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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)
LSU Health study reports continued PTSD in women exposed to deepwater horizon oil spill
A study led by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health reports that women exposed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill continue to experience symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (2019-03-25)
Hearing loss before 50 may mean higher risk of drug and alcohol issues
People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers, and are also more likely to misuse alcohol and other drugs, a new national study finds. (2019-03-25)
Childhood adversity linked to higher out-of-pocket health care costs in adulthood
A study has found that out-of-pocket health care spending and medical debt are substantially higher when adults have a history of adverse childhood experiences. (2019-03-21)
It's spring already? Physics explains why time flies as we age
Duke University researchers have a new explanation for why those endless days of childhood seemed to last so much longer than they do now -- physics. (2019-03-20)
Depression in 20s linked to memory loss in 50s, find Sussex psychologists
Depression in twenties linked to memory loss in fifties, find Sussex psychologists. (2019-03-20)
Former inmates need social supports to maintain mental health, Rutgers study says
Men released from prison who receive social, community and spiritual support have better mental health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers School of Public Health. (2019-03-19)
Mental health state associated with higher death rates for prostate and urological cancers
Patients with prostate, bladder or kidney cancers are at greater risk of dying if they have had psychiatric care prior to the cancer treatment. (2019-03-17)
AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds
Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95 percent accuracy. (2019-03-15)
NIH study reveals differences in brain activity in children with anhedonia
Researchers have identified changes in brain connectivity and brain activity during rest and reward anticipation in children with anhedonia, a condition where people lose interest and pleasure in activities they used to enjoy. (2019-03-13)
NIH study shows many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits
A new study found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency departments. (2019-03-11)
Mindfulness found to improve mental health of students
Mental health among university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training. (2019-03-11)
Cancer death rate higher for patients with mental health history
Cancer patients who have been hospitalised for mental health problems prior to their cancer diagnosis were 73 percent more likely to die from their cancer compared to those who had never had psychiatric help, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer. (2019-03-06)
CAMH study reveals a new target for developing treatments for depression
A new CAMH study shows for the first time that people experiencing clinical depression have higher levels of a brain protein called MAO-B. (2019-03-06)
Two-thirds of pregnant women under 25 in London have a mental health problem
New research suggests two-thirds (67 percent) of pregnant women in London aged between 16 and 24 years have mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, according to new research funded by the National Institute for Health Research. (2019-03-06)
Young people at risk of addiction have differences in key brain region
Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to an international team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. (2019-03-04)
Well-being and the rise of psychotherapy in Uganda
Perspectives on happiness and mental health differ across the world. (2019-03-04)
How common are mental health disorders after diagnosis of head and neck cancer?
Treatment for head and neck cancer (HNC) might cure the disease but it also can result in adverse effects such as disfigurement and speech difficulties, which can affect quality of life for patients. (2019-02-28)
Study identifies predictors of psychiatric events during drug-assisted smoking cessation
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have identified a clear group of characteristics that predict heightened risk for experiencing increased anxiety or worsening of mood that interferes with daily activities when using a smoking cessation drug. (2019-02-27)
Urban parks could make you happier
UAB researchers found spending 20 minutes in an urban park will make someone happier -- whether they are engaging in exercise or not during the visit. (2019-02-25)
For young adult cancer survivors, debt and work-related impairments
One of the largest-ever studies of work-related risks in young adult cancer survivors finds that of 872 survivors, 14.4 percent borrowed more than $10,000 and 1.5 percent said they or their family had filed for bankruptcy as a direct result of illness or treatment. (2019-02-25)
UTSA researchers examine patterns of prescription opioid misuse and other substance use
Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio have studied the opioid epidemic in a representative sample from the United States and found that the majority of people misusing prescription opioids are also using other licit and illicit substances. (2019-02-22)
Study links unhealthy diet to mental illness in California adults
The study, published Feb. 16, 2019 in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also more likely to report symptoms of either moderate or severe psychological distress than their peers who consume a healthier diet. (2019-02-21)
Research shows for the first time how we use others' viewpoints to make decisions
Everyday life is full of situations that require us to take others' perspectives. (2019-02-21)
How to treat depression in prison -- and why it matters
Of the 4 million prisoners released each year, 23 percent have suffered from major depressive disorder. (2019-02-21)
Troubling extent of trauma and PTSD in British young people revealed
New research from King's College London suggests one in 13 young people in the UK have had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) before reaching age 18. (2019-02-21)
Light at the end of the tunnel
A new nationally representative study reports that approximately two-thirds (69 percent) of Canadians who had ever attempted suicide were completely free of any suicidal thoughts in the past year. (2019-02-20)
Keeping active in middle age may be tied to lower risk of dementia
Keeping physically and mentally active in middle age may be tied to a lower risk of developing dementia decades later, according to a study published in the February 20, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-02-20)
The ways of wisdom in schizophrenia
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that persons with schizophrenia scored lower on a wisdom assessment than non-psychiatric comparison participants, but that there was considerable variability in levels of wisdom, and those with higher scores displayed fewer psychotic symptoms. (2019-02-14)
New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging
New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. (2019-02-14)
How common are mental health disorders, treatment in children?
An estimated 7.7 million children in the United States (16.5 percent) have at least one mental health disorder and about half didn't receive treatment from a mental health professional. (2019-02-11)
Working it out: Researchers find exercise may help fight depression in seniors
The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters. (2019-02-07)
Workplace sexism's effects on women's mental health and job satisfaction
A new Journal of Applied Social Psychology study investigates the associations between workplace sexism, sense of belonging at work, mental health, and job satisfaction for women in male-dominated industries. (2019-02-06)
Climate change poses greater risk of mental health challenges for children born to depressed mothers
Climate change poses an exponentially greater risk for mental health problems in children born to mothers with prenatal depression who also experience natural disaster-related stress. (2019-02-06)
Mental illness not to blame for gun violence study finds
Counter to a lot of public opinion, having a mental illness does not necessarily make a person more likely to commit gun violence. (2019-02-06)
Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression
An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression. (2019-02-05)
Origins of depression brought into focus in large-scale genetic study
Hundreds of genes have been newly linked to depression, shedding light on the origins of the condition and highlighting personality types that could be at risk. (2019-02-05)
Fruit and vegetables may be important for mental as well as physical well-being
Researchers at the universities of Leeds and York analysed data from more than 40,000 people in the UK, and found that changes in fruit and vegetable consumption are correlated with changes in mental well-being. (2019-02-05)
Blacks with high socioeconomic status less likely to seek mental health care
In her latest research paper Sirry Alang questions why there is a significant unmet need for mental health care among Blacks and identifies solutions among healthcare systems to fix it: teach the history of racism in medicine; and actively seek, privilege and legitimize the narratives of black people. (2019-02-05)
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