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New study reveals doctors less likely to seek help for their own mental health issues

New study reveals doctors less likely to seek help for their own mental health issues

Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, so they can get help from modern treatments, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same concerns about themselves. [More]
Injured veterans receive new healing perspective through Wounded Warrior Project

Injured veterans receive new healing perspective through Wounded Warrior Project

Injured veterans seeking treatment for combat stress recently received a new healing perspective through a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) multi-day mental health workshop. [More]
SLU receives HRSA grant for training family physicians and medical family therapists in behavioral health

SLU receives HRSA grant for training family physicians and medical family therapists in behavioral health

Saint Louis University has received a $1.87 million grant to strengthen behavioral health training for family physicians, who often are the primary physician seen by many adults and children, and for medical family therapists who practice alongside them. [More]
New research sheds light on how many doctors attend their patient’s funerals

New research sheds light on how many doctors attend their patient’s funerals

New research at the University of Adelaide has shed light on how many doctors are attending the funerals of their patients and the reasons behind their choice. The researchers say more needs to be done within the medical profession to openly discuss the issue. [More]
Decrease in physical activity and concentration of fish oil linked to depressed mood among veterans

Decrease in physical activity and concentration of fish oil linked to depressed mood among veterans

Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to researchers, including a Texas A&M University professor and his former doctoral student. [More]
Pediatrician advises parents to identify depression and suicidal tendencies among teens

Pediatrician advises parents to identify depression and suicidal tendencies among teens

The teen years can be a time of stress, confusion and uncertainty. There is pressure to fit in, to stand out and to succeed. So you can hardly blame adolescents for sometimes being moody, down, or wanting to be left alone. [More]
Tendency to feel lonely linked partially to genetic traits

Tendency to feel lonely linked partially to genetic traits

Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and is an even more accurate predictor of early death than obesity. [More]
High occupational levels may be risk factor for poor response to depression treatment

High occupational levels may be risk factor for poor response to depression treatment

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression. [More]
New network aims to tackle mental health needs of children in the EMR

New network aims to tackle mental health needs of children in the EMR

The University of Liverpool and the John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore have been awarded a £1.9m grant from the US National Institute of Mental Health to lead a network to address child mental health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. [More]
Study identifies promising, cost-effective treatment for depressed adolescents

Study identifies promising, cost-effective treatment for depressed adolescents

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues a teenager can face. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 2.8 million adolescents ages 12 to 17 in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in 2014, or 11.4% of adolescents that age. [More]
CBN neuroscientists awarded NIMH grant to develop novel genome engineering research tools

CBN neuroscientists awarded NIMH grant to develop novel genome engineering research tools

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University has received a two-year, exploratory grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop transformative genome engineering research tools. [More]
Sleep paralysis can be strange and frightening experience but not harmful

Sleep paralysis can be strange and frightening experience but not harmful

Your eyes begin to open after a good night of sleep, but something feels weird. You try to rub the tiredness out of your face but can't lift your arms. In a panic you try to take a deep breath but can't draw air. [More]
Epilepsy patients more likely to experience increased risk of discrimination than general population

Epilepsy patients more likely to experience increased risk of discrimination than general population

In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma and migraines. [More]
U-M study finds increase in health insurance coverage for justice-involved individuals

U-M study finds increase in health insurance coverage for justice-involved individuals

Every year, millions of people in prison or jail struggle with mental health issues and substance use disorders. And after they get out, those issues can increase their chances of another arrest if they don't receive treatment. [More]
Many parents support expansion of health education in schools, new survey reveals

Many parents support expansion of health education in schools, new survey reveals

Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex appears to be less controversial than ever before with the majority of parents in a new poll saying schools should and do teach these subjects. [More]
Study focuses on precipitating circumstances of suicide in children and early adolescents

Study focuses on precipitating circumstances of suicide in children and early adolescents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014. This was the first time suicide had shown up in the CDC's top ten leading causes of death for children in this age group. [More]
Over a quarter of US adults aged 50 years or more are inactive

Over a quarter of US adults aged 50 years or more are inactive

Research conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 1 in 4 US adults aged 50 years or over do not take regular exercise. [More]
Incorporating laughter into exercise program could provide health benefits to older adults

Incorporating laughter into exercise program could provide health benefits to older adults

Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults' mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georgia State University. [More]
Second-generation survivors whose parents were babies during Holocaust at high risk of severe schizophrenia

Second-generation survivors whose parents were babies during Holocaust at high risk of severe schizophrenia

Results of a new study at the University of Haifa have found that no difference in the risk of developing schizophrenia between second-generations Holocaust survivors and those whose parents were not exposed to the Holocaust. [More]
Food intolerance testing: an interview with Dr Gill Hart

Food intolerance testing: an interview with Dr Gill Hart

Food intolerances are caused by adverse reactions to food or drink ingredients in your body. These are very different to food allergies. It is estimated that up to forty-five percent of the population suffers from food intolerances. [More]
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