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Education may not improve our life chances of happiness
Getting a good education may not improve your life chances of happiness, according to new mental health research from the University of Warwick. (2015-03-25)
Offenders unlikely to seek help when experiencing mental distress
Offenders' lack of trust in medical professionals means many may not seek help when they are experiencing mental distress, says a new BMJ study. (2007-01-11)
Initiative seeks to bridge research and care related to mental illness
A new initiative seeks to bring findings from mental health research into the clinic, with the goal of developing better treatments for psychological disorders. (2016-02-16)
Children with chronic illness often show signs of mental health problems
Researchers from the University of Waterloo surveyed children between the ages of six and 16, and all within a month of their diagnosis with asthma, food allergy, epilepsy, diabetes or juvenile arthritis. (2018-01-04)
Research identifies ways to improve access to mental health services
A study by researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester has identified ways to improve how older people and ethnic minority populations access mental health care services. (2013-10-31)
University leads the way in global mental health development
The University of Melbourne's Centre for International Mental Health is leading the way in addressing a desperately needed and often overlooked area of aid: mental health, by becoming the first University to head the Secretariat of the Movement for Global Mental Health. (2011-02-15)
Only 14 percent of patients treated for three common mental illnesses receive adequate care in the US
Only 14 percent of patients treated for three common mental illnesses--depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder--received care that met with accepted standards, according to a new Harvard Medical School study titled (2000-05-10)
Health insurance changes, access to care by patients' mental health status
A research letter published by JAMA Psychiatry examined access to care before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and after the ACA for patients grouped by mental health status using a scale to assess mental illness in epidemiologic studies. (2017-09-06)
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation hosts 2012 Women's Mental Health Conference on Sept. 14
This national event features the world's leading mental health experts to address the core issues in the treatment and care of those with mental illness. (2012-08-23)
Perceptions of primary care notes by patients with mental health diagnoses
Primary care patients with mental health diagnoses are as enthusiastic about the utility of viewing their doctors' notes as other patients. (2018-07-10)
Mental health and mental disorder recommendation programs
The purpose of this article was to propose mental health and mental disorder recommendation programs, and to recommend policies for policy makers and research investors. (2017-12-11)
Who cares for the carers?
New research shows carers at risk of mental illness themselves According to a new study from the Institute of Psychiatry, schizophrenia affects the mental and physical well being of caregivers from its earliest stages. (2000-11-30)
Treating and preventing mental disorders in low-income and middle-income countries
Depression can be treated effectively in low- and middle-income countries with low-cost antidepressants or psychological interventions such as interpersonal therapy, conclude Professor Vikram Patel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues, authors of this third paper in the Lancet's Global Mental Health Series. (2007-09-03)
High risk of chronic health conditions plagues those with schizophrenia
Both men and women with schizophrenia are significantly more likely to have one or more of 46 common chronic health conditions than individuals without mental illness, according to study led by Caroline Carney Doebbeling, M.D., of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. (2006-12-12)
Gays And Lesbians Often Receive Poor Or Inappropriate Treatment From Mental Health Care Providers, UW Researcher Finds
SEATTLE -- Gay men and lesbians often receive poor or inappropriate treatment when seeing mental health care providers, according to research presented Sunday, Feb. (1997-02-17)
More mental health care called for in wake of Ft. Hood shootings
The recent shootings at the Ft. Hood, Texas, army base, allegedly by an army psychiatrist, have placed much-needed focus on mental health care in the army. (2009-12-11)
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)
People more willing to disclose experience of mental health problems, survey finds
A new survey has found that people are more willing to disclose their experience of having a mental health problem and receiving treatment.
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Lack of insurance coverage, cost cited as reasons for not seeking mental health services
Insurance coverage problems and costs supplant stigma as the number one obstacle to accessing mental health services according to a survey commissioned by the American Psychological Association. (2004-06-28)
Impact of a bad job on mental health as harmful as no job at all
The impact on mental health of a badly paid, poorly supported, or short term job can be as harmful as no job at all, indicates research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2011-03-14)
Close to 40 percent of formerly suicidal Canadians subsequently achieve complete mental health
Close to 40 percent (38 percent) of formerly suicidal Canadians have reached a state of complete mental health, not only being free of symptoms of mental illness, suicidal thoughts or substance abuse in the preceding year, but also reporting almost daily happiness or life satisfaction, and social and psychological wellbeing according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. (2016-01-20)
Mental disorders in 13.5 percent of Canadian Forces personnel deployed to Afghanistan
An important minority -- 13.5 percent -- of Canadian Forces personnel who served in support of the Afghanistan mission in 2001-08 have been found to have a mental health disorder related to their deployment, according to a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2013-07-02)
Mental disorders as common in Lebanon as in western Europe
The prevalence of mental disorders in Lebanon is equivalent to that in Western Europe, according to a study published in The Lancet Middle East special issue. (2006-03-23)
Physical health problems substantially increase use of mental health services, study shows
People who experience a physical health problem, from diabetes and back pain to cancer or heart disease, are three times more likely to seek mental health care than patients who report having no physical ailment, according to a new study. (2012-07-17)
Children with mental health disorders more often identified as bullies
Children diagnosed with mental health disorders were three times more likely to be identified as bullies, according to new research presented Oct. (2012-10-22)
A majority of middle-aged people show a high level of mental well-being
A recent study at the University of Jyväskylä has found a surprisingly high level of mental well-being among middle-aged individuals. (2018-02-05)
Are people with mental illness more violent than other people?
The contribution of mental illness to societal violence is modest, despite increasing public concern about the potential for violence among mentally ill patients who have been treated and reside in the community, write researchers in this week's BMJ. (2002-09-05)
World first network on integrative mental health to improve treatments
The first network of its kind endorsing an integrative approach to the treatment of mental health has been launched as part of World Mental Health Week. (2012-10-09)
Mental health units should not be exempt from smoking ban
Exempting mental health units from the ban on smoking in public places would worsen health inequalities for people with mental health problems, warn doctors in this week's BMJ. (2006-08-24)
Mentally ill patients receive fewer cardiovascular procedures than rest of population, Yale study finds
After having heart attacks, patients with mental illnesses are significantly less likely to undergo cardiovascular procedures than patients without mental disorders, Yale researchers say. (2000-01-25)
Study: Mental health mobile apps are effective self-help tools
When it comes to strengthening your mental or emotional health, would you trust an app? (2017-11-20)
Psychiatric symptoms impact mental health court engagement`
People living with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. (2016-05-02)
Groundbreaking study to transform service users' involvement in mental health care
A groundbreaking study could help to revolutionise the way in which mental health service users and their carers plan their care. (2013-04-15)
School violence and student mental health needs will be highlighted at Denver conference
In an effort to address issues of school violence and the emotional health of students, more than 500 educators, school health professionals, and mental health experts from around the world will meet in Denver, Colorado, on September 16-18, for the Fourth Annual Conference on Advancing School-Based Mental Health. (1999-08-30)
Study finds 3-fold increase in pregnancy among young girls with mental illness
Young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness, according to a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Women's College Hospital. (2014-02-10)
Gender-based violence associated with lifetime risk of mental illness and disability, research shows
Women who experience gender-based violence such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking have a higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability, new Australian research shows. (2011-08-02)
Mental health research in LMICs needs good governance
In this week's PLoS Medicine Taghi Yasamy from the WHO, Geneva, Switzerland and colleagues identify challenges facing good mental health research governance in low- and middle-income countries and provide suggestions for a way forward. (2011-11-22)
Local health departments key to expanding mental health care in US
A study conducted by a group of researchers at Drexel University found that a significant number of local health departments offer some form of mental health care services, but could play an even more important role in extending mental health care services to other institutions and facilities across the country. (2016-01-05)
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)
The public face of mental illness -- is it a one-sided view?
Research carried out at the University of Leicester suggests that the British press may be guilty of misguiding the public and promoting distorted views of mental illness. (2006-08-30)
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