Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Cindy H. Liu, PhD, and colleagues have published a study in Psychiatry Research that found that nearly half of the U.S. young adults (18-30) in … Continue reading “Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic”

Untangling depression and anxiety using hair samples in India

Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, and her colleagues have published a study that has found a connection between higher levels of the sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and lower … Continue reading “Untangling depression and anxiety using hair samples in India”

Depression and anxiety levels increase with age and vary by gender in aging South African population

Harvard Bell Fellow Collin Payne, PhD, is author on a paper in Demography that takes a rare look at the mental health status of aging adults in Malawi, South Africa, a … Continue reading “Depression and anxiety levels increase with age and vary by gender in aging South African population”

Interventions addressing anxiety & depression have long-term mental health benefits for war-affected youth

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Theresa Betancourt, ScD, is lead author on a study published in Pediatrics that assesses the longer-term impact of mental health interventions on war-affected youth in … Continue reading “Interventions addressing anxiety & depression have long-term mental health benefits for war-affected youth”

A reason to reduce anxiety, and an opportunity to do so!

We’ve long known that anxiety puts people at risk for coronary heart disease, but now a nationally representative longitudinal study of the US population has shown that anxiety also increases the risk … Continue reading “A reason to reduce anxiety, and an opportunity to do so!”