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Campus programs increase California college students receiving mental health services

The proportion of California public university and college students receiving treatment for mental health issues increased more than 10 percent in the final year of a statewide prevention and early… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Helping LGBT Youths Increase Resilience

Helping LGBT Youths Increase Resilience

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) young people appear to be less resilient than their older LGBT counterparts, according to a new study at the University of Missouri School of Medicine that explored the role resilience plays in lowering stress and depression among people in the LGBT community. “Identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender often […]

No Increase in Divorce for Big Families With Disabled Child

No Increase in Divorce for Big Families With Disabled Child

A new study shows that among families with healthy children, the chances of divorce tend to increase with each successive child. However, among families with at least one disabled child, there is no increase in the rate of divorce as the family grows bigger. The findings suggest that having non-disabled children who can pitch in […]

Rates of mental health problems likely to increase in months after UK troops return from Afghanistan

Mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety are likely to increase in UK military personnel during the months after returning from Afghanistan… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Bariatric surgery can increase tendency to self-harm

Research has found that bariatric surgery can increase the likelihood of self-harm and suicide in some morbidly obese patients, suggesting a need to review counseling procedures. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Benzodiazepines ineffective in treating anxiety disorders and may increase dementia risk

Osteopathic psychiatrists encourage patients to review treatment options to improve outcomes and reduce risksPatients taking benzodiazepines to treat psychiatric conditions should consider… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Psychedelic drug use ‘does not increase risk for mental health problems’

A new study suggests that the stereotype of LSD users developing psychosis is largely a myth, and that the drug may even have some beneficial properties. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

A very low birth weight ‘may increase risk of later-life psychiatric problems’

Babies born a very low birth weight may be at higher risk of psychiatric problems as an adult but at lower risk of alcohol and substance use disorders, a new study finds. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Job authority may increase depression symptoms in women

Women in authoritative job positions have more depression symptoms than those not in such positions, a new study finds. But for men, job authority may reduce depression symptoms. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Institutional rearing may increase risk for attention-deficit disorder by altering cortical development

Over the past decades, we have seen numerous tragic examples where the failure of institutions to meet the needs of infants for social contact and stimulation has led to the failure of these… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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