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Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Mi Zhang, Michigan State University; David Mohr, Northwestern University, and Jingbo Meng, Michigan State University Depression is the leading mental health issue on college campuses in the U.S. In…

Fear Of Deportation, Hate Crimes Reportedly Threaten Mental Health Of Young Californians

Fear Of Deportation, Hate Crimes Reportedly Threaten Mental Health Of Young Californians

By Jocelyn Wiener In the months leading up to the presidential election, Guillermo and his friends at Oakland International High School had a running joke. “If Donald Trump wins,” they…

High rates of medical student depression: What do they say about our health system?

High rates of medical student depression: What do they say about our health system?

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that 27 percent of medical students around the world exhibit symptoms of depression and…

How Depression Impacts Men

How Depression Impacts Men

By Barbara Odozi Believing that only women and weak men are victims of depression does not really hold true as the number of male patients being diagnosed with the mental…

The MDMA being used to treat trauma is different from the street drug Ecstasy

The MDMA being used to treat trauma is different from the street drug Ecstasy

Joseph Palamar, New York University Langone Medical Center On Nov. 30 the FDA approved a Phase III clinical trial to confirm the effectiveness of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD…

Senate Approves Landmark Mental Health Bill As Part Of 21st Century Cures Act

Senate Approves Landmark Mental Health Bill As Part Of 21st Century Cures Act

By Liz Szabo The Senate passed the first major mental health legislation in nearly a decade, sending the 21st Century Cures Act to President Barack Obama, who has promised to…

Free Clinics Aim To Fill VA’s Shortfalls In Mental Health

Free Clinics Aim To Fill VA’s Shortfalls In Mental Health

By Anna Gorman Elenilson Franco, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, first sought mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs nearly four years ago…

Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Insurance, Inmates Fall Prey To Ills

Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Insurance, Inmates Fall Prey To Ills

By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News and Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project INDIANAPOLIS — Before he went to prison, Ernest killed his 2-year-old daughter in the grip of a…

Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

David Ireland, CSIRO and Dana Bradford, CSIRO Smartphones come with an assortment of sensors that can track behaviours such as our internet search and browse history, where we go, what…

Legislation To Improve Mental Health Care For Millions Sails Through House Vote

Legislation To Improve Mental Health Care For Millions Sails Through House Vote

By Liz Szabo Efforts to strengthen the country’s tattered mental health system, and help millions of Americans suffering from mental illness, got a big boost Wednesday thanks to a…

Explainer: what is exposure therapy and how can it treat social anxiety?

Explainer: what is exposure therapy and how can it treat social anxiety?

Michelle H Lim, Swinburne University of Technology Most of us experience a level of social anxiety at some point in our lives. We worry about what people think of us…