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Health News - Mental Health

Job authority may increase depression symptoms in women
Women in authoritative job positions have more depression symptoms than those not in such positions, a new study finds. But for men, job authority may reduce depression symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Working in complex jobs linked to better later-life memory and thinking skills
A new study suggests that people who work in complex jobs - such as architects or lawyers - may have better cognitive skills later in life than those who work in more simple jobs. (Medical News Today)

Dementia carers' mental health improves with coping strategies therapy
A new study demonstrates that a cost-effective coping strategies therapy program can provide emotional support for carers of dementia patients, improving quality of care. (Medical News Today)

Pregnancy and childbirth: why mental health care for parents is important
The importance of appropriate care and monitoring for parental mental health, as well as the impact of parental disorders on the child, is examined in a new series of articles. (Medical News Today)

Stressful situations put police at increased risk of cardiac death
Researchers find that situations such as altercations, chases and restraining suspects led to a 30-70 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death in American police officers. (Medical News Today)

The same behaviors that ruin credit may ruin health too
A credit score doesn't just reduce a person's entire financial history down to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness. (Medical News Today)

Illinois counties at high risk for self-inflicted injuries among youth
A new study by the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH's) Youth Suicide Prevention Project (YSPP) describes the burden of self-inflicted injury among Illinois youth and maps it at the... (Medical News Today)

Study finds mental health providers not well prepared to care for military veterans
Most community-based mental health providers are not well prepared to take care of the special needs of military veterans and their families, according to a new study by the RAND Corporation that was... (Medical News Today)

PTSD toll on civilians ignored by federal legislation
Federal laws explicitly addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have overwhelmingly focused on the needs of military personnel and veterans, according to a new analysis published in the... (Medical News Today)

Therapeutic advances or fads in psychotropic drug prescribing?
Why are psychotropic drugs such as antidepressants, psychostimulants, anxiolytics, and antipsychotics are increasingly prescribed in North America? (Medical News Today)

Can depression and guilt in preschool years change the brain?
A brain area involved in emotion is smaller in kids who were diagnosed with depression during preschool, says a new study that suggests an 'anatomical marker' for future risk. (Medical News Today)

Predicting U.S. soldier suicides following psychiatric hospitalization
A study that looked at predicting suicides in U.S. Army soldiers after they are hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder suggests that nearly 53 percent of posthospitalization suicides occurred... (Medical News Today)

Transdiagnostic psychotherapy for trauma survivors
A newly developed transdiagnostic psychotherapy, called the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA), is effective for reducing mental health symptoms among Burmese trauma survivors living in... (Medical News Today)

Tackling mental health issues through hip-hop
The two worlds of hip-hop and psychiatry are being brought together in a unique project led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, which aims to use the lyrics and music of artists such as... (Medical News Today)

New real-world data highlight health and financial impact of caring for an adult with schizophrenia
Data presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual European Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, reveal that caregivers of adults with... (Medical News Today)

Doctors raise serious concern over standard of mental health care at UK immigration centres
Leading doctors today raise serious concern over the standard of mental healthcare at UK immigration removal centres. (Medical News Today)

News from Annals of Family Medicine: November/December 2014
Two Techniques Make Swallowing Pills EasierWith previous research showing more than half of people experience swallowing difficulties when taking tablets or capsules, researchers in Germany... (Medical News Today)

New psychotherapeutic approach delivered by lay counselors is effective at reducing depression and posttraumatic stress in Burmese trauma survivors
A newly developed transdiagnostic psychotherapy, called the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA), is effective for reducing mental health symptoms among Burmese trauma survivors living in... (Medical News Today)

Guidelines limiting duration of overseas deployment prevent mental health problems in UK troops
Prolonged periods of deployment among the UK's armed forces have fallen since the introduction of the "Harmony Guidelines" to limit tours of overseas duty - which might have led to a reduction in... (Medical News Today)

'Easy-to-walk communities' linked to better cognition in older adults
A new study that investigates how the walkability of a community impacts on cognitive ability suggests more 'mentally complex' neighborhoods help keep the mind sharp. (Medical News Today)

Health issues facing female veterans highlighted in journal, including high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder
In honor of Veterans Day, the peer-reviewed journal Women's Health Issues (WHI) has released a new Special Collection on women veterans' health, with a focus on mental health. (Medical News Today)

Better sense of well-being linked to longer lifespan
A study of older people - average age 65 - published in The Lancet shows that having a sense of meaning and purpose is linked to longer lifespans. (Medical News Today)

Youth pastors feel ill-equipped to help young people cope with mental health issues
Many mental health disorders first surface during adolescence, and college and youth pastors are in a good position to offer help or steer youths elsewhere to find it. (Medical News Today)

The future of children with behavioral disorders affected by alcohol consumption and poor academics
Childhood behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder are linked with an increased risk of being convicted of a felony later in life, with heavy... (Medical News Today)

Trinity College led trial of online programme sees significant results in reducing symptoms of depression
SilverCloud Health, a global provider of behavioural and mental wellness online solutions, in conjunction with Aware, the national charity for depression, has announced the significant success of... (Medical News Today)

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