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Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get

September 1, 2015

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although most Americans think mental health care is important, they often believe it’s expensive and hard to get, a new survey shows.
In questioning more than 2,000 adults, nearly 90 percent said they place equal value on mental and physical health. But one-third said mental health care is inaccessible. […]

Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

August 28, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says.
“Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges for children. Uncertainty fuels the fears, especially during times of transition, like starting a new […]

How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

August 28, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents can spur math anxiety and poor math performance in children, a new study suggests.
“We often don’t think about how important parents’ own attitudes are in determining their children’s academic achievement. But our work suggests that if a parent is walking around saying ‘Oh, I don’t like math’ […]

The Strange Link Between Psoriasis and Depression

August 21, 2015

People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests.

Family Struggles May Affect Boys’ Brain Development

August 17, 2015

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Family problems early in life might raise boys’ risk of depression and anxiety, which is also tied to altered brain structure in their late teens and early 20s, a new study suggests.
But the findings have a bright side, one researcher said.
“Early life experiences have an effect on the […]

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study

August 11, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with a mental health disorder taking commonly prescribed antidepressants during pregnancy appear to have fewer delivery complications, a new study suggests.
However, babies born to these women may have a higher risk of problems, such as breathing issues, the study said.
“Our findings provide evidence that taking these antidepressants […]

Crohn’s Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

August 4, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
“Patients with IBD face substantial […]

Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study

August 4, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular marijuana use doesn’t appear to put teens at increased risk for depression, lung cancer or other physical and mental health problems later in life, contends a new study that challenges previous research.
“What we found was a little surprising,” lead researcher Jordan Bechtold, a psychology research fellow at […]

The Surprising Health Risks of Being a Very Picky Eater

August 3, 2015

A kid who is a seriously “picky eater” is also likely to struggle with emotional problems like anxiety and depression, new research suggests.

People Born Early May Have These Personality Traits in Common

July 28, 2015

Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.



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