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Past Trauma Tied to Worse Mental Health During Pandemic for Aging Women

History of childhood abuse or intimate partner violence linked to greater depression, anxiety, and sleep problems during COVID-19 pandemic

From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

Youth Online Risk Factors Tied to Suicide-Related Behaviors

Risk for each factor varies, but risk for severe suicide/self-harm alert is 70 times higher for youth with five or more online risk factors

Adverse Childhood Experiences More Likely for Neurology Patients

High adverse childhood experience scores linked to increased ED utilization, hospitalizations, and telephone encounters

Insulin Resistance Linked to Risk for Major Depressive Disorder

Three surrogate measures of insulin resistance linked to increased risk for incident major depression

Emergency Help for Suicide-Related Issues Up During Pandemic for Some Youth

Rates higher for female youth, those with no psychiatric history, and individuals with existing psychiatric diagnoses at time of encounter

Better Attitudes Seen When ‘People With Schizophrenia’ Phrase Used

More authoritarian, more socially restrictive, less benevolent attitudes seen when patients are referred to as 'schizophrenic'

Women Report Using Cannabis to Relieve Menopause Symptoms

Survey reveals that some women believe cannabis helps with symptoms that overlap with menopause, such as sleep issues and anxiety

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Later Opioid Use, Misuse

History of TBI tied to 52 percent increased odds of prescription opioid use, 65 percent increased odds of prescription opioid misuse

Suicide Rates Rising Among Black Youth

Largest annual percentage change seen among Black girls