A recent CVS Health/Morning Consult survey of Americans age 18+ found that mental health concerns are continuing to rise among individuals of all backgrounds, especially Black, age 65+, young adult, and LGBTQIA+ respondents.
More than half of the first 21 brains donated to the Australian Sports Brain Bank by former athletes showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease caused by repeated concussions, a study showed.
Psychological stress from the pandemic may be widespread, but those who have had COVID-19 are at much higher risk for new mental health problems than individuals who have managed to avoid the virus, according to a new study. Additionally, researchers have found the BA.2 version of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus – while potentially more transmissible than its BA.1 predecessor – has not led to more hospitalizations or more severe disease in South Africa.
Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on February 16 that it is time for the United States to start inching back towards normality, despite remaining risks from COVID-19.
On World Mental Health Day (October 10), medical health charity You Okay, Doc? and health communications agency VMLY&Rx pledge their support to physicians worldwide, calling for more awareness and support for the mental health of doctors.
Biotech company Psycheceutical Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was issued two patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for what it calls a “precision duplicity” approach to delivering psychedelic drugs to patients.
Isolation and the absence of family and friends have taken a toll on athletes’ mental health at the Tokyo Olympics, with some struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the pandemic while carrying their country’s hopes on the global sports stage.
In order for healthcare organizations to create healthier communities, they need insight into more than clinical patient information. They also need to see behavioral health data, which is a major indicator of risk and trends for their population. Having access to this information can feed into more effective preventative and community-based mental health services and treatments for patients.
Studies have concluded that chatbots have the potential in treating mental health issues and could be used as an effective tool for delivering cognitive behavioral therapy.
More young adults in the United States reported feeling anxious or depressed during the past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and fewer people reported getting the help they needed, according to a U.S. government study released on March 26.