Mental Health

Families caring for an aging America: report

The demand for family caregivers for adults who are 65 or older is increasing significantly, and family caregivers need more recognition, information, and support to fulfill their responsibilities and maintain their own health, ...

Sep 13, 2016
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Study reduces violence against pregnant women

Results of a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing-led study on intimate partner violence show that pregnant victims saw a significant reduction in exposure to such acts after participating in the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home ...

Sep 15, 2016
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Saving the lives of Romanian children with HIV

Dr Paul Marinescu has chosen to meet me on a cold winter's day in a room stocked with plants, fish tanks and two parrots singing in their cages. It's a room as lively as its incumbent's life. This grey-haired man with a gentle ...

Aug 31, 2016
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Are energy drinks safe?

Despite reported health concerns, the popularity of energy drinks is steadily climbing. Between 2008 and 2012, for example, energy drink sales jumped by 60% in the United States. By 2017, annual energy drink sales in the ...

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Occupational therapy reduces hospital readmissions

An independent study published in Medical Care Research and Review found that "occupational therapy is the only spending category where additional hospital spending has a statistically significant association with lower readmission ...

Sep 15, 2016
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Mental health describes a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder. From the perspective of 'positive psychology' or 'holism', mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience. Mental health can also be defined as an expression of emotions, and as signifying a successful adaptation to a range of demands.

The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community". It was previously stated that there was no one "official" definition of mental health. Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how "mental health" is defined. There are different types of mental health problems, some of which are common, such as depression and anxiety disorders, and some not so common, such as schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder.

Most recently, the field of Global Mental Health has emerged, which has been defined as 'the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide'.

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