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ADHD symptoms in adults

March 30, 2022 | U.S. News & World Report
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WTOP-FM (via U.S. News & World Report)
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ADHD is often thought of as a “kids’ condition” as it’s so closely associated with breathless children racing around a classroom and being unable to sit still. But ADHD can impact adults too, and its effects can be devastating. Dr. Eugene Arnold is quoted.

Eating this popular food can lead to dementia, study says

March 25, 2022 | Best Life
Online audience: 1.3 million
MSN (via Best Life)
Online audience: 67.2 million
With aging, many fear the onset of memory loss, which can eventually progress into more serious conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. While it is understood that diet can directly impact your waistline, new data suggests that a certain type of popular food may also impact your risk of developing cognitive issues later in life. Ruth M. Barrientos is quoted.

Is my depression getting worse?

March 24, 2022 | U.S. News & World Report
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WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C., via U.S. News & World Report)
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According to 2017 data from the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. That figure represents 7.1% of all U.S. adults. Jay Fournier is quoted.

Foods and activities to fight SAD

March 23, 2022 | U.S. News & World Report
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MSN (via U.S. News & World Report)
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Changes in seasons can sometimes correspond with changes in mood. In some people, this natural connection between emotions and the weather can develop into a condition called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Dr. Samar McCutcheon is quoted.

Opinion: Basic healthcare for people with disabilities should be the norm, not a specialty

March 23, 2022 | Columbus Dispatch
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Susan Havercamp and others write... Most people would agree that a well-trained physician — or nurse, patient care tech or any other healthcare professional — should be prepared to give people effective care regardless of gender, race or age. That’s Inclusivity 101. But for too many in healthcare, Inclusivity 101 leaves out a very large group: people with disabilities.

Institutional perspectives in psychiatry: Addressing challenges in depression treatment

March 23, 2022 | HCPLive
Online audience: 68,042
Treatment-resistant depression was the main topic during HCPLive’s® recent State of the Science event called Institutional Perspectives in Psychiatry: Addressing Challenges in Depression Treatment. Dr. Subhdeep Virk, Dr. Douglas Misquitta, Dr. Kevin Reeves and Dr. Nagy Youssef are quoted.

Is depression genetic or environmental?

March 22, 2022 | U.S. News & World Report
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WTOP-FM (via U.S. News & World Report)
Online audience: 1.2 million
If you've been experiencing more feelings of anxiety or depression lately, you're definitely not alone. A 2021 report from KFF found that during the pandemic, 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, up from 1 in 10 who reported those symptoms from January to June 2019. Jay Fournier is quoted.

UNDERDOG: The science that has you rooting for the team that isn’t supposed to win

March 18, 2022 | FOX News
Online audience: 21.6 million
March Madness is officially underway and Friday night Wright State University will be the underdog playing as the No. 16 seed against No. 1 seed Arizona. You may find yourself jumping on the underdog bandwagon and your brain is what’s driving you there. Chelsi Day is quoted. This coverage resulted from pitching efforts by OSUWMC Media Relations.

What to expect after taking Xanax and how long it stays in your system

March 18, 2022 | INSIDER
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Alprazolam, available under the brand name Xanax, is a prescription medication in the benzodiazepine class commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It is also sometimes prescribed for depression, premenstrual syndrome, and insomnia. Dr. Douglas Misquitta is quoted.

Why moms are staying up late at night, sacrificing sleep for sanity with ‘revenge bedtime procrastination’: ‘It’s as close to vacation as you can get’

March 17, 2022 | Yahoo! Life
Online audience: 149.3 million
In a bid for some alone time or just a quiet moment, people — but moms especially — are sacrificing sleep for sanity, staying up into the wee hours of the night to squeeze out some “me time.” Helena Rempala is quoted.

Is ketamine effective in treating depression?

March 15, 2022 | U.S. News & World Report
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WTOP-FM (via U.S. News & World Report)
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Research data suggests that ketamine administered intravenously two days a week for four to six weeks can provide therapeutic benefit that can be maintained for months. Dr. Subhdeep Virk is quoted.

Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany adds Ohio State Wexner mental-health services

March 10, 2022 | ThisWeek Community News
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Mental- and behavioral-health services are now part of mix of wellness resources at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, which already has a presence at the facility, has added 13 new psychologists, psychiatrists and master’s-degree-level psychotherapists who practice in 14 offices and two group rooms on the second floor. Tonya Schmauder is quoted. Kristin Carpenter is mentioned.

Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller announces medical retirement, reveals mental health battle

March 10, 2022 | Eleven Warriors
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Harry Miller will not be returning to the field for the Buckeyes, and he shared a powerful message about why. Dr. Joshua Norman is mentioned.

Pentagon starting new gun safety suicide prevention campaign

March 3, 2022 | American Military News
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Federal News Network
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The Department of Defense revealed this week it is launching a renewed gun safety campaign as part of an effort to address suicides among the ranks. Craig Bryan is quoted.

Subhdeep Virk, MBBS: Emerging therapies for treatment resistant depression

March 4, 2022 | HCPLive
Online audience: 68,042
In an interview with HCPLive, Dr. Subhdeep Virk, an associate professor of clinical psychiatry and director of the Treatment Resistant Depression Program at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Department of Psychiatry, talked about the emergence of new therapies for depression and how there is hope on the horizon in treating this patient population.

Defense Department to expand gun safety efforts in an attempt to reduce military suicides

March 3, 2022 | Military Times
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Yahoo News (via Military Times)
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Fifth Domain
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Washington Examiner
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Military leaders are planning to significantly expand their gun safety programs in an effort to stem suicides among service members, following the lead of other federal agencies and public health experts. In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Craig Bryan said that gun safety issues are too often overlooked when public policy planners work on suicide prevention efforts. This coverage resulted from pitching efforts by OSUWMC Media Relations.

DOD adding 63,500 virtual mental health appointments for troops, but ’a whole lot more’ can be done

March 2, 2022 | Air Force Magazine
Audience: 69,137
The Pentagon plans to ramp up its use of telehealth to help service members with mental health concerns as the number of service member suicides continues to trend the wrong way, leaders told a Congressional panel March 2. Craig Bryan is quoted.

10 ways to reduce inflammation

March 2, 2022 | Eating Well
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Inflammation is part of your body's natural defenses-when a cut swells up and turns red, that's inflammation at work healing you. But when it goes into overdrive, sparked by factors like poor diet and smoking, it can cause a host of health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis (including psoriatic arthritis), cancer and even depression. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser is quoted.

Exhausted from living through stressful events? A resilience expert’s 6 tips to stay encouraged

February 26, 2022 | MSN
Online audience: 67.2 million
Call it news fatigue. Thanks to issues like the pandemic, climate change, economic problems, inequality, and political instability, well... we’ve all been living through some pretty unique historical events. Now, with the war between Russia and Ukraine on the list—does anyone else want off this ride? Ken Yeager is quoted.

Why the phrase 'beer before liquor' isn't true and what's actually causing you to get sick from drinking

February 25, 2022 | INSIDER
Online audience: 8.8 million
Food & Beverage Reporter
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Beer before liquor never been sicker, liquor before beer, you're in the clear. It's a common saying at college parties, bachelorette parties, and other big nights out, but experts say there's no truth to the rhyme. Brad Lander is quoted.

Upper Arlington Schools Notes: Board of education eager to hear input from community

February 25, 2022 | Columbus Dispatch
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Upper Arlington Schools is uniquely equipped to address the needs of our students thanks to a network of full-time mental health and physical health services in our schools. We are excited to expand on this network by partnering with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Behavioral Health Services and Office of Student Life to provide access to school-based behavioral health services to our students and families.

WonderBus Music & Arts Festival 2022

February 23, 2022 | WVMX-FM/Mix 107.9
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Tribune Chronicle
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The WonderBus Music & Arts Festivalreturns to The Lawn at CAS in Columbus, Ohio, this summer with THREE DAYS OF MUSIC! WonderBus is the sister festival to WonderStruck in Cleveland and WonderRoad (Indianapolis). The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health is mentioned.

Cold water plunges are trendy. Can they really reduce anxiety and depression?

February 20, 2022 | New York Times
Online audience: 43.3 million
Cold water immersion has garnered a lot of attention lately, especially for its supposed mental health benefits. Preliminary evidence suggests there may be something to it, but the science behind how or why cold water affects mental health is still unclear. Sophie Lazarus is quoted.

What is high-functioning anxiety?

February 21, 2022 | U.S. News & World Report
Online audience: 15.4 million
What's going on behind the façade of competence and organization can be an emotional roller coaster of anxiety, self-consciousness and fear. Lawrence Needleman is quoted.

How companies can support their employees' mental health

February 22, 2022 | Columbus CEO
Online audience: 25,983
Rick Milenthal and Dave Grzelak are long-time business partners who have developed a deep friendship over the course of 17 years. So, five years ago when Milenthal saw that his friend’s son was struggling with his mental health and dealing with suicidal thoughts he tapped all the resources and connections he had to get help. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is mentioned.

Suicide rates during the pandemic

February 20, 2022 | Psychiatric Times
Online audience: 38,075
During 2020, there was an increase in reports of depression, anxiety, and other indicators of mental health problems among most Americans. Suicide rates in the United States were also predicted to skyrocket—but, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they actually dropped by 3%. In this Mental Health Minute video, Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center discusses some possible reasons for this decline and suicide rates, going forward. Craig Bryan is quoted.

Middle-school children fall prey to fatal fentanyl overdoses

February 18, 2022 | CNN
Online audience: 47.6 million
At age 14, Alexander Neville was still very much a curious kid. He had no idea that the pills he was taking were actually prescription knockoffs laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. Unintentional drug overdoses led to 200,000 years of lost life for US preteens and teens who died between 2015 and 2019, a January study found. The story links to a study led by Dr. O. Trent Hall.

Suicide rates during the pandemic

February 15, 2022 | Psychiatric Times
Online audience: 188,566
During 2020, there was an increase in reports of depression, anxiety, and other indicators of mental health problems among most Americans. Suicide rates in the United States were also predicted to skyrocket—but, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they actually dropped by 3%. Craig Bryan is quoted.

Drug overdoses among young Americans translate into over one million years of lost life

February 7, 2022 | Yahoo News (via USA Today)
Online audience: 36.1 million
February 1, 2022 | CNN
Online audience: 47.7 million
Young people from ages of 10 to 24 years old may have lost greater than 1 million years of life from 2015 to 2019, according to a recent JAMA Pediatrics article. Dr. O. Trent Hall is quoted. This coverage resulted from a news release distributed by OSUWMC Media Relations.

Mental health is a focus for Team USA at Beijing Olympics

February 7, 2022 | Highland County Press
Online audience: 12,127
During the Summer Olympics in Tokyo last year, star gymnast Simone Biles shined a light on the mental health struggles many Olympians face when she decided to withdraw from competition. Dr. Joshua Norman is quoted.

DeWine: Nearly $15M of ARPA Block Grant funding will help strengthen behavioral health care services

January 26, 2022 | Highland County Press
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Daily Sentinel
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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Wednesday announced that $14.9 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Supplemental Block Grants funds will be used to help strengthen Ohio’s statewide mental health and addiction care services system, specifically in the areas of youth prevention and early intervention services. The Ohio State University College of Medicine Early Psychosis Intervention Center is mentioned.

COVID-19 strain: Healthcare workers increasingly seek mental health help

January 24, 2022 | Healthline
Online audience: 43.7 million
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen a steep decrease in mental health across different groups, while new research finds doctors are also reaching their limits during the pandemic. Arianna Galligher is quoted.

PTSD and dementia risk: A potential target for early intervention

January 21, 2022 | Psychiatry Advisor
Online audience: 53,625
The growing population of older adults and increasing rates of dementia highlight the critical need for measures that may attenuate the risk of dementia in vulnerable populations. Christopher Nguyen is quoted.


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