Tag Archives: mental

Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 19, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Probiotics as a treatment for prenatal maternal anxiety and depression: a double-blind randomized pilot trial. Browne PD, Bolte AC, Besseling-van der Vaart I, Claassen E, de Weerth C.  Sci Rep. 2021 Feb 4;11(1):3051. Free article. This study did not reveal differences between the groups for improving maternal mood. Validation of the 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder… Read More »

Caring for Others is a Key Driver in Getting People to Use Chatbots for Mental Health

Washington, October 5: A new study from North Carolina State University and Syracuse University assessed what would motivate people to use chatbots for mental health services. The researchers found that users’ desire to help others with mental health problems was a more powerful driver than seeking help for their own problems. “We saw a sharp… Read More »

Fitness gap: physical versus mental

It’s often been said that first impressions are important: that people are quick to assess and judge; that most people will accept another person on face value; that what you see is what you get. In our heads we know that to be wrong, but our hearts push us in a different direction. As a… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s pilots new program to support provider mental health

Emergency healthcare professionals at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital will soon have access to a new mental health platform that can monitor their levels of well-being and detect changes in real-time. WHY IT MATTERSThe platform and accompanying mobile app are developed by Baltimore-based technology startup Rose, which has its roots at Johns Hopkins University. The… Read More »