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Study ties insurgency phase of Iraq War to higher PTSD rates

Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more posttraumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a Veterans Affairs study of 738 men and women who served in… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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

Emotional awareness training ‘reduces severe crime reoffending rates’

Training to recognize the emotions behind different facial expressions has been found to lower the severity of crimes among reoffending youth. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Hospital-wide program for delirium, alcohol withdrawal and suicide/harm impacts readmission rates

Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that developing and implementing an interdisciplinary care improvement initiative improves outcomesApproximately 20 percent of all patients admitted to a… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Economic recessions may have an impact on suicide and self-harm rates

Two new studies publishing in the International Journal of Epidemiology have examined associations between economic downturns and rates of suicide. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

As death rates drop, nonfatal diseases and injuries take a bigger toll on health globally

In every country, back pain and depression are among the leading causes of years lived with disability; mental and substance abuse disorders cause one-fifth of disabling conditionsPeople across… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Tracking the trends in youth self-harm visitation rates to Alberta’s emergency rooms

A Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry study at the University of Alberta is giving new insight into the youth visiting Alberta’s emergency rooms for self-harming behaviour. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Fatality rates stable despite rise in antidepressant use, Australia

Despite a massive increase in the number of antidepressants being prescribed to Australians, in the past few decades, neither the rates of self-harm nor the severity of antidepressant poisoning… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Borderline Testosterone Levels Linked to Higher Rates of Depression in Men

Men with borderline testosterone levels have higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than the general population, according to a new study. “Over half of men referred for borderline testosterone levels have depression,” said Michael S. Irwig, M.D., F.A.C.E., associate professor of medicine and director of the Center for Andrology in the Division of Endocrinology […]

Economic crisis ‘may explain rise in suicide rates among middle-aged adults’

A new study suggests the dramatic rise in suicide rates among middle-aged adults since 1999 could be explained by the economic recession of 2007-09. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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