Behavioral Health as the Wellness Component Favored by Employers

It makes perfect sense to me that employers would be very enthusiastic aboutbehavioral health as a component of their corporate wellness programs. The term is defined in the following way (see:Defining Behavioral Health):Behavioral health is the scientific study of the emotions, behaviors and biology relating to a person ’s mental well-being, their ability to function in every day life and their concept of self.“Behavioral health” is the preferred term to “mental health.” A person struggling with his or her behavioral health may face stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief, addiction, ADHD or learning disabilities, mood disorders, or other psychological concerns. A recent article stated that behavioral health is now a major focus of employer's wellness programs (see:Employers' latest focus when it comes to wellness). Below is an excerpt from the article:Employers looking to continue investing in their well-being programs are eyeing services targeting behavioral health and women ’s health....Optum surveyed 544 employers in three size categories.....[E]mployers see wellness offerings as more than just health options, but also as tools that improve recruitment and retainment, address absenteeism and boost employee morale....[B]ehavioral and mental health is a central concern —87% of respondents said they were concerned about employee’s access to behavioral healthcare.So, they ’re taking several ...
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Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Nashwa Amin, Shiyi Xie, Xiaoning Tan, Yili Chen, Qiannan Ren, Benson O.A. Botchway, Shaohua Hu, Yongchun Ma, Zhiying Hu, Marong Fang
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Authors: Corrà U, Piepoli M, Giordano A Abstract Exercise oscillatory ventilation (EOV) is an ominous sign in heart failure due to reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) whatever it is represented. But EOV is detected also in normal healthy individuals and in other cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients, however, its prevalence in these is not completed clear. The aim was to describe the occurrence of EOV in healthy subjects and the overall population all CVD patients who performing symptom limited cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). Healthy subjects were divided in athletes and normal subjec...
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BACKGROUND: Suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) are increasing among adolescents in the United States and are challenging to predict and prevent.   The current study identifies subtypes of youth at risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) in scho...
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Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in children. Orthopaedic trauma has led to more than 84,000 hospital admissions annually and costs nearly a billion dollars. Femoral diaphyseal fractures account for nearly 2% of all bony injuries in chil...
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Suicide-related outcomes increased among young adults in the last decade. Excessive use of social media was hypothesized to contribute to this development. This longitudinal study aimed to investigate whether Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD) predicts suic...
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The condition of periodic psychosis of adolescence based on the clinical features of recurrent depressive symptoms, sub-stupor, and psychotic symptoms whose features return to a normal state within 2 weeks with no residual symptoms has been often seen duri...
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We all have a friend or family member who just can’t seem to get out from under their accumulation of stuff. Their garage, guest bedroom and basement are packed, and you can’t see the top of the kitchen table. But when does “cluttered” become “hoarded?” We have all seen the sensationalized TV depictions of filthy homes that need to be condemned. But is that what hoarding really looks like?  And why can’t those folks just throw it all out? Today’s guest explains myths surrounding hoarding, treatment strategies and why we all might be at risk. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW Gues...
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Conclusion: Fun seeking on the BAS and frustration intolerance should be considered as targets in prevention and intervention programs for IA among adolescents with ADHD.IntroductionThe negative effects of internet addiction (IA) have become a concern in the past decades. IA is characterized by persistent internet use despite negative consequences, loss of control, preoccupation with internet use, increasing amounts of time spent online, and withdrawal symptoms (1). Internet gaming disorders are listed in the “Conditions for Further Study” section in the Fifth Edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Men...
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— Hundreds of companies around the globe, now including Elon Musk’s Neuralink and even Facebook,  are researching and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier. What explains this flurry of activity? Where may it be headed? To help you understand what’s going on, let me highlight five key facts that emerged from the recent SharpBrains Virtual Summit, where 200+ participants in 16 countries shared and discussed the latest about neurotech­nolo­gy, brain health and digital health.   Fact 1. There are 7.5 billion human brains out there, a...
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