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Mental health app identifies depression, anxiety, loneliness, tracks performance, behavior

Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students’ mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Scientists “fingerprint” a culprit in depression, anxiety and other mood disorders

According to the World Health Organization, such mood disorders as depression affect some 10% of the world’s population and are associated with a heavy burden of disease. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Depression, Anxiety Affect Cognitive Skills of Middle-Aged Women with HIV

Depression, Anxiety Affect Cognitive Skills of Middle-Aged Women with HIV

Researchers have discovered menopausal symptoms heighten anxiety in mid-life women with HIV, leading to a disruption of thinking skills. Additional menopausal characteristics such as hot flashes and depression suggest that treatment for these conditions can help improve quality of life among this cohort during this stage of change. The new study has been published online […]

Being mindful online shown to dramatically reduce stress, anxiety and depression

Practicing mindfulness online reduces stress, anxiety and depression, finds the University of Oxford in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. Research published in BMJ Open reveals participants saw a 58% reduction in anxiety, 57% in depression and 40% in perceived stress. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Cell phone use linked to lower college grades, anxiety

Researchers in Ohio have found that frequent use of cell phones by college students is tied to poorer academic performance, anxiety and unhappiness. This is according to a study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Study finds minorities receive subpar anxiety care – The Brown Daily Herald

Study finds minorities receive subpar anxiety careThe Brown Daily HeraldThe researchers evaluated a number of different factors, such as the income and education level of patients receiving treatment for anxiety, concluding that minority patients received worse anxiety treatment than non-minority patients even after … behavioral health education – Google News

Anxiety is a greater risk factor for suicide than depression, studies report

The relationship between anxiety and suicide risk has long been debated, but now four papers in a special issue of Depression and Anxiety aim to settle the controversy by demonstrating that anxiety posed a greater suicide risk than depression. In the first study, Dr… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Research links hormonal imbalance in the placenta to anxiety and possible vulnerability to poor mental health in mice

Adults could be at greater risk of becoming anxious and vulnerable to poor mental health if they were deprived of certain hormones while developing in the womb according to new research by scientists at Cardiff and Cambridge universities… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Casual Sex in College Tied to More Anxiety, Depression

Casual Sex in College Tied to More Anxiety, Depression

A new study in The Journal of Sex Research found higher levels of general anxiety, social anxiety and depression among students who recently had casual sex. The study surveyed more than 3,900 heterosexual college students from across the U.S. about their casual sex behaviors and mental well-being. “Casual sex” was defined as having intercourse with a […]

Try antidepressants and CBT for anxiety in older adults – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Try antidepressants and CBT for anxiety in older adults – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

LA JOLLA, CALIF. – When older adults with generalized anxiety disorder ask Julie Wetherell, Ph.D., for a nonmedication approach to deal with their symptoms, she faces a certain quandary. “One of the most striking things to me as a psychotherapist working with older adults is how relatively ineffective psychotherapy is for anxiety in later life, […]

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