Online platforms or mobile applications designed to help tackle mental health illnesses such as depression, anxiety, or insomnia have grown significantly in the past two years and have had a positive impact on users.
This report provides an overview and explores the potential of mental health tools which aim to combine the principles of talking therapies with recent developments in information and communication technologies.
About 70 percent of a community sample of young veterans reported screening positive for behavioral health conditions, with co-occurrence of many conditions, but only about one-third received minimally adequate care.
This report provides evidence that the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) is capable of promoting high quality NHS care and delivering projects which improve patient outcomes, at a cost that appears to represent good value for money.
Service members deployed to a combat zone, especially if they have direct combat experience, are more likely to report multiple physical symptoms (MPS), poorly defined health complaints associated with more health care needs and disability.
Youth with depressive symptoms who believe marijuana will lead to positive effects are more likely to experience negative consequences of use, such as missing school or work or having difficulty concentrating.
About half of patients who receive treatment for depression in safety-net settings also have substance use disorders. Most clients with both depression and substance abuse histories were unemployed, poor, lacked health insurance, and had high rates of arrest and homelessness.
Over and above absolute level, increases in self-efficacy and outcome expectancy were significant predictors of decreases in symptoms and increases in functioning. Implications for treatment are discussed, as well as future directions of research.
Patients with anxiety disorders suffer marked functional impairment in their activities of daily living. Many studies have documented that improvements in anxiety symptom severity predict functioning improvements.
Peer support services have demonstrated many notable outcomes. However, studies that better differentiate the contributions of the peer role and are conducted with greater specificity, consistency, and rigor would strengthen the evidence.
The holiday season is a time when people try to do too much. And that often leads to stress and worry, which can be the enemies of a good night's sleep. Here are a few tricks to help manage the episodic bouts of insomnia that are common during the holidays.