Healthy sleep habits are known to be critical for both physical and mental health. Those who suffer from depression and anxiety often have sleep disturbance as a comorbidity. In late-life depression and anxiety, for instance, sleep disturbances are often observed. Nonetheless, physicians find treatment strategies in this group of patients often … [Read more...]
Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improve Sleep?
Can Telehealth Help to Reduce Suicidal Ideation?
Suicide is sadly a leading cause of death in the U.S., and suicidal ideation is recognized as a risk factor that increases the risk of suicide. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of telehealth skyrocketed, and we are now beginning to learn more about the impact of telehealth services. A study recently published in JMIR Formative Research has … [Read more...]
How Problematic Internet Usage Affects Adolescents
What the internet means for children and its implications on the developing brain are controversial topics without enough data to yet be resolved. Proponents of the benefits of the internet argue that internet access can facilitate important activities like those related to education and socialization, while skeptics worry that internet access can … [Read more...]
New Information on How Childhood Sleep Quality Affects Mental Health
There is an abundance of evidence pointing to the importance of sleep for our overall health and well-being. While lack of sleep has been linked to mental health disorders, there are several outstanding questions regarding the specific relationships between sleep and psychiatric diseases. One new study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, has helped … [Read more...]
Suicidal Acts are Increasing, Especially Amongst Certain U.S. Populations
A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry has found that while suicidal acts are generally increasing in the United States, much of the recent increase can be attributed to women, older adults, and adolescents. In addition to investigating the likelihood of engaging in suicidal acts based on sex and age, the researchers also examined the details of … [Read more...]