Depression

Prevalence of mental health comorbidities in psoriasis found in new study

About 1 in 5 people with psoriasis also have depression, and the rate is similar for anxiety, according to a new study. The report, published in Research in psychiatryit is believed to be the first to systematically assess the worldwide prevalence of mental health comorbidities among people with this skin condition. The study authors said …

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Young adults with depression and poor mental health are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease

Young adults who feel down or depressed are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and have poor heart health, according to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine who analyzed data from more than half a million people from between the ages of 18 and 49. The findings add to a growing …

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Researchers evaluate health-related quality of life data obtained retrospectively from COVID-19 patients

In a recent study published in the medRxiv* Preprint servers, Investigators evaluated retrospective EQ-5D-5L data collection among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Retrospective collection evaluation of EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock Background Studies have highlighted the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection that extends beyond clinical outcomes. To fully understand the …

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Researchers examine the impact of gamification on the effectiveness of digital health interventions

An adequate amount of sleep and physical activity helps alleviate several health conditions, such as obesity, depression and cardiovascular disease. However, the recommended amount of sleep and physical activity is not achieved in most cases. An earlier US-based report indicates that more than a third of American adults fail to sleep the recommended seven hours …

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Wellness Checkup: Mental Health | 2 minute medicine

Loneliness is associated with new onset mental health problems 1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, baseline loneliness was associated with new onset of depression. 2. Additionally, there was a positive association between loneliness and anxiety and self-harm. Level of evidence assessment: 1 (Excellent) Research suggests that people with long-standing mental disorders are at a …

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Have people used mental health services more during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a recent study published in JAMA Health ForumResearchers explored mental health service utilization rates among adults during the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Mental health service utilization rates among commercially insured adults in the United States during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Image Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Background Overall, one in five Americans suffers …

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How does early childhood diet affect a child’s mental health and personality?

In a child’s life, the period from conception to two years of age is crucial for growth and development. In addition to the development of vital organs and regulatory systems, this stage also determines the child’s personality, mental health, and social-emotional growth. Therefore, optimal nutrition must be provided during pregnancy and the child’s early years. …

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The study highlights the transition in the US mental health system from in-person to virtual care

Telehealth services for common mental health issues increased 16- to 20-fold during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than offsetting a decline in in-person care that occurred during the period for a number of conditions , according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. Examining the experiences of more than 5 million …

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