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Mental health

Ailments contribute to low life expectancy after first suicide attempt

People who have attempted suicide tend to live shorter lives than others, even though their deaths are mostly caused by disease.

Can orange light help patients with mental illness?

A new treatment is being tested at an emergency psychiatric centre in Trondheim, where the windows and lamps are equipped with orange filters.

Fewer compulsory admittances when home visits are made

A new study shows that persons with serious mental health and substance abuse problems less frequently require involuntary treatment or compulsory hospitalisations when followed up by a multidisciplinary team of social workers.

Scientists identify glial cells as important factor in development of schizophrenia

The disease could develop due to damage to on a particular type of brain cell.

Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud

Young people who are struggling sometimes conceal these troubles from their families. Teachers have a better chance catching the first signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, according to a new Norwegian study.

Underprivileged youths more prone to mental health problems

One in four young people from poor families struggle with mental health problems, according to a nation wide survey. They are more prone to depressive moods and stress-related problems than young people from resourceful families.

Children bear the brunt of parental conflict after divorce

The conflicts between divorced parents can lead to long lasting loss of self-confidence in their children, shows a new study.

Risks among refugees include schizophrenia

Refugees in Sweden run three times more risk of developing schizophrenia than persons born in Sweden.

Antidepressants more than doubles the risk of children committing suicide

Antidepressants increase the risk of suicide among children and young adults, shows new research. This includes suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm.

The darker side of workouts

Do you exercise to escape from a depressing daily life? If so, think twice next time before putting on those jogging shoes.