What Are the Mental Health Effects of Climate Change?

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

ā€œThe Impact of Shift Work on Healthā€

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...

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

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...

ā€œMental Illness and Gun Violence: Stigmatizing People Isnā€™t the Answer”

In an opinion piece for care2, Katie Medlock discusses how ā€œmental illnessā€ awareness campaigns have shifted, dangerously, ā€œand ended up insinuating that people with mental illness could turn on ā€˜usā€™ at any time and should be feared.ā€

ā€œAttention Deficit After Kids’ Critical Illness Linked to Medical Tubesā€

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

Farming with Pesticides Linked to Increased Suicidal Depression

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

ā€œMore Patients in Scotland Given Antidepressantsā€

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. ā€œWe are now looking at the flabbergasting statistic of more than one in seven people in Scotland being prescribed antidepressants this year,ā€ Conservative health spokesman Jackson Carlaw said. ā€œWe 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."