New Yorkers continue to report much higher than normal rates of depression and anxiety, but much less than at their peak in mid-April. As they witness the surge in COVID-19 cases in states that re-opened early, New Yorkers have also grown significantly more hesitant about resuming normal activities than they reported in May 2020.
The findings of a nationwide survey assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of the US adult population have been released online.
Patients who are homeless are far more likely than housed individuals to be readmitted to a hospital within 30 or 90 days of their discharge, according to a new study of inpatient data from Florida, Massachusetts and New York. The team of researchers found the most glaring disparity in Florida, where the 30-day readmission rate among homeless patients was 11 percentage points higher than the rate among housed individuals.
A new treatment for stress which combines mindfulness and hypnotherapy has shown positive results in a Baylor University pilot study.
Social connection with others is critical to a person's mental and physical well-being. How the brain maps relationships with other people in relation to one's self has long been a mystery. A Dartmouth study finds that the closer you feel to people emotionally, the more similarly you represent them in your brain. In contrast, people who feel social disconnection appear to have a lonelier, neural self-representation. The findings are published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Hospital testing for illicit drug use does not typically include fentanyl, however, a new University of Maryland study found after expanding testing, that fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid linked to most fatal overdoses in Maryland, tops the list of drugs detected in overdose patients at two Baltimore hospital emergency departments. The researchers suggest the addition of fentanyl to routine drug testing panels.
As Australia looks for the most efficient assessment and treatment of mental health in the era of COVID-19 lockdowns and disruptions, the outcomes of a national trail, published by Flinders University researchers, has identified the effectiveness of a low intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
A review of 56 randomized clinical trials finds that psychological and behavioral therapies may be effective non-drug treatments for reducing disease-causing inflammation in the body.
A SU2C 'Dream Team' co-funded by OCRAA and NOCC presented results at ASCO of "MAGENTA", the first large randomized clinical trial aimed at making genetic testing for cancer risk more accessible. Nearly 4000 participants used an at home spit-test and was randomly assigned to 4 arms, demonstrating genetic testing can be provided remotely and pre- and post-test genetic counseling can be skipped without causing increased distress to patients undergoing genetic testing from their home.
A rapid review into the mental health impacts of loneliness on children and young people concludes that there could be a spike in demand for mental health services in the years to come.