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mental health

Suicide prevention
Why '13 Reasons Why' alarms experts
Published Sept 22, 2017
Release of Netflix show in March prompted spike in suicide-related web searches, fears of suicide contagion
Mood disorders
The psychologist and the mad poet
Published Summer 2017
Hopkins psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison explores the life and mental illness of poet Robert Lowell / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Same-sex marriage legalization linked to fewer teen suicide attempts
Published Sept 22, 2017
Allowing same-sex marriage at state level reduced suicide attempts by 134,000 per year, BSPH researchers estimate / School of Public Health
Mental health
Gamers get a boost from strong friendships
Published Sept 22, 2017
Study: In teens, strong friendships may mitigate depression associated with excessive gaming / The Bloomberg School of Public Health
Mental health
Suicide prevention strategies
Published Sept 22, 2017
Prevention efforts lead to 40% drop in suicides among White Mountain Apache tribe / School of Public Health
Mental Health
Teen depression rises
Published Sept 22, 2017
Problematic cell phone use, including cyberbullying, may play a role, researchers speculate / Bloomberg School of Public Health
Mental health
A faster antidepressant?
Published Sept 22, 2017
Neuroscientists may have zeroed in on a compound that works like ketamine, but is safer and non-addictive / Johns Hopkins Health Review
Mental health
Unraveling bipolar disorder, schizophrenia
Published Sept 22, 2017
Johns Hopkins to co-lead effort to develop new ways of studying, screening drugs for major psychiatric illnesses
Mental health
Post-ICU blues
Published Sept 22, 2017
One in three former intensive care unit patients show symptoms of depression, study finds / Hopkins Medicine
Mental illness
Infections, antibiotic use linked to manic episodes
Published Sept 22, 2017
Research suggests changes in microbiome could play role in ebb, flow of psychiatric symptoms / Hopkins Medicine