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Large Study Reveals PTSD Has Strong Genetic Component Like Other Psychiatric Disorders


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting some 8 million adults at…
Rest may help preventing some PTSD symptoms


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental condition, having such symptoms as disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams…
Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk


Researchers at University of Utah Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have identified brain circuitry differences that…
Introduce standard units for cannabis to improve mental health


A unit system for cannabis, similar to the one used for alcohol, could help people monitor consumption and…
Tackling impact of racism is key to reducing mental health inequalities

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To mark World Mental Health Day 2019, the findings of a national consultation involving researchers from The University…
Low intelligence linked to suicide risk later in life

5 days ago

People with low scores on intelligence tests in adolescence run a higher risk of suicide and suicide attempt…
Study: More behavioral health care linked to small drop in gun-related suicides

5 days ago

An increase in behavioral health providers is associated with a slight decrease in gun-related suicides, but the difference…
Violence has complex, far-reaching impacts on health

6 days ago

A new paper by UW Medicine researchers offers a broad, updated look at the interrelated impacts of violence…
Expanding Medicaid Means Health Problems Get Found and Health Improves, Study Finds

October 1, 2019

Nearly one in three low-income people who enrolled in Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program discovered they had a chronic…
Abused and neglected children suffer from poor mental health

September 30, 2019

There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see a neglected child. And yet it happens so often. There…
Benefits for Mind, Body and Work Ability Seen in Medicaid Expansion

September 26, 2019

Expanding Medicaid to more low-income adults helped many of them feel healthier, and do a better job at work…
Wilderness Therapy More Effective and Less Expensive

September 26, 2019

Substance use and mental health issues have become a major societal problem across the United States, especially for…
ER Visits Escalate When Kids with Asthma Also Have Depression, Anxiety

September 25, 2019

Children with asthma have a higher likelihood of also suffering from anxiety and depression, and when all three…
First Encounter

September 20, 2019

A new study from Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, reports that 3.3 million…
Research on Mental Health in the Aftermath of Environmental Disasters Soaring

September 19, 2019

New research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that the number of studies on how…
Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

September 19, 2019

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of…
Growing Pains

September 12, 2019

Puerto Rican teens growing up as minorities in the South Bronx are more likely to experience anxiety and…
Review reveals impact of nutritional supplements on mental health

September 11, 2019

We’ve all heard that ‘food is good for your mood’. Now, a new study into mental health and…
Storms and flood damage homes and mental health of their owners

September 9, 2019

Extreme weather events are going to be more and more frequent. Whatever your beliefs about the climate change,…
‘Self-care’ takes a community, say mental health experts

September 6, 2019

s the concept of “self-care” grows increasingly popular, mental health experts at the University of Alberta are cautioning…
Mood of children during earliest stages of life linked to maternal mental health

September 5, 2019

Researchers and clinicians have long understood that depression and other mood disorders in mothers can have substantial, detrimental…
Study suggests body dissatisfaction begins before adolescence, remains constant into adulthood

August 28, 2019

Up to 46% of adolescents in the United States report feeling dissatisfied with their bodies, which can lead…
Green areas in cities have to be protected – they bring people happiness and life satisfaction

August 28, 2019

More and more people live in cities. Urbanization is a huge movement in today’s world. However, people don’t…
Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use in older women with breast cancer

August 27, 2019

Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to…
Suicide and self-harm risk is nearly triple in people with restless leg syndrome

August 26, 2019

Restless legs syndrome was associated with a nearly tripled risk of suicide and self-harm in a new study…
Need a mental break? Avoid Your Cellphone

August 23, 2019

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge…
Psychiatric comorbidity contributes to increased mortality in ADHD

August 9, 2019

Psychiatric comorbidity may play an important role in the increased risk of premature death in people with ADHD…
‘Prescribed’ smartphone app offers hope to young people who self-harm

August 5, 2019

A new mental health app, designed to help manage negative emotions and periods of extreme anxiety for young…
Dancing in the dark improves physical and mental health

August 3, 2019

No Lights, No Lycra is a new way of organizing dance parties. This organization creates unique clubbing-ish experience…
Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

July 29, 2019

It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in…
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