Mental Illness Stigma Hard to Shake, Survey Finds Awareness campaigns have helped educate public, but discrimination continues, experts say The level of Americans’ prejudice and discrimination toward people with serious mental illness or substance abuse problems didn’t change over 10 years, a new study has found. The findings raise questions about the effectiveness of campaigns […]
Category Archives: Mental Health
Disabilities Due to Mental Illnesses Increase in US The number of Americans who say they are disabled due to mental illness is on the rise, a new study says. Between 1997 and 2009, the percentage of nonelderly adults reporting disability attributed to depression, anxiety or emotional problems increased from 2 percent to 2.7 percent. This […]
SUBSTANCE ABUSE: ADDICTION & RECOVERY Comorbid Depression and Alcohol Dependence New Approaches to Dual Therapy Challenges and Progress Patients who are seen in clinical practice commonly have multiple problems, yet efficacy data often reflect treatment of a single illness. Thus, it is useful to know how standard treatment approaches need to be modified for comorbid […]
Long-Term Effects of Eating Disorders on Fertility and Pregnancy Fertility was modestly affected by lifetime eating disorders. Eating disorders commonly disrupt menstrual cycles, but information is sparse about long-term effects of these disorders on fertility and attitudes toward pregnancy. Investigators examined these issues in a cohort of 14,600 women that included 171 with lifetime anorexia […]
Life is a PTSD Event There’s a lot of talk these days about post-traumatic stress (PTSD) – veterans returning from war who can’t sleep because of nightmares, who feel vulnerable and on-edge just walking into a crowded McDonald’s. Or people who have been in terrible car accidents that make them now shiver while waiting at […]
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Eight Steps to Treatment Traumatic experiences are common in childhood and adolescence and can have significant psychological effects on the child’s emotional well-being and overall development. Outcomes can be affected positively or negatively depending on responses and interventions.
Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study ABSTRACT Objective: The recurrence risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is estimated to be between 3% and 10%, but previous research was limited by small sample sizes and biases related to ascertainment, reporting, and stoppage factors. This study used prospective methods to obtain […]
Is it ADHD/ADD or Are We Just Overloaded? So is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) a real thing, or is it just a byproduct of the times we live in?
Too much booze can affect performance in school, sports, and girls are more vulnerable, study says Binge drinking can damage teenagers’ spatial working memory (the ability to perceive their environment or their surroundings) at a critical time when their brains are still developing, according to a new study.
Low positive affect (PA) may be an early vulnerability factor for unipolar depressive disorder in at-risk children, and has more of an impact than high negative affect (NA), according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.