Exposure to social stress impairs a mother’s ability to care for her children and can negatively impact her daughter’s ability to provide maternal care for future offspring, a new study shows.
Low-income Pregnant Women in Rural Areas Experience High Levels of Stress: Mothers’ and Babies’ Health at Risk
A new study indicates low-income pregnant women in rural areas experience high levels of stress yet lack appropriate means to manage their emotional and physical well-being.
Reporting Potentially Violent Patients Is Not Going To Curb Gun Violence, Mental Health Professionals Say
In response to the new gun law passed in New York on January 15th, some mental health professionals are claiming that reporting patients with a tenancy toward violence is not going to help resolve gun violence issues.
Moving from a high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhood spurs long-term gains in the physical and mental health of low-income adults, as well as a substantial increase in their happiness, despite not improving economic self-sufficiency.
Major depressive episodes can be prevented, and to help ensure that they are, the health care system should provide routine access to depression-prevention interventions, just as patients receive standard vaccines, according to a new article co-authored by UCSF researcher Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD.
New research from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) published in Nature’s Neuropsychopharmacology has shown physical changes to exist in specific brain areas implicated in schizophrenia following the use of cannabis during adolescence. The research has shown how cannabis use during adolescence can interact with a gene, called the COMT gene, to cause physical changes in the brain.
Currently, fewer than half of the Soldiers who report symptoms of combat-related PTSD receive the care they need. And of those Soldiers who do start treatment, between 20 percent and 50 percent walk away before its completion.
Children who experience sever trauma are three times more likely than the counterparts to develop schizophrenia in adulthood, a new study from the University of Liverpool has discovered. It has long been considered that genetics and environmental factors play a part in the development of psychosis, but this is the first study of its kind to discover a link to early life trauma. Additionally, researchers discovered different types of trauma lead to different expression of symptoms. Those children who were sexually abused where more likely to report hallucinations later in life, while those raised in a children’s home more often exhibited paranoia.
Teens who use meth-ampthetamine or ecstasy have a significantly higher risk of suffering from elevated depressive symptoms within 12 months, a new study has discovered.
New research published this month in Depression and Anxiety considers the link between killing in war time and later suicidal thoughts in Vietnam-era veterans. The study discovered veterans were twice as likely to have reported suicidal thoughts if they had faced more direct experience involving killing, that those veterans who had few to no experiences of killing. For the purpose of this study, researchers defined four variables to evaluate the ‘experience of killing’; these include killing enemy soldiers, prisoners general civilians and killing or injuring women, children or the elderly.