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High-level social support helps improve postgraduate students’ mental health during static management of the Covid-19 pandemic

A team of researchers undertook a study of the mental health of postgraduate students during the static management of the Covid-19 pandemic. They found that when students received high levels of social support, it reduced the stress, anxiety, and depression caused by static management. The results of their research are published in the journal Stress …

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Heavy burden of family financial stress from COVID on adolescent mental health

In a recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Americasjournal researchers examined the impact of financial stress related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the mental health of adolescents in the United States (US). Study: COVID-19-related financial strain and adolescent mental health. Image credit: Astafjeva / Shutterstock Background In addition to …

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Aging parents and mental health – can’t we do better?

By now, it is well known that the pandemic has adverse effects on mental health, especially for school-aged children. But officials note that isolated elders have also suffered tremendously. Our elders are the most vulnerable to Covid and have had to stay away from those they love because of the risk of life-threatening infection. Those …

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A new look at how childhood trauma affects health outcomes

The social environment in which we grow up is crucial in determining our well-being and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows that these experiences have a significant impact on our health risks as adults. Physical illnesses such as obesity and …

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The study tracks individuals’ risk or resilience to mental health disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

When the world shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world experienced profound psychological stress to varying degrees. Now, a new study takes advantage of the unique situation and longitudinally examines the demographic, neurobiological, and psychological factors that have contributed to individuals’ risk or resilience to stress-related mental health …

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Overview of mental health trends in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which emerged in Wuhan, China, in 2019, soon spread to the rest of the world, causing more than 4.2 million infections and about 85,000 deaths in the first year of 2020. As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020. Subsequently, many countries …

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Negative teen mental health exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic

About 37% of teens surveyed by the CDC reported poor mental health in 2020. At least 73% reported at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE). ACEs are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems and increased suicidal thoughts. Many people are reporting concerns about the effects of COVID on mental health. Teenagers in …

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Study reveals mental health burden in Flint community five years after water crisis

September 20, 2022 Data from the largest community mental health survey in Flint, Michigan, show that one in five adults, or approximately 13,600 people, are believed to have clinical depression, and one in four, or 15,000 people, was assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder five years after the water crisis began. “The mental health burden of …

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