People who are depressed may be more susceptible to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. People who are depressed may be more susceptible to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Key Takeaways • In a 50-state survey-based study, adults with
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Brain-based method to determine impairment from cannabis intoxication is reported by researchers. Brain-based method to determine impairment from cannabis intoxication is reported by researchers. Key Takeaways • A new study shows that imaging of
Clinical trial reveals that omega-3 fish oil supplements do not help prevent depression. Clinical trial reveals that omega-3 fish oil supplements do not help prevent depression. Key Takeaways • A large clinical trial observed no benefits from
Baby teeth may one day help identify kids at risk for mental disorders later in life. Baby teeth may one day help identify kids at risk for mental disorders later in life. Key Takeaways • The thickness of certain growth lines in baby teeth has long
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Blum Center Program: Helping Teens Build Healthy Relationships and Recognize Early Signs of Unhealthy Ones
How can we support teens in developing healthy peer and dating relationships? In this presentation, Archana Basu, PhD, of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry focuses on the building blocks of children’s peer relationships, signs of unhealthy dating and how teens can foster healthy connections.
In this Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center presentation from October 20, 2021, Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH provides an overview of mental health care for transgender and gender diverse communities. He discusses mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, proposes culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices and offers strategies for building inclusive, affirming and trauma-informed care environments to optimize mental health outcomes.
Who is at risk for gun violence? What are the categories of gun-related deaths in the U.S.? What are some specific state laws governing gun ownership and safety? In this presentation, Kimberly Smith Sheppard, RN, Meaghan Rudolph, PCNS, and Matthew Thomas, CPP, provide answers to these questions.
Blum Center Program: Removing Barriers While Remaining Resilient in One’s Recovery During Uncertain Times
In this program from September 30, 2021, our recovery coaches review the tools they used for themselves and their participants to help them maintain their recovery. They also share lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic in recovery resilience and how they can be applied to uncertain times.
After more than a year of working from home, many people face the prospect of going back to the office. Soo Jeong Youn, PhD, a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, talks through a few strategies to help make the transition back to the office a bit easier.