People are more likely to follow social distancing measures for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic when they thought that their friends and family did the same, too, according to a new study.
Anxiety and depression due to COVID-19 affected one in three adults in the general population, with women, younger adults, and those of lower socioeconomic status being particularly at risk, a study finds — thus highlighting the need for mental health interventions in high-risk groups.
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an effective holistic rehabilitation intervention even in non-Western cultures, leading to better probation completion rates, family functioning, and mental well-being among youth offenders in Singapore, according to a recent study.
Administering benzodiazepines during an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may spell trouble for patients, with a recent study showing that despite rapidly relieving anxiety, the drug can also contribute to increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.
In the treatment of selected patients with bipolar disorder and concomitant depression, adding a short course of antidepressant to a mood stabilizer and/or an antipsychotic is effective and safe, with a low risk of switch, mixed depression, and cycle acceleration, as shown in a study.