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June 30, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Poor Sleep In Teen Years May Result in Poor Mental Health In Later Life

June 30, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Teenagers who sleep poorly may be more likely to experience mental health challenges in later life. In research recently published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry researchers from the University of Reading, together with Goldsmiths and Flinders University in the UK found that there was a significant link between poor sleep and mental health issues. [More]

June 30, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Why Do Some Children Develop OCD After An Infectious Illness?

June 30, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Some children develop obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms quite suddenly, often after an infectious illness such as Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). It has been hypothesized that these symptoms derive from antibodies that cross-react with cells in the brain, causing local brain inflammation and impairing brain circuit function. However, this has been somewhat controversial, in large part because these antibodies have proven difficult to identify. A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry by a team of Yale scientists examined this phenomenon. [More]

June 29, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Young People At Increased Risk Of Suicide Display Only Mild Or Moderate Symptoms

June 29, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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The large majority of young people who experience suicidal thoughts or self-harm experience only mild or moderate mental distress. Researchers from Cambridge University found that young people who thought about suicide or engaged in self harm were at medium risk for mental distress, rather than having obvious symptoms from a diagnosable disorder. [More]

June 23, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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How are Fathers Coping During COVID-19?

June 23, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A pair of new studies conducted on behalf of the not-for-profit Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) looked at how COVID-19 is affecting fathers in Canada. “The impact of stress resulting from an unexpected change on the health and well-being of men and fathers was under reported in the research and media landscape,” Joanne Watson of the CMHF told us. “We wanted to understand more than just anecdotal information, such that men, and fathers in particular, were being impacted by the public health measures, including the economic, social and cultural restrictions." [More]

June 19, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Not Everything is Out of Control

June 19, 2020 08:52 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Cultivating a locus of control has benefits to our mental health, but it can be difficult to do, especially in today’s culture where people are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, racial tensions, and an economic decline. But even in times like this with so much out of control, research suggests the ability to find some sense of control better equips people to accept situations that cannot be changed. [More]

June 16, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Could Your Neuroticism Or Open Personality Determine Whether You’re At Risk For Developing Dementia?

June 16, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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There are over five million people in the United States today who are living with dementia and 50 million around the globe. By 2050, it’s predicted that nearly 14 million people in the U.S. will have dementia and 152 million worldwide. A new study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society looked at whether personality traits were associated with a risk of developing cognitive decline in aging. [More]