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January 4, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Has The Pandemic Impacted 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness?

January 4, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new, first-of-its-kind survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) investigated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults at risk of, and experiencing, homelessness in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and surrounding areas. “I approached this study with the understanding that, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2SLGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness have been found to experience higher rates of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and suicidality, often resulting from identity-based discrimination, violence, and a lack of support,” study author Dr. Alex Abramovich told us. “I wanted to address these gaps and identify appropriate measures to support 2SLGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and promote mental health during future waves of COVID-19 or future pandemics." [More]

November 28, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Differences In Brain Structure May Account For Why Some Siblings Display Antisocial Behavior

November 28, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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The reason why siblings with the same upbringing and genetics can exhibit such different behavior has long puzzled psychologists, neuroscientists and researchers alike. Now, a team of researchers from the universities of Bath and Southampton in the UK may have an answer as to why some siblings from the same family may develop antisocial behavior when others do not. [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]

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]