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Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders

Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders

After analyzing day and night patterns of activity and rest in more than 90,000 United Kingdom residents, researchers have found a strong link between disrupted sleep-wake cycles and higher risk of mood disorders, such as bipolar and depression, and poorer well-being. Scientists find a link between a disrupted sleep-wake cycle and several mood disorders. The […]

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Fewer Money Worries Can Pay Off in Better Health

Fewer Money Worries Can Pay Off in Better Health

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s no secret that money worries can lead to health issues, so reducing monthly bills is a great goal. But it’s also important to know that some so-called time-saving conveniences can actually cost you more. For instance, one study found […]

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Little ‘Quit-Smoking’ Help at U.S. Mental Health Centers

Little ‘Quit-Smoking’ Help at U.S. Mental Health Centers

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many mental health and addiction treatment centers in the United States don’t help patients quit smoking, a new government study finds. People with mental illness and/or drug or alcohol addiction are far more likely than others to smoke cigarettes. And they are more likely […]

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Doctors’ Suicide Rate Highest of Any Profession

Doctors’ Suicide Rate Highest of Any Profession

By Pauline AndersonWebMD Health News May 8, 2018 — One doctor commits suicide in the U.S. every day — the highest suicide rate of any profession. And the number of doctor suicides — 28 to 40 per 100,000 — is more than twice that of the general population, new research shows. The rate in the […]

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Programs That Monitor Opioid Painkillers May Drive Some to Heroin

Programs That Monitor Opioid Painkillers May Drive Some to Heroin

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Prescription drug monitoring programs are touted as a way to reduce overdoses from opioid painkillers, but they might have the unintended effect of increasing heroin overdose deaths, researchers say. They reviewed 17 studies that assessed the impact of these programs and found that 10 […]

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Money Worries Have More Americans Anxious, Survey Finds

Money Worries Have More Americans Anxious, Survey Finds

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Americans are becoming increasingly nervous, with anxiety levels on the rise — and one of the main reasons is concern about being able to pay their bills, a new survey finds. More than 1,000 adults nationwide were polled in late March and asked to […]

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Too Much Social Media May Harm a Woman’s Body Image

Too Much Social Media May Harm a Woman’s Body Image

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest may not be good for women’s self-esteem, a new study suggests. Women are less likely to be happy with their bodies if they spend more than an hour a day on social media, the findings showed. […]

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Racial Divide Narrows in Opioid Prescribing in U.S.

Racial Divide Narrows in Opioid Prescribing in U.S.

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans are no longer less likely than whites to be prescribed opioid painkillers — but that means their risk of addiction to the narcotics has increased, researchers say. “To our knowledge, this is the first evidence of a potential narrowing of the divide […]