Tag Archives: mental health
Gambling disorders affect 0.2–5.3% of adults worldwide, although measurement and prevalence varies according to the screening instruments and methods used, and the availability and accessibility of gambling opportunities. A significant percentage of gamblers develops clinically relevant gambling
A plethora of studies are emerging which show the positive effects that exercise can have on mental health and emotional state. The physical effects of exercise include reduction of blood pressure, greater cardiovascular fitness, weight loss and
There are currently an estimated 1 billion migrants globally, with trends increasing dramatically. Migrants have higher rates of physical and mental illness than their non-migrant counterparts due to multiple stressors experienced before, during and after migration (Fig.
Person-centered care is one of the six aims of healthcare quality established by the Institute of Medicine (2001). Person-centered recovery planning (PCRP) is a relatively new initiative in mental health care that refers to a process by
We know that there is a relationship between mental illness and crime. We know less about the cost of mental health services as a proportion of all costs within the criminal justice system. In the absence of
Designing physical activity environments to include nature enhances positive physical and psychological benefits
Physical inactivity has been identified as a pressing health issue across the globe because has been directly related to mental and physical ill health. Insufficient physical activity (PA) is now the fourth leading underlying cause of premature
Medical data is very often badly structured, incomplete and inconsistent. This limits our ability to generate useful models for prediction and decision support if we rely purely on machine learning techniques. That means we need to exploit expert
What predicts clinician dropout of a state-sponsored training program on best practices for improving children’s mental health?
In the U.S. , 1 in 5 children currently have or will have a serious mental disorder. State mental health systems care for many of these youth and are increasingly looking for ways to both improve the
Risk factors are attributes, characteristics, or experience that increase the likelihood of developing an illness or disorder. An understanding of the risk factors involved in mental disorders may inform the development of more effective treatments or even
Major disaster has minimal effects on mental health measured by dispensing of psychiatric medication
There are well established links between traumas and psychiatric disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, other Anxiety Disorders, and Depression. Traumas include events that affect individuals such car accidents, rapes, and violence as well as disasters
Access to a car can be important for the health and mental health of older people with impaired mobility
This research looked at statistical relationships between access to a car and the self-reported health and mental health of people aged 65years or older, living in Northern Ireland. The analysis used the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS),