Mental Health

Possible genetic link between children's language and mental health
August 20, 2019
A new study suggests there may be genetic explanations for why some children with poor language also have poor mental health.
The University of York-led study examined genetic variants in six genes that are thought to contribute to language development in children.
The research...
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When working with animals can hurt your mental health
August 9, 2019
While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psycholog...
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More evidence that pets benefit mental health
July 19, 2019
New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students.
Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers ...
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Florida schools to add mental health classes to curriculum
July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — Florida public schools will now be required to teach students about mental health under a new mandate passed by the state board of education.
The board voted unanimously on th...
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Accurately describing mental health disorders
July 16, 2019
A Rutgers University researcher contributed to the first study to seek input from people with common mental health issues on how their disorders are described in diagnostic guidelines.
The study, which was conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom and the United States in collabo...
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Are mental health diagnoses 'scientifically meaningless'?
July 11, 2019
A study that analyzed key contents of a classic mental health handbook has questioned whether psychiatric diagnosis to identify distinct conditions has any scientific value.
A paper describes how researchers found many inconsistencies and ...
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Combat veterans more likely to experience mental health issues in later life
July 2, 2019
Military veterans exposed to combat were more likely to exhibit signs of depression and anxiety in later life than veterans who had not seen combat, a new study from Oregon State University shows.
The findings suggest that military service, and particularly combat experience, is a hid...
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Disturbed sleep linked to mental health problems in natural disaster survivors
June 7, 2019
Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the event.
The researchers surveyed survivors two years after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Results show that 94% ...
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Global mental health: A call to action.
June 6, 2019
Mental health needs have been recognized as a priority area by the World Health Organization (WHO), and a Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan (2013) was proposed to address the needs of millions of people around the world. Concerns have been raised about the degree to which current global effort...
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3 common drugs can reduce severe mental health symptoms
January 11, 2019
A new study revealed that three common drugs normally used to treat cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also aid in the treatment of some serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia.
Scientists at University College London...
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