Mental health issues increased significantly in young adults over last decade

The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “More U.S. adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological distress, major depression or suicidal thoughts, and more attempted […]

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Mental health claimants more than twice as likely to lose their benefit as non-psychiatric claimants

People who are mentally ill are 2.4 times more likely than claimants with non-psychiatric conditions to lose their existing benefit following a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) eligibility assessment, research has found. Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry Open, the study from the University of York analysed government data of claimants moving from an existing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) entitlement […]

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Waiting longer for mental health care may help college students, report finds

As the demand for mental health services among college students nearly doubled over the last decade, advocates championed a common refrain: get students into treatment now. Students, parents and mental health experts feared that a student left untreated might harm themselves or others. Many universities responded by increasing counselors’ caseloads and funneling resources into urgent care. But a report released […]

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