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What are the warning signs of suicide?

Time : 7th of December 2022 10:38:02 AM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Physician/Medicine,Entertainment

Talking about wanting to die, shame or guilt, being a burden to others, feeling trapped, empty, hopeless, sad, anxious, agitated, rage, unbearable physical and emotional pain are warning signs of suicide. Changes in behaviour like researching ways to die, withdrawal from friends, giving away things, making a will, and taking dangerous steps also include suicidal behaviours.
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Mothers' mental health can impact children's school performance

Time : 6th of December 2022 01:19:03 PM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Paediatrics

Children of mothers hospitalized due to mental disorders during pregnancy or around a year after birth had a higher risk of poor academic scores at 14 years of age, as per a study. Boys had higher chances of poor grades in writing, spelling, and reading compared to girls. Severe psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia had more impact on scores than other mental disorders.
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Cancer patients may not benefit from cannabis oil

Time : 1st of December 2022 12:46:15 PM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Oncology

A trial analysed the effects of cannabidiol oil in relieving anxiety, depression, pain, and quality of life. It found no detectable effects of cannabis oil on emotional and physical functioning, quality of life, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, appetite, and dyspnoea. However, some experts believe CBD gives a feeling of general well-being even if it does not relieve symptoms.

How parents help their children to sleep could affect their temperament

Time : 25th of November 2022 11:51:01 AM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Paediatrics

Children whose parents used passive sleep-supporting techniques like reading, singing, or cuddling had higher sociability scores than those whose parents used active methods like car rides, playing, or walking. In contrast, difficult temperament or fussiness was more common in children whose parents used active techniques, according to the study conducted on toddlers.
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Intermittent fasting could cause eating disorders in young adults

Time : 22nd of November 2022 11:06:53 AM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness

A study found that IF was linked to higher overall eating disorder behaviour and attitudes in men, women, transgender or gender non-conforming people. IF was also tied to greater laxative use, compulsive exercise, and binge eating. IF also raised the risk of vomiting, especially in men who exercised compulsively. Previous studies also showed that fasting drive eating disorders.
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Researchers develop a vaccine for fentanyl's "high"

Time : 21st of November 2022 12:17:17 PM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Physician/Medicine,Pharma News

The vaccine causes the production of anti-fentanyl antibodies in the body that can bind to fentanyl when consumed. They prevent fentanyl from entering the brain and eliminate it through the kidneys. It stops people from feeling euphoria due to the drug and helps them get to sobriety. The vaccine did not cause side effects in rats; human clinical trials are expected soon.
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Teachers more depressed and anxious than any other workers during the pandemic

Time : 18th of November 2022 01:11:10 PM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Covid-19

People working as teachers reported more negative mental health outcomes than those working in healthcare or offices. Healthcare workers, office workers, and other workers were less likely to report anxiety than teachers. Also, healthcare workers were at a lower risk of being depressed than teachers. But office workers and other workers were more likely to feel isolated.

Amphetamine addiction could be tackled with ADHD medication

Time : 17th of November 2022 12:50:22 PM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Pharma News

Lisdexamfetamine, a drug approved for ADHD and binge eating, was tested in a study on patients addicted to methamphetamine or amphetamine. The drug reduced hospitalization from drug use by 18% and lowered the risk of death and hospitalization from any cause by 14%. These findings warrant larger studies to explore the drug's ability to help amphetamine addicts.
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Unexplained electrolyte imbalance may suggest an eating disorder

Time : 16th of November 2022 11:15:02 AM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Physician/Medicine,Diagnostics & Pathology

A study revealed that about 1 in 5 patients diagnosed with an eating disorder had a previous outpatient electrolyte abnormality. The median time to diagnosis after electrolyte imbalance is 386 days. Hypokalemia was linked to the highest risk of diagnosis, followed by hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, hypernatremia, hypophosphatemia and metabolic alkalosis.

Mindfulness is as effective as depression drugs used to treat anxiety

Time : 14th of November 2022 11:38:15 AM Psychiatry & Mental Health,Pharma News

A mindfulness-based program to reduce stress was similarly effective as the gold-standard antidepressant drug escitalopram for treating anxiety disorders, as per a study. Mindfulness meditation does not require a medical setting or a clinical degree and can be delivered through a video conference. In contrast, antidepressants are difficult to procure and cause side effects.
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