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Belief in false information is a mental health problem | Science | In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW

One study found that people who believe in false information about the COVID-19 pandemic are more likely to suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression. “Our study shows the potential negative impact of false beliefs about COVID-19 on mental health,” said the lead researcher of the study. PaweĊ‚ Debski. But the study does not show …

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Oswalt: Exciting Progress to Reduce the Shortage of Mental Health Professionals in Virginia | columnists

Debora Oswalt Sometimes, the overwhelming nature of a large, complex problem prevents it from being resolved. This could certainly be true with the mental health crisis that Virginia is currently experiencing. The COVID-19 pandemic and societal stressors have triggered depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and other mental health conditions across the state in an astonishingly large …

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Digital health intervention finds a relationship between anxiety and symptoms of depression

A digital health intervention delivered via smartphone showed that current anxiety symptoms predicted both current and subsequent depressive symptoms. In a 12-week, therapist-supported, smartphone-delivered digital health intervention for symptoms of anxiety and depression, researchers found that the symptoms of the 2 conditions overlap and fluctuate together. The intervention also showed that anxiety symptoms predict later …

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People with mental health problems at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes

In a recent study published on the CDC Emerging infectious diseases magazine, Researchers evaluated associations between mental health conditions (MHC) and severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outcomes. Individuals with MHC may be at high risk for severe post-hospital COVID-19 outcomes. Most previous studies were limited by the small sample size or aggregation of MHC which …

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Gradual reduction in opioids associated with increased overdose and mental health crises extending up to 2 years

Does dose reduction for patients on stable opioid therapy involve long-term overdose and mental health risks? Researchers from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research examined the potential long-term risks of tapering the opioid dose. They found that patients on stable but higher-dose opioid therapy who had doses reduced by at least 15% …

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Mental health is now more important than ever from someone helping to scale the solution

Mental health Adobe Stock_301954199 The conversation about how people access mental health care has become a major concern today. As people seek new avenues for therapy beyond the traditional 1: 1 therapist and client model, the Real Mental Wellbeing platform prides itself on being a tool that can bring meaningful practices to a widespread demographic …

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Patients seek mental health care from their doctor but find health plans get in the way

When a longtime patient visited Dr. William Sawyer’s office after recovering from covid, the conversation quickly switched from coronavirus to anxiety and ADHD. Sawyer, who has run a family medicine practice in the Cincinnati area for more than three decades, said he spent 30 minutes asking questions about the patient’s exercise and sleep habits, advising …

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The study demonstrates the changes in mental health in the adult European population during the COVID-19 pandemic

Danish scientists recently assessed the impact of the 2019 coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on mental health in the elderly. The results indicate a slightly increased risk of loneliness in the study population. However, an overall reduction in the risk of depression and sleep disturbances was observed during the pandemic. The study was published in Annals of …

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