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Astronauts learn mental health strategies in Antarctic before space

Astronauts need mental health strategies that work as they drift in space with isolation, confinement and strange light-dark cycles - so they go to the Antarctic.
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Over 50% of healthcare workers report one symptom of PTSD

The US is facing a fourth wave of COVID-19, as emergency healthcare workers across the country continue to face the virus and experience levels of burnout that can lead to PTSD.
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The changing perspective of psychedelic drugs with a history of abuse

Jason W. Loxterkamp and Pamela J. Lein from University of California, Davis, explore the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs in patients with psychiatric disorders.
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The mind-body concept: From philosophy to clinical therapy

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechCasting Group, explains the mind-body concept, from a philosophical question to clinical therapy.
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Understanding personality disorders

Dr Deborah J Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, tells us everything we need to know about personality disorders, including how they are diagnosed and treated.
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Digital Therapies: How have digital mental health treatments evolved?

Rosie Copland-Mann, Creative Strategist at Rehab, discusses how digital therapies for mental health treatment has evolved, with a special focus on COVID-19.
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Environment: A natural remedy for mental ill-health

Jennifer Oroilidis from Mental Health Europe probes why the environment is a natural remedy for mental ill-health.
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How can parents help combat the crushing loneliness felt by young people?

Philip Adkins, National IAPT Clinical Lead at Vita Health Group, discusses the rise in loneliness among young people and provides advice to parents on how they can support a child who feels lonely during this time.
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How to support employee wellbeing within local authorities

Grainne Elliott, CMO of Thrive, describes four things that employees of local authorities need to support their wellbeing both on and off the job and can be delivered via this new emphasis on digital tools.
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Irregular sleep schedule increases risk of depression

A new study has found that having an irregular sleep schedule can increase the risk of bad moods and depression.
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Suicide rates for young women are increasing in Japan

For one decade, Japan worked to bring down suicide rates across the country - now, COVID-19 threatens to reverse this progress by creating a new category of people who are vulnerable.
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The experience of unpredictable stress could trigger depression

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia have found a potential connection between the experience of unpredictable stress and the function of neurons that can trigger depression.
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The challenge of diagnosing depression could be solved by machines

Machine learning could be the solution to the "big challenges" of accurately diagnosing depression, say scientists at the University of Birmingham.
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People with severe mental disorders more likely to die from COVID-19

A new study from Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet has found that people with severe mental disorders have a significantly increased risk of dying from COVID-19.
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Dr Alex George appointed as Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appoints Dr Alex George as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador during Children's Mental Health week.
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1 in 3 adults are anxious about COVID-19

Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have reported that one in three adults are experiencing psychological distress related to COVID-19, including anxiety and depression.
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Holocaust survivors show researchers the lifelong impact of trauma

With eyewitness awareness of how six million Jewish people lost their lives, aging Holocaust survivors have carried an impossible burden - now, researchers are attempting to document the lifelong impact of trauma.
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‘Brain training’ may reduce symptoms of PTSD

Researchers have found that neurofeedback, or 'brain training', may be an effective treatment for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) linked to pandemic panic

Researcher's from Flinders University studied the rise in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms as a result of COVID-19 pandemic panic.
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Young minds matter: Protecting children’s mental health from lockdown 3.0

Jon Smedley, a former teacher and founder of Teach Active, explains how schools can help children stay physically active to limit the negative impact of lockdown 3.0 on their mental health.

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