Feelings of detachment predict worse mental health outcomes after trauma – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that for individuals who experience trauma, the presence of dissociation — a profound feeling of detachment from one’s sense of self or surroundings — may indicate a high risk of later developing severe post-traumatic stress, depression. , anxiety, physical pain, and social impairment. The research, … Read more

Pre-school play with friends lowers risk of mental health problems later – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Children who learn to play well with others at pre-school age tend to enjoy better mental health as they get older, new research shows. The findings provide the first clear evidence that ‘peer play ability’, the ability to play successfully with other children, has a protective effect on mental health. Credit: Please credit PEDAL Research … Read more

US leaders fight for gun control and kids’ mental health

Gun restrictions are on the docket for Congress and several state legislatures this week after President Joe Biden addressed the nation to urge lawmakers to ban the sale on assault weapons and pass other control measures. The spotlight on gun violence reflects an urgent public health crisis that has left a nation physically and mentally … Read more

Team sports linked to fewer mental health difficulties for kids – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A large-scale study of U.S. children and adolescents has found that participation in team sports is associated with fewer mental health difficulties, but that children who are exclusively involved in an individual sport — such as tennis or wrestling — may face greater mental health difficulties. than kids who do no sports at all. Matt … Read more

Community-engagement preventive intervention promotes mental health of Bhutanese families in Western Massachusetts – BIOENGINEER.ORG

After years of working with Bhutanese community members in Western Massachusetts, a team led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher has developed a peer-led, family-centered preventive intervention to reduce stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms and promote mental health among immigrants in the US After years of working with Bhutanese community members in Western Massachusetts, … Read more

Long COVID linked to brain and mental illnesses

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from UC San Francisco found biomarkers that may persist for many months in the blood of patients who had long COVID with neuropsychiatric symptoms. The results hold promise for the development of lab tests to gauge long COVID risks. The research is published in the Annals of Neurology and was … Read more

Mental illness strongly linked to high blood pressure, heart rate problem

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the University of South Australia found another reason why people should be paying more attention to mental health: it is closely aligned to blood pressure and heart rate variations. They found a link between mental illness and widely fluctuating blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and organ … Read more

Research on nature and mental health is white, wealthy

The message of spending time in nature to elevate our mental health pops up everywhere: self care books, blogs, and even on some of the most authoritative medical websites. But like so much data, the information we have on nature’s role in human well-being is incomplete. New research out last week in the journal Current … Read more

Effects of breastfeeding on maternal mental health – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A new systemic review of the literature examines the effects of breastfeeding on maternal mental health to inform breastfeeding recommendations. The results of this study are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women’s Health. Click here to read the article now. A new systemic review of the literature examines the effects of breastfeeding on maternal … Read more

Life sciences news: Adaptive reveals data on Lyme disease test; mental health startup lands $10M

Seattle Children’s is partnering with Umoja Biopharma to test a new CAR T cell immunotherapy in patients with sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. (Seattle Children’s Photo) Here’s a rundown of the top life sciences and health news across the Pacific Northwest this week. Adaptive earnings, Lyme disease test: Two months after streamlining its operations … Read more