Today is World Mental Health Day, 2019!

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World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide – WHO

 

Bentham Science publishes articles related to WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY in its Subscription based journals including:

 

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ARTICLE TO READ ON WORLD YOUTH DAY 2018

Using Digital and Social Media Metrics to Develop Mental Health Approaches for Youth

Author(s): Christina Carew, Stan Kutcher, Yifeng Wei, Alan McLuckie.

 

 

 

Abstract:

Objective: The objective of this project was to investigate the online behaviors of adolescent and adult populations with respect to mental health information seeking, and identify differences in approaches within age groups and geographical location.

Method: This content analysis approach identified and mapped patterns in online conversations. The search data was able to quantify who was looking for teen mental health information, where they were looking, and what they were looking for. Additional analysis included the preferred format of information presentation and how mental health searches varied over time.

Results: The results of the analysis revealed that between 2006 (baseline) to 2010, a 200% increase in online activity regarding mental health was identified. Adults were most likely to ignite (initiate) conversations online about depression, followed by: anxiety, doctors, suicide, treatments, and OCD. For teens, depression was also the most ignited topic area, followed by: anxiety, alcohol, suicide, sexting and marijuana. While adults were often seeking information about the disorders and treatment options, teens tended to discuss concerns through the use of personal stories.

Conclusion: This research provides insight into how digital and social media can be used to engage both youth and adult discussions about mental health. We report substantive audience driven differences that can inform the development of targeted mental health knowledge translation methods and activities. A broader understanding of the key mental health topics of interest was garnered, in addition to how online use varied between audiences. These results have several implications for mental health knowledge translation including tactics to connect with various stakeholders.

 

Read more here: http://www.eurekaselect.com/123250 

EDITOR’S CHOICE – Management of Adverse Effects from Atypical Antipsychotics

Journal Name: Current Psychopharmacology

Author(s): Ahsan Nazeer*, Joseph L. Calles.

 

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Abstract:

The use of antipsychotic medications presents a trade-off for the treating physician. On the one hand, there is enough literature regarding the efficacy of these medications to support their judicial use, while on the other, chronic and at time impairing side effects are troubling to both physicians and the patients. Extrapyramidal side effects are the hallmark of first-generation antipsychotics, while metabolic side effects including weight gain, diabetes mellitus, and lipid abnormalities are more common with second-generation antipsychotics. This article presents a concise overview of the current literature on antipsychotic-related side effects and treatment options.

 

 

Read more here: http://www.eurekaselect.com/159976/article

Jubilation Enhances Mental Health!

Depression, anxiety, fear and all such negative emotions are infamously known to have a captive effect which renders a person stuck into a vicious cycle. It‘s very hard to get out of such feelings immediately because they hamper the cognitive abilities and does not let positive ideas and imaginations reach our mind. We tend to look more at what can go wrong rather than looking at the opportunities to help us emerge triumphant.

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The flip-side tells us that happiness and positive emotional learning also has a strong effect of its own which provides resilience to depression and negativity overall. When we keep ourselves attentive to positivity and think about bright ideas, we automatically get the energy to break free from our troubles, especially if they are only in our heads. We try to work on new endeavors and apply ourselves better to achieve goals. So the key to keep your life moving and adding to the portfolio of your achievements it is vital to stay jocund and jovial.

This is not only a popular idea among laypeople but it is being researched upon by the neuro-scientists to figure out how this phenomenon exactly works. A recent research article from the scientists of Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics, Northwestern University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, USA, encompasses similar study conducted on mice.

This article named, Positive Emotional Learning Induces Resilience to Depression: A Role for NMDA Receptor-mediated Synaptic Plasticity, is published in the journal Current Neuropharmacology.

 

World Mental Health Day!

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Today, on the 10th of October 2016, we raise awareness about the neurological, psychiatric and mental health disorders and their possible treatments with the rest of the world. Bentham Science Publishers has various research journals dedicated to the mental health research. The most significant ones are;

Current Neuropharmacology

Current Alzheimer Research

CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets

“Using Digital and Social Media Metrics to Develop Mental Health Approaches for Youth”

Author(s): Christina Carew, Stan Kutcher, Yifeng Wei and Alan McLuckie.

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this project was to investigate the online behaviors of adolescent and adult populations with respect to mental health information seeking, and identify differences in approaches within age groups and geographical location.

Method: This content analysis approach identified and mapped patterns in online conversations. The search data was able to quantify who was looking for teen mental health information, where they were looking, and what they were looking for. Additional analysis included the preferred format of information presentation and how mental health searches varied over time.

Read more here: http://benthamscience.com/journals/adolescent-psychiatry/volume/4/issue/2/page/116/

World Mental Health Day

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Mental Health Day- Raising Awareness for Schizophrenia

Mental Health Day 2014

PTSD symptoms tied to food addiction in women

It isn’t about what’s wrong, it’s about what happened!

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is noted as a mental health situation that occurs due to any terrifying event. Symptoms may involve flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as various thoughts about the event.

This does not surely mean that PTSD leads to food addiction, but it explains a connection with the mental condition caused by that disturbing events, researchers quotes“I would really admire to come across those people who bring a lot of history to their eating behaviors,” says Susan Mason, from the University of Minnesota.

According to a research“woman’s prospect of having food addiction rise with the number of PTSD symptoms” she reported.For example, those with almost six or seven PTSDsymptoms had more risk of food addiction. Researchers also endow the connection of PTSD and food addiction was strong when PTSD symptoms initiate at a basic age. There was bit dissimilarity when they glanced at what sort of trauma the women previously went through.

Women’s Weight status is not just a symptom of willpower and education; there may be psychological factors in the play too. Researchers are still oblivious which occurred first in a women –either PTSD or food addiction –or may be one causes the other.

Brand New Ebook, Coming Soon!

ImageInformation for Mental Health Providers working with Children who have Chronic Medical Conditions 

eISBN: 978-1-60805-890-7, 2014 
ISBN: 978-1-60805-536-4 

Author: 
Laura Nabors
School of Human Services,
University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, Ohio,
USA 

Introduction
This eBook provides critical information for mental health providers, including counselors, psychologists, and social workers, who are interested in providing services for children with chronic illnesses. The contents of the eBook focus on enhancing resilience in children with chronic illnesses or medical conditions and their families as they strive to adjust as the child copes with the waxing and waning symptoms of his or her illness. Practical suggestions for working with children and families are also provided along with a thorough review of relevant literature. Readers of this eBook will gain a better understanding of social work and health care issues related to promoting health and wellness among children suffering from long term illnesses. This eBook is also useful for graduate students training to become counselors or therapists.

For details on the eBook, please visit: http://benthamscience.com/ebooks/9781608058907/index.htm

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