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mental health

Occupational health
Cab fever
Published Fall 2019
Long-haul trucking is one of the most dangerous professions in America, and Mona Shattell argues more health professionals should meet truckers where they are—on the road / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Mental health
Social media use may pose mental health risks for teens
Published Sept 11, 2019
Social media use by adolescents linked to behaviors that may indicate mental health problems such as social withdrawal and difficulty coping with anxiety or depression
Mental health
Psychiatrist: Ketamine isn't an opioid and treats depression in a unique way
Published Aug 2, 2019
In scientific journal letter, Hopkins psychiatrist Adam Kaplin disputes a study claiming ketamine is an opioid
Mental health
Profound experiences linked to lasting benefits
Published April 26, 2019
Majority of people who have reported encountering 'God'—whether spontaneously or triggered by psychedelics—report lasting positive changes to psychological health
Voices of Color
Lifting the voices of women of color
Published March 29, 2019
Networking event brings together current and former students, faculty, and staff to share strategies to promote mental health and wellness
Economics
Substance abuse or self-medication?
Published Dec 18, 2018
Study links availability of improved antidepressants to decline in heavy drug and alcohol use
Nutrition and mental health
Processed meats linked with manic episodes
Published July 24, 2018
In analysis of people with and without psychiatric disorders, nitrates found in jerky, hot dogs, salami, and other meats found to contribute to mania
Q+A
The impact of family separation
Published June 21, 2018
Paul Spiegel says that for children, being separated from their parents is a trauma that can have 'very negative effects' / Newsweek
Mental health
Report outlines recommendations to improve student mental health
Published Feb 22, 2018
Task force recommends greater awareness, support, access to resources, and training
Neurology
Rare genetic variation may be linked to schizophrenia
Published Jan 3, 2018
Scientists successfully reverse anti-social behavior in mice by targeting 'thunder' protein