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Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

LONDON (Reuters) – One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits on a bench overlooking Aleppo’s ancient citadel and the old city, Syria April 13, 2019.… Read More »

Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

Teen marijuana use may trigger inflammation linked to schizophrenia and mental illness, study finds

Teen marijuana use may trigger inflammation linked to schizophrenia and mental illness later in life, mouse study suggests Scientists have not fully worked out the relationship between marijuana and psychosis  People predisposed to schizophrenia are more likely to use marijuana   The more often a predisposed person uses marijuana and the younger they re when they… Read More »