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Report calls for broader scope of practice for nurses, better support for equity, mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred massive disruptions to the economy and labor market that have yet to abate. It also particularly underscored the plight of workers in one of the widest-held occupations in the country — nurses. Over the past year, those on the front lines have reported increasing rates of burnout, declining mental health and… Read More »

Teens’ mental health claims double amid pandemic: Experts weigh in

American teens seeking mental health respite nearly doubled insurance claims amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, according to a recent analysis.  The findings from nonprofit Fair Health stemmed from over 32 billion private healthcare claims filed from January to November 2020. Results noted a surge in claims particularly among teens aged 13-18, while 19 to 22-year-olds… Read More »

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 »