Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coincide with a heavy mental health burden
People in countries with low rates of infection and fatalities still experience twice as much depression and anxiety. These outcomes are largely related to financial stress and disruptions to people’s social lives.
Rising stress, depression in US linked to pandemic-related losses, media consumption
New research highlights the connection between mental health and exposure to media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting the need to step away from the television, computer or smartphone to protect psychological well-being.
Rethinking women's mental health following partner abuse
Researchers are arguing for a completely new approach to women’s mental health following intimate partner violence - one that sees a woman’s distress as a normal response, in a society where gender inequalities and biases underpin that violence.
Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life
Dementia affects some 50 million people globally, a number that is expected to more than triple by 2050. Early interventions may help reduce this, and other mental health issues.
Researchers call for new approach to some mental disorders
Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder may be primarily responses to adversity; therefore, only treating the “psychic pain” of these issues with drugs will not solve the underlying problem.
New and diverse experiences linked to enhanced happiness
When people had more variability in their physical location—visiting more locations in a day and spending proportionately equitable time across these locations—they reported feeling more positive.
Is burnout just a form of depression?
A significant study finds there is substantial overlap between both workplace and personal factors that contribute to an increase in both depressive symptoms and burnout.
Lessons from the Spanish flu: Early restrictions lowered disease, mortality rates
Not everyone in 1918 and 1919 thought the strict measures were appropriate or effective at the time, but cities that adopted early, broad isolation and prevention measures had lower disease and mortality rates. However, the biggest danger in the current epidemic is loneliness brought on by enforced isolation.
Toxic personality but still successful professionally?
Toxic personality is a term used to describe people who behave greedily, immodestly and unfairly and take the truth very lightly (again, no DT jokes). Researchers have now found out why such people can still succeed in their careers. The trick that leads to the top is social skill. The results were published in the journal “Personality and Individual Differences”.
High rate of suicidal ideation in children
With 8% of US children aged 9-10 reporting suicidal ideation, greater effort is needed to protect children from early life adverse experiences.
Cybercrime: Internet erodes teenage impulse controls
Many teenagers are struggling to control their impulses on the internet, in a scramble for quick thrills and a sense of power online, potentially increasing their risks of becoming cyber criminals.
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