Rhitu Chatterjee

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Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood

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.


Going Through Menopause? NPR Wants To Hear From You

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.


Stressed Out By Politics? Here's How To Keep Caring Without Losing Your Cool

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?


'Tip Of The Iceberg' — 1 In 16 Women Reports First Sexual Experience As Rape

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.


How A Proposed 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Could Help Prevention Efforts

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.


3-Digit Hotline Aims To Assist In Suicide Prevention

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.


Lengthy Detention Of Migrant Children May Create Lasting Trauma, Say Researchers

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.


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.


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.