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This page includes academic articles on research studies into mental health.

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June 2019  

Benefits of work for people with intellectual disabilities

Presentation from the InnArbeid International Conference on work inclusion for persons with intellectual disabilities 2019, Kristiansand, Norway 23rd May 2019

Yoga, wellbeing and schizophrenia

Impact the practice of yoga can have on the wellbeing of people with schizophrenia.

Mindfulness may protect mental health of first responders

This article examines how mindfulness may protect the mental health of first responders exposed to trauma; namely Australian firefighters.

Using virtual reality to treat severe mental illness

This article explores the potential for use of virtual reality technology in the treatment of severe mental Illness.

Quality of life

This article examines the determinants of positive quality of life in physical and mental health.

May 2019  

Start the Conversation: Teaching High School Students Mental Illness and Stigma

This article explores the benefits in terms of stigma reduction of teaching young people about mental illness.

Mental illness and well-being: an affect regulation perspective

Mental health crucially depends upon affective states such as emotions, stress responses, impulses and moods. This article examines the role and regulation of these affective states in mental illness.

Clozapine-associated renal failure: A case report and literature review

Although most clinicians are aware of the possibility of clozapine-induced myocarditis, less is known about other inflammatory disorders due to clozapine treatment. This article examines the relationship between clozapine use and renal failure.

February 2019  

Working it out: Researchers find exercise may help fight depression in seniors

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters.

Being kind to yourself has mental and physical benefits. 

Taking time to think kind thoughts about yourself and loved ones has psychological and physical benefits, new research suggests.

Origins of depression brought into focus in large-scale genetic study. 

Hundreds of genes have been newly linked to depression, shedding light on the origins of the condition and highlighting personality types that could be at risk. The international study, involving more than two million people, is the largest of its kind.

A gut feeling for mental health.

The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds.

Positive findings with dasotraline for ADHD in children ages 6-12. 

A new study in children aged 6 to 12 years of dasotraline, a promising new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), showed significant improvement in efficacy in the treatment of ADHD compared to placebo beginning at week 1 and continuing throughout the study.

Data show no evidence that teens’ social media use predicts depression over time.

Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms. However, the findings do show that relatively higher depressive symptoms predicted later social media use among adolescent girls.

Researchers ID, treat faulty brain circuitry underlying symptoms of schizophrenia.

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have determined the underlying anatomical cause of certain symptoms of schizophrenia, then ameliorated them with non-invasive brain stimulation. The scientists reported that these symptoms arise from a breakdown in a network between the brain’s prefrontal cortex and the cerebellum, and that non-invasive brain stimulation restored network function, which in turn improved schizophrenia’s most debilitating symptoms.

January 2019  

Birth order and suicide risk

Could the order of your birth in a family affect your liability to suicide later in life? This article examines the facts around this issue.

Schizophrenia and depression: marriage and sex

This article examines the marital and sexual functioning in patients with schizophrenia and depressive disorders.

Factors helping those with MI stop smoking

It is a known fact that people with mental illness often smoke more than the wider population. This article looks at some of the factors which helped people experiencing mental distress stop smoking.

Work engagement and mental health

Can too much work impact your mental health? This question is explored in the following article.

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