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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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Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 3:00am
A new study examines the link between drinking tea and lower rates of depression in older Chinese adults, revealing the characteristics of tea drinkers.

Anxious about the news? Our top tips on how to cope

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:00pm
Does the constant cycle of negative world news make you anxious? Here, learn more about news-related anxiety and how you can fight back.

The surprising link between depression and the pursuit of happiness

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:00am
According to new research, placing too much emphasis on happiness can actually give rise to depressive symptoms, especially in the Western world.

Schizophrenia: Largest genetic study offers new insights

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 6:00am
The largest study of its kind analyzed genetic information from 3,444 families and found one single gene whose mutations may help explain the condition.

Depression during period: Everything you need to know

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 1:00pm
Depression is a common symptom before and during a period. Find out why hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can contribute to depression and learn what to do.

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 2:00pm
People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ‘purge.’ Learn more here.

What to know about alcohol and depression

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 3:00pm
Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article.

Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 6:00am
A report that the LA County commissioned suggests that many jail inmates would benefit from diversion to community-based mental health programs.

How the 'rubber hand illusion' may help those with OCD

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 3:00am
New research shows how using a fake rubber hand may enable people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder to overcome their contamination fears.

Does smoking cause depression?

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:00am
Can smoking lead to depression? A new study examines the link between smoking tobacco and the incidence of depression among students.

A tiny wage increase could have prevented 13,800 deaths in 6 years

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 6:00am
Specialists estimate that a small increase of only $1 in the state minimum wage could have prevented thousands of suicides between 2009–2015.

Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 3:00pm
While some people with anxiety tend to overeat, others have little or no appetite. Learn more about the link between anxiety and appetite loss here.

Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:00pm
Researchers have concluded that exposure to air pollution during childhood could significantly increase a person's risk of schizophrenia.

Does diet influence mental health? Assessing the evidence

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 6:00am
How much do our diets influence our mental health? A recent review assesses the evidence and concludes that much more research is needed.

Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 3:00am
Recent research adds to the evidence that mindfulness practice may enable us to eradicate unhelpful fears — and continue to keep them at bay.

What to know about PMS and depression

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 8:00pm
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause physical symptoms as well as emotional or mental issues, including some that are similar to the symptoms of depression. Learn more about these PMS symptoms here.

What are the types of depression?

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 4:00pm
There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article.

The 13 emotions that music evokes in us

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:00pm
How can listening to music make us feel? A new study involving participants from different cultures has identified 13 possible emotions that music evokes.

What is the link between depression and anger?

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 10:00pm
Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options.

Could MDMA help treat mental health conditions?

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 6:00am
New research in mice investigates the possibility that MDMA, a potentially addictive drug, may help in the context of mental health therapy.


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