2017-10-04)
New study highlights the impact companion animals have on owners
A new study, published in BMC Psychiatry, conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton, suggests that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions. (2018-02-09)
Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health
Most parents are sure schools would be able to provide basic first aid but are less confident about a school's ability to respond to more complex health situations, such as an asthma attack or mental health problem. (2017-09-18)
Using chosen names reduces odds of depression and suicide in transgender youths
In one of the largest and most diverse studies of transgender youths to date, researchers led by a team at the University of Texas at Austin have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of depression and suicide drops. (2018-03-30)
Men actually recommend getting help for depression
Participants in a national survey read a scenario describing someone who had depressed symptoms. (2015-12-16)
Women with dementia receive less medical attention
Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL research reveals. (2016-12-04)
Linking teen driving behaviors to ADHD, other mental health factors
Teen drivers are three times more likely to get into a fatal crash than their more-experienced, older counterparts. (2018-03-30)
Does physical activity influence the health of future offspring?
Physical and mental exercise is not only beneficial for your own brain, but can also affect the learning ability of future offspring -- at least in mice. (2018-04-10)
Weight loss actually possible after menopause
Talk to a woman in menopause and you're likely to hear complaints about hot flashes and an inability to lose weight, especially belly fat. (2017-02-15)
Student self-reporting can help educators catch academic and mental health problems early
Stephen Kilgus, an associate professor in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Missouri, is analyzing how a new screening tool, which is completed by students, can help teachers identify potential academic, social and emotional problems. (2017-11-09)
Self-esteem key to treating mental health
Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves could be critical in treating them, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2018-02-20)
Program for offenders with mental health or addiction issues produces positive results
A review of a state program launched two years ago to improve recovery and reduce recidivism among felony offenders who have mental health or addiction issues shows the program is producing positive results. (2017-11-30)
Emotionally demanding workload and confrontational patients key stressors for GPs
The emotional impact of their daily workload and confrontational patients are among the key stressors for family doctors in England, reveals an analysis of feedback from general practitioners, published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2018-01-11)
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