Mental Health

Weight Stigma Predicts Emotional Distress, Binge Eating among Young Adults during COVID-19
September 17, 2020

Youth who experienced weight stigma prior to COVID-19 were 3-times more likely to engage in binge eating during the pandemic vs those who had not, a new study found.

Pandemic Amplifies Need for National Dialog About Suicide
September 14, 2020

Survey: Most US adults feel COVID-19 has made it essential to talk openly about suicide; more than half say it has made them more open to discussing mental health.

Study: Mindfulness Reduces Stress, Anxiety Among US Health Care Professionals
September 03, 2020

A new study found that brief mindfulness-based programs can reduce stress and anxiety among US health care professionals.

COVID-19: CDC Reports Increased Suicidal Thoughts Among Young Adults, Caregivers, Essential Workers
August 16, 2020

The CDC reports an alarming level of pandemic-related psychological and behavioral distress including thoughts of suicide across US population segments.

UK-based Study Finds People with COVID-19 Symptoms More Susceptible to General Psychiatric Disorders, Loneliness
July 17, 2020

A survey of >15 000 UK respondents found people who have or had COVID-19 are more likely to develop general psychiatric disorders and loneliness.

Ketamine Mechanism of Action in Depression Observed in New Study
June 30, 2020

Ketamine used in patients with treatment-resistant depression operates via serotonin 1B receptors by way of a previously unknown mechanism of action, according to a new study from Sweden.

COVID-19 Consequences: Takeaways from a Mental Health Survey of US Adults
May 14, 2020

Over half of US adults who responded to a new survey said COVID-19 has impacted their mental health. To what extent? Find out in our new slideshow.

COVID-19 Impact on America’s Mental Health
March 30, 2020

Almost half of Americans are anxious about contracting COVID-19, suggests a new American Psychiatric Association poll. More results at-a-glance here.

Study: Frontline COVID-19 Health Care Workers in China Suffer Psychological Burden
March 24, 2020

Frontline medical workers dealing with COVID-19 in China have a high risk of developing symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress.

Mental Illness in the United States: Essential Numbers from NAMI
February 06, 2020

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 US adults every year; some of them are your patients. This brief study of "the numbers" is essential.