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Teens May Abuse Their Prescription Medications
Prescribing anti-anxiety and sleep medications may backfire with some teens. The authors of a recent study found that teens who had received prescriptions for these medications were much more likely to abuse them.
PTSD May Raise Risk of Premature Birth
Premature birth can lead to serious health consequences for newborns. And new research shows that the mother's mental health status may raise the risk of early delivery.
Child Mental Health Disorder Rates May Not Be Rising
Recent claims about children's mental health in the media have had a tendency to be somewhat negative. But a new Canadian study suggests some of those claims may be inaccurate.
Women May Be More Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression
A heart attack can be a stressful event, even to the point that it can affect mental health. This may be especially true for women, say the authors of a new study.
Mini-Stroke May Lead to PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition often associated with war survivors. People who have had mini-strokes, however, may also live with PTSD.
Talk Therapy May Best Treat Social Anxiety Disorder
Antidepressants may be the go-to treatment for social anxiety disorder, but one type of talk therapy may be more effective and have longer-lasting effects.
Food Addiction May Be Tied to PTSD
Many patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have difficulty coping with the anxiety and stress they may feel. This could lead some to turn to overeating to ease their pain.
Anxiety Treatment May Lead to Alzheimer's Later
Anti-anxiety medicines can be helpful treatments for the short term. But new research found that they may also be risky.
Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.
Light Gaming Linked to Social Adjustment
In the past, video games have been associated with antisocial behavior. But a light amount of gaming may not damage kids' social adjustment.