Graduate school can be stressful. It is therefore no surprise that graduate students, particularly those in helping professions or who conduct research related to health, report feeling high levels of stress and experience high rates of mental illness.
During any given year, an estimated 13-20% of US children experience some type of mental disorder –– and these numbers have been on the rise. Although media attention often focuses on mental health problems in girls, recent data in the US suggests that school-aged boys are more likely than their female peers to have any type of mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.
Meet Juan - a bioinformatics intern in the lab - and learn about his background, research, and which super power he’d like to have!
Scientists in psychology and many other disciplines have started a “replication revolution" designed to increase confidence in scientific findings. What do we think about the replication movement? Read more here.
Depression is one of the most common, costly, and disabling mental disorders worldwide; however, there are many different types of treatment available for people struggling with depression. Read more about treatment options and find helpful links to resources in this article.
Youth are particularly vulnerable to the effects of stress. Childhood stress, and particularly exposure to its most severe and chronic forms, including things like abuse, or poverty, is known to associate with poor physical and mental health, not only during childhood and adolescence but also even into adulthood.
Read more about our current co-op student in the lab and her current projects.