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April 26, 2019

Teachers’ Mental Health and Well-being Linked to Students’ Mental Health and Well-Being

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families

Teachers have important roles in the lives of the children they teach. That influence extends into the realm of mental health and well-being, according to research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Researchers found that teachers’ mental health and well-being was associated with the mental health and well-being of their students.

April 17, 2019

Infertility: The Impact of Stress and Mental Health

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families, Women

Infertility, though often not talked about, is common. An estimated one in eight couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. There are a range of complex connections between mental health and infertility.

April 09, 2019

Living with Autism: Journey to Adulthood

  • Anxiety, Autism, Patients and Families

A new report from Drexel University highlights some of the challenges faced by many teens and young adults with autism. The 2018 National Autism Indicators Report presents an updated look at the characteristics and experiences of teens and young adults on the autism spectrum. More than three in four teens and young adults with autism were male. The report notes that high schoolers on the autism spectrum today are growing up at a time when awareness is increasing and expectations for full inclusion are changing.

April 03, 2019

Mental Health on College Campuses: Multiracial and Asian Students May be at Higher Risk of Untreated Mental Illness

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families

Mental health concerns among college students have increased in recent years—rates of depression, anxiety, substance use and suicidal behaviors have all increased. One in four college students had a psychiatric diagnosis in the past year, and racial-ethnic minority students maybe at high risk of undetected mental illnesses, according to new research published in Psychiatric Services.

March 18, 2019

Pet Robots Helping Dementia Patients

  • Anxiety, Depression, Older adults, Patients and Families

We increasingly hear of robots taking over humans’ jobs, but could robots fill in for dogs in pet therapy? Pet robots are increasingly being used in assisted living facilities and day care centers to help patients with dementia.

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