Documentary ANXIOUS NATION Explores The Rise In Anxiety In Children

Anxiety is rising among children and teenagers. The reasons are plenty. Most aren’t getting the help … [+] they need. getty Like adults, children feel worried from time to time. It’s normal. But when a child’s anxiety interferes with his or her school, home or social life, it’s time for professional help. The moving documentary, … Read more

Study evaluates post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 in US university

In a recent article published in Emerging Infectious Diseasesresearchers examined the prevalence and predictors of chronic coronavirus disease (COVID) in a sample representing a Washington, DC University in the United States of America (USA). Study: Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 in a University Setting. Image Credit: Ground Picture/Shutterstock Background Studies have shown that one in three … Read more

Long Covid turns an ‘ultra-fit’ adventurer into a bedridden patient

Viv Ellis, mother and caregiver to a long-term Covid sufferer, wants the introduction of long-term Covid clinics in New Zealand. Video / Dean Purcell Long Covid patients in New Zealand are reporting myriad tricky symptoms, from heart problems to anxiety. Would specialized long Covid clinics make a difference? In a small, two-storey unit in Freemans … Read more

What is obsessive compulsive disorder, what are the symptoms, and how is it diagnosed?

It’s often thought of as having a fixation with cleanliness or being paranoid about leaving the oven on, but obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious condition that is as common as diabetes. Beyond Blue estimates that OCD affects around 3 percent of Australians in their lifetime — more than 500,000 people — however, psychologists … Read more

Psychiatric Illnesses Share Common Brain Network

A network of neural connections is linked to six psychiatric disorders: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (BD), depression, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety, new research shows. Investigators used coordinate and lesion network mapping to assess whether there was a shared brain network common to multiple psychiatric disorders. In a meta-analysis of almost 200 studies encompassing more … Read more

New study evaluates post-COVID symptoms persistent for up to two years in non-hospitalized patients

In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, researchers followed up for two years with non-hospitalized post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in France and determined when they returned to work. These patients had persistent symptoms, with some incapacitating symptoms lasting as long as 22 months in a few cases, which prevented them … Read more

Is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder a useful predictor of internalizing problems?

In a recent study published in Scientific Reportsresearchers assessed the importance of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) features as a predictor of internalizing problems. Study: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder traits are a more important predictor of internalizing problems than autistic traits. Image Credit: StepanPopov/Shutterstock Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is described as social-communication difficulties and repetitive and restrictive … Read more

Researchers evaluate retrospectively obtained health-related quality-of-life data from COVID-19 patients

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated retrospective EQ-5D-5L data collection among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Study: Assessment of Retrospective Collection of EQ-5D-5L in US Patients with COVID-19. Image Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock Background Studies have highlighted the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection that extends past clinical results. To fully understand the … Read more

Why Antidepressants Might Make Users Feel Emotionally Numb

MIAMI, FL – MARCH 23: A bottle of anti-depressant pills named Paxil are shown March 23, 2004 … [+] photographed in Miami, Florida. The Food and Drug Administration asked makers of popular anti-depressants to add or strengthen suicide-related warnings on their labels as well as the possibility of worsening depression especially at the beginning of … Read more

Excessive yawning: 5 surprising reasons you shouldn’t ignore | Health

Yawning is a reflex action of opening your jaw wide, taking in a deep breath and then rapidly exhaling it. Yawning is completely normal and, on average, humans yawn 5 to 10 times a day. However, according to the Sleep Foundation, people who yawn excessively do it many more times each day. According to studies, … Read more