Mental health patients face ‘unacceptable mortality gap’
Oct25

Mental health patients face ‘unacceptable mortality gap’

Life expectancy of people with severe mental health problems today is the same as it was for the general population in 1950 – an “unacceptable” problem that needs urgent attention, according to the UK’s leading health experts. Those with severe mental illness (SMI), such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or other psychotic disorders, are at higher risk of dying in their 60s, a similar age men and women lived to on average over six...

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ADD Risks: In Child Suicide, Most Common Mental Health Diagnosis Is Attention Deficit Disorder
Sep23

ADD Risks: In Child Suicide, Most Common Mental Health Diagnosis Is Attention Deficit Disorder

Suicide is always a hard topic to address, and losing a child to suicide can be especially difficult for a family to comprehend. Although many individuals who choose to take their own lives often suffer from depression, a new study has found that attention deficit disorder (ADD) is actually the most common mental health diagnosis among children under 12 who die from suicide. Nearly a third of the children aged five to 11 who were...

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Could bad buildings damage your mental health?
Sep16

Could bad buildings damage your mental health?

Screaming sirens, overcrowding, traffic; life in the city isn’t always relaxing. These stressors aren’t simply inconvenient or irritating, though; research has suggested that urban living has a significant impact on mental health. One meta-analysis found that those living in cities were 21% more likely to experience an anxiety disorder – mood disorders were even higher, at 39%. People who grew up in a city are twice as likely to...

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Can social media help maternal mental health?
Aug31

Can social media help maternal mental health?

She irritates your parents. She baffles your grandparents. The preoccupied young mum feeding, with one hand, organic sweet potato puree to her eager eight-month-old, and checking her Facebook notifications with her smartphone in the other. A stereotype which would pass for a member of the Modern Tribe and one I’m sure you already recognise. Perhaps she is closer to yourself than you would like to admit. To say that parents will have...

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One in Four Students Suffer From Mental Health Problems
Aug11

One in Four Students Suffer From Mental Health Problems

Stress and anxiety are making day to day life difficult for hundreds of thousands of students The extent of mental health problems in UK universities has been laid bare in a new YouGov survey of Britain’s students. More than a quarter of students (27%) report having a mental health problem of one type or another. Female students are more likely to say they have mental health problems than males (34% vs 19%), and LGBT students have a...

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