Excess mortality occurred as the result of a number of causes, including overdose, injuries, and both infectious and noncommunicable diseases.
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Overall, 8% of adolescents met the criteria for depression, and 2% met the criteria for depression and having experienced a suspected or definite psychotic experience.
Researchers found strong evidence that polygenic scores for adult major depression, subjective wellbeing, neuroticism, insomnia, educational attainment, and BMI are associated with childhood ADHD symptoms, internalizing and social problems.
The researchers suggested that the increased inflammatory response and oxidative stress that accompanies air pollution exposure may affect the central nervous system with both short and long term exposure to these pollutants.
Depression was more common among adolescents exposed to secondhand smoke every day during the past week (28.9%) than those who were not exposed (23.0%).
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder has been increasing over the past few decades and depending on the region, it is estimated to occur in 1% to 2% of children.
Long-term risks of cannabis include an elevated risk of addiction, altered brain development, impaired educational performance, chronic respiratory tract and psychotic disorders, motor vehicle accidents, and suicide.
Depression is twice as common in patients with chronic pain compared to health subjects, and pain intensity, frequency, and number of locations are linked to depression and anxiety.
Patients with a low polygenic load for major depression showed a better response to lithium compared to those who had a high polygenic load.
Patients with health anxiety fear undetected medical illness, resulting in frequent consultations, requests for tests, and appeals for reassurance from medical professionals and relatives.
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