Mental Health

Nearly all middle school teachers are highly stressed
January 27, 2020
Hormonal changes, different schools, more teachers and changing expectations are just some of the challenges families face when a child enters middle school. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found that 94% of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress, which coul...
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Facial paralysis stigma takes emotional toll, especially when acquired later in life
January 23, 2020
People with facial paralysis are more likely to face depression and anxiety than the general population, especially if the paralysis occurs later in life rather than at birth, according to a recent study from Oregon State University.
OSU College of Liberal Arts researcher Kathleen Bog...
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Poor mental health 'both cause and effect' of school exclusion
January 22, 2020
Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes.
The research, led by the University of Exeter, and published in , concluded that a swift response ...
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Mix of stress and air pollution may lead to cognitive difficulties in children
January 16, 2020
Children with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and elevated prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and thought problems, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia Psychiatry. Early life str...
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Anxious about the news? Our top tips on how to cope
January 16, 2020

Reading the news can be stress-inducing at the best of times. When the news is particularly worrying, many of us experience levels of anxiety so high that we can have difficulty coping. So how can we stay (reasonably) anxiety-free when the media bombards us with headlines...
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Schizophrenia: Largest genetic study offers new insights
January 16, 2020

A new, largest-of-its-kind study finds more evidence of the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia. The findings may ultimately lead to the development of new drugs.
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What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
January 13, 2020


Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders in which a person tries to lose weight in unhealthful ways.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about ...
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Study sheds light on link between cannabis, anxiety and stress
January 13, 2020
A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report.
This finding, published today in , could help explai...
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What to know about alcohol and depression
January 10, 2020


Alcohol can make a person feel depressed and may even trigger or worsen depression. Depression is also a risk factor for using alcohol, since people who feel depressed may use alcohol to ease their symptoms.

Several studi...
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Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support
January 10, 2020

A new report has found that more than half of the people with mental health conditions currently confined in Los Angeles county jails would benefit from mental health treatment in specialized community centers instead of incarceration.
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