Psychology & Psychiatry

Big rise seen in U.S. kids, teens attempting suicide

(HealthDay)—In a troubling sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America's youth, new research shows a doubling since 2008 in the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Disaster plans and the mentally ill

Houston, Miami, San Juan—Category 5 hurricanes, the most destructive storm systems, have made a record-breaking 6 landfalls this year. This represents a quarter of the total category 5 hurricane landfalls that the Atlantic ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Progress on depression slow in China as stigmas persist

Kerry Yang speaks openly to foreigners about the bouts of depression that have haunted her for a decade—her emotional meltdowns in college, the bruises she inflicted upon her body as a coping mechanism, her initial unsuccessful ...

Health

The high price of workplace stress

Sick and tired of your job? You're not alone. Nearly half (44 percent) of working adults say that their current job affects their overall health, but only 28 percent of those believe that effect is a good one. People with ...

Health

Young people after Obamacare: Some ER visits down, others way up

While emergency department visits for young adults ages 19 to 25 decreased slightly overall following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), visits for mental illnesses in this age group increased "significantly," ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Debunking myths about gun violence and mental health

Like many Americans, Liza H. Gold, MD, felt sick with grief when the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting occurred in December 2012. The deaths of the 20 children and six teachers were profoundly tragic in so many ways, ...

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