What are the Top 10 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise?

1. Reduces Stress Exercise increases concentrations of norepinephrine; Moderates the brain’s response to stress; and Boost the body’s ability to deal with existing physical symptoms that stress and worrying creates. 2. Alleviates Depression Exercise releases endorphins. Creates feelings of happiness and euphoria. Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as… Read More

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PTSD & Other Mental Health Conditions Among US Soldiers & Marines, 2001-2011

Research Paper Title Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, and Any Mental Health Condition Among U.S. Soldiers and Marines, 2001-2011. Background Understanding mental health disorder diagnosis and treatment seeking among active-duty military personnel is a topic with both clinical and policy implications. It has been well documented in military populations that individual-level… Read More

Methamphetamine, Depression & World War II

Did you know that a Japanese chemist first synthesised methamphetamine in 1919 as a medicine for people with lethargy and depression – or that it was given to kamikaze pilots, during World War II in the hope it would make them less likely to change their minds?

Does Exercise Benefit Patients with Major Depression?

Research Paper Title Benefits from aerobic exercise in patients with major depression: a pilot study. Background Several reports indicate that physical activity can reduce the severity of symptoms in depressed patients. Some data suggest that even a single exercise bout may result in a substantial mood improvement. Therefore the objective of this research was to… Read More

Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider

The Armed Forces Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) course teaches in depth skills for providing first aid to people who may be experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis. The Armed Forces MHFA course is delivered by MHFA England, a community interest company working to increase mental health awareness and skills across… Read More

US Navy: Linking Work Stressors, Depressive Symptoms & Sleep Quality

Research Paper Title Work stressors, depressive symptoms and sleep quality among US Navy members: a parallel process latent growth modelling approach across deployment. Abstract The present study examined whether work stressors contribute to sleep problems and depressive symptoms over the course of deployment (i.e. pre-deployment, post-deployment and 6-month reintegration) among US Navy members. Specifically, the… Read More

What was the Number Anti-Depressants Prescribed to Soldiers between 2015 & 2017?

The number of British Army personnel prescribed anti-depressants between 01 January 2015 and 08 January 2017 was: Male soldiers: 5,020. Female soldiers: 1,148. Total: 6,168. Notes: This information is derived from the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme (DMICP) which is a centralised data warehouse of coded information. The DMICP is a the source of electronic,… Read More