Refugees Face Often Neglected Mental Health Challenges – Report
Refugee tents in a camp in Greece. UN report shows refugees may be affected by poor health outcomes. CREDIT: Julie Ricard/Unsplash) By Juliet MorrisonUnited Nations, Aug 16 2022 (IPS) While refugees globally face insecurity and uncertainty, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights that they also face poorer health outcomes. The World report on the health of refugees and migrants, published on July 20, 2022, was the first to survey studies of various refugee health outcomes, including mental health. The report highlighted that refugees are not inherently less healthy than host populations but that various so...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliet Morrison Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report mental health Source Type: news

How to deal with the negative psychological impact of COVID-19 for people who pay attention to anxiety and depression - Ge F, Wan M, Zheng A, Zhang J.
BACKGROUND: The fear of insecurity and uncertainty caused by the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the separation and loss of certain important relationships, and great changes in lifestyle have awakened strong emotional responses, which may cause psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Women's experience and perspectives toward genital cosmetic surgery in Erbil city/Iraq: a qualitative study - Piro TJ, Saeed AA, Abdulla WH, Safari K.
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery is quite prevalent, resulting in a wide range of medical and cultural implications. The majority of women who undergo this operation suffer from anxiety, depression, and other emotional symptoms. The pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Co-payment and adolescents' use of psychologist treatment: spill over effects on mental health care and on suicide attempts - Kruse M, Olsen KR, Skovsgaard CV.
The literature around co-payment shows evidence of increasing consumption following reduced co-payment. We apply difference-in-difference methods to assess the effect of abolishing the co-payment on psychologist treatment of anxiety and depression in 18 to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How to sleep: The simple activity to do 15 minutes before bed to reduce stress and anxiety
FALLING asleep at night can elude all of us at times, no matter how tired we are. And with temperatures remaining high across the UK it can make it even more difficult to get some shut eye. One expert shared how a quick at-home activity can help relieve stress and anxiety before turning in for the night. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How brain surgeon Henry Marsh went from doctor to patient: ‘I blurted out the question we all ask – how long have I got?’
For years, the author and neurosurgeon dismissed symptoms of prostate cancer. Then he finally got the diagnosis he ’d been avoiding …It seemed a bit of a joke at the time – that I should have my own brain scanned. I should have known better. I had always advised patients and friends to avoid having brain scans unless they had significant problems. You might not like what you see, I told them.I had volunteered to take part in a study of brain scans in healthy people. I was curious to see my own brain, if only in the greyscale pixels of an MRI scan. I had spent much of my life looking at brain scans or living brains wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Henry Marsh Tags: Health Cancer Prostate cancer Books Culture Cancer research Medical research Science Society Doctors Source Type: news

The popular anxiety supplement that may cause issues on the toilet - expert's alternatives
ANXIETY is a mental health condition that affects more than eight million people in the UK. And more than 800,000 workers are affected by work-related stress, depression or anxiety every year. While there are medications that can be prescribed by a doctor to ease the condition, there are other natural supplements that are thought to help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you have 'eco-anxiety'? Here's how to find out
Author and former CNN meteorologist Bonnie Schneider shares experts' advice on how to cope with "eco-anxiety," the unease that people experience over climate change and the future of the planet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The psychological subtype of intimate partner violence and its effect on mental health: a systematic review with meta-analyses - Dokkedahl SB, Kirubakaran R, Bech-Hansen D, Kristensen TR, Elklit A.
PURPOSE: The present study examines the association between psychological violence and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, while comparing the specific subtypes of psychological violence and simultaneously focusing on methodologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How rage against the machine – or other people – can backfire | Letter
Unwarranted expressions of anger cause the aggressor much more long-term stress and distress than the receiver of the aggression, saysSophie ThompsonAs a psychotherapist and care coordinator in a busy, underfunded child and adolescent mental health services unit in the NHS, I field a lot of anger (‘Don’t take it out on our staff!’: How did Britain become so angry?, 4 August). Understandably, this has increased in recent years due to the pressure of the pandemic on an already broken system.Anger is within the same family of emotions as fear and anxiety. We are now all navigating each other ’s fears, which are being ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Society Psychology Health & wellbeing Coronavirus Source Type: news

A mole! Pretextual! Planted evidence!
There is anxiety in the ranks about how this happened, even as they seek to benefit politically from it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KarXT Schizophrenia Win; CBD for Anxiety; No Nuplazid for Alzheimer's Psychosis
(MedPage Today) -- The phase III EMERGENT-2 trial met its primary endpoint achieving a significant reduction in PANSS total score with oral KarXT (xanomeline-trospium) versus placebo in people with schizophrenia, Karuna Therapeutics announced... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 10, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

To provide or protect? Masculinity, economic precarity, and protective gun ownership in the United States - Warner TD, Tober TL, Bridges T, Warner DF.
Protection is now the modal motivation for gun ownership, and men continue to outnumber women among gun owners. While research has linked economic precarity (e.g., insecurity and anxiety) to gun ownership and attitudes, separating economic well-being from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Associations between changes in depression/anxiety symptoms and fall worry among community-dwelling older adults - Choi NG, Zhou Y, Marti CN, Kunik ME.
Using the 2019 and 2020 National Health and Aging Trend Study, we examined the association between fall worry and changes in depression/anxiety symptoms among community-dwelling older adults age 70+ (N = 3333). Past-month fall worry in 2020 included any fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Exploring the association of age with depressive symptomatology in childhood and adolescence: a network study - Klaufus LH, Verlinden E, Van der Wal MF, Cuijpers P, Chinapaw MJM, Boschloo L.
This study aimed to explore the association of age with individual depression and anxiety symptoms and their connectivity (i.e., number/strength of connections with other symptoms) in girls and boys. METHOD: Our study comprised cross-sec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news