mental health

  1. runawaybunny

    Don't ignore Borderline Personality Disorder

    For many years, clinicians have been hesitant to diagnose adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder (Borderline (BPD)), presuming it was a mental health "death sentence" for a patient since there was no clear therapy. Carla Sharp, professor of psychology and director of the Developmental...
  2. runawaybunny

    Outdoor light linked with teens' sleep and mental health

    Large-scale study of US teens shows associations between outdoor, artificial light at night and health outcomes Research shows that adolescents who live in areas that have high levels of artificial light at night tend to get less sleep and are more likely to have a mood disorder relative to...
  3. runawaybunny

    Researchers call for new approach to some mental disorders

    Some of the most common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety and PTSD, might not be disorders at all, according to a recent paper by Washington State University biological anthropologists. In the paper, published in the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, the researchers propose a new...
  4. runawaybunny

    Large differences in personality traits between patients with social anxiety disorder

    Individuals with social anxiety disorder have markedly different personality traits than others. Emotional instability and introversion are hallmarks, according to a new study from Uppsala University published in PLOS ONE. "Social anxiety disorder seems to be a problem that is strongly...
  5. runawaybunny

    Antibodies could provide new treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Mental health conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder could be treated in a new way using drugs that target the immune system, research suggests. Scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Roehampton, London, have discovered that patients suffering from...
  6. runawaybunny

    Survey data confirm increases in anxiety, depression, suicidal thinking among US adolescents seeking

    Nationwide survey data on more than 230,000 U.S. adolescents over the period 2005 to 2018 suggest that anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other "internalizing" problems account for an increasing share of the adolescent mental health burden, according to a study from researchers at Johns...
  7. runawaybunny

    Is your child getting enough sleep?

    Children who get the least sleep have the greatest risk of developing mental health issues. There are plenty of good reasons to make sure children get enough sleep, but their parents' evening peace is nowhere near the most important one. "If we make sure our children get enough sleep, it can...
  8. runawaybunny

    Bullying others increases the risk of developing mental health problems and vice versa

    A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests there is a two-way relationship between bullying perpetration and mental health problems among youth in the U.S. Researchers report that bullying perpetration increased the risk of developing internalizing problems, and...
  9. runawaybunny

    Major study finds one in five children have mental health problems

    One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider, says the Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS). Although those overall results echo a similar study from 1983, the new study found a much larger...
  10. runawaybunny

    Gastrointestinal complaints in children could signal future mental health problems

    A Columbia-led study finds adversity-induced disruptions in the body's gut microbes are linked to changes in brain function A Columbia University study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain...
  11. Littleboylost

    We may well be looking at a mixed disorder.

    Hi to all; It has been a very exhausting month. My son has remained at rehab. He is attending school and participating to his best capacity with the program. We have obtained a Power of Attorney for finance to sort out some minor outstanding financial issues with a small pay day loan and an...
  12. Littleboylost

    Genetics and neuroscience article.

    I found this article very informative and interesting. NIMH » Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots
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