“Hey Siri, am I depressed?” When I posed this question to my iPhone, Siri’s reply was “I can’t really say, Jennifer.” But someday, software programs like Siri or Alexa may be able to talk to patients about their mental health symptoms to assist human therapists. To learn more, I spoke with Adam Miner, PsyD, an […]Continue Reading ...
It’s Saturday morning and the women of the Contreras family are busy in Montclair, Calif., making pupusas, tamales and tacos. They’re working to replace the income of José Contreras, who has been held since last June at Southern California’s Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a privately run immigration detention center. José’s daughter, Giselle, drives around in […]Continue Reading ...
According to a new study self-harm is becoming a major health issue among the elderly. This is bringing into focus the issue of mental health among the elderly. The results of the study titled, “Self-harm in older adults: systematic review,” were published in the latest issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. The researchers have […]Continue Reading ...
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is urging psychiatrists to ensure that they ask children about their time spent online, as part of routine assessment for mental health issues. Africa Studio | Shutterstock Concerns are growing about the effect online activity is having on mental health, including mood, sleep, dietary habits, school performance and behavior, including […]Continue Reading ...
What is cognitive testing? Cognitive testing checks for problems with cognition. Cognition is a combination of processes in your brain that’s involved in almost every aspect of your life. It includes thinking, memory, language, judgment, and the ability to learn new things. A problem with cognition is called cognitive impairment. The condition ranges from mild […]Continue Reading ...
Of the 4 million prisoners released each year, 23 percent have suffered from major depressive disorder. Due to resource shortages, many go without adequate treatment while in prison. Oftentimes they rejoin society in worse mental shape than before their incarceration – which could be prevented with the right care. A team led by Michigan State […]Continue Reading ...
A study has found that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality — regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level. The study, published Feb. 16 in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also […]Continue Reading ...
A study presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science has found that scanning children’s teeth could help to predict the risk of developing mental health problems later in life. Suzanne Tucker | Shutterstock A thin layer of tooth enamel, for example, could indicate trauma during fetal development that carries an increased risk […]Continue Reading ...
Text messaging, mobile apps, and other digital technologies are being used in innovative ways to support nonspecialist health workers in increasing access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LIMCs), according to a narrative review in the March/April issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by […]Continue Reading ...
Research published in the Lancet Psychiatry has found a dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double quit rates at six months compared to standard care. Led by the University of York’s Mental Health Addictions Research Group, SCIMITAR+ is the largest ever trial to support smoking cessation among people who […]Continue Reading ...
Religious and cultural beliefs may discourage many Latinos in the United States from seeking treatment for depression and other mental health disorders, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study finds. Mental health providers and researchers should therefore engage with faith-based organizations and other community venues to help them address the stigma associated with mental illness and to […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — More than 40 leading CEOs from around the country have issued a step-by-step plan to improve mental health in the workplace. The executives released a report Tuesday called “Mental Health: A Workforce Crisis” as part of a leadership collaborative called the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable […]Continue Reading ...
What is a mental health screening? A mental health screening is an exam of your emotional health. It helps find out if you have a mental disorder. Mental disorders are common. They affect more than half of all Americans at some point in their lives. There are many types of mental disorders. Some of the […]Continue Reading ...
New research has revealed that people diagnosed with autism don’t have access to effective mental health support, putting them at risk of self-harm and suicide. Researchers from the University of Nottingham, Coventry University and the University of Cambridge worked with a steering group of Autistic adults to design and carry out the research which has […]Continue Reading ...
In the United States, one in seven children could be suffering from a mental health condition for which half of them do not receive appropriate treatment finds a new study. The results of this eye-opener study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Image Credit: Roman Bodnarchuk / Shutterstock The team […]Continue Reading ...
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