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Treating Insomnia First Can Help With Mental Health Problems

Treating Insomnia First Can Help With Mental Health Problems

New research has found that treating insomnia with online cognitive behavioral therapy could in turn help treat mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia. Carried out by researchers at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford, the team set out to try to improve sleep in a group of university students with insomnia to look at sleep’s effect on paranoia (excessive mistrust), anxiety, and depression. The study, which involved 3,755 participants, is thought to be the…

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Feeling Bad About Feeling Down Is Good For Your Mental Health: Study

Feeling Bad About Feeling Down Is Good For Your Mental Health: Study

Letting yourself feel negative emotions is good in the long run, researchers says. Accepting and embracing your negative emotions can actually make you feel better in the long run, a new study out of UC Berkeley says. According to researchers, feeling that pressure of needing to be constantly upbeat will not make you feel better – in fact, it will make you feel worse because of added stress. “We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer…

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500,000 Canadians Miss Work Each Week Due To Mental Health Concerns

500,000 Canadians Miss Work Each Week Due To Mental Health Concerns

A new poll finds 40% of Canadians report their mental health has disrupted their lives in some way over the past year. Nearly one in five missed work or school. As Shirlee Engel reports, the costs to the Canadian economy are staggering. Jillian Coey was your typical overachieving 22-year-old: she had a full-time course load in university, part-time work, and a handful of extra-curricular activities and volunteer work. But what most people didn’t know that she kept a secret, too:…

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Experts Urge Huge Expansion of Online Therapy For Mental Illness

Experts Urge Huge Expansion of Online Therapy For Mental Illness

A “massive and growing” mental health burden across the world can only be tackled successfully with a major expansion of online psychiatric resources such as virtual clinics and web-based psychotherapies, specialists said on Tuesday. With resources tight and the global mental health system only serving around 10 percent of patients even now, specialists speaking at the European Congress on Psychiatry (ECP) said the web is the only option for significant extra treatment capacity. The World Health Organization (WHO) said last…

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Canada Needs a Comprehensive Mental Health Strategy

Canada Needs a Comprehensive Mental Health Strategy

Mental illness is the most common illness found in Canada’s children and teens. We all know a young person who struggles with depression, anxiety, an addiction or a behavioural disorder. Mental illness causes high levels of distress in children and can significantly interfere with their lives. But mental illnesses can often be prevented from developing, or becoming more severe and difficult to treat. A new report from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy found that 14 per cent of all…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Winnie-The-Pooh characters all represent some type of mental disorder (Eeyore – Depression, Pooh – Addiction, Tigger – ADHD, Owl – OCD)   You can “rewire” your brain to be happy by simply recalling 3 things you’re grateful for every day for 21 days   The key to confidence is walking into a room and assuming everyone likes you Broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts all contain a little bit of cyanide Eating them primes your liver to deal better with other…

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Study focuses on precipitating circumstances of suicide in children and early adolescents

Study focuses on precipitating circumstances of suicide in children and early adolescents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014. This was the first time suicide had shown up in the CDC’s top ten leading causes of death for children in this age group. A recent study from Arielle Sheftall, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital demonstrates that some individual characteristics and precipitating…

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Mental Illness And Teens: It Impacts Every One Of Us

Mental Illness And Teens: It Impacts Every One Of Us

It could be any of us. Any of our kids. Any of our nieces or nephews. Our grandkids. The students in our class. Our friends’ kids. Our neighbours’ kids. Our co-workers’ kids. The list goes on… The fact is, mental illness impacts more of us than we realize. The reality is, one in five Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. Did you know that 10 to 20 per cent of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness…

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ADHD Commonly Co-Occurs With Other Mental Health Diagnoses

ADHD Commonly Co-Occurs With Other Mental Health Diagnoses

Looking at a Comparative Psychiatry study It’s common for adults with ADHD to also have another co-occurring mental health diagnosis, according to a study published in Comparative Psychiatry. Rates of mental health disorders are significantly higher among adults with ADHD, suggesting that ADHD itself may be a predictor of other mental health difficulties. ADHD and Other Comorbidities For the study, researchers reviewed psychiatric profiles of a sample of adults seeking outpatient psychiatric care. Each of the 1,134 participants participated in…

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Depression Affects Your Whole Body, Not Just Your Mind, New Evidence Confirms

Depression Affects Your Whole Body, Not Just Your Mind, New Evidence Confirms

It’s Not Just A Mental Health Issue. DAVID NIELD      2 MAR 2016 An international team of researchers has been examining the impact of the disease on the entire human body system, and for the first time, links between depression and oxidative stress have been highlighted in detail. Not only does this disprove the notion that depression is entirely a mental disorder, it could also explain the condition’s links with other health problems such as cancer and high mortality…

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