Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Depression symptoms dropped significantly in a group of young adults who ate a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. It's the latest study to show that food can influence mental health.
Friday, September 27, 2019
The transition into menopause can last a few years and cause many changes, including to your mental health. Share your experience with us.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Surveys show today's political climate is affecting people's mood, relationships and health. How do you stay engaged with democracy without letting the stress ruin your day?
Monday, September 16, 2019
The average age of those who were raped was around 15, and their assailants were typically older partners. Women who were raped had a greater likelihood of long-term health problems.
Friday, September 13, 2019
The current suicide hotline — 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 — has helped many people. But it's long and tough to remember in a crisis. The FCC is proposing a new national, three-digit number.
Friday, September 13, 2019
The FCC plans to create a three-digit number as a national suicide prevention hotline, and it would increase access to mental health care. Advocates say more funding is needed.
Friday, August 23, 2019
The Trump administration is trying to legalize indefinite detention of migrant families. But detention can be emotionally crushing for kids, leading to long-term mental health problems like PTSD.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.