IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 9728: Changes in Substance Use and Mental Health Burden among Women during the Second Wave of COVID-19 in Germany

Discussion: The mental health burden remained high during the second wave of COVID-19 and alcohol, nicotine and other substance use increased. However, the association between mental health and substance use was weak. Psychological distress does not seem to be the main motivator of substance use.
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We present the data on behalf of the COPERS consortium, other members of the consortium will be present at the discussion.Speakers/PanelistsJutta LindertHochschule Emden-Leer, Emden, GermanyMarija JakubauskieneVilnius University, Vilnius, LithuaniaMarija JevticFaculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, SerbiaEdvaldo BegotarajDepartment of Social and Developmental Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, ItalyAlessandro MorgantiPolitecnico di Milano, Milano, ItalyKey messagesTo the best of our knowledge, no comparable multinational data about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic impact on mental conditions and resi...
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractIndividuals with preexisting psychological difficulties are at risk of further deterioration of their mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. This longitudinal study, conducted during the period between two national lockdowns, aimed to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on veterans in the United Kingdom with preexisting mental health difficulties. Treatment-seeking veterans with preexisting mental health difficulties (N  =  95) were surveyed in two waves. Wave 1 was conducted at the end of the first lockdown (June 2020–July 2020), and Wave 2 took place during the second lockdown...
Source: Journal of Traumatic Stress - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: BRIEF REPORT Source Type: research
Am J Health Promot. 2021 Oct 15:8901171211055314. doi: 10.1177/08901171211055314. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe COVID-19 pandemic has heightened concerns about the impact of depression, anxiety, alcohol, and drug use on public health. Mobile apps to address these problems were increasingly popular even before the pandemic, and may help reach people who otherwise have limited treatment access. In this review, we describe pandemic-related substance use and mental health problems, the growing evidence for mobile app efficacy, how health systems can integrate apps into patient care, and future research directions. If equit...
Source: American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Asian J Psychiatr. 2021 Sep 11;66:102858. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2021.102858. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the health and wellbeing of communities worldwide. Measures to limit transmission, have enhanced vulnerability of individuals to well identified risk factors associated with mental illness and suicide. These include a sense of loneliness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, harmful alcohol and drug use. Given that the potential for increased rates of suicide persist, the suicide prevention agenda remains urgent and essential. The same is one of the cornerstones of resilience in...
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New Army soldiers with a history of impairing anger attacks were twice as likely to later develop major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or suicidal ideation, according to astudy published this week inJAMA Network Open.When anger attacks, or sudden outbursts of verbal or physical aggression, cause substantial life impairment, they are a hallmark of intermittent explosive disorder (IED). IED is estimated to effect 4% to 7% of the U.S. population.Diana M. Smith, A.B., and Murray B. Stein, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues analyzed data collected as part...
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Encephale. 2021 Sep 9:S0013-7006(21)00179-2. doi: 10.1016/j.encep.2021.06.007. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has raised worldwide public health concerns. The wide spread of the virus has led to unprecedented disturbance to regular life for people around the globe and impacted their mental health.AIMS: The aims of the current study were to investigate the prevalence of psychiatric symptoms related to insomnia, depression, and anxiety, and identify risk factors contributing to psychological stress in Lebanese young population during COVID-19 pandemic.METHOD: A cross-sectional st...
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W. Poss Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, population surveys revealed increased levels of anxiety and depression, while findings from large-scale population data analyses have revealed mixed findings with respect to the mental health consequences for children and youth. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the well-being and health-compromising behaviors of adolescents (12–18 years) previously referred for mental health services. Data were collected (pre-pandemic n = 3712; pandemic n = 3197) from mental health agencies across Ontario, Canada using the interRAI Child and ...
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CONCLUSION: Sociodemographic factors, as well as depression and anxiety, were similarly associated with increased alcohol and cannabis use for both men and women in the second wave of the pandemic.PMID:34569771 | DOI:10.24095/hpcdp.41.11.03
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