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Health News - Mental Health

Interventions to reduce work-family conflict 'improve sleep'
A new study has shown that reducing conflict between work and family responsibilities led to an improvement in sleep duration and quality. (Medical News Today)

New strategies to identify and help women victims of intimate partner violence
Screening for and counseling women exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) is part of the free preventive services covered within the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Mode of delivery could influence risk of painful intercourse
Giving birth with an operative delivery could increase the risk of dyspareunia - the experience of pain just before, during or after sexual intercourse - a new study reports. (Medical News Today)

Current guidelines to limit kids' screen-based media use 'may not be tenable'
AAP guidelines state children aged 2 and older should spend no more than 2 hours a day using screen-based media. But a new study suggests such recommendations may be unrealistic. (Medical News Today)

Memories need to be 'switched on' and are enhanced by emotion
People may have to 'turn on' their memories in order to remember details of an experience, according to Penn State psychologists - a phenomenon called 'attribute amnesia.' (Medical News Today)

UK Deputy Prime Minister calls for a new ambition for 'zero suicides' across the NHS at major mental health conference
On Monday 19 January, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg hosted a major Mental Health Conference, bringing together leading clinicians, policy makers and campaign groups to discuss the future of... (Medical News Today)

Social media: 'no direct association' with stress
Social media use is not directly associated with stress, but for women, social media use can still lead to higher levels of stress due to awareness of distressing events. (Medical News Today)

Rat study suggests abuse-related cues could reduce adult stress
Neurobiologists have reported seemingly paradoxical findings - that cues related to infant abuse could reduce stress in adult rats by increasing their serotonin levels. (Medical News Today)

'High-intensity' disruptive behavior may indicate future problems for children
Researchers have thought that preschool children displaying symptoms of conduct disorder are more likely to exhibit antisocial behavior at school age. (Medical News Today)

UK doctors facing complaints dogged by severe depression and suicidal thoughts
UK doctors subject to complaints procedures are at significant risk of becoming severely depressed and suicidal, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (Medical News Today)

Is schizophrenia one disease... or eight?
Researchers have struggled to pinpoint which genes are responsible for schizophrenia. A new study finds that 42 gene networks contribute to eight distinct kinds of schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

In the UK bisexual women have worse mental health than lesbians
Bisexual women are more likely to experience poor mental health and mental distress than lesbians, according to new research published in the Journal of Public Health. (Medical News Today)

'Fear of exercise' is biggest barrier to chronic fatigue syndrome recovery
Investigating how to optimize available CFS treatments, researchers found that many patients fear that exercise will exacerbate rather than improve their fatigue symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Mental health care lacking in state and federal prisons
A significant portion of state and federal prisoners are not receiving treatment for mental health conditions, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston... (Medical News Today)

Protein sustains both 'a sound mind and a strong heart'
BDNF protein, known to act as a natural antidepressant, enhance learning, power nerve cell growth and nourish blood vessels, has also been found to maintain heart muscle vitality. (Medical News Today)

Attempted suicide among young people can be reduced by 50 percent
A new study published in The Lancet outlines a programme for preventing suicidality among young people. (Medical News Today)

Insufficient funding and structural barriers mean UK severe mental health policy is not always put into practice, report finds
Access to healthcare, social services and employment opportunities for people with severe mental illness in the UK is falling short when compared to some other European countries, according to new... (Medical News Today)

Psychosocial experiences in childhood may influence later-life cardiovascular health
Children who have good psychosocial experiences may be more likely to have better cardiovascular health as an adult, according to the results of a new study. (Medical News Today)

Extent of the mental health impact of Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone revealed in report released by International Medical Corps
Feelings of fear, panic, stress, shame and isolation are becoming increasingly common amongst people in Sierra Leone as the country faces the risk of a growing mental health crisis, caused by the... (Medical News Today)

Juvenile offenders with behavioral health issues benefit from Ohio's diversion program
An evaluation of Ohio's Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by social work researchers at Case Western Reserve University found the program benefits most young... (Medical News Today)

Behavioral activation therapy for patients with post-critical illness depression
In a two-year longitudinal study involving 13 intensive care units in four U.S. (Medical News Today)

PTSD risk could be increased by certain genes
Scientists have identified two genes that could influence a person’s risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, potentially leading to improvements in diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

How society makes it worse for people who self-harm
Social attitudes are reinforcing the negative beliefs towards people who self harm, according to research. (Medical News Today)

Potential to predict future behavior through brain imaging
Noninvasive brain scans, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, have led to basic science discoveries about the human brain, but they've had only limited impacts on people's day-to-day lives. (Medical News Today)

Treatment for physical and sexual abuse needed for women in prison
Women in prison want and need specific treatment for traumas such as physical and sexual abuse, a new research paper says. (Medical News Today)

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