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mental health

Opioid Crisis
Missed opportunities for opioid treatment
Published Dec 4, 2017
Most people referred for opioid treatment by criminal justice system don't receive optimal care, Bloomberg School researchers find
Mental exercise
Training for your brain
Published Oct 17, 2017 Video
Hopkins researchers identify specific exercise that boosts memory, attention
Mental Health
Genetically altered mice display traits of bipolar disorder
Published Sept 26, 2017
Study may improve understanding of how genes linked to bipolar risk change neural circuits in the brain / Hopkins Medicine
Suicide prevention
Why '13 Reasons Why' alarms experts
Published Aug 10, 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 Feb 20, 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 Jan 20, 2017
Study: In teens, strong friendships may mitigate depression associated with excessive gaming / School of Public Health
Mental health
Suicide prevention strategies
Published Nov 28, 2016
Prevention efforts lead to 40% drop in suicides among White Mountain Apache tribe / School of Public Health
Mental Health
Teen depression rises
Published Nov 16, 2016
Problematic cell phone use, including cyberbullying, may play a role, researchers speculate / Bloomberg School of Public Health
Mental health
A faster antidepressant?
Published Oct 14, 2016
Neuroscientists may have zeroed in on a compound that works like ketamine, but is safer and non-addictive / Johns Hopkins Health Review