A woman with her baby collects her household goods in front of her newly built shack in Khayelitsha, outside Cape Town.
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Pregnant women and mothers of infants are at a higher risk of experiencing depression because of increased pressures they face economically, in their relationships, with their families, and socially.
Menstrual periods can disturb sleep, but sleep troubles can worsen menstrual symptoms.
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Menstruating women who sleep less than six hours a night suffer worse periods. But leading treatments for insomnia rarely look at menstrual health.
The average wellbeing of people with depression in Denmark improved over the first six months of the pandemic.
What if there were a social media blackout for teens during certain hours of the night?
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It’s tempting to think limits would cause teens to riot in the streets. But Facebook’s own research reveals that young people are well aware of social media’s downsides.
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In the study, 44% of people who stopped taking their antidepressants didn’t experience a relapse within a year.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says teens should never consume energy drinks.
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Energy drinks and coffee both contain lots of caffeine. That’s a problem for teens, especially those who take prescription stimulants.
Women who engage in physical activity in the postnatal period report better mental well-being than those who are less physically active.
Women who are physically active in the postnatal period report better mental well-being than those who are less active, but the pandemic has made exercise less accessible.
Despite warnings about the impact of climate change on health, surprisingly little has been written about the mental health consequences of climate change for children.
Research shows climate change is already affecting the healthy psychological development of children worldwide. Children’s mental health risks will only accelerate as climate change advances.
Dance and movement therapy not only holds promise for treatment of trauma, anxiety and depression but can also contribute lifelong coping skills.
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The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
Nurses and healthcare workers will need more support in the longer term to deal with the considerable effect COVID-19 has had on mental health and wellbeing.
Firefighters regularly face scenes of loss and suffering.
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Firefighters are hailed as heroes and pillars of strength, bravery and courage. But the daily stressors and traumas of their jobs take a heavy emotional toll that largely goes unnoticed by the public.
Not only did youth mental health difficulties increase during COVID-19, but they became more prevalent as the pandemic persisted.
New research shows the dire effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and youth, with as many as 25 per cent of young people affected. Immediate action can help address this distress.
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil swims to a gold medal in the women’s 100 metre butterfly final during at the Tokyo Olympics.
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The past 18 months have tested the mental and physical limits of Olympic athletes in their pursuit of the Tokyo Games. That’s what makes the performances during these Olympics even more remarkable.
Many of us may have described feeling ‘empty’ before.
Newly published research provides the first ever definition of what it means to feel ‘empty’ — a common struggle rarely recognised by health professionals.
For some queer people, time at home has meant time away from communities and friends that recognize and support their gender and sexual identities.
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Pandemic experiences for queer people were marked not only by loneliness but new possibilities and connections that will shape their lives when the world reopens.
Many people with PTSD also have depression, anxiety or some other mental health issue. This treatment might help where other treatments haven’t.
The therapy we gave to participants had a positive effect.
Being unable to communicate their thoughts and feelings is one reason almost two-thirds of people with aphasia suffer from depression.
After dropping out of the French Open, Osaka opened up about her mental health struggles.
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Loosening press obligations might be one way to protect the mental health of athletes.
Non-specific illnesses, such as headache and fatigue, are common, as are mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
From the things you choose to focus on, to the support you seek from others, to the way you look after your physical health — these coping strategies could help you through Melbourne’s latest lockdown.