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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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Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 3:00am
A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression.

How your imagination can help you overcome your fears

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:00am
New research shows just how powerful your imagination can be and how you can tap into this hidden resource to overcome your fears and anxieties.

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:00am
New research confirms that there is a link between vitamin D deficiency in early life and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia later on.

What's the difference between Valium and Xanax?

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 3:00pm
Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. As sedatives, they have some uses in treating anxiety, but the two can cause slightly different side effects and interactions, and both can result in dependency and withdrawal. Learn more about the differences between Valium and Xanax here.

Through my eyes: My bipolar journey

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:00am
My name is Carrie Gale, and I am an Emmy-nominated graphic designer and writer. I also have bipolar II disorder. This is my story.

What to know about multiple sclerosis and mood swings

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 2:00pm
Multiple sclerosis affects the nerves in the body and may also affect mood. Learn more about the causes of multiple sclerosis mood swings, and the best treatment options, here.

Letter from the Editor: Love your mind

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:00am
In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks mental well-being during the holiday season. How does the MNT editorial team alleviate festive stress?

What makes your personality 'healthy' or 'unhealthy?'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:00am
Do you have a 'healthy personality?' Researchers claim to have mapped out the personality traits that can help a person thrive in life.

COPD and anxiety: Researchers test promising approach

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 6:00am
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can also experience severe anxiety. A new trial puts to the test an effective coping strategy.

How your personality could affect your longevity

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 3:00am
Can personality help predict how long you will live? A newly published study suggests that personality traits in adolescence may speak to mortality risk.

Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:00am
A new study zooms in on four genetic variants that influence the likelihood of death by suicide. It also finds 207 genes that need further investigation.

Does using testosterone to treat depression work?

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 3:00am
A new analysis attempts to end a long-standing debate in psychiatry. The researchers asked whether testosterone really can relieve depression in men.

How does rheumatoid arthritis feel?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:00pm
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects people in different ways, but there are some common symptoms. In this article, learn what it feels like to have RA and how to cope.

Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight?

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00pm
Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here.

Mental health conditions on the rise among US students

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 6:00am
New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression.

How to recognize and cope with emotional exhaustion

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 1:00pm
Emotional exhaustion can arise after a period of excessive stress. Some people are more at risk than others, including those in demanding jobs or with caring responsibilities. People may not always recognize the signs of emotional exhaustion. Here, we look at the symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and prevention.

Why do we stay in relationships that make us unhappy?

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:00am
If your relationship is making you so unhappy, why is it so hard to break up? A new study finds an unexpected answer to this question.

Stressed at work? Transcendental meditation may help

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:00am
A recently conducted randomized control trial has found that people who practice meditation are more resilient to stress and better at handling emotions.

Using Facebook to predict depression

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 3:00am
Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts.

Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 3:00am
Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.

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