Tag: mental health

1. In this study, students who took a nap after lunch felt happier, more vital, self-controlled, and less sleepy when performing cognitive tasks.  2. Amongst students exposed to bright light, there was an improvement in their working memory in a time-dependent fashion. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Naps and bright light...
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...
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. Limited social interaction following a mental health crisis reduces self-reported recovery at 18-month follow-up. 2. Social support and interventions may improve recovery in individuals who are mental health service users, particularly when sever loneliness is reported. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Recovery following a mental health event may depend on a...
1. In this meta-analysis, the impact of interactive social media interventions aimed at increasing physical activity was evaluated. 2. Improvements were seen in daily steps taken, marginal weight loss, reducing heart rate, and overall well-being. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Social media use has increased substantially since the introduction of programs...
1. In this randomized control trial, prospective assignment of patients to matched therapists was superior in improving mental health compared to random assignment. 2. Participants in the matched therapist group had significant reductions in symptoms, distress, and functional impairment. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Patients are typically assigned to mental health practitioners...
1. In this meta-analysis, the impact of emotional burnout on academic performance in college and university student was assessed. 2. A significant reduction in academic performance was detected in students who reported high levels of exhaustion, cynicism, and diminished feelings of self-efficacy. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Postsecondary students may be...
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. Recreational substance use and mental health problems were found to be independently associated with non-medical prescription opioid use in high school students. 2. Adolescents who used a greater number of different substances (alcohol, cannabis, etc.) or who had more comorbid mental health disorders had incrementally higher odds of future...