Mental Health

Poor sleep in infancy linked to behavioral and emotional problems in toddlers
March 11, 2020
Disrupted and poor quality sleep in the earliest months of a child's life can be an indicator of depression, anxiety and behavioural problems among toddlers, according to a new study.
Researchers at the Institute for Mental Health, at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with...
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AA Still Best to Beat Problem Drinking, Review Finds
March 11, 2020

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By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to stop drinking, the world's oldest ...
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Applying the dual factor model of mental health to understanding protective factors in adolescence.
March 5, 2020
Guided by the dual factor model of mental health and the resilience portfolio model, this study sought to identify protective factors that distinguish adolescents who exhibit different patterns of psychological symptoms and well-being. Participants were 466 twelve- to 17-year-old adolescents recruit...
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Legislature OKs mental health training for Virginia teachers
March 2, 2020

March 3, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The General Assembly passed a bill that will require full-time teachers to complete mental health awareness training, though some advocates are split on how the training shou...
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Lawmakers OK excused absences for student mental health
February 27, 2020

February 28, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The General Assembly passed an amended bill that will allow K-12 students excused absences for mental health issues and create uniformity for how Virginia school district...
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Spending time in nature reduces stress
February 25, 2020
New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress.
The research, published Jan. 14 in , is part of a larger examination of "na...
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Moral distress of physicians who care for older adults
February 25, 2020
In a new study, researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health provide insight into physician moral distress, a condition correlated with burnout and depression. The researchers report that about four of 10 doctors caring for older adul...
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Stress in small children separated from their parents may alter genes
February 18, 2020
Experts in the emotional needs of small children say increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in babies and small children who are separated from their parents, especially their mothers, could have a long-term genetic impact on future generations. In a commentary published by the , the aut...
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Children's mental health is effected by sleep duration
February 4, 2020
Depression, anxiety, impulsive behaviour and poor cognitive performance in children is effected by the amount of sleep they have researchers from the University of Warwick have found.
Sleep states are active processes that support reorganisation of brain circuitry. This makes sleep es...
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Genetics contributes to mental health risks in adoptees
January 29, 2020
The adoption of children is a fundamental method of building families. However, adoptees may face subsequent adaptive challenges associated with family stress at the time of birth and during the adoption process.
It should be no surprise, then, that adoptees have a small but well-know...
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