Mental Health

News about mental health research for patients, families and professionals.

Counselor burnout: A Recognizable and Preventable Condition Implications for mental health professionals -Tyler J. Andreula, M.A.

Counselor burnout: A Recognizable and Preventable Condition Implications for mental health professionals -Tyler J. Andreula, M.A.

As helping professionals, we are trusted with some of our clients’ deepest, darkest secrets. Each day, we are subjected to the heart-wrenching stories and the immensely difficult life situations of the individuals who come to us seeking change and relief. It is impossible for any helping professional to know what our clients will bring through our door.

Risk Factors For Paternal Depression Identified

Risk Factors For Paternal Depression Identified

New research released in this months Maternal and Child Health Journal helps to identify certain factors associated with paternal depression. Risk factors for depression in fathers include poverty, living with a depressive partner, having special needs children and unemployment. It has previously been identified that children with depressive parents have increased rates of expressing mental illness during their life times. 15% of children with fathers who display depressive symptoms had evidence of behavioral or emotional problems.

Mental Health Systems and Access to Psychotropic Medications In Low To Middle Income Countries

Mental Health Systems and Access to Psychotropic Medications In Low To Middle Income Countries

New research published in PLoS Medicine this week considers the link between mental health systems and access to psychotropic drugs in low to middle income countries.

Self Harming Youths On Medicaid Failed By The Medical System

Self Harming Youths On Medicaid Failed By The Medical System

Many emergancy rooms across the US are failing to protect young people who self harm by discharging them without emergancy mental health assessments, a new report by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital suggests. The findings are published in this months Journal of the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, and derived from a national study of Medicaid data.

New Research Suggests Link Between Opioid Abuse And Anxiety Disorders

New Research Suggests Link Between Opioid Abuse And Anxiety Disorders

New research presented in the Journal of Psychological Medicine has suggested that people suffering from mood or anxiety disorders could be more likely to abuse opioids.

Positive Effects of Meditation on Mental Health

Positive Effects of Meditation on Mental Health

A new report released by Yale researchers explores the positive impact of meditation. It has long been considered that meditation can help to improve some health related issues, such as quitting smoking or the ability to cope with cancer. However, this new research also suggests that meditation can help to improve anxiety related illnesses, as well as attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity.

Poor Physical Health Reduces Life Expectancy For Mentally Ill Patients

Poor Physical Health Reduces Life Expectancy For Mentally Ill Patients

People with server mental illness could have a reduced life expectancy, a new report suggests. However, the reduced life expectancy has more to do with patients poor physical health rather than acts of suicide. Cardiovascular disease tops the list of physical illnesses within mentally ill patients.

Social Exclusion And Mental Health Problems Of Former Irish Political Prisoners Addressed

Social Exclusion And Mental Health Problems Of Former Irish Political Prisoners Addressed

A report from researchers at Queen’s University focusing on the wellbeing and social inclusion of former political prisoners in Northern Ireland will be launched today in Stormont.

The Impact Of Negative Classroom Environments On A Child’s Mental Health

The Impact Of Negative Classroom Environments On A Child’s Mental Health

Lacking material resources in a classroom and having a teacher who does not feel supported by their counterparts can have a detrimental affect on the mental health of school children, a new report suggests.

Research Investigates The Most Damaging Symptoms OF PTSD

Research Investigates The Most Damaging Symptoms OF PTSD

Sufferers of PTSD, on average, are willing to give up 13 years of their life and undergo life threatening treatments in order to reduce their symptoms, new research suggests. The new study on PTSD performed by USC also discovered that recollection of traumatic events and avoiding certain thoughts had minimal effect on the patients sense of well being. However, depression, insomnia and anxiety were associated with lower quality of life for patients.

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