Primary care providers in Massachusetts, who generally receive high marks for screening for physical ailments, only ask their patients about half the time if they are depressed or have other emotional problems, according to a new statewide survey.
A study highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions has been published by researchers. The work suggests that savouring positive memories can generate positive emotions. Increasing positive emotion can have a range of benefits including reducing attention to and experiences of threat.
Internet addiction may increase the risk of mental health problems like ADHD and depression in youngsters, reported researchers recently. The results of their study may help shed light on how to medically approach mental health issues.
Unconditional love of pets helps manage mental health problems - "Pets provided a unique form of validation through unconditional support, which they were often not receiving from other family or social relationships," said th study.