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Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma – Study

Mental Health

In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health (USA) address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society. In the article “Choosing …

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More than 1.5 million children around the world lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 News

Addressing the impact of caregiver deaths is critical for pediatric mental health, authors note. More than 1.5 million children around the world are estimated to have lost at least one parent, custodial grandparent, or grandparent who lived with them due to death related to COVID-19 during the first 14 months …

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World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October

Mental Health

Geneva, Switzerland, 1 October 2020: On 10 October, World Mental Health Day, world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organization’s Big Event for Mental Health. WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health will focus on the urgent need to address the world’s …

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Fast-Fail Trial Shows New Approach to Identifying Brain Targets for Clinical Treatments

Health news

NIH-funded study identifies receptor as possible target for treating anhedonia brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia Bethesda, Maryland (USA) March 30, 2020 • A first-of-its-kind trial has demonstrated that a receptor involved in the brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia …

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