News on mental health
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...
Phone app can help traumatised health professionals
04 maj 2021
Can structured tasks in a smartphone app cure post-traumatic stress symptoms? A method that is currently being tested seeks to help health care pro...
Overcontrol is common with eating disorders
29 april 2021
Individuals with anorexia often have a high level of self-control, which can lead to exaggerated compulsions and rigidity and difficulty in opening...
Fewer suicides with less expensive medications for erectile dysfunction
21 april 2021
When medications for erectile dysfunction became less expensive and their use increased, the number of suicides among men aged 50–60 decreased in S...
Grand opening for centre for women’s mental health
31 mars 2021
Welcome to the opening symposium of Uppsala University’s Centre for Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive Lifespan – Womher. On 26 April, a...
Intensity not paramount for physical training during cancer therapy
03 februari 2021
People receiving treatment for cancer are known to feel better with physical training. But does it make any difference how vigorously they exercise...
Tough childhood damages life prospects
21 januari 2021
An adverse upbringing often impairs people’s circumstances and health in their adult years, especially for couples who have both had similar experi...
Mamduh Halawa, Uppsala Student of the Year 2020
28 december 2020
A sense of meaning: that is what the Uppsala Student of the Year 2020 hopes to help as many people as possible discover. While studying on Uppsala ...
Promising treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder
11 december 2020
The mental symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder improve following treatment with a progesterone receptor modulator, as demonstrated by SciLi...
Online support aids in treating depression
27 oktober 2020
An online healthcare programme has proven to improve symptoms of depression in cancer patients. The programme was developed and tested by researche...
Urban densification can have both positive and negative health effects
15 oktober 2020
Urban green spaces and urban densification are both associated with a lower rate of mortality from cardiovascular disease. These apparently confoun...