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Outdoor activities linked to improved mental health of veterans

Veterans participating in extended outdoor group recreation show signs of improved mental health, suggesting a link between the activities and long-term psychological well-being, according to results of a new University of Michigan study… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

New guide on suicide prevention for mental health workers

SANE Australia has released a practical and easy-to-understand resource that helps people working in mental health to support a person who may be at risk of taking their own life. Supporting people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours can be a challenging and daunting task,’ explains Charmaine Smith, Acting CEO of SANE Australia… Mental […]

In China over 90 percent of dementia cases go undetected

An international team of researchers has found that over 90 percent of dementia cases in China go undetected, with a high level of undiagnosed dementia in rural areas… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

New SANE Australia report calls for action to reduce stigma against mental illness

A new study from mental health charity, SANE Australia, reports that stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness is widespread, harmful to recovery, and is a major barrier to participation in society for those affected… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

What is Prozac (fluoxetine)? What are the side effects of Prozac?

Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of drugs. Prozac is mainly used for the treatment of major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

What is Effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor (Venlafaxine) is an antidepressant, belonging to the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class of drugs, used for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. The drug, currently marketed by Pfizer, is the most prescribed SNRI in the U.S. and one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

What Is Xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (Alprazolam) is a commonly prescribed drug to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and panic. Xanax belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which are central nervous system depressants that work by enhancing the effect of the neurotransmitter “gamma-aminobutyric acid” (GABA). GABA is essentially the brain’s tranquilizing neurotransmitter… Mental Health News From Medical News […]

Outgoing youngsters are happier later in life

A rare piece of research published recently in an online issue of the Journal of Research in Personality, finds that individuals who are even-tempered and outgoing in young adulthood turn into happier, more satisfied seniors than their moodier and more introverted peers… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Drinking Water Can Boost Cognitive Performance

There is evidence that mild dehydration has a negative effect on the brain’s performance. Caroline Edmonds and colleagues from the University of East London and the University of Westminster here report that drinking water can improve performance on tasks that require a rapid response, particularly when thirsty… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Psychotic Symptoms In Adolescents With Psychopathology Associated With Increased Suicide Risk

Psychotic symptoms in adolescents with psychopathology were associated with a higher risk for suicide attempts in a study published by Ian Kelleher, M.D., Ph.D., of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, colleagues. The researchers studied 1,112 school-based adolescents (ages 13 to 16 years) to assess psychotic symptoms as a clinical marker of risk for […]

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