Screen time ‘not to blame’ for teenagers mental health problems, says study

A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad

Screen time ‘not to blame’ for teenagers mental health problems, says studyThe study tracked young adolescents on their smartphones to test whether more time spent using digital technology was linked to worse mental health outcomes. The researchers – Candice Odgers, professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine; Michaeline Jensen, assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Madeleine George, […]

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues, finds study

The correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophrenia. The counties with the worst air quality had a 27 per cent increase in bipolar disorder and six per cent increase in major depression when compared to those with the best air quality

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues, finds studyA new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become […]

Gardening can improve your mental health, say experts

Psychiatrists say that many people opt gardening to fight mental illnesses, and both psychiatrists and patients are accepting the claim. Experts say more people are resorting to gardening to fight mental health-related problems

Gardening can improve your mental health, say expertsHorticultural therapy is a professional practice that uses plants and gardening to improve mental and physical health. A horticultural therapist works with any group that can benefit from interaction with plants, including veterans, children, the elderly and those dealing with addiction and mental health problems The psychiatrists say that many people are opting ‘Green Therapy’ […]

Postpartum depression in new dads often missed, reveals study

There needs to be greater awareness that the mental health disorder can occur in either parent for up to a year after the birth of a child, researchers say

Postpartum depression in new dads often missed, reveals studyWhile many people can pick up on signs of postpartum depression in new mothers, the same signs are often mistaken for something else or missed entirely in fathers, a British study suggests. New fathers, like mothers, can grapple with anxiety, depression and traumas and also struggle to bond with their babies, said Mark Williams, founder […]

Many older adults don’t take prescribed antidepressants, finds study

Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to start taking these drugs or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch study suggests

Many older adults don’t take prescribed antidepressants, finds studyWhile people with severe and chronic mental illness may see a psychiatrist for medications, many patients with depression may not see a mental health professional and instead get care from a primary care provider. The new study findings are drawn from data on roughly 1,500 people who were at least 60 years old and diagnosed […]

#WorldMentalHealthDay: Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health

#WorldMentalHealthDay: Five lifestyle changes to enhance your moodEven those who don’t have a mental health condition may still be looking for ways to further improve their mood, reduce stress, and manage their day-to-day mental health. It can be empowering to make positive life changes. While time restrictions and financial limitations may affect some people’s ability to make such changes, we all have […]

World Mental Health Day: Eight celebrities who are raising awareness about it

On World Mental Health Day, we bring to you looks at eight celebrities with various conditions who have raised awareness

World Mental Health Day: Eight celebrities who are raising awareness about itFrom Stephen Fry and Glen Close to Prince Harry and Lady Gaga, more and more famous people are breaking down the stigma. Zayn Malik Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has been open about his anxiety since he talked about panic attacks which caused him to cancel performances in his 2016 autobiography. He said “anxiety […]