Mental Health News Articles From Around The Web

January 30, 2023

Major Depressive Disorder: Personalizing Care for Patients in Need – Prime ~ Intended Audience: Psychiatrists, PCPs, NPs, PAs, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists who care for patients with MDD. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating condition, greatly altering the function and cognition of those it affects. Therapeutic options are numerous and complex, with each therapy posing a unique efficacy, safety, and side effect profile.

Folic Acid Associated With Fewer Suicide Attempts, Preliminary Study Finds – Psych Congress Network ~ Folic acid (vitamin B9) treatment was associated with a lower suicide attempt rate in patients, according to study results published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Could changes in speech patterns help diagnose depression early? – Medical News Today ~ The main finding from the study that people with higher indicators of depression talked more is the opposite of what is typically seen in people with depression. Researchers noted a few explanations for this, including that perhaps people with earlier signs of depression may initially talk more, and then the number of words may decline.

Work-related stress is fueling America’s mental health crisis. Here are solutions to make it better – YAHOO! Finance ~ According to Calm’s 2023 Workplace Mental Health Trends Report, 50% of employees say that work stress is impacting their personal lives and their relationships with their family members and friends, as well as their relationships with themselves.

Young adults are struggling with their mental health. Is more childhood independence the answer? – KQED ~ “Students talk about conflict like it’s this terrible thing,” Mallon said in an interview. “Is it that they’re afraid of [conflict], or are they lacking in experience? Probably a little bit of both.”

Ask a Doctor: How does marijuana affect the adolescent brain? – The Washington Post ~ … there is recent evidence that suggests that cannabis may pose a risk to adolescents whose brains have not yet matured. And for certain teens and adults at risk for psychiatric disorders, cannabis use also has the potential to trigger a first episode of psychosis or depression.

Do mocktails really help you drink less alcohol?– The Washington Post ~ Nonalcoholic drinks may help those staying sober for Dry January, but they could be a trigger for anyone with alcohol use disorder

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Mental Health News for Jan 30 2023