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September 7, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Looking At Developmental Effects That Manifest In Institutionalized Children

September 7, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Research looked at family environment and development in children adopted from institutionalized care. “This prospective study followed children recently adopted from institutionalized care over two years to investigate the relationship between family environment, executive function, and behavioral outcomes,” study author Constantine A. Stratakis told us. “My research interest is how early life stress effects development.” [More]

August 3, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Methods Of Relaxation To Reduce Stress For Healthcare Workers

August 3, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Occupational Health looked at physical relaxation for occupational stress in healthcare workers in a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. "Our study evaluates various physical methods of relaxation (yoga, massage therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, and stretching exercises) on their effectiveness in reducing work-related stress in healthcare workers,” study author Michael Zhang told us. [More]

June 26, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Women With Postpartum Psychosis Show Altered Brain Connectivity

June 26, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Women at increased risk of postpartum psychosis show altered connectivity in networks of the brain responsible for planning, organisation and the completion of short and long-term tasks. Currently, there are no biological markers that identify who will develop postpartum psychosis. But researchers from King’s College London have identified altered connectivity in the brain networks of women with postpartum psychosis, which could pave the way for better identifying women at risk of the condition. [More]

May 31, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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COVID-19 Negatively Impacts Mental Health Of Residents And Staff Of Nursing Homes

May 31, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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COVID-19 has had a significant mental health impact on both residents and staff members in aged care facilities. Research published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found those working or residing in aged care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic are experiencing high levels of stress and negative mental health impacts. [More]

March 30, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Parents Report Worsening Mental Health In Teens One Year Into Pandemic

March 30, 2021 22:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the US, parents are reporting worsening mental health in their teenagers. The CS Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine found that almost half of parents have noticed a worsening or new mental health condition in their teenagers since the start of the pandemic. Three in four say the pandemic has negatively impacted the social interactions of their teens. [More]

March 23, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Maternal Stress and Preterm Birth

March 23, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, looked at how maternal stress triggers preterm birth. “Our study focused on uncovering the cellular mechanisms underlying preterm birth triggered by maternal stress,” study lead author and co-principal investigator, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli told us. [More]