Major study shows which supplements work for depression, anxiety and ADHD, and which don't
The new clinical guidelines are a significant piece of work that assists clinicians in an evidence-informed approach to the growing interest and use of supplements for major psychiatric disorders.
Having assets may protect people from persistent depression during COVID
1 in 5 adults experienced persistent depression, both at the start of the pandemic and one year later, but those who had access to more physical, social, or financial assets—particularly higher incomes and more savings—were less likely to experience sustained depressive symptoms.
When relationships break down, men are at risk of mental illness
When men transition out of relationships they are at increased risk of mental illness, including anxiety and depression, with marital separation quadrupling the risk of male suicide.
A new understanding of mental illness
The causes of psychiatric disorders are poorly understood. Now there is evidence that a wide range of early onset psychiatric problems (from depression, anxiety and addictions to dyslexia, bulimia, and ADHD) may be largely due to the combination of just three factors.
Stressful day? Stress can predict decreases in social interaction
When you’re stressed, do you ever feel like you just don’t want to be around other people? Greater levels of stress on a given day were found to be predictive of decreases in social interaction the following day. This effect may persist for up to two days.
Happiness in early adulthood may protect against dementia
Every week I come across studies which show that dementia is not a disease of old age, but rather a condition that has its roots much, much earlier in life. This study confirms many of these earlier studies but looks at the issue in terms of the connection between early depression and later dementia.
Think leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental health
We live in a global society and there are people everywhere that hear the same messages about how important it is to be busy and productive. Feeling like leisure is wasteful and unproductive may lead to less happiness and higher levels of stress and depression.
Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%
Psychosocial safety climate (PSC) is the term used to describe management practices and communication and participation systems that protect workers’ mental health and safety. Poor workplace mental health can be traced back to poor management practices, priorities and values, which then flows through to high job demands and low resources.
Some people's brain chemistry makes them resilient to stress
The world is becoming less resilient thanks to increasing work, familial and societal stress—it’s estimated that 80 percent of first-time depressive episodes are preceded by significant, chronic life stress. But there may be hope on the horizon.
Female lawyers more likely to report stress, risky drinking than male lawyers
Recent reports indicate lawyers suffer from especially high rates of depression, anxiety, and substance misuse, as well as high rates of attrition, particularly among women. Binge drinking and problem gambling among female lawyers and other professionals was higher than that of males. On the other hand, cocaine use was higher among male lawyers.
Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population
Nurses and physicians face many similar risk factors for suicide, but in nurses those risk factors are potentially exacerbated by long hours and less autonomy. Has the focus on physician welfare come at the expense of the huge nursing workforce that, based on new data, appears at much higher risk?
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