Tag Archives: Mental

Medical News Today: Are mental health diagnoses ‘scientifically meaningless’?

A study that analyzed key contents of a classic mental health handbook has questioned whether psychiatric diagnosis to identify distinct conditions has any scientific value. Mental health experts warn that many psychiatric diagnoses are ‘scientifically meaningless and can create stigma and prejudice.’ A Psychiatry Research paper describes how researchers found many inconsistencies and contradictions in… Read More »

In movement toward awareness, Taraji P. Henson announces mental health conference

Actress Taraji P. Henson attends The 2016 InStyle And Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for InStyle) As the country observes Mental Health Awareness Month through May, Empire star Taraji P. Henson is announcing a… Read More »

Lead Exposure in Childhood May Affect Mental Health Later in Life

Adults who were exposed to lead during their childhood are more likely to experience mental health problems and develop unhealthy personality traits, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, reports Medical News Today. Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, reviewed the data of more than 1,000 participants born in 1972 and… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for NOVEMBER 30, 2018: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

What’s worse? Prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications or exposure to maternal depression?  Hutchison and colleagues observe that worse executive functioning was observed in the 6-year-old children of mothers with higher levels of depressive symptoms.  Prenatal exposure to SSRIs did not have any significant impact on executive functioning. Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD   A 6-year longitudinal… Read More »