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Sep 22, 2022 - Up to 1 in 5 women in the postpartum period will experience a mental health disorder like postpartum depression or generalized anxiety disorder. How an organization handles a mother's return to work can have a significant impact on her mental health, according to new research.
Sep 21, 2022 - Simple computer-based neurocognitive training -- using positive words and pictures designed to boost self-worth -- prolongs the antidepressant effects of ketamine in people with treatment-resistant depression, researchers report.
Sep 20, 2022 - A large-scale study has identified alarming rates of depression and PTSD among Flint, Michigan residents five years after their water crisis began. The public-works environmental disaster is over in some senses, but psychological recovery may be longer in coming.
Sep 20, 2022 - Social avoidance is a common symptom of PTSD, and scientists working to better understand why have laboratory evidence that while stress hormone levels consistently increase in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event, there can be polar opposite consequences in parts of the brain down the line.
Sep 19, 2022 - Increases in depression without commensurate increases in treatment are widespread, reports a study. In 2020, past 12-month depression was prevalent among nearly 1 in 10 Americans and almost 1 in 5 adolescents and young adults.
Sep 19, 2022 - Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, or NH/PIs, comprising more than 20 ethnic groups hailing from Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, are understudied despite being the third fastest growing racial group in the United States. Two studies now report that NH/PIs have been deeply affected by the -19 pandemic.
Sep 19, 2022 - Am I over the hill? This question comes up regularly among workers over 50. A common prejudice is that older people's efficiency and stress-tolerance are continuously decreasing. But mental performance, self-confidence, psychological resilience and well- can be improved in the 50-plus generation.
Sep 16, 2022 - Human beings and fruit flies have very little in common -- at first sight. However, studying these flies it is in fact possible to find out more about human nature, particularly when it comes to depressive disorders. It is on this basis that scientists are attempting to gain a better understanding of depression-like states and thus improve means of treating them.
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