Lockdown Could Worsen Hearing Woes for U.S. Seniors
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Isolation due to the pandemic and failure to get hearing aids checked has fueled anxiety, depression and more hearing loss for many seniors. " This has been a very difficult time as senior facilities and individuals try to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19: ‘Legitimate concerns’ must be heard, and fears addressed over misinformation
Amid continuing uncertainty, fear and anxiety around the world over the COVID-19 pandemic, senior UN officials are keen to stress the legitimacy of concerns, listen carefully to citizens around the world, and help them distinguish between misinformation and accurate information, based on science.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-harm in adolescents, depression and anxiety: a comprehensive study - Tardivo LSLPC, Rosa HR, Ferreira LS, Chaves G, Pinto J únior AA.
There is a considerable increase in self-harm behavior in the school population, and there are few studies with psychological instruments that study the situation in our environment, especially in younger adolescents, who often keep it secret. The objectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Life stress, early maltreatment, and prospective associations with depression and anxiety in preadolescent children: a six-year, multi-wave study - Levin RY, Liu RT.
BACKGROUND: The relationship between life stress and depression and anxiety is well characterized in adolescents and adults. Further, research has shown that adolescents and adults with a history of childhood maltreatment are more likely to develop depress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Older Patients at Risk When Dentists Prescribe Opioids
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Seniors who take depression and anxiety drugs shouldn't be prescribed opioid painkillers by their dentist because it puts them at increased risk for problems, researchers warn. They analyzed 2011-15 dental and medical data... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Theory About Conspiracy Theories
In a new study, psychologists tried to get a handle on the personality types that might be prone to outlandish beliefs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict Carey Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Anxiety and Stress Computers and the Internet Conspiracy Theories Rumors and Misinformation Psychology and Psychologists Trump, Donald J your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Judgment Free Online Platform Key to Helping Suicidal People, Says Survivor
A suicide survivor shares her story of how an online community helped her overcome anxiety and depression. Credit: Unsplash / Dan M By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Sep 28 2020 (IPS) Romana Hoque had it all, a comfortable life, a happy family. Despite this, the 43-year-old second-generation immigrant from Indonesia living in the United States was depressed enough to contemplate suicide. Hoque, in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service (IPS), said despite her comfortable life, not being able to conceive resulted in her feeling so depressed that she tried to take her own life. She shared her story during September – ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Fuzia 2020 Source Type: news

The subtle heart attack symptom in the colour of your skin - has your skin changed colour?
HEART attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease symptoms if you develop this sign on your skin. Has your skin changed colour? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Get Focused
The average person ’s mind wanders nearly half the time. Here’s how to pull it back to attention. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caren Osten Gerszberg Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Content Type: Service Anxiety and Stress Meditation Memory Psychology and Psychologists Social Media Productivity Headspace Inc Duckworth, Angela Legend, John Eyal, Nir Indistractable: How to Control Y Source Type: news

The mediating role of friendship jealousy and anxiety in the association between parental attachment and adolescents' relational aggression: a short-term longitudinal cross-lagged analysis - Voulgaridou I, Kokkinos CM.
BACKGROUND: Limited research has confirmed the effects of adolescents' interactions with parents on adolescents' engagement in relational aggression. Youth reporting insecure attachment with parents are more likely to be involved in Relational aggression, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression, and symptom experience in concussed children and youth - Macartney G, Woodfield M, Terekhov I, Vassilyadi M, Goulet K.
PURPOSE: To describe and explore the relationship between baseline anxiety, depression and symptom experience in children and youth assessed at a concussion clinic. DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review of concussed children and youth referr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression, and quality of life: a long-term follow-up study of patients with persisting concussion symptoms - Doroszkiewicz C, Gold D, Green RE, Tartaglia MC, Ma J, Tator C.
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of clinical symptoms of anxiety and depression and the re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Depression or Anxiety? Blood Biomarkers May Tell the Tale Depression or Anxiety? Blood Biomarkers May Tell the Tale
Metabolic alterations linked to inflammation and lipid metabolism can distinguish depression from anxiety and determine disease severity, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Suicide, Depression, Anxiety: COVID 19's Heavy Toll on Youth Suicide, Depression, Anxiety: COVID 19's Heavy Toll on Youth
An increase in suicidal thoughts and attempts; anxiety; and depression are among the major mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in youth, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How to be healthy and happy
What does being healthy and happy mean to you? Perhaps you feel it’s got something to do with your outer appearance, or maybe you’d like to be less sad or anxious. Whatever your interpretation of those two words, healthy and happy, I’ll guarantee the answer isn’t as simple as you think it might be. Life doesn’t work like that because if it did, as soon as the ‘gift’ you wished for had arrived you’d no longer be looking for the next thing to make whatever ails you better. Let’s face it happiness isn’t delivered by Santa or by the latest gadget or must-have look. S...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health happy healthy Source Type: news

One size does not fit all: mental health services access for people with intellectual/learning disability requires individualised planning and education/training programmes for health and social care providers
Research describes individuals with a learning/intellectual disability as more prone to a range of additional physical and mental health problems than the general population.1 This vulnerable group often has negative experiences while receiving treatment, which can escalate their anxiety and coping mechanisms, leaving them feeling invisible. This can lead to between 25% and 39% of these individuals experiencing mental health problems (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy is not effective for depression in advanced cancer but could help in anxiety or other psychological symptoms
Patients suffering from cancer must face the illness itself, but also a lot of adversity throughout it. Indeed, there are multiple effects and side effects of cancer and a notable side effect is depression. Depression can affect up to 40% of cancer patients.1 CBT is an empirically effective treatment for severe depression. Therefore, CBT could be effective to treat depression in advanced cancer. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health: The online treatment tool,'Mood Mechanic', is a viable option for the treatment of anxiety and depression in young adults who do not undertake face-to-face treatment
In this study,4 an online treatment package, tailored for use with young adults (Mood Mechanic), which has proved acceptable and effective in research trials, was evaluated in a real-life clinical setting. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health in the time of COVID-19, Evidence Based Nursing
October is Mental Health Awareness Month and World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October 2020. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new dimension to concerns regarding mental health in our communities. Across the globe stories continue to emerge of people's experiences of anxiety, fear and depression due to the uncertainty and stress brought on by the virus.1 –3 Job losses, financial and housing insecurity, the challenges of working from home, home schooling, restricted access to health and social care services and social isolation coupled with reduced support and contact with family and friends have al...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxious, moody older adults are vulnerable to worse cognitive function
(Northwestern University) Some older adults with the neuropathology that causes dementia have more cognitive resilience than others, reports a new study. The reason: their personalities. Individuals with higher neuroticism -- a greater tendency towards anxiety, worry, moodiness and impulsivity -- were more likely to have worse cognitive function. Individuals who were self-disciplined, organized, high achievers and motivated -- known as higher conscientiousness -- had better cognitive function and memory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 spurs anxious, upsetting dreams
(American Psychological Association) The anxiety, stress and worry brought on by COVID-19 is not limited to daytime hours. The pandemic is affecting our dreams as well, infusing more anxiety and negative emotions into dreams and spurring dreams about the virus itself, particularly among women, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low level alcohol use during pregnancy can impact child's brain development
(University of Sydney) A new study finds any alcohol use during pregnancy, even low levels, is associated with subtle, yet significant behavioural and psychological effects in children including anxiety, depression and poor attention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Losing Your Hair Can Be Another Consequence of the Pandemic
Doctors are seeing a huge increase in patients who have been shedding abnormal amounts of hair, and they believe it is related to stress associated with the coronavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Hair Anxiety and Stress Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Alopecia Areata your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Covid-19 Social Study: Results Release 21, Nuffield Foundation
This UCL study focuses on psychological responses to the first twenty-six weeks since just before the UK lockdown was first announced (21/03 to 20/09). They present simple descriptive results on the experiences of adults in the UK. Measures include:1. Reported compliance with government guidelines and confidence in the government 2. Mental health including depression, anxiety and stress 3. Harm including thoughts of death or self-harm, self-harm and both psychological& physical abuse 4. Psychological and social wellbeing including life satisfaction, loneliness and happiness 5. ***New in this report*** Vaccine attitude...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a major test, Orange County schools reopen to joy, anxiety and gallons of hand sanitizer
Thousands of Orange County students are headed back to school this week amid both celebrations and deep safety concerns among teachers, parents and students. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Lai Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic ’s Outsized Effect on Women’s Mental Health Around the World
COVID-19 is a devilishly versatile disease, attacking all manner of body systems and doing all manner of damage—to the lungs, the heart, the liver, the kidneys. Though it doesn’t attack the mind directly, the pandemic the virus has caused has been devastating to mental health, and in many cases, the most vulnerable group is women. In a new study conducted by CARE, a non-profit international aid organization, investigators have found that while almost nobody is spared from the anxiety, worry and overall emotional fatigue of the coronavirus pandemic, women are almost three times as likely as men to report sufferi...
Source: TIME: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Addiction Doctor: Rural Residents Should Get Naloxone, Just in Case
Features an addiction doctor in Tennessee who explains that everyone should carry naloxone, especially in rural areas. Describes how rural areas often have huge opioid use disorder issues and with the pandemic increasing feelings of isolation and anxiety, substance use is on the rise and naloxone may save someone's life. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 24, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts
(Rutgers University) Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among meteorologists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Job security, finances strongly related to increased anxiety during pandemic
(University of Connecticut) For people still employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, job insecurity and financial concern are associated with greater symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to findings from the UConn School of Nursing published recently in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, or JOEM. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lockdown mental health problems amongst family carers up to 10 times higher
(Swansea University) Family carers for children and adults with intellectual disabilities have reported rates of mental health problems under lockdown that are up to 10 times higher than parents without those responsibilities, a new study has found. They were five times more likely to report severe anxiety, and between four and ten times more likely to report major depression, compared to parents who did not have caring responsibilities for children with intellectual disability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prenatal Pot Use Impacts Kid's Future Mental Health
Children exposed to pot in the womb were more likely to experience internalizing disorders such as depression and anxiety, as well as externalizing disorders such as lashing out at others or ADHD, researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.D.A. Requires Stronger Warning Label for Xanax and Similar Drugs
Benzodiazepines — commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures and panic disorders — are highly addictive and come with health risks, especially when combined with other drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Mental Health and Disorders Opioids and Opiates Food and Drug Administration your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

COVID anxiety waning, people okay with new norms: NIMHANS experts
Mental health experts at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans) have observed a 'positive sign of adaptation' among people to the new norm amid fears triggered by the Covid pandemic and an unprecedented countrywide lockdown that lasted for several weeks. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on Americans' Mental Health Status Update on Americans' Mental Health Status
In 2019, before the pandemic hit, nearly 1 in 5 adults had depression and nearly 1 in 6 had anxiety, with dramatic increases seen in 2020.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CDC: Women More Likely to Experience Anxiety, Depression
Women are more likely to receive any mental health treatment, as are children aged 12 to 17 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Survey reveals staff fears ahead of universities reopening
University staff including cleaners, security guards and administrative workers are facing a perfect storm of pressures that are leaving them out of pocket, and feeling increasingly anxious, a UNISON survey published today (Wednesday) has found. More than 4,000 employees completed the union’s annual higher education survey, which exposed concerns about pay, working hours and the threat from Covid-19. Three in five staff (60%) expressed anxiety about the return to campuses at the end of the month. Fears about social distancing (83%), a lack of personal protective equipment (45%) and the threat...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Covid-19 Jon Richards university Source Type: news

CDC: Women More Likely to Experience Anxiety, Depression
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Women are more likely to experience anxiety and depression, and women and older children are more likely to receive mental health treatment, according to new statistics from four data briefs published by the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid-19: Health workers 'sick' with fear at thought of second wave
An NHS boss says staff anxiety is the highest he has seen in 30 years as Covid-19 cases rise again. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The flu-like symptoms that may be something serious - could you be having a heart attack?
HEART attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease symptoms if you develop some flu-like signs that may be confused for something less serious. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I Had Heart Surgery in the Middle of a Coronavirus Hot Spot’
Anxiety and uncertainty about the pandemic is leading some patients to delay surgery. But how safe is that when you have an aneurysm in your heart? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Johnny Diaz Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Surgery and Surgeons Hospitals Aneurysms Miami Beach (Fla) Florida New York City Covid-19 precautions valve sparing aortic root repair. Heart Quarantines Mount Sinai Medical Center aortic aneurysm Source Type: news

Baby's Heart Rate Reflects Mom's Mental Health
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Babies of mothers with anxiety or depression can have significantly higher heart rates than normal, a new study finds. And this might put them at risk for long-term problems, researchers say. Mother-infant interaction... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healing the Whole Family
My parents wanted a better life for me, but they didn ’t know that the scars of their own childhood traumas could still cause pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Grace Chiang Tags: Children and Childhood SAT (College Admission Test) Parenting Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Stanford psychologists investigate COVID-19's mental toll on teenagers
(Stanford University) The researchers identified specific patterns of brain activation that protect adolescents from experiencing COVID-19-related anxiety and depression. The safeguard even extended to teens who experienced early puberty and are more likely to suffer psychological distress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily alcohol intake triggers aberrant synaptic pruning leading to synapse loss and anxiety-like behavior
Alcohol abuse adversely affects the lives of millions of people worldwide. Deficits in synaptic transmission and in microglial function are commonly found in human alcohol abusers and in animal models of alcohol intoxication. Here, we found that a protocol simulating chronic binge drinking in male mice resulted in aberrant synaptic pruning and substantial loss of excitatory synapses in the prefrontal cortex, which resulted in increased anxiety-like behavior. Mechanistically, alcohol intake increased the engulfment capacity of microglia in a manner dependent on the kinase Src, the subsequent activation of the transcription ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Socodato, R., Henriques, J. F., Portugal, C. C., Almeida, T. O., Tedim-Moreira, J., Alves, R. L., Canedo, T., Silva, C., Magalhaes, A., Summavielle, T., Relvas, J. B. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
A study in people fails to detect differences in the brain’s response to fear or anxiety, long thought to be controlled by different neural circuits. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Alexithymia, aggressive behavior and depression among Lebanese adolescents: a cross-sectional study - Sfeir E, Geara C, Hallit S, Obeid S.
BACKGROUND: For a long time, Lebanon has been considered an unstable country. This can have a negative impact on Lebanese adolescents that consequently face secondary emotional stress, leading to more mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk of chronic opioid use in older persons with pre-existing anxiety - Moffat AK, Pratt NL, Kerr M, Ellett LMK, Roughead EE.
This study aimed to understand whether anxiety prior to opioid initiation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Risk and protective factors for symptoms of depression and anxiety among American Indians: understanding the roles of resilience and trauma - McKinley CE, Boel-Studt S, Renner LM, Figley CR.
OBJECTIVE: Depression and anxiety are comorbid conditions that are disproportionately high among American Indians (AIs) or Alaska Natives. The purpose of this study was to identify potential risk (e.g., low income, intimate partner violence [IPV], adverse ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Social media games: insights from Twitter analytics - Pai RR, Alathur S.
The addiction to online games and chat rooms has created a negative impact on human health by increasing the level of stress, anxiety, and aggression. Social media games are the one which was taken over various forms of engagement in the recent years with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Smile pretty and watch your back: personal safety anxiety and vigilance in objectification theory - Calogero RM, Tylka TL, Siegel JA, Pina A, Roberts TA.
Objectification Theory posits that everyday encounters with sexual objectification carry a diffuse nonspecific sense of threat that engenders personal safety anxiety in women. In this article, we provide direct evidence for this tenet across 5 studies ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news