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Michael Phelps On Mental Health: 'I Struggled With Depression And Anxiety'

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps opened up about his struggles with depression and anxiety in a recent interview. The swimmer previously revealed that he contemplated suicide after his second drunk driving arrest in 2014.

Public Health

Rise Of Anxiety In US: Poll Reveals What Americans Are Most Worried About

An APA survey concluded that Americans are more anxious today than they were last year. The poll showed that paying bills causes the greatest anxiety, while baby boomers are the most anxious compared to other generations.

Public Health May 8, 2018

New Study Says That Cannabis Could Be Used To Treat Stress And Anxiety

A research team at Washington State University conducted a study to find whether several doses of cannabis could reduce anxiety and depression. The strains that were used for the study were tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018

Why You Should Consider Adding Cannabis To Your Beauty And Wellness Routine On 4/20

Cannabinoids that include CBD and THC feature anti-inflammatory properties that can help resolve skin conditions and relieve pain. One woman explained that the plant helped clear up her Rosacea.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 20, 2018

Stress And Grief During Pregnancy Increases Chances Of Mental Health Illness In Children: Study

A study has shown that stress is a potent indicative factor of adults being depressed or children having ADHD. This data explains one of the possible causes of the increasing purchase of mental health prescription drugs.

Public Health April 9, 2018

Kindness And Compassion Help Cancer Patients Speed Up Healing Process, Reduce Pain: Review

Kindness and compassion can work wonders in helping cancer patients recover faster and reduce pain. A study published in the Journal of Oncology Practice suggested six basic acts of kindness that have positive impacts on patients and caregivers.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2018

Temporary Breaks From Facebook, Not Full-On Quitting, Might Be Better For Your Health

A study claims that it’s better to take breaks from social media than quitting entirely. Quitting Facebook, as it turns out, only makes you want to use it days after being away from the service.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2018

Stressed Out? TouchPoints Wearable Device Helps Relieve Stress In Less Than 30 Seconds

Feeling stressed out from school, work, or family life? This wearable device promises to help relieve anxiety, ADHD, autism, and stress among men and women. Here's everything you need to know.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 2, 2018

Eating Grapes Can Help Improve Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression: Study

Every year, almost 18.8 million men and women suffer from depression in the United States. A new study has found that eating grapes can drastically improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 13, 2018

Mom Gives Daughter Marijuana Gummies To Reduce Anxiety, Says Report

Sylvia A. Rubio, a 38-year-old from Radium Springs, New Mexico, gave her 13-year-old daughter marijuana gummies to help her reduce symptoms of anxiety. She was charged with child abuse and distributing marijuana to a minor.

Viral February 11, 2018

How The Risks Of Smoking Marijuana Can Cause Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Marijuana can cause multiple health problems, including damage to the lungs, memory loss, and fast heart rate. However, after the use of marijuana, some people may experience anxiety and panic attacks while others may not.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2018

Insomnia? Sleep Expert Shares Reasons Why You Can’t Fall Asleep At Night

Can't fall asleep at night? People with insomnia have a hard time falling asleep at night. A sleep expert shares reasons you can't fall asleep at night.

Neuroscience February 5, 2018

Dogs More Likely To Bite Emotionally Unstable People, Study Shows

A new study revealed that the number of dog bite incidents in the United Kingdom might be much higher than official estimates. This is because dogs are more likely to bite emotionally unstable people, who will not report such incidents.

Public Health February 4, 2018

Newly Discovered Brain Cells May Lead To New Drugs That Can Reduce Anxiety

Current treatments for anxiety disorders have their drawbacks. The discovery of anxiety cells in the hippocampus of the brain could pave way for new drugs that can better address the most common mental illness in the United States.

Neuroscience February 3, 2018

Researchers Found Anxiety Cells In The Brain's Hippocampus

New treatment alternatives could be developed as scientists make a groundbreaking discovery. They did not only find anxiety cells in the brain, but also a way to control their activity.

Neuroscience February 2, 2018

Anxiety Could Be An Early Indicator Of Alzheimer's Disease -- Study

A new study has suggested that anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. Observing patients for risk factors could help in the early treatment of the disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2018

Smartphone Addiction May Lead To Brain Imbalance: Here's How To Address The Problem

Researchers discovered that smartphone addiction may lead to chemical imbalances in the brain, resulting in anxiety and depression, among others. For people who do not think therapy is for them, here are some things to try to cure smartphone addiction.

Medicine December 4, 2017

Writing Down Feelings Helps Reduce Stress And Worry: Study

Researchers have found that expressive writing may help offload worries and stress, and help an individual perform tasks more efficiently. The research provides the first neural evidence for James Pennebaker's 1986 research.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 16, 2017

Quality Of High School Friendships Linked To Mental Health In Adulthood

Researchers found that close high school friendships directly predict mental health improvements in young adulthood. Having high-quality friendships at 15 years old predict less social anxiety and fewer signs of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2017

Fidget Spinners: Popular Toy Marketed To Help Kids With ADHD Poses Choking Hazards

Fidget spinners have small metal parts that pose choking hazards to children. What do experts say about the benefits of these toys to kids with ADHD and anxiety?

Public Health June 19, 2017

8.3 Million Adult Americans Suffer From Serious Psychological Distress: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

Depression and anxiety are taking their toll on Americans, as more and more people struggle with psychological distress. Find out what the most common symptoms of PD are, what triggers this mental health disorder, and how to combat it.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2017

Scientists Explain How Deep Breaths Calm The Mind

A new study has found that deep breathing is crucial to combat depression and anxiety. However, the research was conducted on mice and a study of the same on humans is on its way.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 31, 2017

Nearly Half A Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Health

Nearly half a million U.S. doctors could not be wrong, as they warned that climate change causes more harm to public health. According to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, climate change is making Americans sicker.

Public Health March 16, 2017

Birdwatching Near Your Home Offers Mental Health Benefits, Says Study

Researchers have found that watching birds near your home can be good for your mental health. Results were consistent whether subjects lived in urban or suburban neighborhoods.

Public Health February 27, 2017

Politics Causes Major Spike In Stress Among Americans: Study

According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, both Democrats and Republicans are stressed out over politics in the country. They reported anxiety over politics and where the nation is heading to.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 17, 2017

Bad Dog! Research Shows Dogs Mirror Owner's Traits

Bad dog? Research has shown that the dog and its owner could mirror each other's traits, which means that canine with neurotic tendencies are likely to behave according to what they see in their owners.

Animals February 15, 2017

Startup NeuroQore Uses Magnetic Pulses To Treat Depression: Cure Depression Without Drugs Or Psychotherapy?

Depression affects the lives of millions of Americans each year. NeuroQore, a startup company, hopes to treat the disorder with the help of magnetic pulses.

Medicine February 12, 2017

Researchers Gain Insight Into How The Brain Perceives Meaning With Help From LSD

Findings from new research offered insight into how the brain prrocesses meaning when people use drugs like LSD. According to the study, specific receptors and neuro-chemicals in the brain are responsible for such changes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Mindfulness Meditation Helps Slash Stress, Anxiety Disorder

Working with 89 patients of anxiety disorder, researchers have found that those who took mindfulness meditation training sharply reduced their stress hormone and inflammatory responses to stressful situations. This emerges as another evidence of the benefits of meditation training on different conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2017

How To Find Love: Here Are The Best States For Lovers: Study

Positive relationships seems to flourish in the states of Mississippi, Utah, and Wisconsin, according to one study. Other states, however, fall behind as the worst places for lovers.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Magic Mushrooms Show Promise In Easing Anxiety And Depression In Cancer Patients

Two research papers published recently have asserted that terminally ill cancer patients facing depression and pain can gain immense relief from the use of psilocybin — an active ingredient present in psychedelic or magic mushrooms.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2016

When The 'Worried Well' Are Worried Sick: Study Finds Hypochondriacs Have High Heart Disease Risk Due To Health Anxiety

According to researchers, hypochondriacs, or the 'worried well,' are at high risk of developing heart disease. Their perpetual state of worry elevates anxiety levels, a known risk factor for heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2016

Internet Addiction Ups Risks Of Other Mental Health Problems: Study

Internet addiction may increase the risk of mental health problems like ADHD and depression in youngsters, reported researchers recently. The results of their study may help shed light on how to medically approach mental health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 19, 2016

Fidget Cube Is The Desk Toy For The Anxious That Already Raised More Than $2 Million On Kickstarter

Fidget Cube is the desk toy that is the better alternative to clicking a pen that has already raised more than $2 million in its crowdfunding campaign.

Gadgets September 9, 2016

Prenatal Exposure To BPA Ups Chances Of Developing Depression And Anxiety In Boys

Prenatal BPA exposure has been found to increase risks of depression and anxiety symptoms in boys. This is on top of other adverse effects that have been associated with the chemical so far, like preterm births and lung complications.

Public Health August 17, 2016

Women, Young People More Likely To Suffer From Anxiety Disorder

Women, young individuals under age 35, and health-challenged people are some anxiety-prone groups, according to a new study. Learn more about global anxiety rates and potential remedies such as mindfulness.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016

Workaholics Likely To Suffer From OCD, ADHD And Other Psychiatric Disorders

A Norwegian study has linked workaholism to psychiatric disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder and ADHD. The researchers also developed criteria to diagnose the addictive behavior.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 27, 2016

Celebrities Speak Up About Struggles With Mental Health

Celebrities have opened up about their struggles with mental health problems. One of those celebrities is Kristen Bell, who openly shared her experiences to help others.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2016

Feeling Too Stressed Out? Living Near The Beach May Boost Your Mental State

Feeling stressed? Having a view of the ocean or living by the beach might prove to be beneficial to your mental health, reveals a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016

Anti-smoking Drugs Do Not Increase Risk For Depression, Anxiety: Study

A large random clinical trial settled the belief that anti-smoking drugs can increase the risk of mental health conditions. Not only is there a lack of increased risk, they may also help smokers abstain from the bad habit.

Public Health April 25, 2016

Canadian Man To 'Run For Wellness' In 10 Half-Marathons For Mental Health Awareness

In a bid to raise awareness about the positive effects exercise has on mental health, Jacob Morris intends to run 10 half-marathons in 10 Canadian cities, around mid-June to mid-July.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 2016

Human Trafficking Victims In UK Suffer From Mental Health Problems

Victims of human trafficking may suffer from high levels of depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Latest study reveals that even in highly developed countries, human trafficking is still prevalent - making it a global problem.

Life April 16, 2016

Better Mental Health Treatment Can Help Global Economy: WHO

According to the WHO, better investment in depression treatment and mental health will translate to four-fold returns for the world's economy. Paying attention to mental care will increase work productivity as well as provide billions of gains through enhanced wellness.

Life April 13, 2016

Rats Linked To Depressive Symptoms In Low-Income Neighborhoods

Rat infestation is considered a huge problem by some residents in low-income neighborhoods, a new study revealed. Researchers also found a link between the presence of rats and the chances of having anxiety or other depressive symptoms.

Life March 18, 2016

Can Yoga Help Individuals Deal Better With PTSD, Anxiety Or Depression?

Yoga has long been touted to promote well-being. Researchers, however, believe the practice is, at the moment, best used as complementary treatment rather than as standalone therapy.

Life March 11, 2016

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