Tag: Mental health

Social Network Sites and the Emotional Spectrum
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Social Network Sites and the Emotional Spectrum

Conversely, a growing body of literature highlights the positive impacts of a "digital detox" on mental health. Pre-registered analyses indicated that this intervention didn't elicit changes consistent with a general withdrawal syndrome or an overall well-being boost. Advertisement Surprisingly, the data revealed some abstinence-related decreases in negative affect and boredom but also a reduction in positive affect, irrespective of problematic use behaviors. Importantly, the restriction had no impact on implicit measures of SNS use motivation or explicit cravings and SNS cue-reactivity. The nuanced findings suggest that limiting SNS use can have offsetting effects on well-being, potentially due to the simulta...
Medical Complications Twice Likely Among Psychiatric Patients
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Medical Complications Twice Likely Among Psychiatric Patients

As of 2019, nearly one billion people worldwide were grappling with mental disorders, making it the leading cause of disability. In England alone, one in every four individuals was projected to experience a mental health condition at some point during the year, as reported by the UK site Mind. Previous studies have highlighted a concerning lack of access to effective, affordable, and high-quality mental health care, especially in low-income nations. A notable example is that 71 percent of individuals with psychosis worldwide do not receive the necessary mental health services, revealing a stark contrast between high-income and low-income countries. Professor Lee Smith, the lead author of the study and a Public Health Professor at Anglia Ruskin Universi...