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COVID-19 spurs increase in self-care, new survey shows
The vast majority of U.S. adults (80%) say they will be more mindful about practicing self-care regularly once the pandemic is over, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Integrative Health Programs. (2020-06-03)
Survey finds large increase in psychological distress reported among US adults during the COVID-19 pandemic
A new survey conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health during the COVID-19 pandemic found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of US adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress -- from 3.9% in 2018 to 13.6% in April 2020. (2020-06-03)
Integrating behavioral health services into medical practices faces barriers
Many people do not receive treatment for their mental health problems because of a shortage of providers and lack of access to mental health services, but one solution is to integrate mental health treatment into medical care. (2020-06-02)
Female college students more affected academically by high alcohol use than men
Female college students appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics, according to new research including by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-06-01)
Extra choline may help pregnant women decrease negative effects of COVID-19 on their newborns
Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies, according to a new study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. (2020-06-01)
UConn study examines how Americans are coping with COVID-19 stress
Almost overnight, the rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and subsequent state and federal prevention measures dramatically altered daily behavior. (2020-06-01)
Impact of children's loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come
A rapid review into the mental health impacts of loneliness on children and young people concludes that there could be a spike in demand for mental health services in the years to come. (2020-05-31)
UTEP study examines COVID-19 stress, coping strategies, and well-being
Emre Umucu, Ph.D., assistant professor of rehabilitation counseling, and Beatrice Lee, an incoming rehabilitation counseling faculty member, examined the perceived stress levels and coping mechanisms related to COVID-19, and how coping affects well-being in people with self-reported chronic conditions and disabilities. (2020-05-29)
Users of high-potency cannabis four times more likely to report associated problems
Users of high-potency cannabis are four times more likely to report associated problems, and twice as likely to report anxiety disorder, than users of lower-potency strains, according to new research from the University of Bristol. (2020-05-28)
Anxiety needs global health attention
Identifying anxiety in those with depression could be key to developing successful programmes for tackling mental health problems in low and middle income countries (LMICs), according to a new study. (2020-05-27)
University of Cincinnati study uncovers clues to COVID-19 in the brain
A study by University of Cincinnati researchers and three Italian institutions reviewing neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVID-19 may shed light on the virus's impact on the central nervous system. (2020-05-27)
Depression viewed differently when thought to be biological
People who believe more strongly that depression is biologically caused also tend to think it is more severe and long lasting, compared to those who see less of a role for biological causes, a new Rutgers study finds. (2020-05-27)
'Knowing how' is in your brain
A new study has found the brain programs that code the sequence of steps in performing a complex procedure. (2020-05-27)
Researchers call for new approach to some mental disorders
Depression, anxiety and PTSD might not be disorders at all, according to a recent paper by Washington State University biological anthropologists. (2020-05-26)
Study investigates sexual activity in lockdown
New research indicates that only four in 10 UK adults have been sexually active during the COVID-19 lockdown - a finding that could have important physical and mental health implications. (2020-05-26)
Mental ill health 'substantial health concern' among police, finds international study
Mental health issues among police officers are a 'substantial health concern,' with around 1 in 4 potentially drinking at hazardous levels and around 1 in 7 meeting the criteria for post traumatic stress disorder and depression, finds a pooled data analysis of the available international evidence, published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. (2020-05-21)
Most young people with increased suicide risk only display 'mild to moderate' mental distress -- study
Around 70% of young people who report self-harming or suicidal thoughts are within normal or non-clinical range of mental distress. (2020-05-20)
Replacing time spent sitting with sleep or light activity may improve your mood
New research, published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that substituting prolonged sedentary time with sleep was associated with lower stress, better mood and lower body mass index (BMI), and substituting light physical activity was associated with improved mood and lower BMI across the next year. (2020-05-20)
Pandemic likely to cause long-term health problems, Yale School of Public Health finds
The coronavirus pandemic's life-altering effects are likely to result in lasting physical and mental health consequences for many people--particularly those from vulnerable populations--a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (2020-05-20)
Study reveals mental health of medical personnel working with COVID-19 patients
Medical personnel treating coronavirus cases in China have higher rates of anxiety and other mental health symptoms than the general population, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ning Sun of Ningbo College of Health Science in Ningbo China, and colleagues. (2020-05-19)
Is your job killing you? Stress, lack of autonomy, ability can lead to depression, death
A new study from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that our mental health and mortality have a strong correlation with the amount of autonomy we have at our job, our workload and job demands, and our cognitive ability to deal with those demands. (2020-05-19)
Study on body posture: Can powerful poses improve self-confidence in children?
A dominant body posture may help children to feel more confident in school. (2020-05-18)
Smoking increases SARS-CoV-2 receptors in the lung
New research from CSHL scientists suggests that cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), the protein that the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 grabs and uses to enter human cells. (2020-05-18)
The Lancet Psychiatry: Study finds few immediate mental health effects of COVID-19, but longer-term impact must be considered
Most people admitted to hospital with severe COVID-19 should recover without experiencing mental illness if infection with SARS-CoV-2 follows a similar course to the coronavirus epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis looking at the psychiatric consequences of coronavirus infections in over 3,550 patients hospitalised with SARS, MERS, and COVID-19, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. (2020-05-18)
Coronavirus infections may lead to delirium and potentially PTSD
People taken ill by coronavirus infections may experience psychiatric problems while hospitalized and potentially after they recover, suggests an analysis of past research led by the UCL Institute of Mental Health with King's College London collaborators, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. (2020-05-18)
Evidence suggests a small but important number of people will develop coronavirus-related psychosis
The review, published online ahead of print in Schizophrenia Research, found an increase in the prevalence of psychosis as a result of COVID-19 would likely be associated with viral exposure, pre-existing vulnerability and psychosocial stress. (2020-05-13)
Effects of internet CBT for health anxiety on par with face-to-face treatment
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have compared two ways of delivering cognitive behavioral therapy to treat people with health anxiety, a condition that may increase in the wake of COVID-19. (2020-05-13)
Study finds rising rate of mental health visits among youth to emergency departments
While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits for mental health disorders have risen 60% and the rate of visits for deliberate self-harm have increased 329%. (2020-05-11)
Young migrants at risk of mental illness
Experience of trauma, abuse and poverty puts the mental health of many young refugees at risk. (2020-05-11)
COVID-19 places added prenatal stress on mother and child that could have lasting impact
An international consortium of researchers have identified particular sources of prenatal stress, as experienced by mothers, that have a direct effect on a child's subsequent mental health. (2020-05-11)
Day services benefit patients with Alzheimer's disease
Day services--programs designed to provide stimulation in a safe environment during the day for adults with physical and mental impairments -- may help improve the cognitive function of adults with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in Psychogeriatrics. (2020-05-06)
Living in a rural environment enhances mental well-being among the elderly
The mental well-being of the elderly refers to how they perceive their everyday existence, i.e., if their outlook is positive or negative, which, in turn, makes their life pleasant or unpleasant. (2020-05-06)
Blueprint to protect the mental health of frontline medical workers
University of Queensland researchers have developed a set of recommendations to manage the mental health of frontline medical workers during viral outbreaks, such as COVID-19. (2020-05-05)
Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness
Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London. (2020-05-04)
Chronic medical conditions may place youth at an increased risk for anxiety disorders
Youth who report one of the seven chronic medical conditions (CMCs), including asthma, congenital heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and sickle cell disease, are often diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. (2020-05-04)
Study finds meditation and aerobic exercise relieves stress in medical school students
Study on Helping Med Students Reduce Stress Becomes Personal for Rutgers Researchers. (2020-05-04)
New insight on maternal infections and neurodevelopmental disorders
The immune responses of a female mouse before pregnancy can predict how likely her offspring are to have behavioral deficits if the immune system is activated during pregnancy, according to researchers from UC Davis. (2020-05-04)
Non-fatal injuries cost US $1,590 and 11 days off work per injured employee every year
Non-fatal injuries in the US add up to an estimated $1,590 and an average of 11 days off work per injured employee every year, indicates an analysis of medical insurance claims and productivity data, published online in the journal Injury Prevention. (2020-05-04)
'Loss of pleasure' in teen sleep study
Sleep patterns around the world have been disrupted as screen time increases and sleep routines change with COVID-19 self-isolation requirements. (2020-05-04)
Working as peer-support specialist helps people with criminal and psychiatric histories
As houses of detention increasingly turn to early-release initiatives in the pandemic, a study explores a hopeful reintegration path for the formerly incarcerated with mental illness. (2020-04-30)
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