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Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

April 17th, 2014
Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide RiskEmerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied, ...

Relationship Problems Can Damage Teen Girls’ Mental Health

April 16th, 2014
Relationship Problems Can Damage Teen Girls’ Mental HealthA new study surprised researchers, finding that for adolescent girls, romantic relationship problems can have serious, negative implications for their mental health. "I found that girls' risk of severe ...

Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health Problems

March 9th, 2014
Survey Finds More People Willing to Disclose Mental Health ProblemsA new survey has found that people are more willing to disclose having a mental health problem and receiving treatment. The survey, led by Orygen Youth Health ...

Is Sleep Quality Tied to Amount of Gray Matter?

March 4th, 2014
Is Sleep Quality Tied to Amount of Gray Matter?Gulf War veterans may help researchers develop new strategies for poor sleep quality and associated psychosocial trauma. Investigators found an association between poor sleep quality and reduced ...

Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems

March 4th, 2014
Kids of Older Dads Show Higher Risk of Mental, Academic Problems Researchers from Indiana University (IU) and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have discovered advancing paternal age at childbearing can lead to psychiatric and academic ...

Rejection and Sense of Failure can Lead to Suicide

February 27th, 2014
Rejection and Sense of Failure can Lead to SuicideA provocative new study suggests additional suicide prevention strategies are necessary to help individuals who may take their own life despite no signs of a serious ...

Warning: These Antidepressant Side Effects May Be Downplayed

February 26th, 2014
Warning: These Antidepressant Side Effects May Be DownplayedA new study discovers psychological problems resulting from depression medications have been understated, leading some authorities to question if the drugs have been over-prescribed. A University of Liverpool ...

Physicians Often Fail to Detect Suicide Warning Signs

February 25th, 2014
Physicians Often Fail to Detect Suicide Warning SignsA new national study finds that physicians often fail to detect suicidal ideations. Researchers from the Henry Ford Health System with the Mental Health Research Network found that ...

HIV More Prevalent Among People with Mental Problems

February 14th, 2014
HIV More Prevalent Among People with Mental ProblemsNew public health research discovers people receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population. In a ...

Social Media May Provide Escape In Some Countries

February 10th, 2014
Social Media May Provide Escape In Some CountriesNew international research suggests participation in online social media can reduce suicide rates, especially in countries rife with corruption. Researchers hypothesize that social media provides citizens an escape ...