What Are the Mental Health Effects of Climate Change?

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This MedScape Psychiatry Minute video reviews new research concluding that climate change increases the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders....

New Resource Guide on Health and Mental Health Threats from Endocrine Disruptor Pollutants

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The Endocrine Society and the global organization of non-profits IPEN have jointly released a new guide documenting the threats that endocrine-disrupting chemicals pose to...

“The Impact of Shift Work on Health”

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Medical News Today provides an overview of the research on the effects of shift work on the physical and mental well-being of employees. "Although...

“Attention Deficit After Kids’ Critical Illness Linked to Medical Tubes”

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Past research has revealed the children who get hospitalized in the intensive care unit are more likely to develop the symptoms associated with ADHD....

“Mental Illness and Gun Violence: Stigmatizing People Isn’t the Answer”

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In an opinion piece for care2, Katie Medlock discusses how “mental illness” awareness campaigns have shifted, dangerously, “and ended up insinuating that people with mental illness could turn on ‘us’ at any time and should be feared.”

Farming with Pesticides Linked to Increased Suicidal Depression

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Exposure to pesticides is linked to significant increases in suicidal depression in farmers, according to a study by US National Institute of Health researchers...

“More Patients in Scotland Given Antidepressants”

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The BBC reports that the number of people in Scotland taking antidepressants has increased by 5% in the past year with most of the patients being women and those in the poorest parts of the country. “We are now looking at the flabbergasting statistic of more than one in seven people in Scotland being prescribed antidepressants this year,” Conservative health spokesman Jackson Carlaw said. “We urgently have to look at better alternatives than simply parking people on medication in the hope things don't get any worse, with no aspiration for complete recovery."