Long-term study in more than 1,100 people yields a new seven-factor framework that could help patients, clinicians and researchers

In fact, they say, no one genetic change, or chemical imbalance, or life event, lies at the heart of every case of the mental health condition once known as manic depression. Rather, every patient's experience with bipolar disorder varies from that of others with the condition. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171215121058.htm

Erectile dysfunction is red flag for silent early cardiovascular disease

In addition to being an important health and quality of life issue for men, erectile dysfunction has long been associated with CV disease. Risk factors for erectile dysfunction and CV disease are similar -- including older age, smoking, obesity, and diabetes, among others. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171215121016.htm

Behave Yourself Before I Tell Your Mother: Sexual Harassment Then and Now

Oh, how I wished I could have faced down the gropers when I was a kid. I wish I could have said something. Anything. But way back then, silence was the order of the day. You didn’t tell. Not your mom. Not your friends. Nobody. But that doesn’t mean you didn’t stew about it. Read … Continue reading Behave Yourself Before I Tell Your Mother: Sexual Harassment Then and Now

Facebook admits it poses mental health risk – but says using site more can help

Company acknowledges ‘passive’ consumption of material can make people ‘feel worse’ but argues more engagement could improve wellbeing Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users’ mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/15/facebook-mental-health-psychology-social-media

Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Teens at Risk & Responding Effectively

Join experts for this live videocast about adolescent suicide prevention, which will include techniques for early detection and management of young people at risk. Speakers include NIMH grantee David A. Brent, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh, and NIMH scientists Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D. Read more: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/events/announcements/adolescent-suicide-prevention-recognizing-teens-at-risk-amp-responding-effectively.shtml?utm_source=rss_readers&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss_summary

Firms Race to Find New Ways to Scan Brain Health/ Summit Recordings are Available

Whew. What a rich and cut­ting-edge 3-day con­ver­sa­tion last week on the future of brain health and brain enhance­ment. 1. That mas­ter­ful 40-minute overview by Dr. Tom Insel on the past, present and future of men­tal health Read more: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2017/12/15/firms-race-to-find-new-ways-to-scan-brain-health-summit-recordings-are-available/

Tablet tech can help pensioners like me to keep loneliness at bay

All pensioners should be offered a subsidised tablet and be taught how to use it, says 83-year-old Joan Caesar, who uses hers to Skype, chat and shop online The way I assuage loneliness, as a housebound 83-year-old living alone, is to use my Samsung tablet to play Scrabble and chat to or Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/15/tablet-tech-can-help-pensioners-like-me-to-keep-loneliness-at-bay