Mental Health: Teens Who Seek Mental Care Have Less Depression In Adolescence
A study have found that teenagers who seek medical help for their mental health problems have less risk of becoming clinically depressed later in adolescence. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that 14-year-olds who had contact with mental services experienced significant lessening of depressive symptoms than those who did not seek help. The study was published in Lancet Psychiatry.
When the mentally troubled teen turns 17, the likelihood of reporting clinical depression increases up to more than seven times higher in individuals who did not have access to service users. The study followed 1,238 of teens aged 14, and their primary caregivers who assess their mental state and behavior.until age 17. Teens who had access to mental health services had a significant decrease in signs of depressive than those without access.
According to the Science Daily , around 11 percent or 126 teens had been a diagnosed with mental illness at the start of the study. Among the sample, 38 percent or 48 teens had been provided with mental services in the year before the study. Results demonstrated that levels of depressive symptoms in teens who had access to mental services after three years show amazing similarities as the 996 teens in the study who were not diagnosed with mental disorders, the UPI reports.
More importantly, the study found that by the age of 17, there is a seven times higher rate of teens manifesting clinical depression among those who had not sought mental services than those who did. Sharon Neufeld, a research associate in the Department of Psychiatry emphasized that the study is different from similar previous research since it accounts for the diagnosis of a mental health disorder among teens. "The emphasis going forward should be on early detection and intervention to help mentally-ill teens in schools," Professor Ian Goodyer, lead author of the mental health study, says.
Heroin Overdose Ranked As Most Serious Drug Problem in 2016
The recent CDC annual report finds heroin overdose at the top of the drug problem this year. The latest study used a new analysis method that is said to be more accurate than the previous one.
Quit Smoking Tips: How To Do It The Natural Way
A large portion of the population right now need these quit smoking tips. Find out how you can cut down and eventually lose the craving to smoke through natural ways.
Private Information of 15k Patients Hacked And Shared On Social Media
A psychiatric patient in New Hampshire hacked private information from health services earlier this year but wasn't discovered until recently. About 15,000 patients were compromised as their private information are posted on social media.
Outdoor Swimming May Improve Physical And Mental Health
New studies reveal the health benefits you can get from outdoor swimming. From a healthy, glowing, skin, stronger resistance, to a happier mood, open water swimming definitely proves to be an invigorating form of exercise and fun.
Fifty Shades-Style Sex Boosts Physical And Mental Health
Psychologists say that Fifty Shades-style sex can greatly boost physical and mental health. Health benefits include lowering of stress levels which could significantly improve quality of health of the couple.
Trump's Mental Health Challenged By Political Colleagues
Senator Al Franken reveals what his political colleagues really think about Trump's mental health. Some of them, he says, are deeply worried about the president's temperament as he displays some unprecedented behavior as an American president.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
All You Need To Know About Massage Gun
There is always a probability of feeling pain in your body after exercise. The pain is even likely to affect your routine activities. So, it is essential to take care of it before the reverse occurs. Before now, the use of foam roller has been in the vanguard of suppressing muscle pains.
Facebook is Launching a Dating App in the U.S.
Facebook announced early in September that it will be rolling out its latest service in the U.S.: a dating platform. Known as Facebook Dating, the platform can be accessed via the Facebook app.
New Retroreflective Material Could be Used in Nighttime Color-Changing Road Signs
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine brightly and change color at night, according to a study that will be published on Aug. 9 in Science Advances.
Top 5 Video Games to Play for a Truly Unique First Date
Video games have a way of taking us outside of ourselves and live in a fantasy world. It's even better when you're playing a game with someone special!