Drugs Mental Health

Scientists may have found a natural anti-anxiety supplement

There may be a natural anti-anxiety supplement available, according to a recent study. Beta-sitosterol, an already established natural cholesterol-lowering supplement, has shown promising anti-anxiety effects. In the study published May 18, 2021, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science tested the effect of beta-sitosterol on the anxious responses of mice placed in stressful settings. Although […]

Drugs Mental Health

Music and mental health

Music therapy can have many influences on mental health, as one less-traditional form of treatment for mental illness. Treatments for mental illnesses can be very wide ranging, from psychotherapy, to medications, to exercise and diet. One less traditional type of treatment is music therapy, which can involve anything from listening to the creation of music […]

Drugs Mental Health

The link between sleep and mental health

Sleep quality is strongly related to certain mental health issues such as depression and suicide risk but may be treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Sleep is critical for mental wellbeing, as has been demonstrated by numerous studies in the past several decades. Poor sleep, sleep deprivation, and other types of disturbed sleep can have significant impacts […]

Drugs Mental Health

Top 10 most common mental health issues

Mental illnesses and disorders can be very common, and have serious consequences for people and the healthcare system. While the impact of mental illness is often very serious for individuals and their loved ones, most people don’t know how common mental health disorders are. Understanding exactly how prevalent, or common, certain mental disorders are, helps […]

Drugs Mental Health

Top 10 most common mental health issues

Mental illnesses and disorders can be very common, and have serious consequences for people and the healthcare system. While the impact of mental illness is often very serious for individuals and their loved ones, most people don’t know how common mental health disorders are. Understanding exactly how prevalent, or common, certain mental disorders are, helps […]

Aging Mental Health

Are negative childhood experiences associated with the onset of dementia later in life?

A new study examines the association between childhood trauma and dementia. As the global population continues to age, dementia prevalence is increasing. It’s estimated that by 2050, there will be close to 150 million dementia sufferers worldwide (1). This dementia time-bomb has led to greater research focus on the underlying causes of dementia. Although no […]

Mental Health

Screening for autism spectrum disorder

CHICA is a child health improvement through a computer automation system that promotes timely screening for autism spectrum disorder. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that computer automation together with clinical decision support could lead to improved screening in pediatric primary care practices. Researchers performed a randomized clinical […]