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Lifelong ill-health after exposure to chemical weapons
People exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. (2019-06-25)
How the brain helps us make good decisions -- and bad ones
A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal cortex of the brain. (2019-06-25)
Suicide rates are rising significantly among African American teens
A large-scale study from The University of Toledo of young African Americans found a 182 percent increase in suicide deaths among females and a 60 percent increase among males. (2019-06-24)
Is US immigration policy environment associated with mental health outcomes for US-born teens of of immigrant parents
The current immigration policy environment in America appears to be associated with reported adverse mental health outcomes among US-born children of Latinx immigrants. (2019-06-24)
3D technology might improve body appreciation for young women
Virginia Ramseyer Winter, assistant professor in the School of Social Work and director of the MU Center for Body Image Research and Policy, is a nationally recognized body image expert. (2019-06-20)
Burnout: Sleepless firefighters at risk of exhaustion and mental health conditions
Sleep disturbances and mental health challenges are putting close to half of America's firefighters at high risk of emotional fatigue and exhaustion, new research by Monash University in Australia shows. (2019-06-20)
Mobile crisis service reduces youth ER visits for behavioral health needs, says study
Children and youth with acute behavioral health needs who are seen through Connecticut's Mobile Crisis Intervention Service -- a community-based program that provides mental health interventions and services to patients 18 years and younger -- have a lower risk of experiencing a follow-up episode and are less likely to show up in an emergency room if and when another episode occurs. (2019-06-19)
Researchers link gene to cannabis abuse
New research from the national psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. (2019-06-18)
One day of employment a week is all we need for mental health benefits -- study
Latest research finds up to eight hours of paid work a week significantly boosts mental health and life satisfaction. (2019-06-18)
Social media use contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research finds
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Gindo Tampubolon and Adi Cilik Pierewan has found. (2019-06-17)
Is sexting associated with sexual behaviors, mental health among teens?
This study, called a systematic review and meta-analysis, combined the results of 23 studies with nearly 42,000 participants to summarize associations between sexting by adolescents, sexual behavior and mental health risk factors. (2019-06-17)
Can we still have fun if the UK goes carbon neutral?
Will Britain going carbon neutral mean no more fun? Experts from the University of Surrey have urged local policy makers to put in place infrastructure that will enable people to enjoy recreation and leisure while keeping their carbon footprint down. (2019-06-14)
New research shows dramatic increase in Ontario teens visiting an ED for self-harm
Adolescents who intentionally harm themselves by poisoning or injuring themselves are at risk for repeated self-harm or suicide. (2019-06-11)
Early life stress plus overexpressed FKBP5 protein increases anxiety behavior
A new preclinical study by University of South Florida neuroscientists finds that anxiety-like behavior increases when early life adversity combines with high levels of FKBP5 -- a protein capable of modifying hormonal stress response. (2019-06-11)
Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children
Persistent poverty affects one in five children in the UK, and is associated with poor physical and mental health in early adolescence, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2019-06-11)
Global burden of mental health in conflict settings
People living in countries that have experienced armed conflict are five times more likely to develop anxiety or depression, a University of Queensland research collaboration has found. (2019-06-11)
The Lancet: One in five people living in an area affected by conflict has a mental health condition
One in five people (22%) living in an area affected by conflict has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and about 9% of conflict-affected populations have a moderate to severe mental health condition, according to an analysis of 129 studies published in The Lancet. (2019-06-11)
USC study: Exposure to videos of race-based violence online may be spurring mental-health issues
Viral videos of the detainment of undocumented immigrants in cages and police killings of unarmed citizens are two of the most pressing traumatic events facing adolescents of color. (2019-06-10)
Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' -- people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits -- could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress. (2019-06-09)
Insufficient sleep linked to mental health in college students and athletes
Preliminary results from a new study suggest that there is a dose-response relationship between insufficient sleep and mental health symptoms in collegiate students, including varsity athletes. (2019-06-07)
Where to draw the line between mental health and illness?
Schizophrenia is considered an illness by nearly all Finns, while grief and homosexuality are not. (2019-06-06)
Economic downturns may affect children's mental health
Research linking economic conditions and health often does not consider children's mental health problems. (2019-06-05)
Predicting post-injury depression and PTSD risk
Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. (2019-06-05)
New clinical guide helps physicians identify risk, talk with patients about firearm safety and injury
The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and colleagues developed a clinical guide to help providers recognize a patient's risk of firearm injury or death, talk with patients about firearm safety and intervene in emergency situations. (2019-06-05)
How chronic inflammation may drive down dopamine and motivation
A new computational method will allow scientists to measure the effects of chronic inflammation on energy availability and effort-based decision-making. (2019-06-04)
Polysubstance use, social factors associated with opioid overdose deaths
A new study led by Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction shows that opioid-related overdose deaths involving another substance is now the norm, not the exception, in Massachusetts. (2019-05-29)
Study could lead to 'cognitive therapy in your pocket'
People living with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver on-demand cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I), a way to change mental habits without visiting a therapist. (2019-05-29)
Young carers' futures look bleak without flexible school support
Young Australians providing care for family members with mental illnesses, alcohol and drug addictions are struggling to keep up with their studies, according to new research. (2019-05-28)
CBT could benefit mental health of children with long-term conditions
The mental health of children and young people with some long term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), according to a recent study from the University of Exeter Medical School. (2019-05-24)
Embedded psychiatrist in pediatric clinic improves evaluation access, short-term treatment
A novel method of embedding child psychiatric care in an urban pediatrics clinic was found to be feasible and a promising way to increase access to and engagement in psychiatric care among a primarily Latino population, according to new study from Boston Medical Center researchers. (2019-05-23)
Veterans with depression and/or PTSD more likely to seek cardiac rehab
Veterans with PTSD and/or depression were more likely to use cardiac rehabilitation services. (2019-05-22)
As more veterans die of opioid overdoses, study shows need to focus beyond prescriptions
A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among American veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans dying from heroin and synthetic opioids, a new study shows. (2019-05-22)
Successful HIV effort prompts call for clinics to expand mental health services on site
Increasing access to mental health services improves HIV outcomes among vulnerable patients, a new study suggests. (2019-05-21)
Female firefighters more likely to suffer PTSD, contemplate suicide
Female firefighters are fighting for their mental health as they perform their grueling duties. (2019-05-21)
Contact with nature during childhood could lead to better mental health in adulthood
Almost 3,600 people participated in a European study on the impact of green and blue spaces on mental health and vitality. (2019-05-21)
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)
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