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June 09, 2021

Be Well at Work: Helping Employees with Depression

  • Depression, Patients and Families

A new study highlights the Tufts Be Well at Work program, that helps employees with depression. Published in Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, the study presents the results from 15 years of research evaluating the occupational, clinical, and economic impact of Be Well at Work.

May 27, 2021

The Economic Cost of Depression is Increasing; Direct Costs are Only a Small Part

  • Depression, Patients and Families

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders and can cause tremendous challenge and burden for individuals and families. It also carries a large economic cost. The economic burden of major depressive disorder among U.S. adults was an estimated $236 billion in 2018, an increase of more than 35% since 2010 (year 2020 values), according to research published in early May in the journal Pharmacoeconomics.

May 06, 2021

Nature’s Benefits for Mental Health May Not Work So Well When Pressured

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families

During the more than a year of pandemic restrictions, access to parks and other green spaces have been very important escapes for many, offering a place to go for exercise and social interaction when other options weren’t available. Fifteen national parks set new recreation visitation records in 2020, despite temporary park closures and restrictions in response to the pandemic.

March 24, 2021

Exploring the Complexities of Resilience

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families, Trauma

Many children experience adversity and traumatic events. Researchers continue to try to understand resilience, or the trait that makes some children, and adults, better able than others to cope and adapt to adversity.

March 04, 2021

New Study: Community College Students Often Face Mental Health Challenges

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families

Community college students have higher rates of mental health problems compared to same age peers at 4-year institutions, according to a new national study. It also found that community college students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds were more likely to have mental health problems and less likely to get treatment. The study appears online this week in Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association.

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