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  • Why do some sources call ADHD a mental illness?

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health condition. While people may use different terms for ADHD, technically it does fall into the broad category of “mental illness.” Knowing more about ADHD and the terms used in mental healthcare can provide more context for the usage of various terms.

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  • Dual treatments help PTSD and depression

    This study is the first randomized control trial to rigorously test a sequential approach to treating comorbid PTSD and major depressive disorder.

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  • Increased risk of dying from COVID for people with severe mental disorders

    People with severe mental disorders have a significantly increased risk of dying from COVID-19. This has been shown in a new study from Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Among the elderly, the proportion of deaths due to COVID-19 was almost fourfold for those with severe mental disorders compared to non-mentally ill people in the same age.

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  • Lockdown study finds undiagnosed mental health crisis among new mothers

    New mothers experienced worryingly high rates of depression and anxiety during the first lockdown, our new research has revealed. One of the major contributing factors to them feeling this way was the psychological impact of social distancing measures.

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  • Study identifies `post-traumatic growth` emerging from COVID-19 lockdowns

    Results from a new study which draws on survey data collected during the peak of the first wave of the pandemic suggests that being forced to slow down life, as a consequence of lockdown, has had significant, positive impacts for many people and their families.

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