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New study reveals that some over reported stress after 2016 election to support political party
In a new study, researchers found that many Democrats may have over reported mental stress after the 2016 election. (2019-05-16)
Stigma deterring elite athletes with mental health issues from seeking help
Stigma is the main reason why elite athletes with mental health issues don't seek the help they need, finds a summary of the available evidence, published in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine devoted to the topic. (2019-05-16)
Stoic, resourceful -- and at risk for suicide
A new study led by a University of Georgia researcher, in collaboration with epidemiologists from the Georgia Department of Public Health, has identified some common factors associated with farmer suicide that may help health providers develop strategies to reduce suicide risk. (2019-05-15)
More than a half-million parents with opioid use disorder live with children
An estimated 623,000 parents with opioid use disorder in the United States are living with children under the age of 18, and fewer than one-third of the parents have received substance use treatment. (2019-05-14)
Study shows people fail to recognise male postnatal depression
A new study shows that people are almost twice as likely to correctly identify signs of postnatal depression in women than in men. (2019-05-13)
Prior eating disorders linked to long-term depression risk for mothers
A history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new UCL-led study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. (2019-05-13)
Articles focus on psoriasis, risk of mental health disorders
Two related articles and an editorial focus on the chronic inflammatory skin disorder psoriasis and the risk of mental health disorders. (2019-05-08)
Physical and mental health of seniors linked to optimism, wisdom and loneliness
In a new study of older adults living in a senior continuing care facility, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine parse how distinctive factors, such as wisdom, loneliness, income and sleep quality, impact the physical and mental functioning of older persons. (2019-05-08)
New approach to drug discovery could lead to personalized treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders
Researchers have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia. (2019-05-08)
The art of the circus
From tightrope to trapeze, circus arts have long fascinated and inspired people of all ages. (2019-05-08)
Patients insured by marketplace health plan less likely to receive a medical appointment
Among adults with mental health needs, those covered by Medicare or employer-sponsored health insurance have greater access to medical treatment, less out-of-pocket cost and are more likely to receive care than those seeking an appointment through an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace-sponsored plan, according to findings from researchers at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health. (2019-05-07)
Brain imaging lie detector can be beaten with simple techniques, research shows
This is a peer-reviewed observational study conducted in humans. Researchers have shown that a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) 'lie detector' test, which measures brain activity, can be 'deceived' by people using mental countermeasures. (2019-05-03)
Mental well-being predicts leisure time physical activity in midlife
Men and women with high mental well-being at the age of 42 were more physically active at the age of 50 compared to those who got lower scores in mental well-being at age 42. (2019-05-03)
Suicidal thoughts? Therapy-oriented website can help
Mental health researchers behind the website nowmattersnow.org have demonstrated that the site could be beneficial in decreasing suicidal thoughts. (2019-05-02)
Perseverance toward life goals can fend off depression, anxiety, panic disorders
People who don't give up on their goals (or who get better over time at not giving up on their goals) and who have a positive outlook appear to have less anxiety and depression and fewer panic attacks, according to a study of thousands of Americans over the course of 18 years. (2019-05-02)
Mount Sinai researchers identify 20 novel gene associations with bipolar disorder
In the largest study of its kind, involving more than 50,000 subjects in 14 countries, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and more than 200 collaborating institutions have identified 20 new genetic associations with one of the most prevalent and elusive mental illnesses of our time -- bipolar disorder. (2019-05-01)
Mental disorders more common in people who live alone
Living alone is positively associated with common mental disorders, regardless of age and sex, according to a study published May 1, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Louis Jacob from University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, and colleagues. (2019-05-01)
For children, depression increases hospital use and mortality, Rutgers study finds
Children with depression admitted to the hospital for other illnesses like pneumonia, appendicitis or seizure disorders, stay longer, pay more and are at greater risk of death, a Rutgers New Jersey Medical School study finds. (2019-05-01)
MUSC psychologists release results of survey of 'Maria generation' kids
Psychologists from the Medical University of South Carolina have just published one of the largest post-disaster screening projects in U.S. history. (2019-04-30)
Crisis and suicide prevention services struggle with demand after celebrity suicides
The US may lack the resources needed to meet increases in demand for suicide prevention services that occur after celebrity suicides, according to a recent study of crisis mental health services. (2019-04-30)
Obesity and emotional problems appear to develop together from age 7
Obesity and emotional problems, such as feelings of low mood and anxiety, tend to develop hand-in-hand from as young as age seven years, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (April 28-May 1, 2019). (2019-04-27)
Despite increase in insurance coverage for depression, growth in spending remains modest
A new investigation finds that while insurance coverage for depression has increased, treatment rates are lower than expected, indicating that non-financial barriers to patient care still remain. (2019-04-24)
Transgender adults more likely to report worse health-related quality of life
Transgender adults were more likely to report worse health-related quality of life compared with cisgender adults. (2019-04-22)
Study exposes reasons behind poor mental health in bisexual people
The largest study of bisexual people in the world to date, led by La Trobe University, has examined why bisexual people experience higher rates of psychological distress than heterosexual and homosexual people. (2019-04-21)
School bullying increases chances of mental health issues and unemployment in later life
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. (2019-04-17)
Major study finds one in five children have mental health problems
The 2014 OCHS study included 10,802 children and youth aged four to 17 in 6,537 families. (2019-04-17)
Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress
One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-04-16)
New study reveals 'silence' around suicide in young people
Mental health professionals treating children and young people with suicidal feelings should refer to 'suicide' explicitly to ensure they feel listened to, according to new research. (2019-04-15)
Digital parent training for child's disruptive behavior successful in primary health care
A program developed for the early detection of children's disruptive behavior and low-threshold digital parent training intervention was successfully transferred to child health clinics in primary health care, shows a new Finnish study. (2019-04-12)
Gender gap in spatial reasoning starts in elementary school, meta-analysis finds
Males gain a slight advantage in mental-rotation performance during the first years of formal schooling, and this advantage slowly grows with age, tripling in size by the end of adolescence. (2019-04-11)
Digital technology shows promise in supporting nonspecialists to deliver mental health care in low- and middle-income countries
Text messaging, mobile apps, and other digital technologies are being used in innovative ways to support nonspecialist health workers in increasing access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LIMCs), according to a narrative review in the March/April issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. (2019-04-09)
Anti-inflammatory medicine can have a beneficial effect on depression
Research carried out by the national psychiatry project iPSYCH shows that arthritis medicine can have a beneficial effect on symptoms of depression. (2019-04-08)
New intervention doubles quit rate among smokers with severe mental illness
Research published in the Lancet Psychiatry has found a dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double quit rates at six months compared to standard care. (2019-04-08)
Integrating infant mental health into the neonatal intensive care unit
Psychotherapists attend to mental health needs of NICU families, specifically focusing on the developing relationship between babies and parents. (2019-04-03)
Defining obesity in children should be based on health issues, not just BMI
Details of the study called the Canadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR). (2019-04-02)
Mental health disorders rife in post-conflict areas
A new study has found that 58 percent of people displaced following the civil war in Sri Lanka have suffered mental health problems. (2019-04-01)
Mental health stigma, fueled by religious belief, may prevent latinos from seeking help
Religious and cultural beliefs may discourage many Latinos in the United States from seeking treatment for depression and other mental health disorders, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study finds. (2019-04-01)
Adults with mental health, substance disorders more likely subject to Medicaid work rules
A new research study has found that Medicaid enrollees with behavioral health and other chronic conditions are less likely to be working part or full time than those without these conditions, making it less likely they will meet new or proposed work requirements for Medicaid that have been implemented or proposed in some states. (2019-04-01)
Income inequalities in Indigenous groups linked to mental health issues
Indigenous peoples in Canada have high rates of psychological distress, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, and these mental health issues are linked to income inequalities, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-25)
Measurement of thoughts during knowledge acquisition
How does the brain represent our knowledge of the world? (2019-03-25)
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