News on mental health
How autism presents in small children
04 maj 2023
Babies who go on to develop symptoms of autism interpret movement differently. Terje Falck-Ytter has been able to measure this in babies as young a...
Increased risk of testicular cancer in men with autism and ADHD
24 april 2023
A new study by researchers at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital shows that men who have a neurodevelopmental disorder, such as aut...
Infants with autism have a different perception of movement
31 mars 2023
A new study from researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet shows that children who go on to develop symptoms of autism have diffe...
Early actions can prevent gang shootings
01 mars 2023
In 2022, Sweden saw an average of more than one shooting per day and more than one deadly shooting per week. Research shows that only a small propo...
The welfare system protects children when a parent loses his or her job
24 februari 2023
When a parent loses his or her job it can lead to him or her being affected by poorer health. However, this does not seem to affect the children's ...
Young people with cancer may experience problems with sexuality and fertility
09 december 2022
Many young adults treated for cancer experience problems in their sex life and worry about their chances of becoming a parent in the future. The re...
The network diving deep into anxiety
07 december 2022
Anxiety is so much more than a rapid heartbeat, sweat and panic. For two years now, a network at Uppsala University has been meeting to discuss the...
New major EU-funded research project takes broader approach to mental health
30 november 2022
To improve understanding of mental health, today’s symptom-based diagnoses need to be complemented with biological criteria accounting for differen...
SSRIs and CBT lead to changes in the brain
19 oktober 2022
Neurochemical changes in the brain differ among patients with social anxiety treated using both SSRIs and CBT, compared to those treated using only...
Weighted blanket increases melatonin
04 oktober 2022
A new study from Uppsala University shows that using a weighted blanket at bedtime increases melatonin in young adults. This hormone increases in r...
Acute sleep loss may alter the way we see others
11 maj 2022
A new study from Uppsala University shows that young adults when sleep-deprived evaluate angry faces as less trustworthy and healthy-looking. Furth...
Mobile app reduces post-traumatic stress
06 april 2022
Support offered by a phone app can relieve post-traumatic stress and depression. A new study from Uppsala University’s National Centre for Disaster...
The perils of procrastination
25 mars 2022
COLUMN. Putting off what needs to be done, against our own better judgement, is surely a habit we can all identify with. For some individuals, howe...
Passionate concern for child and adolescent health
01 mars 2022
Listen to the young: they are wise. For Anna Sarkadi, this advice and the reason for it are repeatedly confirmed in her research on the wellbeing o...
Talking about it makes the pandemic more bearable
25 januari 2022
Having clear daily routines, being physically active and engaging in outdoor leisure pursuits have all been helpful in promoting the well-being of ...
Small measures can be a big help for children of mothers with depression
20 december 2021
Several new studies among Syrian refugee families in Turkey and families with infants in Sweden and Bhutan show that children of mothers in poor me...
Men may sleep worse during the first half of the lunar cycle
15 september 2021
Men’s sleep may be more powerfully influenced by the lunar cycle than women’s, according to a new study from Uppsala University, now published in t...
“Links have been identified between perfectionism and mental illness”
07 september 2021
Hello there Alexander Rozental, senior lecturer at the Department of Psychology and author of the self-help book for perfectionists, Bättre än perf...
The attitudes of children and youth about the pandemic year and the future
27 maj 2021
We have lived with COVID-19 and restrictions in society for over a year. How do children and youth see this pandemic year? A new study is trying to...
How bullying and obesity can affect girls’ and boys’ mental health
07 maj 2021
Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys’ mental health appears to be affected more if they suf...