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1 in 3 College Freshman Develop Anxiety/Depression, Study Finds

About one-third of college freshmen have or will develop anxiety and/or depression, researchers say, but being involved in university life appears to lower the risk and help with recovery.

Adults with ADHD Face Higher Risk for Anxiety Disorder, Study Finds

Young adults with ADHD are four times more likely to develop generalized anxiety disorder sometime in their lives, researchers say

Too Much Sitting May Be Bad for Your Mental Health, Studies Find

Sitting too much during the COVID-19 pandemic increased depression and anxiety in physically active people, researchers say.

Regular Exercise Can Lower Anxiety Risk by More than 60 Percent, Study Finds.

Staying physically active helps both men and women avoid anxiety, but exercise intensity may matter more for one gender.

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18 Aug
Pregnancy Can Be Anxious Time for Women With Epilepsy

Pregnancy Can Be Anxious Time for Women With Epilepsy

Pregnant women with epilepsy battle anxiety and depression more often than their peers who aren't pregnant or don't have epilepsy, a new study reveals.

"The good news is we did not find that pregnant women with epilepsy were any more likely to have episodes of

17 Aug
Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Amid a stark shortage of psychiatric beds that only worsened for millions suffering from mental illnesses during the pandemic, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is rolling out a new model that can help communities determine exactly how many beds they need.

Havi...

16 Aug
Veterans Often Reluctant to Admit Struggles With Sleep, Addictions

Veterans Often Reluctant to Admit Struggles With Sleep, Addictions

A new study of U.S. military veterans reveals they are more comfortable getting help for physical ills than for mental health issues.

"The majority of participants indicated they would be willing to seek treatment for both physical and mental health problems. However, th...

15 Aug
Unpaid Time Off Work Rose 50% During Pandemic

Unpaid Time Off Work Rose 50% During Pandemic

U.S. workers without paid leave lost out on an estimated $28 billion in wages during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

The ...

08 Aug
Fewer Smokers Tried to Quit During COVID Pandemic

Fewer Smokers Tried to Quit During COVID Pandemic

Fewer people tried to quit smoking as the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this continued for at least a year, according to a new U.S. study.

The American Cancer Society detailed pandemic smoking behavior in

05 Aug
Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Social isolation and loneliness put people at a 30% higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death from either, a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) warns.

The statement also highlights the lack of d...

05 Aug
Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Kids with type 1 diabetes and their closest relatives are more likely to experience mental health issues than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.

“Many clinicians assume intuitively that diabetes in a child ...

03 Aug
There's Stress, and Then There's 'Good Stress'

There's Stress, and Then There's 'Good Stress'

A tight deadline at work. A tough exam at school. A big vacation that requires tons of planning. A home repair that’s gone awry.

These sources of

01 Aug
Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Don’t be afraid of Sunday night.

Good sleep habits can ward off the so-called “Sunday scaries” — the worry about returning to work on Monday morning that keeps many folks tossing and turning on Sunday night.

A recent American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM...

27 Jul
8/9 -- Study Casts Doubt on 'Chemical Imbalance' Theory of Depression

8/9 -- Study Casts Doubt on 'Chemical Imbalance' Theory of Depression

The notion that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain has become widespread among the general public.

But there’s actually no hard evidence that the brain chemical

17 Jul
Panting Pooches: When Summer Heat Is Too Much for Your Dog

Panting Pooches: When Summer Heat Is Too Much for Your Dog

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your dog, but when the temperatures spike or the fireworks come out, it's time to make sure your furry best friend is having just as good a time as you are.

When a

13 Jul
U.K. School Studies Find No Benefit of Mindfulness for Kids' Mental Health

U.K. School Studies Find No Benefit of Mindfulness for Kids' Mental Health

As rates of teenage anxiety and depression climb in the United States, parents and teachers are rushing to solve the mental health crisis.

Some have proposed mindfulness training

13 Jul
Can Anxiety Disorders Pass From Parent to Child?

Can Anxiety Disorders Pass From Parent to Child?

From the ongoing pandemic and the monkeypox outbreak to the charged political landscape, New York City mom and entrepreneur Lyss Stern has been increasingly anxious.

Stern worries that she will pass all of this fretting down to her 8-year-old daughter, and a new study su...

08 Jul
Inflation Has Americans' Anxiety Levels Surging: Poll

Inflation Has Americans' Anxiety Levels Surging: Poll

Nearly all Americans are worried about inflation as economic worries oust COVID-19 as the nation's top source of stress, a new poll reveals.

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans (...

08 Jul
How Childhood Abuse Can Haunt the Senior Years

How Childhood Abuse Can Haunt the Senior Years

Poor mental and physical health among older adults may trace back to childhood abuse, a Canadian study suggests.

The study, published online July 7 in the journal

27 Jun
Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

Are you plagued by FOMO -- "fear of missing out"? Then silencing your smartphone may not be the stress-buster you think it is.

That's the takeaway from a new study that found many folks check their ph...

23 Jun
Youth Suicide Attempts Drop in U.S. States With Hate Crime Laws

Youth Suicide Attempts Drop in U.S. States With Hate Crime Laws

Hate crime laws that protect gay, lesbian and transgender people may have an unexpected benefit: fewer teen suicide attempts, among kids of all sexual orientations.

That's the conclusion of a new study that looked at what happened in U.S. states that enacted hate crime l...

21 Jun
Pets Help Their Humans De-Stress, Stay Fit: Survey

Pets Help Their Humans De-Stress, Stay Fit: Survey

While chronic stress is a key risk factor for heart disease and stroke, most cat and dog owners say pets help them chill out and stay active.

A new American Heart Association (AHA) survey of 1,000 pet owners found 95% relying on their animal companions for stress relief....

16 Jun
Obamacare May Have Helped Lower Suicide Rates

Obamacare May Have Helped Lower Suicide Rates

Suicide rates are rising more slowly in states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study finds.

"Suicide is a public health problem, and our findings indicate th...

14 Jun
Stress Can Age, Weaken Your Immune System

Stress Can Age, Weaken Your Immune System

Stress may take a huge toll on your health, weakening your immune system and opening the door to serious illness, a new study suggests.

Traumatic events, job strain, daily stressors and discrimination may all speed aging of the

08 Jun
The 988 Mental Health Hotline Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The 988 Mental Health Hotline Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The mental health equivalent of 911 is about to launch across the United States, but a new study finds that many communities may not be prepared for it.

Beginning July 16, a new 988 number will be available 24/7 for Americans dealing with a

08 Jun
4 in 10 U.S. Adults Who Need Mental Health Care Can't Get It: Survey

4 in 10 U.S. Adults Who Need Mental Health Care Can't Get It: Survey

There is a "staggering" gap between the number of Americans who need care for anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions and those who can actually get it, a new survey shows.

In all, 42% of U.S. adults who needed care in the previous 12 months did not get it...

08 Jun
COVID Might Raise Odds for Psychiatric Disorders Later: Study

COVID Might Raise Odds for Psychiatric Disorders Later: Study

People who've been through a bout of COVID may be more vulnerable to mental health disorders in the months following their infection, a new study warns.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 46,000 people in the United States who tested positive for COVID-19 and an equa...

03 Jun
Intentional Overdoses Rise Among U.S. Kids, Teens

Intentional Overdoses Rise Among U.S. Kids, Teens

A growing number of U.S. kids are attempting suicide by medication overdose - with the biggest increase seen among preteens, a recent study shows.

Researchers found that between 2015 and 2020, there was a 27% increase in overdose suicide or attempted suicide among U.S. c...

02 Jun
Team Sports: Good for Kids' Minds, Too

Team Sports: Good for Kids' Minds, Too

Kids who play team sports may win some mental health benefits, but the same may not hold true for those in solo sports, a large, new study suggests.

A number of previous studies have linked

24 May
Pandemic Has U.S. Hospitals Overwhelmed With Teens in Mental Crisis

Pandemic Has U.S. Hospitals Overwhelmed With Teens in Mental Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation it imposed took a dramatic toll on kids' mental health, increasing the demand for services in an already overburdened system.

As a result, many kids found themselves being "boarded" in emergency departments as they awaited care, ac...

19 May
A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

Is an upcoming final exam or big-time job interview stressing you out?

Hug your honey.

That's the takeaway from new research that showed how embracing your significant other can help calm women.

But sorry, guys, the same isn't true for you, according to the ...

16 May
Various Mental Illnesses Share Same Genes: Study

Various Mental Illnesses Share Same Genes: Study

Many people who get a diagnosis for one mental illness may find they have additional psychiatric conditions, and new genetic research offers an explanation why.

A number of mental illnesses share genetic similarities, researchers found. This discovery helps explain why m...

12 May
Depression, Anxiety Hit Minorities Hardest During Pandemic

Depression, Anxiety Hit Minorities Hardest During Pandemic

Americans' rates of depression and anxiety spiked during the first year of the pandemic, but the increases were much more pronounced among Black, Hispanic and Asian people than among white people, new research shows.

From April 2020 to April 2021, the overall incidence o...

11 May
Week Off Social Media Boosts Mental Health: Study

Week Off Social Media Boosts Mental Health: Study

It's no secret that too much social media can be bad for one's mental health. Now, research suggests that taking even a brief break from TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can ease symptoms of dep...

09 May
It's Getting Tougher to Find Spanish-Language Mental Health Services in U.S.

It's Getting Tougher to Find Spanish-Language Mental Health Services in U.S.

Mental health has become a hot topic during the pandemic, but some groups have been burdened by having too few services available even before the challenges of these past two years.

A new study found that while the Hispanic population in the United States grew by almost ...

27 Apr
Kids Who Witness Domestic Violence May Suffer Mentally for Decades

Kids Who Witness Domestic Violence May Suffer Mentally for Decades

Witnessing violence between your parents is traumatic when it happens, but a new study finds that trauma can raise your risk of depression and other mental health problems.

The study inc...

26 Apr
Poor Sleep Linked to More Mood Disorders During Pandemic

Poor Sleep Linked to More Mood Disorders During Pandemic

Having trouble getting your shut-eye during the COVID-19 pandemic?

You may be at increased risk for anxiety, depression and other mental health struggles.

That's the key takeaway from

24 Apr
As Pandemic Continues, Advice for Parents on How to Manage Anxiety in Kids

As Pandemic Continues, Advice for Parents on How to Manage Anxiety in Kids

Anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic is common among young children, and parents may wonder how to quell those concerns.

An expert from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston has some advice.

"Parents should have a clear idea of what their thoughts are about the virus...

20 Apr
When Pot Is Legal, Prescriptions for Pain, Depression, Anxiety and Sleep Drop: Study

When Pot Is Legal, Prescriptions for Pain, Depression, Anxiety and Sleep Drop: Study

When people have legal access to marijuana, they're less likely to take certain prescription drugs, new research suggests.

U.S. states where recreational marijuana is legal have seen large drops in the use of prescription drugs for pain, depression, anxiety, sleep, psych...

20 Apr
Mental Illness Linked to Higher Risk of Deadly Heart Issues

Mental Illness Linked to Higher Risk of Deadly Heart Issues

People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other severe mental illnesses are at increased risk of death from heart problems, a large research review finds.

"Our systematic review and meta-analysis of over 100 studies has confirmed a strong association between severe...

18 Apr
Mental Health Issues Linked to Higher Risk of Breakthrough COVID Infections

Mental Health Issues Linked to Higher Risk of Breakthrough COVID Infections

People with substance abuse disorders, depression and other mental health conditions may be at higher risk for COVID-19 -- even when they are fully vaccinated, new research suggests.

"Individuals with psychiatric disorders, and especially older adults with psychiatric di...

12 Apr
Your Personality May Safeguard Your Aging Brain

Your Personality May Safeguard Your Aging Brain

Certain personality traits may make older adults more or less vulnerable to waning memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests.

The study, of nearly 2,000 older adults, found that those high on the "conscientious" scale - organized, self-disciplined and productive -...

05 Apr
Hospital Work During Pandemic Was Like a War Zone: Study

Hospital Work During Pandemic Was Like a War Zone: Study

Health care workers battling the pandemic may be suffering moral traumas at a rate similar to soldiers in a war zone, a new study suggests.

The pandemic has brought a stream of stories about overtaxed health care workers, facing repeated COVID surges, resource shortages ...

05 Apr
Gun Violence Wreaks Havoc on Lives of Survivors, Their Families

Gun Violence Wreaks Havoc on Lives of Survivors, Their Families

Gun violence can cause significant, long-lasting mental harm to survivors and their families, according to a new study.

In the year after their injury, survivors are at increased risk for pain, mental health and substance use disorders. Their family members also have hig...

04 Apr
Parents' Expectations Driving College Kids to Dangerous Perfectionism: Study

Parents' Expectations Driving College Kids to Dangerous Perfectionism: Study

Kids today feel more pressured by their parents' high expectations, and that may be feeding a rise in

31 Mar
Many U.S. High School Kids Report Sadness, Stress, Abuse During Pandemic

Many U.S. High School Kids Report Sadness, Stress, Abuse During Pandemic

If there's any doubt that America's teens have suffered mightily during the pandemic, a new government survey offers fresh proof of the pain restrictions from the coronavirus has inflicted on this vulnerable group.

Many high schoolers have experienced physical and emotio...

29 Mar
Does Social Media Harm Kids? It Might Depend on Their Age

Does Social Media Harm Kids? It Might Depend on Their Age

Your child's risk of harm from social media is higher at certain ages and it's different for girls and boys, researchers report.

To figure out how social media use affected "life satisfaction" among 10- to 21-year-olds, the investigators analyzed long-term data on 17,400...

29 Mar
Depression Raises Stroke Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

Depression Raises Stroke Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

Heart attack survivors with depression have an increased risk of stroke, and more research is needed to find out why, according to the authors of a new study.

"There could be a multitude of

25 Mar
Noisy Neighborhood? It Could Raise Your Odds for Heart Attack

Noisy Neighborhood? It Could Raise Your Odds for Heart Attack

Living in a noisy neighborhood may not only cost you sleep, it could also increase your odds for a heart attack, researchers say.

They concluded that 1 in 20 heart attacks in New Jersey were associated with noise from highways, trains and air traffic.

"When people ...

25 Mar
'Magic Mushroom' Therapy: Does It Interact With Other Medicines?

'Magic Mushroom' Therapy: Does It Interact With Other Medicines?

Psilocybin, the psychedelic substance in "magic" mushrooms, is generating lots of interest as a potential treatment for a host of mental ills, but new research warns there is little data on how it might interact with more traditional psychiatric medications.

"There's a m...

22 Mar
Could the Party Drug Ecstasy Help Treat PTSD?

Could the Party Drug Ecstasy Help Treat PTSD?

The party drug "ecstasy" might be the key to helping people heal from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new clinical trial results indicate.

In a small study, PTSD patients treated with a powerful combination of the psychedelic drug, also known as

21 Mar
Would Your Teen Admit a Mental Health Issue? Poll Finds Roadblocks to Getting Help

Would Your Teen Admit a Mental Health Issue? Poll Finds Roadblocks to Getting Help

Would you know if your teen was struggling with mental health issues?

Most parents say yes, but many also doubt their teen would tell them something was wrong, a new poll shows.

Specifically, nearly 95% of the parents surveyed said they were somewhat or very confi...

18 Mar
Medical Marijuana Rx Ups Odds for Overuse, With No Benefit to Health: Study

Medical Marijuana Rx Ups Odds for Overuse, With No Benefit to Health: Study

Using medical marijuana to treat pain, anxiety or depression may quickly lead to dependence, without relieving symptoms, a new study suggests.

Those most at risk for misusing medical ma...

17 Mar
U.S. Teachers Often Faced Harassment, Violence During Pandemic: Poll

U.S. Teachers Often Faced Harassment, Violence During Pandemic: Poll

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on America's teachers, and nearly half of those recently surveyed said they're thinking about quitting their jobs or switching schools.

Enforcing mask-wearing and pivoting to

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