May 04, 2021
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Mental Health Awareness Month: COVID-19 psychiatric morbidity, CBD product and more

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The Mental Health America organization has designated each May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

In conjunction with this observance, Healio Psychiatry has compiled a list of most-read news articles relating to psychiatry written so far this year.

Omega-3 supplementation may slow stress-related accelerated aging

Omega-3 supplementation may slow accelerated aging by altering the body’s response during and after a stressful event, according to study results published in Molecular Psychiatry. Read more.

Many COVID-19 patients have psychiatric morbidity within 6 months of infection

A significant proportion of patients who had COVID-19 experienced neurological and psychiatric morbidity in the 6 months following infection, according to results of a retrospective cohort study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Read more.

CBD product may reduce severe anxiety and related symptoms

Use of a cannabidiol sublingual product may reduce severe anxiety and anxiety-related symptoms, according to a presentation at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America annual conference. Read more.

More than 50% of COVID-19 health care workers at risk for mental health problems

More than half of health care workers involved in COVID-19 care may be at risk for one or more mental health problems, according to study results published in Journal of Psychiatric Research. Read more.

Conflict between divorced, separated parents linked to children's mental health

Conflict between divorced or separated parents appeared linked to increased risk for children developing mental health problems, according to study results published in Child Development. Read more.