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Problematic internet use in children and adolescents

Problematic internet use is of growing concern, particularly in the young population. The authors of a recent article discuss their research which examines the association of problematic internet use with mental health disorders and functional impairment

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Benefit of social support following bereavement

Informal social support from family and friends after bereavement through sudden and/or violent causes is associated with a reduced severity of depressive and PTSD symptoms. Read the article here

Post-traumatic stress symptoms are affected by previous night's sleep

A worse night's sleep has been found to be associated with increased post-traumatic stress symptoms the following day in individuals with PTSD

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