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Serious mental health consequences for children and young adults as a result of bullying in schools – children, teachers and GPs call for more support

Nearly half (44%) of young people who were bullied at school say it impacted on their mental health and that they experienced issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

More young adults are failing to launch or ‘boomerang’ home: Study

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne, concluded that the changing nature of family living situations often led to avoidable conflict. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Many adults with severe mental illness not being screened for diabetes

Many patients in the California public mental health care system with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, who were taking antipsychotic medications were not screened… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Antipsychotics use among older adults increases with age

Researchers cite safety concerns, call for alternatives — NIH-funded studyDespite known risks of serious side effects, especially in older adults, the fraction of seniors treated with… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for older adults

Seniors who rarely see their friends or family are at almost twice the risk for depression, and regular written or telephone contact fails to offset this risk, a new study finds. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

The Forgotten Chronic Disease: Mental Health Among Teens And Young Adults – Health Affairs (blog)

The Forgotten Chronic Disease: Mental Health Among Teens And Young Adults – Health Affairs (blog)

Health Affairs (blog) The Forgotten Chronic Disease: Mental Health Among Teens And Young AdultsHealth Affairs (blog)Incentives must be aligned to encourage payers and health care providers to prevent and manage both mental and physical chronic conditions. Physical health and health education can no longer be separated from mental health; the two must be integrated …and more » […]

New directions in mental health care for older adults – update from Harvard Review of Psychiatry

The aging of the population, shifting diagnostic criteria, and new health care policy initiatives are some of the factors driving changes in mental health treatment for older Americans, according to… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Can speech patterns predict psychosis in young adults?

Could computers analyzing speech find a place in the clinic as a means of picking out young people at risk of psychosis? A proof-of-principle study shows they could. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Teens and Young Adults Benefit from Quality Relationships

Teens and Young Adults Benefit from Quality Relationships

New research suggests it’s not just having a relationship, rather it’s the quality of a relationship that is important for the psychosocial adjustments that occur in adolescence and young adulthood. Traditionally, romantic relationships among adolescents has been frowned upon as they were believed to lead to more problems with psychosocial adjustment. On the other hand, […]

Telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety in rural older adults

Telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy was better at reducing worry, generalized anxiety disorder symptoms and depressive symptoms in older adults who live in rural areas, where access to… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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