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June 21, 2021

Expanding Mental Health Uses for Virtual Reality

  • Anxiety, Patients and Families, Serious mental illness, Trauma

Virtual reality technology is increasingly being used to support mental health and treat a variety of mental health disorders, especially as the technology becomes more familiar and more affordable. Virtual reality (VR) offers several advantages, including convenience and the ability to adapt and individualize it. Among the conditions being effectively treated with VR are PTSD, anxiety and phobias.

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.

April 08, 2021

Autism, Anxiety and Sensory Challenges

  • Anxiety, Autism, Patients and Families

Anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents, and sensory reactivity is also common among young children. Both conditions are more common in children with autism than children without autism. Researchers are exploring the connections and relationships between these conditions.

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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