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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Does Discrimination Cause Mental Health Problems from Stress?

Discrimination is never pleasant and it can result in stress, but can it actually harm your mental health? According to a new research study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA the … Continue reading

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How Does Legal Recreational Marijuana Impact Alcohol Use?

With legal recreational marijuana laws being passed by a number of states in the USA many medical and scientific professionals see an opportunity to research how this drug and these laws impact alcohol use. University of Washington researchers did not … Continue reading

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Is There a Link Between Antidepressants During Pregnancy and Autistic Children?

A recent medical study has linked antidepressants during pregnancy, especially SSRI antidepressants, and autistic children. When the drug is taken in later pregnancy the risks are the greatest. This can leave many physicians and mental health professionals in a bind … Continue reading

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How Common Are Mental Health Problems in Patients Who Need Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is used to treat severe obesity, and a new study shows that patients who require this type of surgery usually suffer from mental health issues as well. These mental health problems typically include binge eating, depression, and even … Continue reading

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New Study on Anxiety and Social Threats Shows That the Brains of Anxious People Detect More Threats in Social Situations

A new study on anxiety and social threats has provided some important information on anxiety in general, and on how the brains of anxious people detect threats in social situations. According to the researchers the human brain is wired to … Continue reading

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