Traumatic experiences (usually of shame or defeat) lead many people across the globe to cut themselves off from social contact and withdraw from society.
It’s clear that the pandemic has affected mental health. Researchers have now identified how extensively: Five stress scales with interconnecting symptoms combine to form COVID-19 stress syndrome.
Depression and diabetes can occur together, and put huge strain on patients and health systems. Depression in patients with diabetes can cause poor self-management and poor treatment adherence.
Our mental health and economy are suffering from this pandemic. Parent support programs are a proven way to improve both.
Social media and changing ideas about masculinity are making more and more young men believe their body is too small, skinny or insufficiently muscular.
Health-care workers' access to personal protective equipment, along with appropriate infection control procedures, affected their mental health during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A sense of purpose and a social bond on the pitch.
Dementia and depression are two diagnoses that rob older adults of health and happiness. Despite their obvious differences, it is becoming ever more apparent that the two conditions are connected.
Treating people with PTSD may help lower their risk of developing dementia.
Current treatments for multimorbidity involve taking multiple drugs to manage symptoms, which often has adverse health effects.
As we clear the path towards a COVID-normal, mental illness prevention must be prioritised. Including it as a focus of the National Preventive Health Strategy could be a start.
September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and therefore a good time to talk about dementia. Alzheimer's is the most common dementia, but there are others to be aware of, a gerontologist explains.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
Our research suggests the health benefits of lifting weights rival, or even exceed, those of aerobic exercise. So why do so few of us do it?
Parents of young children are reporting alarming increases in anxiety and depression during COVID-19. This is not only a risk to parents' mental health, but also to children’s long-term well-being.
Whether you had COVID-19 or just stressed out about getting it, your brain's hippocampus may have shrunk in the last few months.
Young people may be at particular risk.
For millions, the ACA is making a big difference during the coronavirus crisis.
For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.
The pandemic's mental health toll is not distributed equally. Its impact is disproportionately felt by racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities and those experiencing poverty.