California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Mobile Applications Data-Mining and Database Marketing Computers and the Internet Anxiety and Stress Electronic Health Records Smartphones Therapy and Rehabilitation Computer Keyboards Depression (Mental) We Source Type: news

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Conclusion: Our findings might indicate that the comorbidity of SeAD with SAD may increase the risk of the severity of AvPD and current depression. PMID: 31322453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Mamun MA, Hossain MS, Siddique AB, Sikder MT, Kuss DJ, Griffiths MD Abstract Problematic Internet Use (PIU) has become a concern for public mental health across the globe. However, there are few studies assessing PIU in Bangladesh. The present cross-sectional study estimated the prevalence rate of PIU and its associated risk factors among 405 university students in Bangladesh between June and July 2018. The measures included sociodemographic questions, internet and health-related variables, the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21). The prevalence of PIU was 3...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study highlights the need for more research and interventions for one of the fastest growing subgroups within the TBI population. PMID: 31322004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Chelsea R. McCoy, Mohammad N. Sabbagh, Jonathan P. Huaman, Alicia M. Pickrell, Sarah M. ClintonAbstractMood disorders such as anxiety and depression are heterogeneous disorders with many sufferers unresponsive to current pharmacological treatments. Individual differences in temperament represent one factor that may underlie symptom heterogeneity, so understanding its biological underpinnings can help pave the way to personalized therapies and improved patient outcomes. The present study uses a rod...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study suggests FD patients with different types of FT with the course of disease and the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) showed a significant difference. The PHQ9, course of disease, and self-rated dyspepsia symptoms (SRDS) correlated positively with the types of FT by the Spearman rank analysis. Epigastric pain, bloating, nausea, and SRDS showed a significant difference between FT-FD and nonfissured tongue- (NFT-) FD as well as between FD patients with and without symptoms of depression. Many FD patients also have FT, which may be associated with depressive symptoms. The longer the course of disease, the m...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
This week’s Psychology Around the Net has the latest on a new virtual reality therapy trial for people diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, how people with mental health disorders are helping amend their descriptions in diagnostic guidelines, the issues that stop you from setting boundaries and how you can overcome those issues, and more. People With Mental Health Disorders Amend the Descriptions: What would happen if input from people who actually deal with mental health disorders on a daily basis was taken into consideration when it comes to the diagnostic guidelines describing said disorders? A new study set ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Around the Net Addiction Cannabis cannabis dependency cannabis treatment Loneliness Nhs Procrastination Productivity Psychosis Setting Boundaries Shame virtual reality Source Type: blogs
Social media (SM) use is widespread among adolescents, and many SM outlets lend themselves to cyberbullying and its consequences, including anxiety, depression, and even suicide. The purpose of this study is to determine the current prevalence of bullying ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
This study hypothesized that a higher diet quality...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
ConclusionsAnxiety, depression and asthma control (specially patient-rated asthma control) were important independent predictors of asthma HRQoL, and all of them should therefore be considered in interventions to improve HRQoL in asthmatic patients.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Łabuz-Roszak B, Niewiadomska E, Kubicka-Bączyk K, Skrzypek M, Tyrpień-Golder K, Majewska A, Matejczyk A, Dobrakowski P, Pierzchała K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Pain is one of the most frequently reported symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It affects the daily functioning of patients, limits the ability to work and reduces the joy of life. The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of pain on quality of life as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with MS. METHODS: The study included 144 patients with diagnosed MS (mean age 41±12 years, mean illness duration 10.3±8.6 ...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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