Shanghai Wrestles With Psychological Scars From Lockdown

The lockdown fueled anxiety, fear and depression among the city’s residents. Experts have warned that the mental health impact of the confinement will be long-lasting.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #world-health-organization

More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

#addiction-psychology, #american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-k-12, #harckham-peter-b, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #office-of-alcoholism-and-substance-abuse-service-nys, #opioids-and-opiates, #research, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #westchester-jewish-community-services, #youth

Did You Start Therapy Recently?

Times Opinion would like to hear from you.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #internal-open-access, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Three Years in Shelters. Ten Months to Find a Home.

Scenes from one woman’s journey out of homelessness in Houston.

#affordable-housing, #depression-mental, #homeless-persons, #houston-tex, #internal-open-access, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Can Supplements Really Help With Depression or Anxiety?

Here’s what the evidence says about what works (and what doesn’t).

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #herbs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

How to Help a Loved One Having Suicidal Thoughts

An adult can’t be forced into treatment, but experts say there are many ways to be there for someone contemplating self-harm.

#depression-mental, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Outcry Over High School Clinic Exposes Deep Divisions on Mental Health

American teenagers are reporting severe levels of anxiety and depression. But when Connecticut moved to expand mental health services in schools, it ran into fierce opposition in one town.

#anxiety-and-stress, #connecticut, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #killingly-conn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-boards, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

When Psychiatrists Decided Who Could Get an Abortion

It was once an “open secret” that this was the safest pathway.

#abortion, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls

Can Stimulating the Vagus Nerve Improve Mental Health?

On social media, exercises that aim to “tone” one of our body’s longest nerves have been touted as a cure-all for anxiety and other psychological ailments. Here’s what the research says.

#anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #vagus-nerve

What Gun Violence Does to Our Mental Health

Mass shootings and other types of trauma can have ripple effects not only for survivors but also for those who follow the news of the events.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #firearms, #mass-shootings, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

The Mental Cost of Being Denied an Abortion

An examination of the most rigorous research to date.

#abortion, #anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #women-and-girls

Startups Prescribing A.D.H.D Drugs on TikTok Raise Diagnosis Concerns

Buzzy start-ups promising easy access to mental health medication found an eager market on social media. Should anyone be looking for treatment on TikTok, though?

#adderall-drug, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #ritalin-drug, #social-media, #start-ups

Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

Around the country, the setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like this doctor’s office in Kentucky, the next patient arriving every 15 minutes.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night.

With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #aurora-colo, #boston-childrens-hospital, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Feeling Ambivalent About Motherhood Is Normal

After years of engaging with parenthood from a distance, it’s time for a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health to take her own advice.

#babies-and-infants, #depression-mental, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #fear-emotion, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #mental-health-and-disorders, #miscarriages, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #reproduction-biological, #women-and-girls

Can Covid Lead to Impotence?

Some studies find higher rates of erectile dysfunction among men recovering from the illness. But other factors related to the pandemic, like heightened anxiety, may also be to blame.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #heart, #impotence, #long-covid, #penis, #sex, #your-feed-science

Sarah Silverman on ‘The Bedwetter,’ Her New Musical Comedy

“Everything’s couched with hard jokes, but it’s also vulnerable,” the comic said of “The Bedwetter,” her new musical comedy.

#comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #depression-mental, #harmon-joshua, #kauffman-anne, #music, #neuwirth-bebe, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #schlesinger-adam-1967, #silverman-sarah, #the-bedwetter-play, #theater, #yazbek-david

‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For M, a 13-year-old in Minnesota, the despair was almost too much to take.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minneapolis-minn, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Do Antidepressants Really Work?

While the drugs are widely used, a new study sheds light on how little is known about their long-term benefits.

#antidepressants, #depression-mental

New York Had an ‘Epidemic of Loneliness.’ Covid Made It Worse.

Changes in technology, work and the pace of life are damaging not just our emotional health, but also our physical health and life expectancy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

How to Choose a Mental Health App

There are thousands of apps that claim to promote mental well-being, but not all of them are safe or effective.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #psychology-and-psychologists

Psilocybin Helps Alleviate Depression Symptoms, Small Study Says

The chemical derived from psychedelic mushrooms helped alleviate symptoms of depression and generated detectable neural responses that lasted weeks.

#brain, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nature-medicine-journal, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #research, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Why Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Gets Overlooked

Experts say millions of people are affected by trauma, which has become a buzzword and a meme. So why aren’t more of them being treated?

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Can A.I.-Driven Voice Analysis Help Identify Mental Disorders?

Early tests have been promising, but issues involving bias, privacy and mistrust of “black box” algorithms are possible pitfalls.

#aispecialreport2022, #anxiety-and-stress, #artificial-intelligence, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #telemedicine, #voice-recognition-systems

Susan Cain’s ‘Bittersweet’ Explores the Upside of Sadness

Susan Cain’s new book examines how sadness makes us whole.

#books-and-literature, #cain-susan, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #empathy, #mental-health-and-disorders, #optimism

Prolonged Grief: A Mental Disorder, or a Natural Process?

“How dare you tell me how long I may grieve?” one reader writes. Readers are mostly opposed to declaring it a disorder, arguing that it is stigmatizing.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-book, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

Many Teens Report Emotional and Physical Abuse by Parents During Lockdown

New data on teen mental health during the pandemic suggests that for many, home life was full of stressors like job loss, hunger and even violence.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-medical-center, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #domestic-violence, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Doctors Face a Stigma Against Seeking Mental Health Care

The culture of medicine means no crying, no sleeping, no making mistakes. And no getting help.

#depression-mental, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders

Can Moving the Body Heal the Mind?

In her new book, Jennifer Heisz blends personal experience and the latest science about how exercise can improve your mental well-being.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Cancer Patients Are at High Risk of Depression and Suicide, Studies Find

Two new studies of millions of people around the world suggest that doctors should be thinking more about cancer patients’ mental health, experts said.

#cancer, #chemotherapy, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

The First (and Last) Time She Didn’t Come Home

My sister and I searched for clues in our mother’s desk — and in her life — for why she left us and this world.

#depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #flowers-and-plants, #love-emotion, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

A General Fights to Illuminate Mental Health Issues in the Military

The military has struggled to meet the mental health needs of troops, lawmakers and service members say.

#content-type-personal-profile, #defense-department, #depression-mental, #litynski-ernest, #litynskiernest, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #reserves-military, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer.

The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #depression-mental, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare

Some Teens Are Anxious About Taking Off Their Masks

Whether it’s virus worries, social pressure, shyness or acne, some kids are reluctant to ditch the mask.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #masks, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

Brain-Imaging Studies Hampered by Small Data Sets, Study Finds

Researchers have long used imaging technology to try to understand mental-health ailments. But with relatively few participants, such studies may not be producing valid findings.

#brain, #depression-mental, #human-connectome-project, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nature-journal, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

This Wellness Center Uses Ketamine for Mental Health

Thanks to legal loopholes and a patchwork of compelling research, businesses like Nushama in New York City are writing the rules as they go.

#depression-mental, #ketamine-drug, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

States Investigate TikTok Over Potential Harms to Younger Users

The group is looking into the Chinese-owned video site for the harms it may pose to younger users.

#attorneys-general, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #depression-mental, #facebook-inc, #healey-maura-1971, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

What is Microdosing, and Does it Work?

Scientists are split over whether the benefits some microdosers experience are a placebo effect or something more.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #content-type-service, #creativity, #depression-mental, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #placebos, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychology-and-psychologists

How to Learn to Be Comfortable Being Alone and Appreciate Solitude

Solitude doesn’t have to feel lonely. It can be restoring and refreshing with a little practice.

#depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Thomas Insel, the ‘Nation’s Psychiatrist,’ Takes Stock, With Frustration

In a new book, Thomas Insel, who led research into psychiatric disease for 13 years, says that advances in neuroscience have yet to benefit patients.

#allen-frances, #books-and-literature, #brain, #depression-mental, #healing-our-path-from-mental-illness-to-mental-health-book, #insel-thomas-r, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #your-feed-science

Can Cold Water Plunges Really Reduce Anxiety and Depression?

Early research suggests this age-old practice might benefit mental health, but more research is needed.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #psychology-and-psychologists, #swimming

Jane Brody: Here’s How Health Advice Changed Since I Joined The Times

Before I go, I want to highlight the breathtaking evolution in health advice that has occurred since I joined The Times in 1965.

#cancer, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oils-and-fats, #smoking-and-tobacco, #spina-bifida, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Cold Water Plunges Are Trendy. Can They Really Reduce Anxiety and Depression?

Early research suggests this age-old practice might benefit mental health, but more research is needed.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #psychology-and-psychologists, #swimming

More Teenage Girls With Eating Disorders Wound Up in the E.R. During the Pandemic

A new C.D.C. study underscored the mental health issues facing teenagers in the past few years.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emergency-medical-treatment, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Covid Patients May Have Increased Risk of Developing Mental Health Problems

A new, large study found that in the year after getting Covid, people were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with psychiatric disorders they hadn’t had than people who didn’t get infected.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #your-feed-science

The Best Cure for Languishing: Behavioral Activation

As with just about everything related to Covid, we’re sick of languishing, too.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #creativity, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grant-adam-m, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

Too Young to Feel So Old

After nearly two years spent in a computer crouch, my favorite sweater and I have gone fuzzy.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental

Charles Blow’s ‘Brave, Forthright and Searing’ Account of His Struggles

Readers praise the columnist’s candor. Also: America in retreat; worried Wordle fans; a dispute over a Native mascot.

#blow-charles-m, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #mascots, #native-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wordle-puzzle

Learning to Listen to the Voices Only You Hear

The novelist and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki draws connections between meditation, writing and the art and practice of listening.

#a-tale-for-the-time-being-book, #books-and-literature, #buddhism, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #ozeki-ruth-l, #the-book-of-form-and-emptiness-book

Try These Brain Foods to Improve Your Mood

For this week’s Eat Well Challenge, try some new foods that have been linked with improving your mood.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #chocolate, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seafood, #serotonin-chemical, #vegetables, #well-challenge-2022