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Mental Health

UK MPs Likely To Have Mental Health Issues Than General Public

UK politicians (MPs) at Westminster are more likely to have mental health issues; than either the general public or other people in comparable professions/managerial posts; suggest the responses to a survey of parliamentarians, published in the online journal. What’s more, awareness of confidential parliamentary support services or how to access them is low; as is…

Negative Emotions

Teens Who Can Describe Negative Emotions Can Stave Off Depression

Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuance ways are better; protect against depression than their peers who can’t. That’s the conclusion of a new study about negative emotion differentiation, or NED the ability to make fine-grain distinctions between negative emotions and apply precise labels. “Adolescents who use more granular terms such…

Schizophrenia

How Schizophrenia And Depression Are Related To Drug Consumption

Researchers have analysed the stigma of schizophrenia link to drug consumption; and depression associated to cocaine consumption. Students of the Medicine Degree at the CEU UCH University in Castellón, Iván Echeverria and Carlos Galera-Román; and the student of the International Doctorate School of the CEU (CEINDO), Alejandro Fuertes-Saiz; have present two pieces of research at…

Maternal Health

Evidence-Based Practices For Mental Health Therapies Is Slow

We all hope and probably expect that clinicians use only mental health therapies that are scientifically proven to improve symptoms. A new study from Penn Medicine and Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health; and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) shows that, unfortunately, evidence-based therapies to treat youth with mental health problems are slow to catch on. Specifically,…

Schizophrenia

Physical Evidence In The Brain For Types Of Schizophrenia

In a study using brain tissue from deceased human donors, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they found new evidence that schizophrenia can be marked by the buildup of abnormal proteins similar to those found in the brains of people with such neurodegenerative disorders as Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s diseases. Schizophrenia the specific cause of which remains…

Bipolar Disorder

Better Care For People Displaying First Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder

Better care and more research into treatments for people experiencing a first manic episode are urgently need; according to researchers at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. The study, publish in The Lancet Psychiatry by a team of international experts; describes patchy and inconsistent care, widespread failure to detect bipolar disorder early enough; and a lack…

Emotional memory

Overcoming PTSD: Study Reveals Memory Disruption Drug Target

Fight or flight, panic, trembling: Our brains are wire to ensure we respond instantly to fear. While that fear response may save our lives in the dangerous moment, at times people stay on high alert long after the threat has pass, and develop post-traumatic stress disorder. However a new study from Scripps Research in Florida…

Cannabis Use

Early And Regular Cannabis Use Alters Brain Circuits

The development of neural circuits in youth, at a particularly important time in their lives; can be heavily influence by external factors specifically the frequent and regular use of cannabis. A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that alterations in cognitive control an ensemble of processes…

Asylum Seekers

Depression And Anxiety Symptoms Found In Asylum Seekers

About 40% of the asylum adults in Finland have told that they suffer from major depression and anxiety symptoms. More than half of the adults and children report having experience at least one shocking; possibly traumatic event, such as violence. The results are from a recent study by the Finnish National Institute for Health and…

Mental Health

Sexual Behavior, Drug Use And Poor Mental Health Increase In Teenage

Sexting the exchange of sexual messages, photographs or videos via technological devices; is a relatively common occurrence among adolescents, with one in four youth receiving sexts; and one in seven sending them. Some researchers have found links between sexting and factors such as sexual activity; substance use (for example use of drugs and alcohol) and mental health. Others have found…

Mental Health Patients

Recession-Related Suicide Increased In Male Mental Health Patients

Recession-related increases in suicide have reported previously in global wise. New research has shown an equivalent rise in suicide by mental health patients, particularly men aged 45-54. The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry; comes from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) based at The University of Manchester. The…

Psychoactive Substances

Psychoactive Substances Increases Among Entertainment Sector Workers

Entertainment sector workers are those with the highest consumption of psychoactive substances. According to the Addictions study of the year 2017, 17% of the total consume these substances in Spain; a figure which is between France’s 22% and Holland’s 16%. A study conducted by Nursing degree coordinator for the CEU UCH University in Castellón, Isabel Almodóvar…