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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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What to know about overdosing on antidepressants

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:00am
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here.

AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Analyzing two features of language use with machine learning could be a way to predict which individuals will later develop psychosis, study finds.

What are the perks and problems of being a night owl?

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Many recent studies suggest that people who are 'night owls' may face higher health risks. But why is that, really? Our Spotlight feature investigates.

How the online world is affecting the human brain

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:00am
An international report examines how online behavior is affecting brain function. Scientists looked at concentration, memory, and social cognition.

Insomnia: 'Long-distance' CBT as effective as in-person therapy

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:00am
Telemedicine-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for people trying to manage chronic insomnia, new research shows.

Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:00am
Night owls often face various health risks due to the misalignment between their body clocks and regular work schedules. A few easy adjustments could help.

No taste for vanilla! When and why is pain pleasurable?

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Some people find painful sensations pleasurable or arousing during sex or erotic play. How is this possible? Read this Spotlight feature to find out.

What to know about executive function disorder

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 3:00pm
Executive function is a broad set of mental skills that are important for achieving goals and interacting with others. People with executive function disorder may find it difficult to organize themselves, focus their attention, and control their emotions and behavior. Learn more here.

Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 6:00am
A new review suggests that low-grade inflammation may sometimes directly affect motivation. Its authors want to explore possible links with depression.

Yoga keeps the mind and body young, 22 clinical trials show

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 6:00am
Evidence from 22 randomized clinical trials suggests that yoga practice can improve both physical and mental well-being in older adults.

Low-amp electroconvulsive therapy may relieve suicidal thoughts

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:00am
A new, small trial finds that low-amp electroconvulsive therapy is highly effective in reducing suicidal ideation while having no cognitive side effects.

What is learned helplessness?

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:00pm
In this article, we discuss the psychology behind learned helplessness — a state in which a person feels unable to change a stressful situation, even when change becomes possible. We look at the background of the theory and ways to overcome this state.

Letter from the Editor: Self-love

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:00am
May is Mental Health Month. In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks about the importance of self-love for mental health and well-being.

Fat in soil bacteria may protect against stress

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:00am
The discovery of an anti-inflammatory, stress-protective fatty acid in a soil bacterium sheds light on why contact with dirt can be good for our health.

How to get back on track after binge eating

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 10:00pm
Many people overeat occasionally, but there are a number of different ways to get back on track. In this article, learn about what to do after binge eating to return to a healthful routine.

Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:00am
A new study finds a link between different forms of allergies and either anxiety or depression. Future research, however, must verify these associations.

Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson's

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 3:00am
A recent study concludes that experiencing bipolar disorder during adulthood increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life.

Researchers close in on a new depression mechanism

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:00am
A study in rats identifies a key driver of anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure. This finding may lead to new therapies not just for depression.

Through my eyes: High functioning autism

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 6:00am
'You don’t seem autistic' is something that I hear a lot. My name is Jonathan Rowland, and this is my experience of living with autism.

Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 6:00am
A recent study investigates whether physical activity can improve well-being and reduce symptoms in the population of an inpatient psychiatric unit.

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