mental health

College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD
College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD August 21, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. The report published ... Read More »

One-third of students report elevated psychological distress
One-third of students report elevated psychological distress August 14, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than one in three, an estimated 328,000, Ontario students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Girls are twice as likely as boys ... Read More »

Changes in brain structure during teenage years provide clues to onset of mental health problems
Changes in brain structure during teenage years provide clues to onset of mental health problems August 10, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers’ brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise during late adolescence. The hubs that connect different regions ... Read More »

The stigma experiences of parents of children with mental health problems
The stigma experiences of parents of children with mental health problems August 5, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the University of Western Australia are seeking parents of children with mental health problems to take part in a study that will explore parents’ experiences. “Our research so far has indicated that as a result of having a ... Read More »

Young players can benefit from head trauma education
Young players can benefit from head trauma education June 28, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A team from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research is investigating the short-term links between head trauma and depression in young football players, in the hope of developing avenues for self-reflection and education about this issue ... Read More »

Mental health risks to children of older fathers
Mental health risks to children of older fathers June 15, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men’s genes mutating with age, according to new research from The University of Queensland. Mathematical modelling by Queensland Brain Institute scientists suggests an alternative ... Read More »

ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people
ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people June 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

While it is well established that childhood ADHD may continue into adulthood, new research by King’s College London suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder marked by ... Read More »

Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing
Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing June 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A leading Australian youth health expert will chair a major new Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing, launched in London on May 10. University of Melbourne Professor George Patton, head of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Murdoch Children’s Research ... Read More »

Mental health support for Australian families
Mental health support for Australian families May 2, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Help for children and adolescents Help for parents and carers Where children and adolescents can get help There are a range of telephone and web-based counselling services available for young people with mental health challenges in Australia. Translating and interpreting ... Read More »

Program cuts post-natal mental disorders dramatically
Program cuts post-natal mental disorders dramatically March 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a world first, published in BMJ Open, new Australian research from Monash University has shown that post-natal mental health problems can be reduced by up to two-thirds through an innovative program. The program, called What Were We Thinking! (WWWT), was developed ... Read More »







 
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