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Mental health affects us all. How we think and feel about our lives and ourselves has an impact on our behavior and how we cope in tough times. Mental health problems are very common and include conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, anorexia, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, bulimia, depression, hyperactivity, insomnia, mania, narcolepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, paranoia, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, stress, suicide and Tourette's.
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My experience living with extreme anxiety

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 6:00am
The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction.

This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 3:00am
Five new studies conducted as part of a doctoral thesis show how sleep loss affects a person's emotional perception and emotional response control.

Causes of a headache after crying

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:00pm
Some people have migraine headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches after crying. This may be due to the physical and emotional response of crying. Learn more here.

Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people?

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:00am
A new way of determining the genetic risk of depression may help predict which children and adolescents are most likely to face mental health problems.

Concerta vs. Adderall: What's the difference?

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 2:00am
Concerta and Adderall are both medications that can help treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn about the differences between them and the possible side effects in this article.

Why do we empathize? Researchers take on new perspective

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 6:00am
Do we only empathize with and mirror others' behaviors in contexts calling for social cooperation? New research suggests taking the question further.

Tips to increase stamina

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Methods of increasing stamina include meditation, exercise, and consuming caffeine. Stamina can help prevent physical fatigue and enhance mental focus. Learn more about boosting stamina here.

Can scientists 'hack' memory?

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:00pm
Is it possible to manipulate memory formation and consolidation? And why would we want to do it? We explore these questions in this Spotlight feature.

Scientists quash claims about single 'depression genes'

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:00pm
After reviewing data on 620,000-plus people, scientists quash claims that a single or handful of genes can have a strong influence on risk of depression.

What causes a low libido?

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:00pm
It is common for a person's libido to fluctuate throughout their life and according to their mood. However, a significant change in libido may be due to an underlying cause. Learn about low libido causes and how to treat them here.

Mental health can impact memory decades later

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:00am
A new longitudinal cohort study has confirmed a link between experiencing mental health problems throughout adulthood and having poorer memory in midlife.

Can CBD help treat depression?

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 8:00pm
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that comes from the cannabis plant. It is gaining popularity as a natural treatment for many mental health conditions, including depression. Learn more about CBD for depression here.

What does science say about the effects of meditation?

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:00pm
In this Spotlight feature, we look at the benefits of practicing meditation or mindfulness, and we weigh up some of the potential unwanted effects.

Can changes in brain energy pathways cause depression?

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 6:00am
Scientists repurposed an accessible bioinformatics tool to find DNA mutations, some of which occur at high levels in people with major depressive disorder.

What really happens in the brain during a hallucination?

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 3:00am
A new study reveals a surprising brain mechanism tied to the experience of drug-induced hallucinations. These findings may even have wider implications.

The effects of going more than 24 hours without sleep

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 8:00pm
It is not clear how long a person can go without sleep, but in a famous 1964 experiment, a person managed to stay awake for 264 hours. Sleep deprivation can negatively affect energy levels, mood, and cognitive functioning. In the long term, it can increase a person's risk of several chronic conditions. Learn more here.

What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 8:00pm
The symptoms of ADHD in adults vary depending on the type of ADHD, but they may include disorganization and restlessness. Learn more about adult ADHD symptoms here.

Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 6:00am
New research in human participants explores a novel intervention that aims to weaken traumatic memories and lessen their psychological impact.

Could cannabis use contribute to psychosis?

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:00am
Researchers have found strong associations between the frequent use of highly potent cannabis and reports of first-time psychotic episodes.

What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 7:00pm
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies.


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