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Youth with chronic physical ailments more prone to mental illness

August 15, 2019

June 21, 2019, 3:12 PM By Lisa Rapaport Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-children-chronic-illness/youth-with-chronic-physical-ailments-more-prone-to-mental-illness-idUSKCN1TM2M5 (Reuters Health) – Children and young adults with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, and ADHD may be more likely to develop mental illness than youth who don’t have physical health problems, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers followed more than 48,000 youth without any diagnosed mental more »

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The Dangers of Linking Gun Violence and Mental Illness

August 7, 2019 By Megan L. Ranney and Jessica Gold Time https://time.com/5645747/gun-violence-mental-illness/ After repeated exposure to a piece of information, people will start assuming it’s true, whether or not it actually is, simply because they’ve heard it so many times. Familiarity and repetition can overcome rationality, a phenomenon psychologists call the “illusory truth effect.” In a more »

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Is Taking a Mental Health Day Actually Good for You?

August 2, 2019 Cleveland Clinic https://health.clevelandclinic.org/is-taking-a-mental-health-day-actually-good-for-you/ Lack of motivation. Irritability. Zero interest in work or activities you once enjoyed. Feeling overwhelmed and like you’ll never check off everything on your to-do list… Sound familiar? Burnout and declining mental health is all around us. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, almost 44 million adults more »

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Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

July 24, 2019 Ohio State University ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190724111110.htm It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. Researchers looked for potential relationships between the more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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