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Is a hybrid approach the answer to supply chain issues for mental health services?

Dr Chuk Anyaegbuna, clinical service lead at Koa Health, and clinical psychologist, Dr Tania Johnston discuss how technology can support the current delivery system and improve access to mental health services.
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Did the stressful events of 2020 hinder social development?

The social development of young people was effected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and more global events.
Anxious, depressed woman lying on sofa 'doomscrolling' on mobile phone

What is doomscrolling and why is it bad for us?

Doomscrolling can become a compulsive habit and affects our mental and physical health, here's why it's bad for us.
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Veterans of colour reluctant to seek mental health support

American military veterans of colour are unwilling to seek mental health support due to past discrimination.
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CBD effective for chronic and severe anxiety

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, may halve the severity of symptoms and impairment caused by chronic anxiety.
Young woman hiking in mountains

Smells experienced in nature improve mental health

Smells experienced in nature improve wellbeing and mental health by making us feel more relaxed, joyful, and healthy.
Man sat on staircase, tired and sad after drug relapse

Drug relapse and withdrawal worsened by sleep disruptions

Relapse presents a major barrier to recovery from substance use disorders, and sleep disruptions have long been associated with drug withdrawal and relapse.
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Depression is not caused by low serotonin levels

Chemical imbalance theory debunked as there is "no convincing evidence" that depression is caused by low serotonin levels.
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Feminist values improve body image perception in women

Mothers and daughters who adhere to feminist values speak more positively about their bodies, suggesting that feminism may encourage better body image perception.
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Link between paternal depression and adolescent depression

Adolescent depression and behaviour problems are increasing and new research suggests that it is linked to paternal depression.
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Sexual minorities more likely to have risky coping mechanisms

Sexual minorities are more likely to engage in risky coping mechanisms such as having unprotected sex, drinking and smoking.
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Social isolation can increase risk of dementia by 26%

Social isolation can cause a higher risk of dementia, as it may develop lower brain volume in areas related to cognition.
adult ADHD, AI-enabled assessment

AI-Enabled Assessment of Adult ADHD

Prof Marios Adamou OBE and Prof Grigoris Antoniou discuss the problems and solutions of adult ADHD, using an AI-enabled assessment of data.
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Support the mental well-being of young people

Laura Marchetti, Policy Manager at Mental Health Europe, states the case for supporting the mental well-being of young people.
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Mental health challenges and encouraging help seeking behaviours among rural residents

Lakshmi Mahadevan, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at Special Populations, looks toward helping rural residents seek appropriate and timely help for mental health challenges.
festivals, transformative experiences

“Transformative experiences” of festivals can help connect humanity

People attending festivals commonly report having transformative experiences – which researchers find to improve connection to humanity and willingness to help others.
job burnout, working from home

46% of the working population at risk of job burnout

Almost half of working people are at risk of job burnout, and people working from home are more likely to feel this way, as almost one in ten are burning out.
exposome concept, human disease

Studying the exposome concept for a healthier future for all children

Dr. Irene van Kamp, from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, discusses the exposome concept to study the role of the environment in human disease.
Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy, wellbeing

Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy reduces suicidal ideation

People who undergo Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy have high grades of satisfaction with the physical and psychological effects – and have fewer suicidal thoughts.
drug overdose deaths, stigma

Research combats rise of drug overdose deaths by addressing stigma

Looking at rising cases of drug overdose deaths, researchers discuss how stigma correlates to poor health outcomes for those struggling with addiction.

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