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July 12, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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Does Repeated Exposure To Hurricanes Cause Mental Health Distress?

July 12, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in JAMA looked at the association between repeated exposure to hurricanes and mental health in Florida residents. “Our study sought to examine the relationship between exposure to catastrophic hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and both mental health and functional impairment (e.g., work and social functioning),” study author Dana Rose Garfin told us. [More]

June 28, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

June 28, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in Scientific Reports looked at the epidemiology of accelerometer-based sleep parameters in US school-aged children and adults. “The study is about the age, gender and racial distribution of objectively measured sleep parameters in the US population,” study author William V. McCall told us. [More]

June 21, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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Could COVID Conspiracy Theories Be Causing An Increase In Depression And Anxiety?

June 21, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in Frontiers of Psychiatry looked at whether conspiratorial beliefs about the COVID-19 pandemic post a mental health risk and the relationship between conspiracy thinking and symptoms of anxiety and depression among Polish adults. “My research looks at the relationship between the severity of belief in false information about COVID-19 and the severity of symptoms of anxiety and depression,” study author Pawel Debski told us. [More]

June 7, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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Is COVID Resulting In New Psychiatric Diagnoses Months After Infection?

June 7, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study out of Oregon State University looked at the risk of psychiatric diagnoses in the months after a COVID-19 infection. “Previous work during earlier parts of the pandemic reported a high risk of new mental health conditions occurring following COVID infection,” study author Lauren Chan told us. “This study was intended to determine if that risk still exists for patients in the US including patient data until Fall of 2021.” [More]

May 27, 2022
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Adults Exposed To Parental Domestic Violence As Children More Likely To Develop Mental Illness

May 27, 2022 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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More than 20% of adults who were exposed to chronic levels of parental domestic violence in childhood develop major depressive disorder at some stage. Researchers from the University of Toronto found that 22.5% of adults who witnessed domestic violence between parents later developed major depressive disorder, compared with 9.1% of those who hadn’t witnessed parental domestic violence as children. [More]

May 24, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows How Early-Life Adversity Changes Behavioral And Hormonal Responses To Further Stresses During The Lifetime

May 24, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in Cell Reports looked at early stress-induced impaired brain functioning. “We were trying to figure out how the long-lasting, life-long adverse effects of transient early-life stress on behavioral and endocrine responses to adult stresses come about,” study author Tallie Z. Baram told us. “This is important, because these changes are tied to mental illnesses.” [More]

May 17, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Mental Health Effects Of Pandemic On Indian Women

May 17, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Development Economics looked at women’s wellbeing in India during the pandemic and its containment. “Our aim was to study how the pandemic and its containment policies affected women's mental wellbeing and food security, in a low income setting,” study author Gaurav Khanna told us. “We wanted to find out how strongly affected women were as they are particularly vulnerable in such settings.” [More]