Mental Health

Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Head Injuries on Mental Health

Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Head Injuries on Mental Health

Mental health assessments may be a helpful aspect to the presport evaluation if those in need have access to care.

Medical License Questions Dissuade Physicians From Seeking Help for Mental Health

Medical License Questions Dissuade Physicians From Seeking Help for Mental Health

Medical licensure application questions regarding mental health conditions present a barrier to physicians seeking help.

Physicians Who Treat Inmates Face Complex Bioethical Challenges

Physicians Who Treat Inmates Face Complex Bioethical Challenges

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Incarcerated patients are at increased risk for substance use disorder, mental health problems, and traumatic brain injury, which can affect their ability to give informed consent.

Stepped Care Intervention Improves PTSD Tx After Natural Disaster

Stepped Care Intervention Improves PTSD Tx After Natural Disaster

A stepped care case-finding intervention is beneficial for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder after a natural disaster.

Are Mental Health Patients Worse Off in ACA Marketplace?

Are Mental Health Patients Worse Off in ACA Marketplace?

Networks in mental health are generally narrower than in primary care, with plan networks including 11.3% of mental healthy providers practicing in a given state-level market.

Suicide Attempts in the US Increase in 8-Year Period

Suicide Attempts in the US Increase in 8-Year Period

From 2004-2004 to 2012-2013, there was an overall increase in suicide attempts among US adults.

Nearly 10 Million American Adults Suffer from Serious Mental Illness

Nearly 10 Million American Adults Suffer from Serious Mental Illness

And more than a third aren't getting treatment, according to new federal report.

Many Elderly LGBTQ Individuals Experience Barriers to Care

Many Elderly LGBTQ Individuals Experience Barriers to Care

Elderly LGBTQ individuals are more likely to be depressed and have poor general health than non-LGBTQ seniors.

It's Time to Support Physicians in Recovery

It's Time to Support Physicians in Recovery

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Stereotypes not only help keep providers with mental health issues in the closet, they also place patients at risk.

How Same-Sex Marriage is a Mental Health Issue

How Same-Sex Marriage is a Mental Health Issue

Same-sex marriage has positive mental health benefits for gays and lesbians.

Love: Its Positive Effects on Mental Health

Love: Its Positive Effects on Mental Health

Building loving relationships has been shown to improve depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses.

Mental Decline Rates Lowered with Mentally Stimulating Tasks in Older Adults

Mental Decline Rates Lowered with Mentally Stimulating Tasks in Older Adults

Computer use, crafting, social activities and video games all seem to improve brain health.

Many Preschoolers Not Receiving Treatment for Mental Health Problems

Many Preschoolers Not Receiving Treatment for Mental Health Problems

The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to expand access to family-based therapies.

Majority of Female Physicians with Mental Health Issues Do Not Seek Treatment

Majority of Female Physicians with Mental Health Issues Do Not Seek Treatment

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The majority of female physicians experiencing mental health issues do not seek treatment for fear of stigma and disclosure to medical licensing boards.

Laughter-Based Exercise Program Proves to Have Health Benefits in Older Adults

Laughter-Based Exercise Program Proves to Have Health Benefits in Older Adults

This new laughter-based exercise program shows significant improvements in mental health, aerobic endurance and self-efficacy for exercise.

PCBs Still Affecting Our Health Decades Later

PCBs Still Affecting Our Health Decades Later

Although PCBs have been banned in the United States since 1979, University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine researcher Maryse Bouchard has found that higher levels of the toxin was associated with lower cognitive performance in seniors. There is a significant association between PCB levels and cognitive abilities among individuals aged 70 to 84 years; the correlation was also detected to a lesser extent among people aged 60-69 years. This analysis also showed that the association differed by sex. Women in the older age group had the largest diminution in cognition in relation to exposure. "While most studies have looked at the impact of PCBs on infant development, our research shows that this toxin might affect us throughout our lives," Bouchard said.

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