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Almost half of young people report mental health problems

Almost half of young people report mental health problems

New research from University College London and the Sutton Trust has revealed that mental health problems in 16 and 17-year-olds have increased by over...

Lack of computer access linked to poor adolescent mental health during COVID 

University of Cambridge researchers have found that lack of computer access was linked to poorer young people and adolescent mental health during COVID-19 lockdowns.  The...
WHO launches new mental health training programme for nurses

WHO launches new mental health training programme for nurses

The World Health Organization (WHO) have had a new mental health training programme endorsed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN).  The QualityRights e-training programme...
How the effects of dopamine change after aversive events

How the effects of dopamine change after aversive events

A new study from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience has examined the effects of dopamine after aversive and unpleasant events. The effects of dopamine on...
Understanding the neurological effects of postpartum depression

Understanding the neurological effects of postpartum depression

Conditions such as postpartum depression and psychosis can lead to alterations in the neuronal circuits of new mothers, disrupting the mother-child bonding process, according...
Psychological First Aid training can help healthcare workers’ wellbeing  

Psychological First Aid training can help healthcare workers’ wellbeing  

Northumbria University researchers found that Psychological First Aid training can help healthcare workers in care homes improve their wellbeing.  A new study has found that...
Inflammatory brain cells could be one of the key causes of schizophrenia

Inflammatory brain cells could be one of the key causes of schizophrenia

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet have found that having fewer connections between nerve cells could be one of the key causes of schizophrenia. The researchers...
A single dose of psilocybin reduces depression symptoms 

A single dose of psilocybin reduces depression symptoms 

A large clinical trial has found that a single 25mg dose of COMP360 psilocybin had a significant impact on depression symptoms in participants with...
Social prescribing activities for adolescents with mental health problems 

Social prescribing activities for adolescents with mental health problems 

Social prescribing activities such as music and dance will be offered to adolescents with depression and anxiety.   A new project led by University College London...
No link found between exposure to anaesthesia and child development

No link found between exposure to anaesthesia and child development 

Research from the University of Leuven has found there is no link between antenatal exposure to anaesthesia and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children.   The project was...
Autistic people are more vulnerable to anxiety during pregnancy  

Autistic people are more vulnerable to anxiety during pregnancy  

A new study by the University of Cambridge has found that autistic people are more likely to experience depression and anxiety during pregnancy.  Pregnancy is...
Hydrocortisone could help people with PTSD recovery

Hydrocortisone could help people with PTSD recovery

A new study has found that hydrocortisone could accelerate the process of forgetting intrusive memories when given after a traumatic event. A University College London...
Anxiety disorders had no effect on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Anxiety disorders had no effect on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

A new study has found that individuals with anxiety disorders were no less hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers from the University of Waterloo...
A new study will aim to revolutionise well-being for children in care

A new study will aim to revolutionise well-being for children in care 

A pending study from Kingston University, London will assess how mental health and well-being support can be improved for young people and children in...
Strict parenting may increase the risk of depression in children 

Strict parenting may increase the risk of depression in children 

A new study has found that strict parenting could alter children’s DNA causing an increased risk of depression in adults.  New research presented at the...
Risk of bipolar in children linked to parents’ age

Risk of bipolar in children linked to parents’ age  

According to new research, children whose parents are particularly old or young are more likely to carry a risk of bipolar disorder.   Research that was...
A healthy diet helped prevent anxiety and depression during COVID 

A healthy diet helped prevent anxiety and depression during COVID 

A new report has found that a healthy diet and avoiding the news led to reduced anxiety and depression during COVID.   In a report by...
Can talk therapy improve the mental health of dementia patients?

Can talk therapy improve the mental health of dementia patients?

University College London researchers explored whether talk therapy can benefit people living with dementia if they also suffer from anxiety or depression. Mental health problems...
Symptoms of COVID-19 are associated with poor mental health

Symptoms of COVID-19 are associated with poor mental health

A new study from King’s College London found that symptoms of COVID-19 are associated with worse mental health and lower life satisfaction. The study is...
Lack of social activity linked to anxiety in children during the pandemic

Lack of social activity linked to anxiety in children during the pandemic

Anxiety in children was higher in those who were not involved in social activities during the pandemic than in those who were, according to...

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