World Mental Health Day - Who is Your Possible Self?
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  October 10, 2018  
  Psychiatry  
  The latest psychiatry news from News Medical  
 Who is Your Possible Self?Who is Your Possible Self?
 
An interview with My Possible Self, discussing how it is helping patients with mental health conditions who are waiting for NHS counseling.
 
   First suicide attempts in youth more lethal than previously realizedFirst suicide attempts in youth more lethal than previously realized
 
First suicide attempts are more lethal than previously realized, reports a study of children and adolescents published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
 
   Mental Health Disorders and ChildrenMental Health Disorders and Children
 
Children may develop mental illnesses just as adults do, but the symptoms may be difficult to pick up. This results in unnecessary treatment delays in many cases.
 
 Parents are leery of schools requiring ‘mental health’ disclosures by students
 
Parents are leery of schools requiring ‘mental health’ disclosures by studentsChildren registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health. The new requirement is part of a law rushed through the state legislature after the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
 
 
 Drop in estrogen could lead to development of anxiety and memory problems, finds study
 
Drop in estrogen could lead to development of anxiety and memory problems, finds studyLack of estrogen may play a role in the development of anxiety and memory problems, according to a new rodent study.
 
 
 Some people can avoid depression by maintaining serotonin level throughout the year
 
Some people can avoid depression by maintaining serotonin level throughout the yearSome people can adjust to environmental stressors to avoid depression. Women need to do this more than men to avoid getting depressed.
 
 
 Basis announces the launch of new model for mental health
 
Basis announces the launch of new model for mental healthBasis, a company offering an innovative approach to taking care of your mental health, announced today the launch of its new service designed to bring evidence-based support to more people.
 
 
 Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression
 
Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depressionWomen in late pregnancy during darker months of the year may have a greater risk of developing postpartum depression once their babies are born.
 
 
 Depressed women with sexual abuse histories benefit from Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Trauma
 
Depressed women with sexual abuse histories benefit from Interpersonal Psychotherapy-TraumaWomen sexually abused in childhood and adolescence who suffer from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder benefit significantly from Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Trauma, according to a Rutgers researcher.
 
 
 Study: Reducing mutated Huntington disease protein restores psychiatric impairments in mice
 
Study: Reducing mutated Huntington disease protein restores psychiatric impairments in miceNew research from the University of British Columbia suggests that reducing mutated Huntington disease protein in the brain can restore cognitive and psychiatric impairments in mice.
 
 
 Machine learning may be useful tool to predict outcomes for people at risk of psychosis, depression
 
Machine learning may be useful tool to predict outcomes for people at risk of psychosis, depressionMachine learning, also known as artificial intelligence, could be a useful tool for predicting how well people at high risk of psychosis or with recent onset depression will function socially in the future, an international research study has found.
 
 
 Study points out strong link between opioid overdoses and depression
 
Study points out strong link between opioid overdoses and depressionThe link between mental health disorders and substance abuse is well-documented. Nearly one in 12 adults in the U.S is depressed, and opioid-related deaths are skyrocketing. As these numbers continue to climb, some mental health professionals have started to wonder if there's a link between the two.
 
 
 Mental health issues on the rise due to global warming say scientists
 
Mental health issues on the rise due to global warming say scientistsThe problems associated with global warming are coming closer home say researchers. The warnings came in the form of a United Nations report that said that climate change catastrophe would become a routine occurrence come 2040.
 
 
 Bridging the gap between psychology and gamification
 
Bridging the gap between psychology and gamificationA multi-disciplinary research team is bridging the gap between psychology and gamification that could significantly impact learning efforts in user experience design, healthcare, and government.
 
 
 New tool improves assessment of postpartum depression symptoms
 
New tool improves assessment of postpartum depression symptomsIn the current issue of Family Medicine and Community Health (Volume 6,Number 3, 2018, pp.104-114; DOI: researchers Ajibola A. Ishola, Chisom C. Obasi and Ismail T. Sholuke of the Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, describes how having a baby is often marked by disturbance in mood, and the birth of a premature baby can put mothers at greater risk of psychological distress than the birth of a full-term baby.
 
 
 Diet and weight may influence response to bipolar disorder treatment, shows study
 
Diet and weight may influence response to bipolar disorder treatment, shows studyData from a clinical trial has shown that how people respond to treatment for Bipolar Disorder may be influenced by their weight and the overall quality of their diet, including whether they are eating a diet high in foods thought to contribute to general inflammation.
 
 
 Study: Pregnant women with mental health history recognize babies' expressions differently
 
Study: Pregnant women with mental health history recognize babies' expressions differentlyA pilot study has found that pregnant women who have suffered from depression or bipolar disorder (i.e. both mania and depression) recognize babies' faces and how babies laugh or cry, differently to healthy controls.
 
 
 PTSD among army veterans on the rise finds study
 
PTSD among army veterans on the rise finds studyA new study has found that there is a rise of post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD) among those who have served the army and military over the past decade. The study reveals that most of the personnel who have been witness to active combat were among those who reported with symptoms of PTSD and 17 percent of these individuals were diagnosed with PTSD.
 
 
 Managing your mental health while managing a newsroom’s social media
 
Managing your mental health while managing a newsroom’s social mediaLike many people in society today, we know we spend too much time online — but as social media managers it is our job to be there. Social media managers, a position that was unheard of a decade ago, experience tremendous stress.
 
 
 Researchers define specific neuropsychological profile of alcoholic abusers
 
Researchers define specific neuropsychological profile of alcoholic abusersA Psychology and Neuroscience team of the University of Valencia has defined the specific neuropsychological profile of men with a history of violence against women in couple relationships who show several patterns of alcohol consumption.