Parents and carers of people with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems
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  December 6, 2018  
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 Parents and carers of people with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problemsParents and carers of people with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems
 
Research from Diabetes UK has found that – alongside those living with the condition – parents and carers of children and adults with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems.
 
   Study: Personality and mental health affect how people value personal control in decision makingStudy: Personality and mental health affect how people value personal control in decision making
 
Personality traits and mental health affect how people value personal control in decision making, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
 
   Smokers at greater risk of schizophrenia and psychotic disordersSmokers at greater risk of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
 
A team of researchers from University of Queensland have found that tobacco use is associated with an increased risk of psychotic disorders including schizophrenia.
 
   In-person social contact may offer protection against depression and PTSD symptomsIn-person social contact may offer protection against depression and PTSD symptoms
 
In-person social contact seems to offer some protection against depression and PTSD symptoms, but the same is not true of contact on Facebook, suggests a study by Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health and Science University researchers.
 
 Cognitive behavioral therapy is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in COPD patients
 
Cognitive behavioral therapy is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in COPD patientsCognitive behavioral therapy delivered by respiratory nurses is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, according to research published in ERJ Open Research.
 
 
 Many former ICU patients in the UK report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD or depression
 
Many former ICU patients in the UK report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD or depressionPatients in the UK who have survived critical illnesses requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU) frequently report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and/or depression, according to a study published in open access journal Critical Care.
 
 
 Research team urges shake-up in mental health provision to enhance patient care
 
Research team urges shake-up in mental health provision to enhance patient careA new study published in the journal Social Theory & Health has called into question how patients interact and respond to psychiatry when they present to mental health services.
 
 
 Study shows correlation between childhood infections and increased risk of mental disorders
 
Study shows correlation between childhood infections and increased risk of mental disordersA new study from iPSYCH shows that the infections children contract during their childhood increase the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands our understanding of the role of the immune system in the development of mental disorders.
 
 
 Scientists identify clues to brain changes in depression
 
Scientists identify clues to brain changes in depressionIn new pre-clinical research, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, led by Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and reward system.
 
 
 Study finds genetic links between alcohol dependence and psychiatric disorders
 
Study finds genetic links between alcohol dependence and psychiatric disordersIn the largest study of genetic factors linked to alcohol dependence, an international team of researchers identified a gene known to affect risk, and they determined that many other genes also contribute to risk for alcohol dependence to a lesser degree.
 
 
 Mental health disorders on the rise among youngsters says report
 
Mental health disorders on the rise among youngsters says reportA new report has shown that one fifth of all girls aged between 17 and 19 years and a tenth of boys in the same age group in England are suicidal or have tried to harm themselves.
 
 
 Boys with social difficulties are at greatest risk of early substance use
 
Boys with social difficulties are at greatest risk of early substance useBoys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana by the end of eighth grade, a new study found.