When you layer a pandemic on top of back-to-school, many children may struggle with separation anxiety. Here are some strategies parents can use to help reduce anxiety in their children.
Moving between in-person and virtual schooling affects children with anxiety disorders like selective mutism. In addition, access to diagnosis and support is delayed because of pandemic restrictions.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
Stop constant checking and stay social.
Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the US. They are meant to be used only short-term, but thousands use them long-term. That’s a big worry.
Music for pleasure, self-expression and emotional regulation.
Around 20% of young Australian women had a diagnosis of depression or anxiety in 2017 compared with 12.8% in 2009. But the proportion of people reporting significant symptoms has remained stable.
Half of Australians feel lonely for at least one day a week, while one in four feel lonely for three or more days. This can impact on sleep, heart health and levels of anxiety.
Almost a third of American adolescents have anxiety disorders. Researchers in developmental neuroscience are figuring out that how the brain matures over time may be part of the reason why.
Today’s students are at increasingly high risk for mental health diagnoses. Universities need to step up.
A national survey has shown Australian school students with a mental disorder can be almost three years behind in their studies by the time they sit their final NAPLAN test in year nine.
We may pretend that we do not like fear, but Halloween proves otherwise. Many of us enjoy being scared. But why?
Women who don’t get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
A small minority of children with mental health issues is getting the help they need. School-based mental health is essential to keep students engaged.
Psychological distress among teenage girls has risen by 4% in the past decade.
The potential harms associated with using cannabis depend, above all others, on two things: the age at which you first begin to use cannabis and the frequency, dose and duration of use.
While the global health community has made mental healthcare a priority, South Africa is not following suite. The impact is felt most acutely by poor people suffering from mental health disorders.
Biological and genetic explanations of mental illness can weaken people’s sense of control and optimism, and create a bias against effective psychological interventions.
A new study has produced puzzling results about how the environment affects men’s and women’s mental health.
There is hope that new drugs can be created to treat anxiety disorders after seven new genes were linked to these diseases.