Latest mental health disorders Stories

2014-05-23 23:09:28

Awareness campaigns help fight the stigma against rising tide of mental health disorders. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 May is Mental Health Awareness month, which is great news for the estimated 26.2 percent of US adults who are living with mental illness each year. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Facility in South Florida has seen firsthand the need for quality mental health treatment, as demand for their services has skyrocketed since 2012. “We opened our doors in...

2013-03-28 13:35:37

Researchers from the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies say that despite the expansion in smoking cessation services in recent years, GPs are missing opportunities to offer this support to patients with mental health problems Although smoking prevalence has declined in the United Kingdom over recent decades, it has changed little among people with mental health disorders, remaining substantially higher than the national average. Yet a study published in the journal Addiction, presenting...

2012-11-21 15:29:33

Pregnant women with mental health disorders are facing too many barriers to help them quit smoking during pregnancy despite their willingness to accept support, finds a new study published today (21 November) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study, undertaken by researchers at King's College London, looked at referrals to smoking cessation services and what barriers pregnant women with mental health disorders face compared to those women without...

2011-08-04 06:39:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Violence against women is a major public health concern, contributing to high levels of illness and death worldwide. A new study has found that women who experience gender-based violence (GBV), such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking, have a higher lifetime occurrence of mental health disorders, dysfunction, and disability. "In the United States, 17 percent of women report rape or attempted rape and more than one-fifth of women report...

2011-08-02 20:59:01

Women who reported experiencing gender-based violence, such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking, had an associated higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Violence against women is a major public health concern, contributing to high levels of illness and death worldwide, according to background information in the article. "In...

2010-11-17 21:04:31

Research in animal models focuses on area of the brain that controls emotion, social behavior Many mental health disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, produce changes in social behavior or interactions. The frequency and/or severity of these disorders is substantially greater in boys than girls, but the biological basis for this difference between the two sexes is unknown. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered differences in the development of the...

2010-07-27 23:53:39

Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) "” the most common childhood psychiatric condition in the United States "” are less likely to finish high school on time than students with other mental-health disorders that often are considered more serious, a large national study by researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine has found. The study found that nearly one third of students with ADHD, twice the proportion as students with no psychiatric disorder, either...

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