Tag: anxiety

1. In this study, first time mothers with longer sleep time during pregnancy were less likely to report high levels of anxiety and depression in the postpartum period. 2. Higher diary-based wake after sleep onset (ie. lower sleep quality) at 3 months post-partum predicted more moderate anxiety and depression symptoms...
1. Young adults with evening chronotypes recorded higher depression and anxiety scores, and poorer sleep quality in comparison to morning and intermediate chronotypes. 2. Positive psychological traits, such as mindfulness and positive social interactions, were more frequently reported by individuals with morning chronotypes. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Circadian rhythm preferences, also...
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1. This quantitative study found that motives for prescription tranquilizer/sedative misuse differ widely by age group in the United States of America. 2. Recreational use of tranquilizers/sedatives is most strongly associated with other substance use, physical health, and mental health problems. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Misuse of prescription tranquilizers and/or sedatives...
1. This meta-analysis found increased prevalence rates of clinically elevated anxiety and depression symptoms among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. Higher prevalence rates in data collected later in the pandemic, older adolescents, and females, as determined through moderator analysis, suggested that individual differences need to be considered when determining...
1. Prevalence of depression and anxiety has significantly increased over the first year of the pandemic among children and adolescents. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Anxiety and depression are relatively common mental health concerns among children and adolescents. Prior to the pandemic, prevalence rates were roughly 11.6% and 12.9%,...
1. This meta-analysis found increased prevalence rates of clinically elevated anxiety and depression symptoms among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. Higher prevalence rates in data collected later in the pandemic, older adolescents, and females, as determined through moderator analysis, suggested that individual differences need to be considered when determining...
1. In this randomized clinical trial, empathy-oriented phone calls to older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic were associated with significantly decreased depression, anxiety, and loneliness scores. 2. Layperson-delivered phone calls were an inexpensive and accessible support option for those who experienced barriers to accessing psychiatric care and interventions. Evidence Rating...
2 Minute Medicine is pleased to announce that we are launching Wellness Check, a new series dedicated to exploring new research evidence focused on wellness. Each week, we will report on articles examining different aspects of wellness, including (but not limited to) nutrition, sleep, reproductive health, substance use and...
1. The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada was associated with increased depression, anxiety, and distress as compared to pre-pandemic rates. 2. As compared to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, during the second wave individuals were more likely to engage in audiovisual media and less likely...