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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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Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 6:00am
New research suggests that practicing transcendental meditation over approximately 3 months can effectively fight symptoms of PTSD and improve depression.

Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:00am
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1.

Which essential oils can relieve anxiety?

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 4:00pm
Some research has suggested that aromatherapy with essential oils may help promote relaxation and relieve anxiety. Learn about the best essential oils for anxiety, as well as how to use them, here.

Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 6:00am
Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions.

Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 7:00pm
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor.

Bipolar type definitions

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:00pm
There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here.

How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:00am
The 4-7-8 breathing technique, or relaxation breath, is a method for reducing anxiety and promoting sleep. This article covers how to do it, its uses, and apps that can help people practice it.

Can social media really cause depression?

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 3:00am
Though the debate has continued for many years, a new study concludes that there is no link between social media use and depressive symptoms.

How can bipolar disorder affect relationships?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 3:00pm
Bipolar disorder causes alterations in mood, leading to depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. These changes in mood can sometimes put stress on a relationship. Learn how best to navigate a relationship in which one partner has bipolar disorder.

What's the difference between borderline personality disorder and bipolar?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:00pm
Although borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder share some similar symptoms, they are different conditions. One affects a person’s mood, while the other affects a person’s sense of self and their relationships with others. Learn more about the differences in symptoms and treatment here.

How are bipolar disorder and ADHD different?

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 2:00pm
Although ADHD and bipolar disorder can share some symptoms, they are different conditions, and a person can have both of them. Learn about the differences and how doctors diagnose bipolar and ADHD.

A diet rich in fiber and vegetables can relieve depression

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:00am
Until now, the evidence that a healthful diet can ease depression has been inconclusive. But a new review provides a more definitive answer.

What are the signs of bipolar in teens?

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 9:00am
Bipolar disorder usually develops in a person’s late teens or early adult years. It may be more difficult to diagnose bipolar in teens because of normal mood changes during puberty. In this article, we look at the signs, causes, and treatment of bipolar in teens.

Gut bacteria might influence depression, and this is how

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:00am
A population study finally identifies certain bacterial communities linked to depression and searches for explanations for this relationship.

What is acute stress disorder?

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 3:00pm
Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a short-term condition that can develop after a person experiences a traumatic event. Its symptoms are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can include mood changes, negative thoughts, flashbacks of the event, and nightmares. Learn more here.

Is there a cure for bipolar disorder?

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 2:00pm
Bipolar disorder is a long-term mental health condition. Although there is currently no cure, there are many treatments available that can reduce symptoms. Learn more here.

Schizophrenia: Restoring brain circuitry to improve symptoms

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 3:00am
Researchers finally zero in on the brain network that drives the severity of negative symptoms in schizophrenia and suggest a noninvasive treatment.

What are the signs of depression in men?

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 7:00pm
The signs of depression can vary between men and women. Men are generally more likely to feel anger and to engage in substance abuse and risky behavior. In this article, we discuss the behavioral, physical, and emotional signs of depression in men and explain how to get help.

Letter from the Editor: Breaking the stigma

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:00am
In the first letter of 2019, Managing Editor Honor highlights the importance of talking about mental health in the workplace and what MNT is doing to open the discussion.

What to know about marijuana withdrawal

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 9:00am
After frequently using marijuana, or cannabis, people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop. Such symptoms include cravings, irritability, and sleep problems. In this article, we discuss the symptoms and timeline of marijuana withdrawal, treatments, and tips for coping.


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