Updated : Apr 08, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert Q&A: Cancer, COVID-19 and Mental Health

LOS ANGELES (April 8, 2020) -- Cancer patients and survivors had a lot to deal with before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, the stress of…

Updated : Apr 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Coping strategies linked to mental health risks during girls’ puberty

ITHACA, N.Y. – Puberty presents girls with a host of physical and emotional challenges. Why do some girls navigate the transition with resilience and enthusiasm, while…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Social connection is key to mental health during coronavirus pandemic

It’s important to stay socially connected during the coronavirus pandemic and avoid isolation for the sake of our mental health, says Jennifer Wegmann, PhD, a…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

McLean Hospital: Living With OCD During the Coronavirus Crisis

“There’s a large perception that people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are struggling more than usual as we deal with the coronavirus. In reality, it’s a pretty…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior

Washington, DC, April 2, 2020 - A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

McLean Hospital Experts: Confronting Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing

According to Jacqueline Olds, MD, and Richard S. Schwartz, MD, the coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges and opportunities as people try to stay connected to each other…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

McLean Hospital: Tips to Help College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the national emergency of the coronavirus pandemic, college students’ lives have been upended as they have been asked to leave campus and adjust to…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Tips for Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis at Home with Teens, Young Adults

Compared to young children, teenagers and young adults living and learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis may be feeling the loss of social connections…

Updated : Mar 25, 2020 in Research Articles

Obama’s 2008 election improved mental health of black men, research shows

HOUSTON - (March 24, 2020) - Barack Obama's election to the nation's highest office in 2008 improved the mental health of black men, according to…

Updated : Mar 24, 2020 in Announcement

APA to states, insurers: Provide access to mental health care during COVID-19 public health crisis

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association called on states and insurers to move quickly to allow people to connect with their mental health providers remotely…

Updated : Mar 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

UAlbany Experts Available to Discuss Psychological Impacts of COVID-19

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 23, 2020) – With COVID-19 cases increasing around the globe, governments are taking extraordinary measures to support social distancing, including mandatory quarantines,…

Updated : Mar 19, 2020 in Expert Pitch

These 5 Coping Strategies Can Help Employees Keep a Healthy Mindset

In an unprecedented time like the COVID-19 pandemic the world is going through, it can be challenging to keep a healthy mindset in the workplace…

Updated : Mar 19, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Mental health expert available to discuss tips for easing COVID-19 anxiety

The spread of the coronavirus throughout the world has many people feeling anxious, which is normal in this time of uncertainty, explains Dr. Robert Trestman,…

Updated : Mar 18, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Social Spacing: Tips On Deepening Connections & Staying Safe, Sane Amid Coronavirus

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was written by UNLV psychology professor Stephen D. Benning. He is director of the Psychophysiology of Emotion and Personality laboratory (PEPlab) at UNLV, where…

Updated : Mar 17, 2020 in Feature

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

Social distancing is crucial to slow the spread of COVID-19, but can put individuals at risk for mental health problems and has serious implications for…

Updated : Mar 17, 2020 in Feature Tip Sheet

Creating a new normal for kids during the uncertainties of COVID-19

The list of schools canceling classes indefinitely is growing, and day-to-day life has been disrupted like never before – all because of increased social distancing…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Expert Pitch

McLean Mental Health Experts Offer 5 Ways to Reduce Anxiety During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Worrying about catching an infectious disease, the coronavirus or otherwise, while taking care of your family, can be a stressful time. Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD, Kathryn D.…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Pets can protect against suicide in older people

It’s a sad fact that suicide rates among people over 60 are the highest of any age group in Australia, but a new study published…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Feature

Tips to Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Dr. Charles Herrick, Chair of Psychiatry, Nuvance Health Does the COVID-19 pandemic have you feeling anxious and worried? If yes, please know that you’re…

Updated : Mar 13, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Mental Well-being During Social Distancing

Managing mental wellbeing is critical in times of uncertainty and unpredictability. One common coping mechanism is to connect in-person with friends or family because isolation…

Updated : Mar 13, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Mental Health During Coronavirus

Rutgers scholar Patricia Findley is available to discuss how coronavirus can affect mental health. “Keeping ourselves healthy, both physically and mentally, is paramount during this…

Updated : Mar 06, 2020 in Announcement

Media Invited to APS 2020 in Chicago, the ‘World Summit’ of Psychological Science

Thousands of scientists, educators, and students will gather in Chicago, May 21-24, to share the latest discoveries in the science of psychology during the Association…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling

The sights and sounds of winning on a slot machine may increase your desire to play--and your memories of winning big, according to new research…

Updated : Feb 26, 2020 in Research Articles

Rates of ADHD Diagnosis in Veterans Are Rising, Reports VA Study in Medical Care

February 26, 2020 – Rates of diagnosed attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in veterans receiving care in the VA health system more than doubled during the…

Updated : Feb 21, 2020 in Research Articles

Mental health challenges four times higher in young mothers

February 21, 2020  Mental health challenges four times higher in young mothers HAMILTON, ON – New research from McMaster Children’s Hospital shows that two out…

Updated : Feb 20, 2020 in Research Articles

New research takes p*** out of incontinence

Millions of people might eventually be spared the embarrassment and extreme isolation caused by wetting themselves, thanks to new research. One in every five people…

Updated : Feb 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Breathing may change your mind about free will

Have you ever gone ahead and eaten that piece of chocolate, despite yourself? Do you inadvertently make decisions because you are hungry or cold? In…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Research Articles

National Study Confirms Nurses at Higher Risk of Suicide than General Population

In the first national study of its size, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health, Department of…

Updated : Jan 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Research offers promise for treating schizophrenia

Research by a University of Georgia psychologist shows that targeting one particular symptom of schizophrenia has a positive effect on other symptoms, offering significant promise…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Feature

National survey seeks musicians’ input on mental health and substance misuse challenges

The Tulane University of School of Social Work is partnering with the nonprofit Send Me A Friend in a nationwide survey aimed at examining the…

Updated : Jan 10, 2020 in Research Articles

Lonely in a Crowd: Overcoming Loneliness with Acceptance and Wisdom

By nature, human beings are social creatures. Yet, as we age, personal dynamics and lifestyles change, which can result in loneliness and isolation. With older…

Updated : Jan 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Adolescents’ view of family social standing correlates with mental health, life outcomes

NEWS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOTE TO EDITORS: PHOTO AVAILABLE AThttps://news.uci.edu/2020/01/06/adolescents-view-of-family-social-standing-correlates-with-mental-health-life-outcomes/  Contact:      Pat Harriman                                       Mimi Ko Cruz                    949-824-9055 …

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivation

Embargoed until Nov. 21 2019 at 5 p.m. ET   Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivation   EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University’s…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Feature Expert

A Voice for Mental Health in Academia

So pervasive is the image of a graduate student toiling away for endless hours in the lab, frantically trying to crack the latest scientific conundrum.…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI study is first to explore veterans’ grief, an overlooked toll of war

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 6, 2019 — Grief in veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has been as largely overlooked as post-traumatic stress disorder…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Mute, Block, Delete: Navigating National Unfriend Day

It’s the Girl Scout mantra: Make new friends but keep the old.  However, according to UNLV communication studies professor and researcher Natalie Pennington, that may…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

In the long run, drugs & talk therapy hold the same value for people with depression, study finds

Spending an hour in talk therapy with a trained counselor costs much more, and takes more time, than swallowing an inexpensive antidepressant pill. But for…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Who will get depressed under intense stress? Study shows promise of genetic risk prediction

Depression doesn’t come from one gene, one life event, or one personality trait. That’s what makes it so hard to predict, prevent or treat effectively.…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

MIDDLE-AGED ADULTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER POTENTIALLY AT HIGHER RISK FOR HEART ATTACKS, STUDY SAYS

WASHINGTON – Middle-aged adults who show symptoms of borderline personality disorder may be at greater risk for a heart attack, as they show physical signs…

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Feature

5 Ways to Manage Political Stress With a Michigan Medicine Psychiatrist

No matter what your political beliefs or affiliations, it’s safe to say all Americans are now living through a unique moment in our nation’s history. …

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Announcement

Integrating Virtual Reality into Psychotherapy for Anxious Youth – A Free Webinar from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is hosting a free interactive webinar on “Integrating Virtual Reality into Psychotherapy for Anxious Youth” on Tuesday, November 12,…

Updated : Oct 23, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Professors Study How Social Media Affects Emerging Adults’ Mental Health

Pitch Social-media use continues to grow, especially among emerging adults. Users on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are going through a period…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Announcement

NIMH funds youth violence prevention research at DePaul University

CHICAGO — Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth…

Updated : Oct 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Violence linked to social isolation, hypervigilance and chronic health problems, new studies show

Exposure to violence can negatively impact a person’s physical and psychosocial health, according to two new studies co-authored by University of Chicago Medicine social epidemiologist Elizabeth…

Updated : Oct 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Study: More behavioral health care linked to small drop in gun-related suicides

EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 4:00 PM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio – An increase in behavioral health providers is associated with a slight decrease in…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Three new studies reveal eating disorder trends in U.S.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2019) – A University at Albany professor has found trends that warrant increased screening for eating disorders, she explains. In 2018, Tomoko…

Updated : Sep 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Medicaid expansion boosted health & work ability for many – but especially for those with mental health conditions

Expanding Medicaid to more low-income adults helped many of them feel healthier, and do a better job at work or a job search, in just…

Updated : Sep 19, 2019 in Research Articles

‘Junk Food’ Diet May Predict Future Depression Symptoms in Teens

Rockville, Md. (September 19, 2019)—An innovative study finds that sodium and potassium levels—reflections of a person’s typical diet—may be predictors of future depression in teens.…

Updated : Sep 18, 2019 in Feature

The Medical Minute: Don’t stay silent on suicide

Suicide can be difficult to talk about due to the cultural stigma surrounding it and the devastating and lasting impact it has on people, families…

Updated : Sep 17, 2019 in Research Articles

Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

Athens, Ga. –When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a…