Professor to Study Mental Health of Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico, becoming one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the U.S territory.
Feb 7, 2018 - 1:03:52 PM
Assessments Often Miss Mental Health Issues for Youth on Probation
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. â€“ An assessment tool used by many jurisdictions within the juvenile justice system that is intended to help recognize the effects of adversity and trauma in childrenâ€™s lives ....
Jan 22, 2018 - 10:58:32 AM
Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years.
Jan 10, 2018 - 10:38:03 AM
Psychologist Examines Methods of Classifying Mental Disorders
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Mental illnesses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Dec 8, 2017 - 2:11:57 PM
How Individuals with Schizophrenia View Their Experiences and Confidence in Judgments May Influence Treatment Targets
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA - A schizophrenia patient's own perceptions of their experiences -- and confidence in their judgments....
Dec 8, 2017 - 12:26:47 PM
Understanding Mental Disorder through a Scientific Lens
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Diagnosing mental-health issues may seem straightforward: Patients discuss their symptoms and a clinician matches those symptoms to a disorder and devises an appropriate treatment.
Dec 8, 2017 - 9:39:45 AM
Schizophrenia Originates Early in Pregnancy, 'mini-brain' Research Suggests
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. â€” Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely begins very early in development, toward the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.
Nov 17, 2017 - 9:19:55 AM
How Toxic Air Clouds Mental Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There is little debate over the link between air pollution and the human respiratory system:
Nov 3, 2017 - 10:37:44 AM
Reduced Exposure to Risk Factors Like Bullying Could Reduce Mental Illness in Extreme Preemies
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hamilton, ON (October 3, 2017) â€“ Decreased exposure to bullying and family problems during childhood and adolescence could help reduce adult mental illness in extremely low birth weight preemies
Oct 3, 2017 - 12:05:28 PM
Insult to Injury: U.S. Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer from Mental Distress
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Only seven states in the United States have mandatory paid sick leave laws; yet, fifteen states have passed preemptive legislation prohibiting localities from passing sick leave.
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:21:31 AM
Poll: Parents Not Confident Schools Can Assist Child with Chronic Disease, Mental Health Issues
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. â€” If your child had an asthma attack during the school day, would school personnel know how to respond?
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:00:41 AM
Using Improv to Boost Confidence, Improve Mental Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When it comes to improving the quality of life for people with mental health and substance use disorders, improvisational comedy is no joke.
Sep 12, 2017 - 11:26:24 AM
'Ego-Dissolving' Psychedelic Drugs Could Assist with Mental Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The altered state of consciousness and temporary lack of ego that results from using psychedelic drugs could help some mental health patients recover from their symptoms, according to academics at the University of Adelaide.
Aug 11, 2017 - 2:25:46 PM
Mental Health in Athletes Just as Important as Physical Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Athletes at all levels are pressured to be physically superior, which can cause many to overlook their mental health needs.
Aug 11, 2017 - 12:46:44 PM
Fat Shaming Can Be Mentally and Physically Harmful
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON -- Medical discrimination based on peopleâ€™s size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on peopleâ€™s physical health and well-being
Aug 3, 2017 - 9:39:18 AM
Advancing Access to Mental Health Care in the U.S. And Around the World
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As a child, Francine Conway often walked down dirt roads in Guyana to fetch water and wash clothes in a river.
Jul 24, 2017 - 12:02:05 PM
Screening Those at Risk of Psychosis May Help Prevent Violence
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new study of young persons at clinical high-risk of developing psychosis has identified measures of violence potential that may be useful in predicting both the increased risk of future violent behavior and the actual development of psychosis.
Jul 17, 2017 - 10:10:43 AM
How To Understand How To Cope With Your Mental Illness
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - More and more people are becoming more aware of the mental illness that they have been struggling with and there is no shame in that. This is not something that you could control. You certainly did not ask for it.
Jul 11, 2017 - 4:22:27 PM
More Than Half of All Opioid Prescriptions Go to People with Mental Illness
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBORâ€”Fifty-one percent of all opioid medications distributed in the U.S. each year are prescribed to adults with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety
Jun 28, 2017 - 10:44:23 AM
Protecting Mental Health In The Wake Of Natural Disasters
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The often sudden and overwhelming devastation and destruction caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters take an emotional toll on millions of people each year.
May 26, 2017 - 12:17:58 PM
Adolescent Boys Treated at Urban ER for Violent Injury Want Mental Health Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com - PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2017 -- Adolescent males of color treated for violent injury and discharged from an urban pediatric emergency department (ED) overwhelmingly identified a need for mental health care
May 16, 2017 - 8:07:02 AM
How Mental Health Issues are a Growing Concern in Teens
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Mental health issues, from stress and depression to eating disorders and substance abuse, don't only affect adults. Children and teenagers can easily find themselves suffering from mental health problems.
May 16, 2017 - 7:42:56 AM
Mental Health Awareness: The Importance Of Preventative Mental Health And Wellness
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - More Americans need mental health care than many people realize.
May 6, 2017 - 9:04:27 AM
Caring For A Loved One With Mental Illness Starts By Caring For Yourself
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Roughly 40 million Americans are family caregivers. As the nationâ€™s population ages, that number is expected to increase, according to AARP.
May 6, 2017 - 8:56:49 AM
Use of Telemedicine for Mental Health in Rural Areas on the Rise but Uneven
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Newly published research by Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation reveals a dramatic growth in the use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders
May 2, 2017 - 10:22:47 AM
NAMI Celebrates Mental Health Month
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2017 -- This month, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illness and call on all Americans to be 'Into Mental Health:
May 1, 2017 - 11:29:43 AM
Risky Business Theme Highlights Importance of Knowing When Behaviors, Habits May Be Unhealthy
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Alexandria, VA â€“ May is Mental Health Month (MHM) was started 68 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.
May 1, 2017 - 10:57:17 AM
Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress
Apr 17, 2017 - 10:34:43 AM
Identifying Potential Mental Health Concerns Among Employees
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Questions of solid mental health are some of the most delicate â€“ and important for employers to consider and answer about their employees.
Jan 16, 2017 - 11:54:46 AM
Drug Use Strong Predictor for Postpartum Mental Health Problems
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New research from North Carolina State University and the University of British Columbia finds that a womanâ€™s lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether the woman will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth.
Dec 8, 2016 - 9:08:21 AM
NAMI Celebrates Senate Passage of Mental Health Reform
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2016 --Â The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) applauds and celebrates the U.S. Senate's passage of HR 34, the 21st Century Cures Act
Dec 7, 2016 - 2:53:20 PM
Advancing Discovery: We Need A Mars Shot
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - If you are paying attention to the news, you will have read about the Cancer Moonshot, announced by President Obama this year and aimed at accelerating the search for therapies, cures, and strategies for early detection and prevention.
Oct 24, 2016 - 3:02:06 PM
New State Rankings Shines Light on Mental Health Crisis
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Alexandria, VAâ€”For the third year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states
Oct 18, 2016 - 3:15:40 PM
Wounded Warrior Project Sheds Light on the Unseen for Mental Health Awareness
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2016 --Â Having recently surpassed its monumental goal of serving more than 2,500 post-9/11 combat warriors â€“ including their families and caregivers....
Oct 3, 2016 - 2:33:07 PM
New Website Connects Mental Health Patients and Pharmacists
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Identifying pharmacies that provide mental health services is important for patient treatment and now there is a way to do that online.
Sep 14, 2016 - 1:23:37 PM
Accommodating Mental Illness In The Workplace
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For people with mental illness, getting and keeping a job can present some unique challenges.
Aug 29, 2016 - 1:20:19 PM
Mental Health First Aid: How To Help In A Crisis
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Greg (not his real name) was worried when he noticed Heather (not her real name) did not show up to teach her Sunday school class at their church.
Jun 22, 2016 - 12:26:31 PM
FDA 510(k) Clearance for the TrakÂ® Male Fertility Testing System
(HealthNewsDigest.com)- LIVERMORE, Calif.,Â June 9, 2016Â -Â Sandstone Diagnostics,Â announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k) clearance for the company's Trak Male Fertility Testing System.
Jun 9, 2016 - 4:37:23 PM
Not Quite PTSD: Still Quite a Mental Health Problem
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-At least one in five U.S. military veterans who have experienced trauma are at greatly elevated risk for depression, suicide, or substance abuse
Jun 1, 2016 - 9:05:50 AM
Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In a study prompted in part by suggestions from people with mental illness, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group....
May 5, 2016 - 12:16:25 PM