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Decline in U.S. suicide rates from 2018 to 2019 not uniform

(HealthDay)—The rate of suicide declined overall from 2018 to 2019 in the United States, with significant declines observed in five states and among certain subgroups; however, these declines were not uniform, according ...

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Gut health and mood genetically entwined

University of Queensland researchers have confirmed a link between depression and stomach ulcers, in the world's largest study of genetic factors in peptic ulcer disease.

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High smoking dependence linked to depression

An international study coordinated by the University of Helsinki provides new information on the connection between symptoms of depression and smoking dependence. The results support the importance of understanding the reasons ...

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Computer training to reduce trauma symptoms

Computer training applied in addition to psychotherapy can potentially help reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These are the results found by researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and their ...

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Effective anxiety therapy changes personality

Previous research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has shown that people with anxiety disorders can benefit from two types of therapy. But in a new NTNU study, the same patients also exhibited ...

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A greater need for grief support due to COVID-19

Curtin University research has found people grieving a COVID-related death would benefit from timely support and care to reduce the high risk of experiencing problems in important areas of everyday life.

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Making music tunes up wellbeing during lockdown

Spontaneous group music making is associated with a number of wellbeing benefits, even if the performers are not in the same room, a study shows.

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Pandemic compounds psychosocial issues for sexual, gender minorities

The weight of isolation and loss of social connection caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing psychosocial-emotional issues already experienced by adults who identify as sexual or gender minorities (SGM).

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When COVID-19 hits home: Understanding the fight with fear

When the first U.S. case of COVID-19 due to community spread was diagnosed in late February 2020, it set off a rapid series of events. As cases surged, many states issued stay-at-home orders, and schools and childcare centers ...

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Laughter isn't always the best medicine for work stress

Humor helps us deal with the stress of juggling work and family commitments, but only when we seek it out, according to a new study led by The Australian National University (ANU).

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Domestic violence survivor elder abuse risk

Australian researchers have called for additional services for survivors of intimate partner violence—warning those who have these experiences are more vulnerable to elder abuse.

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Fear of memory loss impacts well-being and quality of life

Research from the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at Trinity College suggests that experiencing high levels of fear about dementia can have harmful effects on older adults' beliefs about their memory and general well-being.

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Seasonal variation in daylight influences brain function

Seasons have an impact on our emotions and social life. Negative emotions are more subdued in the summer, whereas seasonal affective disorder rates peak during the darker winter months. Opioids regulate both mood and sociability ...

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How you can help prevent teen suicide

In a 2018 survey, about 16% of Kentucky students said they had considered ending their own life. During the pandemic, healthcare providers have seen an increase in psychiatric disorders and suicidal thoughts and behaviors ...

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A fifth of adults in Sweden report dental anxiety

In Sweden, approximately one in five adults suffers from dental anxiety or phobia. The number has decreased over time, but still an important part of the population have major problems, according to a recent doctoral thesis ...