High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems later in life, study suggests

Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are

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Jan. 13, 2021 ~6 min

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings, say a team of

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Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures,

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Dec. 8, 2020 ~4 min

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Marmoset study finds single brain region linking depression and anxiety, heart disease, and people’s sensitivity to treatment

Over-activity in a single brain region called the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sgACC) underlies several key symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders, but

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Oct. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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One in six children has a probable mental disorder, according to new report

The proportion of children experiencing a probable mental disorder has increased over the past three years, from one in nine in 2017 to one in six in July this

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Oct. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Her plans to study the effects of social isolation on adolescents have become particularly pertinent this year. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a cognitive

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Oct. 22, 2020 ~5 min

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Lockdown led to happiness rebound, after wellbeing plunged with onset of pandemic

New study is among the first to distinguish effects of pandemic from effects of lockdown when it comes to wellbeing in Britain.

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July 27, 2020 ~6 min

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Furlough ‘stemmed the tide’ of poor mental health during UK lockdown, study suggests

Researchers say the UK government should ask employers to share out reduced hours rather than lose workers, in order to mitigate a looming mental health crisis

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July 24, 2020 ~5 min

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People in England’s poorest towns ‘lose over a decade of good health’, research finds

Cambridge researchers find major health inequalities – as well as a geographic divide – between the most and least deprived English towns. They say that life

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June 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Most young people with increased suicide risk only display ‘mild to moderate’ mental distress – study

Around 70% of young people who report self-harming or suicidal thoughts are within normal or non-clinical range of mental distress.  

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May 20, 2020 ~6 min

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