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What is blue Monday?

What is Blue Monday? Everything you need to know

Today is called Blue Monday, which has become commonly known as the most depressing day of the year. But what is Blue Monday? Where...
The link between brain cell development and psychiatric disorders

The link between brain cell development and psychiatric disorders

Scientists from Keele University and Cardiff University have discovered new links between the breakdown in brain cell development and the risk of schizophrenia and...
Psychological distress associated with increased risk of COVID-19

Psychological distress associated with increased risk of COVID-19

A new study has found that people that experienced psychological distress at the start of the pandemic were at greater risk of COVID-19 infection. The...
Loneliness linked to inflammatory markers in men

Loneliness linked to inflammatory markers in men

Living alone for several years and/or experiencing serial relationship break-ups are strongly linked to rising levels of inflammatory markers in the blood in only...
Nearly one in five patients with heart disease use psychotropic drugs

Nearly one in five patients with heart disease use psychotropic drugs

Antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs are associated with an almost doubled risk of premature death in patients with heart conditions. Psychotropic drugs treat mental health...
How does psychological distress affect cancer survivors?

How does psychological distress affect cancer survivors?

New research has indicated that psychological distress from cancer and its treatment can cause many adolescents and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors to seek...
Study suggests vitamin D supplements do not improve psychosis

Study suggests vitamin D supplements do not improve psychosis symptoms

New research found no evidence that vitamin D supplements taken over six months improve mental or physical health symptoms in people with psychosis. The DFEND...
gum disease

Gum disease may exacerbate mental health and heart conditions

Novel UK research has revealed that the risk of developing mental health and heart conditions may be increased by gum disease. The study, led by...
Child abuse increases risk of suicidal behaviour in adolescents

Child abuse increases risk of suicidal behaviour in adolescents

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine reveals child abuse increase some determining risk factors in adolescents’ suicidal behaviours. The research found...
Pressure to be ‘perfect’ causes mental health issues for teenage girls

Pressure to be ‘perfect’ causes mental health issues for teenage girls

Pressure from schools and families to live up to society’s expectations of the “ideal” girl and be “good” causes mental health issues in teenage...
New report calls for improved depression treatment

New report calls for improved depression treatment

How can depression treatment be improved and what is medication and therapy resistance? A new study calls for more refined research for people experiencing...
Alleviating symptoms of anxiety disorders with exercise

Alleviating symptoms of anxiety disorders with exercise

Maria Åberg and Malin Henriksson of the University of Gothenburg discuss how symptoms of anxiety disorders can be alleviated through physical activity. Anxiety is the...
Cognitive function and mood improve after a brief running session

Cognitive function and mood improve after a brief running session

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba found that increased activation of the bilateral prefrontal cortex show improvements in mood and cognitive function after a...
Treating OCD symptoms using electric brain signals

Treating OCD symptoms using electric brain signals

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition causing neurotic thoughts and compulsive behaviours. OCD symptoms include persistent obsessive thoughts and unpleasant compulsions...
Eating disorders linked to higher levels of mental illnesses

Eating disorders linked to higher levels of mental illnesses

New research from the University of Bristol analysed the relationship between previous reports of eating disorders and self-harm before the pandemic and mental health...
psychosis symptoms

Early identification of psychosis symptoms improves patient outcomes

A study conducted in Australia has revealed that programmes built to identify psychosis symptoms early significantly improve outcomes for young people. Novel research by Orygen...
One third of first-year university students have moderate to severe depression/anxiety

One third of first-year university students have moderate to severe depression or anxiety

The first study of its kind has been published in the open access journal BMJ Open and suggests that around a third of first-year...
Risk of type 2 diabetes higher in people with common psychiatric disorders

Risk of type 2 diabetes higher in people with common psychiatric disorders

A new study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, found that the prevalence of type 2...
How poverty and family adversity impact children’s mental health

How poverty and family adversity impact children’s mental health

A new study by the University of Liverpool has found that persistent poverty and/or persistent poor parental mental health affects children’s mental health, with...
Generalised anxiety disorder

Chances of generalised anxiety disorder increased in adults with ADHD

A novel study has concluded that adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are far more likely to have a generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Researchers...

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