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December 3, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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The Way A Parent Plays With Their Child Has The Potential To Impact Future Mental Health Outcomes

December 3, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A mother picks up her baby and shows her a stuffed giraffe toy. She tells her baby that giraffes have long necks and spots. The child feels her mother’s arms around her, hears her voice, and looks at the giraffe. The mother has provided tactile, auditory, and visual input, otherwise known as sensory signals. A new study has shown that when infants or young children experience unpredictable sensory signals from their parents, their brains, in particular their executive functioning, doesn’t develop properly and can contribute to mental health problems as they grow. [More]

November 26, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Transgender College Students Four Times More Likely To Experience Mental Health Problems

November 26, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A recent study on gender minority mental health in the U.S. gathered information from a national survey on college campuses among undergraduate and graduate students. “I have been conducting transgender health research for more than a decade,” study author Sari Reisner told us. “Routine collection of gender identity data as a population demographic is vital to public health. The disparities seen in this study offers an example of why these data are so urgently needed.” [More]

November 19, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Study Results Show Pregnant Women With A History Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder Should Be Screened For Prenatal Anxiety

November 19, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Anxiety has been known to occur in up to 27 per cent of pregnant women. Prenatal anxiety can have a negative effect on the emotional, mental, and physical health of mothers and babies. Prenatal anxiety can also increase a mother’s chances of developing postpartum depression and anxiety, further exacerbating the negative health outcome of her children. Some of the anxieties pregnant women may experience include worries about parenting, the health of the baby and an intense fear of labor. A new study on pregnancy-related anxiety in women during all three trimesters and its association with symptoms of social and generalized anxiety, was recently published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. [More]