MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women with HIV who experience persistently high levels of stress or depression have a significantly greater risk of plaque building up in their arteries than those who rarely or never report these symptoms, a new study finds.
The study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, analyzed previously collected data for 700 women with and without HIV who did not have coronary heart disease. The data, collected from 2004-2012, came from a sub-study of the Women's Interagency HIV study.
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 -- Children of mothers with long-term depression have an increased risk of behavioral problems and poor development, researchers say.
The new study included nearly 900 Australian mothers and 978 of their children. Levels of depression were examined in the mothers before, during and after pregnancy. The investigators also analyzed their children's development and behavior.
TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on Americans' mental health, with more than 88,000 people developing anxiety or depression as a result, according to Mental Health America (MHA), a U.S. community-based nonprofit organization.
Also, more than 21,000 Americans who completed MHA's free online mental health screening last month said they thought about suicide or self-harm on more than half of the days in May.