Postpartum depression affects approximately 1 in 8 mothers in the U.S. Postpartum psychosis is far more rare, occurring in about 1 in every 500 deliveries.
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Postpartum depression can strike days, weeks or months after delivery, and the much rarer cases of psychosis can be difficult to detect.
A diagnosis of treatment-resistant depression can lead to a sense of hopelessness and despair in some patients.
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An overreliance on medication as the first-line treatment for depression can lead some people to be labeled with treatment-resistant depression when there are other viable alternatives for relief.
Conversational chatbots have risen in popularity recently, but when it comes to mental health, companies and users must be cautious about how they use the technology.
AI chatbots can provide people with immediate help, but the technology is still far from capable of replacing human therapists.
Only about 10% of people with a gambling problem ever seek treatment.
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Treatment has a high success rate. Getting problem gamblers in the door – and getting them to complete a full course of therapy – is another matter.
Worldwide, more than 750 million people have tinnitus.
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Although there’s no cure for tinnitus, help is out there – including sound-generating devices, background noise and talk therapy.
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can vary from one student to the next.
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Teaching students techniques to cope with anxiety and stress can help them bounce back after a hurricane upends their life.
Concussion doesn’t just happen in sports or only in teens and young adults; it affects people of all ages and backgrounds.
Canadian researchers are exploring unanswered questions about concussion: How to diagnose it accurately and quickly, how to predict outcomes and promote recovery, and how to prevent it altogether.
Working with a therapist can help you manage or improve your mental health.
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Psychotherapy is not one size fits all. From behavioral to gestalt therapies, which approach will work best for you depends on your needs and goals.
Many people with ADHD find it difficult to focus, suffer from anxiety and have low self-esteem.
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Although medication and therapy can be effective treatments for ADHD, they’re not the only way to manage the disorder or its symptoms. Creating a daily routine is critical too.
ADHD wasn’t recognized as a condition that can have profound effects on adults until the 1990s.
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Handling adult ADHD is difficult, but today, there are more evidence-based interventions than ever.
Nearly 1 in 5 young people worldwide intentionally injure themselves every year.
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New research shows that many young people report a sense of temporary relief following episodes of self-harm. But there are clear ways to help teens replace injurious behaviors with healthy ones.
On average, two students in every U.S. classroom have ADHD.
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Even when the condition lasts a lifetime, there are behavioral treatments and prescription drugs that make it easier for people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to thrive.
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 UK’s mental health model is broken.
Early evidence suggests that younger people are at the highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mental health effects of the pandemic will likely outlive COVID-19. The goal should be to target mental health symptoms early in order to decrease major long-term effects.
It’s all about emotion.
One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.
Don’t assume that something you’re uncertain about will have a terrible outcome.
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Feel like you’re facing too many pandemic-related unknowns? Reframing what it means to not know can help you break the uncertainty-anxiety connection.
Pick the mindset that makes you better able to respond.
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A global pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most people. But modifying the way you perceive the situation can set you up to deal with it more effectively.
It’s important to find a psychologist you connect with and who seems to understand you.
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Psychologists use a number of different methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and behavioural activation. Here’s how they work and who they might suit best.
The character of Kayla in ‘Eighth Grade’ is a true-to-life representation of an anxious teen.
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.