People with mild heart disease are more likely to say they have poorer health, anxiety and a negative outlook than people in the general population, a new study suggests.
Mind & Body
“Integrated health care” has become a mantra among mental health professionals, and for good reason. Understanding the relationship between physical and mental health, and coordinating the care of each, is vitally important. The stakes are high: one study has found that average life expectancy of men and women with schizophrenia is 15 years shorter and 12 years shorter, respectively, than the average for those who do not have the disease.
Depression is almost twice as likely to affect women than men. Difficulty in sleeping, loss of appetite and fatigue are the most common symptoms, but another lesser-known risk is a higher chance of heart attack.
Old age is often characterised by poor health due to isolation, morbidities and disabilities in carrying out activities of daily living leading to depression. A new study offers a comprehensive analysis of depression among the old in South Africa.
Women with schizophrenia have nearly a twofold increased risk for breast cancer compared to their counterparts without schizophrenia, new research suggests.
Research suggests that a combination of nutrition and mental, social and physical activities may have a greater impact with regard to maintaining and improving brain health than any single activity. Volunteering, caring for others and pursuing hobbies may benefit the brains of older adults.
A growing awareness of addiction and mental illness as diseases often found in the same person, coupled with new efforts to ensure treatments are covered by insurance has in recent years led to a flood of people nationwide seeking treatment for behavioral health issues. Read more…
Abuse of cocaine, alcohol and pills was the patient’s obvious problem, but at its root was undiagnosed ADHD
Abuse of cocaine, alcohol and pills was the patient’s obvious problem, but at its root was undiagnosed ADHD. Read more…
A new study investigates the relationship between the time of onset of mental and physical health diagnoses in adolescents. The results of the national cohort study indicate that some mental health diagnoses may be risk factors for certain physical diseases. Results also suggest that some physical diseases may put adolescents at risk for mental health Read more
Regular practise of Kundalini Yoga can potentially help improve the health and psychological well being of children as well as the workforce in residential care homes, a study has found.
All of us who have experienced a “nervous stomach” under periods of stress suspect that there is a link between our gut and our mood.
Some had spent their young lives battling depression, dyslexia and bipolar disorder. But as they contorted their bodies and quieted their minds, their symptoms subsided.
People with a history of incarceration are typically much sicker than the general population. Studies done primarily in Ohio and Texas have found that more than 8 in 10 returning prisoners have a chronic medical condition, from addiction to asthma.
Good nutrition has long been viewed as a cornerstone of physical health, but research is increasingly showing diet’s effect on mental health, as well.
The ways in which this mind–body link manifests remain mysterious, but decades of research have clued us in to some fascinating connections. Vance talks to Scientific American MIND about his investigation of the placebo effect.
Compared to the allure of video gaming, the promise of working with your hands and spending time in the great outdoors doesn’t hold much interest. But new research provides incentive to encourage your kids to sign up.
In the total sample and gender-specific subgroups, patients with both fatigue and depression were hospitalized more than those without either condition. They also had more visits to the emergency department and longer lengths of stay.
A research design using participant matching overcomes limitations in previous research on the effects of abortion on mental health.
A lack of vitamin D – common in the UK during the autumn and winter months – has been associated with increased symptoms of depression, according to a new study.
By Shefali Luthra On any given day, pediatrician Lindsay Irvin estimates a quarter of her patients need psychiatric help. She sees teens who say they are suicidal, and elementary school children who suffer chest pains stemming from bullying anxiety. Though she does her best, she doesn’t consider herself qualified to treat them at the level Read more
Alice M. Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London Historically, insomnia has been thought of as secondary to other disorders such as depression. The idea was that you became depressed – and that your sleep got messed up as a consequence. This might involve difficulty falling asleep, excessive time awake at night or waking up earlier than Read more
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News LOS ANGELES — Rini Kramer-Carter has tried everything to pull herself out of her dark emotional hole: individual therapy, support groups, tai chi and numerous antidepressants. The 73-year-old musician rattles off the list: Prozac, Cymbalta, Lexapro. “I’ve been on a bunch,” she said. “I still cry all the time.” Read more