Obamacare Helps Young Adults Get Mental Health Treatment

Despite all the hype and hand-wringing done over Obamacare — aka the Affordable Care Act — there's a lot of good coming already from its implementation. And if some politicians want to undo this good, they may find themselves up against an ...

Aug 8

Categories: Adult psychological development, Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health ...

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Reducing stress may help lead to clearer skin

Anyone who's had a pimple form right before an important event may wonder if stress caused the break out. While commonly linked anecdotally, proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and ...

Aug 8

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Aggressive behaviour increases adolescent drinking, depression doesn't

Adolescents who behave aggressively are more likely to drink alcohol and in larger quantities than their peers, according to a recent study completed in Finland.

Aug 8

Categories: Addictions, Aggression & Violence, Depression, Post Partum ...

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Victims of war: how Gaza conflict will traumatise a generation of ...

A new study led by Professor Panos Vostanis has examined adolescent victims of conflict in the Gaza strip and has found that exposure to war-torn environments has a lasting and damaging effect on their psychological wellbeing.

Aug 7

Categories: Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Oxford researchers say figures should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority

Aug 7

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia, Smoking ...

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First UK study of ketamine for people with severe depression

The first UK study of the use of ketamine intravenous infusions in people with treatment-resistant depression has been carried out in an NHS clinic by researchers at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford.

Aug 7

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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A little video game-playing linked with better-adjusted children

A new study suggests video game-playing for less than an hour a day is linked with better-adjusted children and teenagers. The research, carried out by Oxford University, found that young people who indulged in a little video game-playing were ...

Aug 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Patients with autism spectrum disorder are not sensitive to 'being ...

A Japanese research group led by Prof Norihiro Sadato, a professor of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), has found that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have decreased ...

Aug 6

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Researchers find potential new predictor of stress-related illnesses

Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity.

Aug 6

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Phases of clinical depression could affect treatment

Research led by the University of Adelaide has resulted in new insights into clinical depression that demonstrate there cannot be a "one-size-fits-all" approach to treating the disease.

Aug 5

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Why Exercise and Relaxation Techniques Benefit The Socially Anxious

In treating social anxiety - discomfort or fear in social situations, often of being judged - both relaxation techniques and exercise have been found beneficial.

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Relaxation techniques, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Depression in early childhood can persist into adolescence

Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows.

Aug 5

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression, Post ...

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Mindfulness and Meditation in Schools: Mindful Kids, Peaceful Schools

With eyes closed and deep breaths, stu­dents are learn­ing a new method to reduce anx­i­ety, con­flict, and atten­tion dis­or­ders. But don’t call it meditation.

Aug 4

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Oppositional & ...

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Insular cortex alterations in mouse models of autism

Scientists unravel a neural circuit that could play an important role in autism

Aug 4

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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New research links anxiety to seizures

New research by clinical psychologists from the UK and US has revealed psychogenic seizures which could be mistaken for epilepsy are linked to feelings of anxiety.

Aug 4

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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