Rhitu Chatterjee

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Mental Health Experts Warn About Impacts New Regulations Could Have On Migrant Children

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Trump administration's regulation allows the longterm detention of migrant children. But immigration and health experts warn this could have devastating impacts on the children's mental health.


Bringing Together Young And Old To Ease The Isolation Of Rural Life

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

In rural communities, loneliness and lack of social connection are taking a toll on the elderly and young alike. One group in Minnesota is trying to solve the problem by connecting the generations.


Mass Shootings Can Be Contagious, Research Shows

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

It may not be a coincidence that several mass shootings took place in one week. Research shows perpetrators are often inspired by media coverage of other shootings.


What Time Of Year Are People Likely To First Try Drugs? Summer, Survey Says

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A study finds that summer is when people are more likely to try drugs for the first time. Previous studies showed that summers are also when more people use drugs, leading to more visits to the ER.


The Famous Big 5 Personality Test Might Not Reveal The True You

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The survey gauges people on five traits. It's used to screen applicants for jobs and predict earning potential. But its accuracy may depend on whether you live in a rich country or a poor country.


A Look At The Impact Of Active Shooter Drills

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Psychologists and behavioral analysts say that active shooter drills can help prepare people for an emergency, but more elaborate ones can be harmful, especially when they are surprise drills.


WHO Redefines Burnout As A 'Syndrome' Linked To Chronic Stress At Work

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The World Health Organization has updated its handbook of diseases to include an expanded definition of burnout. It closely links it to workplace stress and says it can lead to reduced productivity.


Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds

Friday, May 17, 2019

Researchers found that the increase was highest for girls ages 10 to 14 in the U.S., rising by nearly 13% since 2007. The increase for boys of the same age was 7%.


Highly Potent Weed Has Swept The Market, Raising Concerns About Health Risks

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Most of the marijuana for sale in the U.S. has a far higher THC content than it did a few decades ago. Some scientists and doctors are concerned that the trend is making pot less safe.


Reach Out: Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of Suicide

Saturday, April 20, 2019

What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showing we care.


Teen Dating Violence Can Lead To Homicide — And Girls Are The Most Common Victims

Monday, April 15, 2019

A study finds that about 7 percent of all teen homicides between 2003 and 2016 were committed by a romantic partner. The majority of victims were teen girls.


How Media Organizations Can Help Mitigate Suicide Contagion

Monday, March 25, 2019

Hearing about suicide can increase a person's risk of suicide. But there are ways for the media to mitigate that through responsible reporting


New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Be Hard To Access For Moms Most In Need

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Postpartum depression hits low-income women especially hard. Will a promising new drug, Zulresso, become affordable and accessible enough to help them?


FDA Approves Drug That Could Help Women With Postpartum Depression

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The first drug for severe postpartum depression has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Thousands of women could benefit from the drug, but there are drawbacks, including a $35,000 price tag.


Daily Marijuana Use And Highly Potent Weed Linked To Psychosis

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

As more places in the U.S. and Europe legalize marijuana, weed consumption is growing ever more popular. But researchers are studying a troubling health risk associated with the drug.


When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems.


Oregon School Helps Students In Crisis Steer Away From Violence

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

More schools are adopting an evidence-based approach to preventing violence. We examine the root causes of violence in kids, and how intervening and listening can help them change course.


School Shooters: What's Their Path To Violence?

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Psychologists and the FBI say they are getting a better understanding of the mix of factors that lead some kids to open fire on a classroom. The shooting can be an act of desperation fueled by anger.


Steep Climb In Benzodiazepine Prescribing By Primary Care Doctors

Friday, January 25, 2019

U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines have shot up since 2003, statistics show, especially for chronic pain. Roughly half those prescriptions are from primary care providers.


As Partial Shutdown Continues, FDA Prepares To Furlough Employees

Monday, December 24, 2018

About 40 percent of the Food and Drug Administration employees will go on unpaid leave starting Wednesday. The remaining staffers will respond to emergencies and continue work funded by user fees.