Talk therapy in psychosocial counseling reduces suicide risk substantially

Suicide risk falls substantially after talk therapy — Researchers find repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide plummet even years after treatment – Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

$205 million investment to help manage mental health in US

Increasing Access to Mental Health Services in US – This is the fact that in US 60 percent of people with mental health conditions and nearly 90 percent of people with substance use disorders don’t receive the care they need. That is why the Affordable Care Act is so important to mental health. The health care law, along with previous parity legislation, will expand mental health and substance use disorder benefits and parity protections for 62 million Americans.

Distressed young drivers take risks on road

Young drivers who take risks on the road have a greater risk of mental health problems — The psychological distress of the young driver: A brief report – Young adults who take risks when driving are more likely to experience psychological distress, including mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, reveals research published ahead of print in Injury Prevention.

Infants with persistent crying likely to have behavior problems in childhood

Infants with persistent crying problems more likely to have behavior problems in childhood – Infants who have problems with persistent crying, sleeping and/or feeding – known as regulatory problems – are far more likely to become children with significant behavioural problems, reveals research published ahead of print in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Boost brain power with oats

Oats study to boost brain power for older adults — Ingredients found in oats could boost your brain power into old age. – Researchers at UniSA’s Nutritional Physiology Research Centre are investigating whether an oat extract can improve cognitive performance in older adults.

Anxious peoples tend to over react

People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows – People with generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, have abnormalities in the way their brain unconsciously controls emotions, revealed by researchers.

A mind at rest strengthens memories

A mind at rest strengthens memories, NYU researchers find – Our memories are strengthened during periods of rest while we are awake, researchers at New York University have found.

Mixed handed children more likely to have mental health problems

Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems – Children who are mixed-handed, or ambidextrous, are more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems in childhood than right- or left-handed children, according to a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics.

50% American children with mental disorders receive professional services

National survey tracks rates of common mental disorders among American youth – Only about half of American children and teenagers who have certain mental disorders receive professional services, according to a nationally representative survey funded in part by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Job promotion bad for mental health

Researchers find promotion is bad for mental health and stops you visiting the doctor. – Promotion on average produces 10% more mental strain and gives up to 20% less time to visit the doctors, revealed by researchers in UK.

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