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. […]


Impulsive, Agitated Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide

August 29, 2015

SATURDAY, Aug. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Risky behaviors such as reckless driving or sudden promiscuity, or nervous behaviors such as agitation, hand-wringing or pacing, can be signs that suicide risk may be high in depressed people, researchers report.
Other warning signs may include doing things on impulse with little thought about the consequences. […]


‘Goth’ Teens Really Are More Likely to Be Depressed

August 28, 2015

The dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report.


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’ […]


Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

August 28, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows.
“This is the first study to prospectively investigate the development of PTSD in male and female service members who were matched on multiple important characteristics that could explain […]


How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn’t Be Replicated

August 27, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Independent researchers couldn’t reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals, a new review reports.
This review should fuel skepticism over scientific claims, particularly if those claims are based on shaky statistics, said one of the new […]


Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances

August 27, 2015

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American college students start experimenting with booze or drugs over the summer, but winter is the peak time for them to begin illegal use of prescription medicines, according to a U.S. government study.
“These findings show that college students are vulnerable to substance use at any time — […]


Why Mammograms Can Affect Your Mental Health

August 26, 2015

In a finding that won’t surprise many who’ve been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.


Mixed Findings on Pot’s Effect on the Developing Brain

August 26, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana’s potential effect on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic.
Researchers in one study have concluded that marijuana use likely does not directly affect the size of the amygdala, […]




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