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Husbands' stress increases if wives earn more than 40 per cent of household income
Husbands are least stressed when their wives earn up to 40% of household income but they become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse's wages rise beyond that point. (2019-11-19)
Virtual 'moonwalk' for science reveals distortions in spatial memory
In order to orient ourselves in space, and to find our way around, we form mental maps of our surroundings. (2019-11-18)
Borderline personality disorder has strongest link to childhood trauma
People with Borderline Personality Disorder are 13 times more likely to report childhood trauma than people without any mental health problems, according to University of Manchester research. (2019-11-18)
Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study
Scientists at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. (2019-11-15)
Parents want mental health support to reduce stress of children's hospitalizations
Parents of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) want individualized, formal psychosocial support during their children's in-hospital stays, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. (2019-11-14)
Diverging trends: Binge drinking and depression
Binge drinking among U.S. adolescents precipitously declined from 1991 to 2018, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. (2019-11-14)
Parity law improved medicaid acceptance at substance use disorder treatment centers
A 2008 federal parity law succeeded in expanding Medicaid acceptance by treatment facilities for substance use disorders (SUDs), according to a study by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers. (2019-11-14)
At what point does click-bait susceptibility become a mental health disorder?
A new study in Comprehensive Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, found that one third of a group of patients seeking treatment for buying-shopping disorder (BSD) also reported symptoms of addictive online shopping. (2019-11-13)
Chronic adversity dampens dopamine production
People exposed to a lifetime of psychosocial adversity may have an impaired ability to produce the dopamine levels needed for coping with acutely stressful situations. (2019-11-12)
How artificial intelligence can transform psychiatry
Scientists have developed a new mobile app that categorizes mental health status based on speech patterns. (2019-11-12)
Late talkers twice as likely to have severe, frequent temper tantrums
Toddler speech delays and temper tantrums have long been assumed to be linked. (2019-11-11)
Study looks for links between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found evidence of an association between generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later, thanks to the long-term health study Children of the 90s. (2019-11-10)
Researchers challenge myth of the relationship between mental illness and incarceration
Researchers examined the relationship between psychiatric diagnoses and future incarceration by merging data from psychiatric interviews that took place in the 1980s with 30 years of follow-up data. (2019-11-07)
Debunking common misperceptions of Asian community health
Common misperceptions about Asian health issues contribute to a lack of health awareness and a reluctance to seek care, according to research published in Public Relations Review. (2019-11-07)
GP clinics could help bridge mental health treatment gap, study finds
Patients experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues could be managed effectively by GP practices, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. (2019-11-07)
Many insured Americans go out of network, pay more for behavioral health
Americans are using more out-of-network care and paying more out of pocket for behavioral health care than for treatment of other conditions, despite efforts to increase coverage and access to mental health services, according to new research. (2019-11-06)
ER focus on immediate medical issues can miss the bigger picture
Frequent visitors to emergency departments often have complex social needs, such as homelessness, substance abuse, unemployment and mental illness, yet both medical providers and policy makers tend to focus on their immediate or recent medical issues without examining such other factors. (2019-11-05)
Teens who visit the emergency department for self-harm at increased risk of suicide, repeated self harm
Teens who visit the emergency department for self-harm injuries are at significant risk of repeat self-harm and suicide, and of incurring increased health costs over the following five years, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-11-04)
Increased risk of suicide for teens who visit emergency for self-harm
Teens who visit the emergency department for self-harm injuries are at significant risk of repeat self-harm and suicide, and of incurring increased health costs over the following five years, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-11-04)
Care plans reduce risk of ending up in hospital for patients with severe mental illness
The chances of a patient with a serious mental illness ending up in hospital because of their condition are reduced by almost 40 per cent if they have a care plan, according to research from the University of York. (2019-11-04)
Screening tool administered in pediatric ER accurately gauges suicide risk
A suicide risk screening tool that Johns Hopkins Medicine implemented in its pediatric emergency department six years ago appears to provide an accurate gauge of which youth are most vulnerable and has identified more than 2,000 patients who might benefit from mental health treatment and resources, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine. (2019-10-31)
Training in mental ill-health a determinant of managers' preventive actions
Managers who have received training in mental health issues, and whose workplaces run general information campaigns on mental health, are significantly more likely to work preventively in this area vis-à-vis their subordinates, a study shows. (2019-10-31)
Patients with mood, anxiety disorders share abnormalities in brain's control circuit
New research published today in JAMA Psychiatry shows for the first time that patients with mood and anxiety disorders share the same abnormalities in regions of the brain involved in emotional and cognitive control. (2019-10-30)
Racial discrimination linked to suicidal thoughts in African American men
Suicide deaths among African American men have risen dramatically during the last 20 years, and racial discrimination may be a contributing factor in many cases, say University of Michigan researchers. (2019-10-30)
Narcissism can lower stress levels and reduce chances of depression
People who have grandiose narcissistic traits are more likely to be 'mentally tough,' feel less stressed and are less vulnerable to depression, research led by Queen's University Belfast has found. (2019-10-29)
Tough as nails: Older people reluctant to ask for mental health support
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that more than 40 per cent of older Australians with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it. (2019-10-29)
Research shows that early retirement can accelerate cognitive decline
Early retirement can accelerate cognitive decline among the elderly, according to research conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-10-29)
Psychiatric diagnoses 'neither necessary nor sufficient' for access to NHS care in UK
A new study, published in the Journal of Mental Health, finds psychiatric diagnoses are seldom used as entry criteria for NHS mental health services in the UK. (2019-10-28)
Science shows hype about your opponent actually messes with your game
A study of more than 117,000 pro tennis matches and more than 5 million observations in online amateur chess indicates that even when competitors are evenly matched, players perform worse against an opponent they know has been climbing in rank. (2019-10-28)
Study: In the long run, drugs and talk therapy hold same value for people with depression
Spending an hour in talk therapy with a trained counselor costs much more, and takes more time, than swallowing an inexpensive antidepressant pill. (2019-10-28)
The Lancet Psychiatry: Insufficient evidence that medicinal cannabinoids improve mental health
The most comprehensive analysis of medicinal cannabinoids and their impact on six mental health disorders -- combining 83 studies including 3,000 people -- suggests that the use of cannabinoids for mental health conditions cannot be justified based on the current evidence. (2019-10-28)
Mentally ill die many years earlier than others
New research from Aarhus BSS confirms that people with mental disorders have an increased risk of premature mortality. (2019-10-25)
Charta of Neurourbanism dedicated to mental health in cities
How can planners reduce the stress of city living and improve the mental health of city dwellers? (2019-10-25)
Schools have critical role to play in supporting adolescents fleeing armed conflict
Education is known to be highly important for migrant children, yet relatively little is known about the diversity of associated school-based programs and their likely value in supporting the mental health of children. (2019-10-24)
BYU study shows overall time on social media is not related to teen anxiety and depression
New research led by Sarah Coyne, a professor of family life at Brigham Young University, found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers. (2019-10-22)
No link found between youth contact sports and cognitive, mental health problems
Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood than their peers, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of nearly 11,000 youth followed for 14 years. (2019-10-21)
How does fathers' physical and mental health status impact their children?
A new study has shown that children of fathers with poor mental health had a 2.6 times greater risk of having poor mental health. (2019-10-16)
Drug discovery platform may provide new options for treating mental health illnesses
Purdue University scientists have created a platform focused on finding new medication options for people dealing with mental illnesses. (2019-10-15)
40% of people did not visit a family doctor after being released from prison
A new study analyzing the experiences of people released from provincial prison in Ontario in 2010 has found that 60% of people who were in Ontario's prison system were seen by a family doctor in the two years after being released from prison compared to 85% of people in the general population. (2019-10-11)
NHS needs to act on patient feedback, say Sheffield health researchers
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients. (2019-10-10)
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