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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The number of deaths from anxiety drug overdoses has increased fourfold in the last 20 years, a new study revealed. Researchers say overdosing on anxiety drugs is a major public health issue.
LIFE February 19, 2016
One in three American lawyers have alcohol drinking problems and many suffer from depression and anxiety. Problem drinking in this profession could be a reflection of stress and cultural norms in the highly competitive field.
LIFE February 8, 2016
Insomnia and depression are often linked with one another. Now, a new study found that insomnia treatment with cognitive behavior therapy may also help treat depression symptoms.
LIFE January 28, 2016
Stress and anxiety are normal at times. Experiencing it way too often, however, may result in brain damage associated with depression and dementia, a new study found.
LIFE January 25, 2016
People with anxiety find it difficult to move around unfamiliar environments. The same behavior is found in anxious chickens. Certain chicken genes may help shed light on anxiety in humans.
LIFE January 6, 2016
Anxiety may have good effects on the body. Being anxious allows the threats to reach the motor cortex of the brain more quickly, initiating a fight-or-flight response that can be used for survival, especially in dangerous circumstances.
LIFE January 5, 2016
French scientists found that anxiety is like the sixth sense that could save one's life, giving anxious people an advantage during dangerous situations. Anxiety shifts the brain's threat signals from the sensory circuit (facial recognition) to the motor circuit (fight or flight response).
LIFE December 31, 2015
A woman became depressed and resistant to treatment found out she had brain tumor in her frontal lobe. The region is part of the brain responsible for emotions, mood, and personality.
LIFE December 27, 2015
Scientists found that chronic anxiety may lead to lower social status. Using laboratory mice, they identified how levels of stress inherent to personality or trait-anxiety can affect one's competitiveness.
LIFE December 6, 2015
A study confirms that envy through social media leads to depression and anxiety. It's not too late to 'think before you click'
Internet Culture November 29, 2015
Pets are special to children, and they are great companions. A new study in the United States revealed that kids living with pet dogs are less likely to have social anxiety compared to kids who do not have pet dogs.
LIFE November 26, 2015
New research found that mothers who gave birth later in life may be putting their daughters at risk for developing depressive symptoms. Researchers theorize this may be due to either a large generation gap or health problems during pregnancy.
LIFE November 20, 2015
Researchers found that since PCOS causes higher testosterone levels, children of pregnant women with the disease are at a higher risk of anxiety.
LIFE November 9, 2015
A strain of probiotic bacteria may help alleviate anxiety and enhance memory. Study subjects who took the probiotic capsule scored higher in memory tests and had lower stress hormones compared to those who did not take the pill.
LIFE October 19, 2015
A new study conducted by the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool Psychological Therapies Unit Community Interest Company suggests that a majority of the mental health apps recommended by the National Health Service are not supported by scientific evidence to prove that they are effective at addressing mental issues.
LIFE October 13, 2015
New research discovered that 34.8 percent of kids seeking outpatient mental health care are treated only by a primary care physician. A collaboration between primary care providers and mental health specialists is called for to properly address children's mental health issues.
LIFE October 13, 2015
A new FIFPro study revealed that depression and mental health issues are more prevalent among professional football players than previously believed. Both current and former professional players appeared to have higher rates of depression and/or anxiety than control groups representing the general public and even other elite athletes.
LIFE October 8, 2015
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