People with PTSD had a 9% increased risk of hospitalization and an 8% increased risk of death following contracting COVID-19 than people without the disorder. Those with psychosis had a 58% increased risk of death associated with COVID-19, and those with bipolar disorder had a 29% increased risk of dying from coronavirus.
One-quarter of teens and young adults engaged in episodes of self-harm on more than one occasion. Repeated self-harm episodes are more likely to occur during the first year of the first episode, with the greatest risk within the first month.
Study reveals a link between diastolic blood pressure and an increased risk of neurotic personality traits. Controlling blood pressure can help to reduce anxiety, depression, and neuroticism.
Children diagnosed with ADHD have a higher genetic overlap with autism spectrum disorder while adults diagnosed with ADHD have a higher genetic overlap with depression.
Teens and young adults who are transgender are four times more likely to suffer from sleep disorders than their peers.
44% of adolescents who game heavily report a better sense of wellbeing than those who game less or don't play video games at all.
Exercise addiction is an obsessive or compulsive desire to exercise, even when it is detrimental to health. Researchers evaluate what causes exercise addiction and focus on methods to curb the compulsion to exercise.
Researchers reveal a higher rate of body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders in those seeking cosmetic surgery procedures.
Those with PTSD are almost twice as likely to develop alcohol use disorder than their peers who have not experienced trauma. Researchers report drugs that block FKBP5, such as benztropine, a drug used to control symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and the experimental compound SAFit2 reduce alcohol preference and drinking in models of PTSD.
Young people who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community are twice as likely to experience suicidal thoughts and attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers.