mental

Why ‘smart drugs’ can make you less clever

Why ‘smart drugs’ can make you less clever

It is an open secret: while athletes dope their bodies, regular office workers dope their brains. They buy prescription drugs such as Ritalin or Provigil on the internet’s flourishing…

Drug rehab and group therapy: do they work?

Drug rehab and group therapy: do they work?

  Therapeutic group work is a consistent feature of traditional rehab treatments. Horrible Bosses 2 – “Group Therapy” Clip [HD]/YouTube screenshot Julaine Allan, Charles Sturt University Rehab…

Can we curb the opioid abuse epidemic by rethinking chronic pain?

Can we curb the opioid abuse epidemic by rethinking chronic pain?

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University Over the last few decades, medicine has witnessed a sea change in attitudes toward chronic pain, and particularly toward opioids. While these changes were intended to…

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…

Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too

Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too

Tom Heffernan, Northumbria University, Newcastle and Anna-Marie Marshall, Northumbria University, Newcastle A middle-aged cigarette smoker who has smoked for decades is two to three times more likely to…

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…

Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

David Green, Monash University Ants are simple creatures. They live by simple rules: if you see a scrap of food, pick it up; if you see a pile of food…

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…