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Health News - Mental Health

NSPCC: One in five children referred to local mental health services are rejected for treatment
More than a fifth of all children referred to local specialist NHS mental health services, including children whose problems stem from abuse, are rejected for treatment, the NSPCC reveals today. (Medical News Today)

No proof that 85% of depression treatment apps accredited by NHS actually work
Seal of approval may falsely reassure patients; these apps should be removed from NHS libraryThere is no proof that 85% of the depression apps currently recommended by the NHS for patients to... (Medical News Today)

Study sheds light on protecting transgender individuals from suicide
The likelihood of a transgender person attempting suicide is very high, often because of the prejudice, transphobia and other stressors he or she may experience. (Medical News Today)

Depression: not a normal part of aging
In line with Mental Health Awareness Week, we look at the risk factors for depression among older adults, as well as the signs of the condition and how it can be treated. (Medical News Today)

CAMH survey shows over half of workers with depression do not recognize need for treatment
Researchers say unrecognized need for care among workers is a major barrier to treatment and contributes to productivity lossMore than half of workers who reported symptoms of depression did not... (Medical News Today)

Manipulating the brain to control maternal behavior in females & reduce aggression in males
Most female mammals give birth and care for their offspring, while the males often breed with multiple partners and play little role in parenting once the mating is over. (Medical News Today)

Everyone has their own daily rhythm of digital activity, shows study
Over the past decade, there has been a surge of scientific studies on the digital activity of people, such as making mobile calls, texting, e-mailing, and posting on social media. (Medical News Today)

Bariatric surgery can increase likelihood of self-harm, suicide
Research has found that bariatric surgery can increase risks for self-harm and suicide in some morbidly obese patients, suggesting a need to review counseling procedures. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves new injectable drug to treat schizophrenia
On October 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended release injection to treat adults with schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Male suicide on rise as result of austerity
Young males between the ages of 10 and 24 have committed suicide in growing numbers as a direct result of austerity measures brought in across Europe following the 2009 recession. (Medical News Today)

Predicting which soldiers will commit severe, violent crimes
Study suggests that soldiers at high risk for perpetrating severe violent crimes can be identified using big data predictive analyticsWorkplace violence perpetrated by military personnel is a... (Medical News Today)

Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for older adults
Seniors who rarely see their friends or family are at almost twice the risk for depression, and regular written or telephone contact fails to offset this risk, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Benzodiazepines ineffective in treating anxiety disorders and may increase dementia risk
Osteopathic psychiatrists encourage patients to review treatment options to improve outcomes and reduce risksPatients taking benzodiazepines to treat psychiatric conditions should consider... (Medical News Today)

Handbook promoting good practice in child and adolescent mental health services launched
A Review that aids understanding of what causes children to develop mental health problems and what can be done to help is launched today, Tuesday 6 October, at the annual conference of the British... (Medical News Today)

Dishwashing could help relieve stress
Though often seen as a mundane chore, a new study suggests dishwashing can be an effective stress-relieving tool if we focus solely on the task at hand. (Medical News Today)

Codeine-related deaths in Australia double between 2000 and 2009
The rate of codeine-related deaths in Australia more than doubled between 2000 and 2009, driven primarily by an increase in accidental overdoses, according to research published in the Medical... (Medical News Today)

Screening for mental health issues in a pediatric ED
In a study to be published on Oct. 1 by the journal Pediatric Emergency Care, investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles piloted a brief mental health screening tool to be used with patients... (Medical News Today)

Doctors trained to be confidantes for risk-taking teenagers
Doctors have successfully reduced risk-taking behaviour in teenagers and young people, in a world-first trial led by the University of Melbourne. (Medical News Today)

Relationship quality affects siblings' mental health, risky behaviors
Study of Mexican-origin siblings reveals negative relationships are connected to risky behaviorsLatinos are the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in the United States, and most are of Mexican... (Medical News Today)

Psoriasis patients at increased risk for depression
A major study in the US finds that psoriasis and depression are linked, but the degree of psoriasis does not imply more severe depression. (Medical News Today)

Primary healthcare providers urged to screen teens for depression and suicide risk
A new paper from nursing researchers with The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman's University finds that depression and suicide risk screening can assist healthcare providers in... (Medical News Today)

Identifying youth as 'at risk' for mental problems may be less a stigma than the symptoms
Study suggests benefits of early intervention outweigh stigma of at-risk labelingThere is an emergent and promising field of research on schizophrenia prevention, yet little is known about the... (Medical News Today)

'Housing First' approach for homeless people doesn't help obesity
The "Housing First" approach of giving homeless people with mental illness a place to live without any preconditions such as sobriety or enrollment in a psychiatric treatment program has many... (Medical News Today)

Breaking the anxiety cycle
A woman who won't drive long distances because she has panic attacks in the car. A man who has contamination fears so intense he cannot bring himself to use public bathrooms. (Medical News Today)

Playing '20 questions' through brain-to-brain communication
Brain-to-brain interface (BBI) has enabled pairs of participants to play an interactive game through thought communication. This could help treat brain damage disorders in future. (Medical News Today)

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