One-third of pregnant women report mental distress during pandemic

(HealthDay)—Nearly one in three pregnant women have reported elevated symptoms of mental health distress and a negative impact on health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published…

Early gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender teens leads to better mental health

For transgender people, starting gender-affirming hormone treatment in adolescence is linked to better mental health than waiting until adulthood, according to new research led by the Stanford University School of…

Starting hormone treatment in adolescence linked to better mental health in transgender people

For transgender people, starting gender-affirming hormone treatment in adolescence is linked to better mental health than waiting until adulthood, according to new research led by the Stanford University School of…

What are the long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health?

In a recent multinational study published on the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers determine the long-term adverse mental health symptoms associated with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by estimating acute infection severity. Study:…

Lack of computer access in COVID predicts lower mental health among adolescents

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a significant decline in mental health worldwide, marked by increasing anxiety, depression, and psychological distress. These adverse outcomes on mental health…

Parental depression affects children’s mental health and educational attainment

Children who live with a parent who has depression are more likely to develop depression and to not achieve educational milestones, according to a new study published this week in…

The Connection Between Infertility & Mental Health—As Told By An Expert

A majority of couples with infertility have high levels of psychological distress. Feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, frustrated, and irritated is commonly seen in these couples. Couples need to seek help…

Less physical activity and more screen time impact children’s mental health during the pandemic

Few equations are as simple as the findings of a survey measuring the habits of 1,000 children during COVID-19: More physical activity and less screen time led to better mental…

Telehealth to the rescue for children’s mental health during COVID

As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spread far and wide after its emergence in China, restrictions on social interactions, travel, leisure activities, and business interactions led to…