Tag: mental health

1. Of 25 psychosocial intervention components studied in adolescents, only interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and alcohol and drug education predicted positive effects across multiple outcomes in mental health, prevention of mental disorders, and reduction of risk behaviors. 2. Mindfulness, problem solving, assertiveness training, and stress management predicted positive effects in...
1. In this randomized control trial, researchers discovered that social robots were associated with improved affect in pediatric hospitalized patients as compared to plush toys. 2. The social robot intervention was associated with increased level of joyfulness and decreased levels of sadness as compared to a tablet-based avatar of...
1. Higher self-reported school and family connectedness in adolescence was associated with lower emotional distress and lower odds of risk behaviors and experiences in adulthood. 2. Adult risk for suicidal ideation, sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis, prescription drug misuse, and intimate partner physical violence were all lower among individuals with...
1. Youth aged 6 to 25 with chronic physical conditions were found to have more than 50% greater risk for developing mental health conditions on 2-year follow-up in a national survey. 2. Activity limitations mediated some of this risk, and were independently associated with increased risk for developing mental health...
1. High rates of externalizing mental health problems among adolescents were strongly associated with initiation of e-cigarette use, combustible cigarette use, and dual use at one year-follow up. 2. Internalizing problems were associated with initiation of e-cigarette use, but not with combustible cigarette use or dual use. Evidence Rating Level: 1...
1. In this prospective cohort study, adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) were noted to be more likely to have persistently elevated distress levels if they were female, had elevated initial hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, reported the low self-care behaviors, higher levels of depression and anxiety, and increased disease-related...
Children with chronic illness had lower parentally reported general health scores compared to healthy children; however, life satisfaction scores were similar between groups. Evidence Rating: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: There is a high prevalence of children living with chronic illness in the United States, but limited research describing the...
Schizophrenia is a significant cause of disability worldwide, and medication adherence remains poor in low- and middle-income countries. This is, in part, due to the scarcity and inefficiency of mental health resources. As such, there is broad consensus for collaborative community-based health care programs to increase medication adherence that...
1. In this prospective cohort study, adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) were noted to be more likely to have persistently elevated distress levels if they were female, had elevated initial hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, reported the low self-care behaviors, higher levels of depression and anxiety, and increased disease-related...
Approximately 43 million adults in the US are affected by intimate partner violence (IPV). Data from the 2017 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicated that among high school students who dated, 6.9% experienced sexual violence, and 8.0% experienced physical violence by someone they were dating or going out with...