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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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Dopamine and serotonin: Brain chemicals explained

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 1:00pm
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of balance here.

Alzheimer's in women: Could midlife stress play a role?

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 6:00am
New research suggests that experiencing a stressful life event may detrimentally impact older women’s memories and put them at risk of Alzheimer's disease.

New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:00pm
A new study of people with major depressive disorder suggests that the body's endocannabinoid system plays a role in the mood-lifting effects of exercise.

Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:00am
One of the most reliable studies of its kind has tracked participants over a 28-year period and found that greater social activity can lower dementia risk.

Zulresso (brexanolone)

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:00am
Zulresso is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in women. Zulresso comes as a solution that’s given as an intravenous (IV) infusion. You’ll receive Zulresso over a period of 60 hours in a certified healthcare facility. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

Why more depression treatments should include exercise

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:00am
A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it.

Schizophrenia: Genes related to circadian rhythms may be disrupted

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:00am
In the brains of people with schizophrenia, researchers have now found disrupted patterns in the expression of genes that correspond to sleep-wake cycles.

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 6:00am
Although exercise can improve mental health, little is known about whether physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions.

Can the moon really influence your health?

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:00pm
People have long believed that the moon could influence their sleep, their mood, even their fertility. Are any of these beliefs true? We investigate.

Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 6:00am
New research finds an association between self-reported optimism and the likelihood of having better sleep quality and longer sleep duration.

What to know about Paxil (paroxetine)

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 8:00pm
Paxil is an antidepressant medication. This article provides an overview of Paxil, including its uses, side effects, and warnings.

Everything you need to know about cheek biting

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 2:00am
Accidental cheek biting is often due to dental issues, but chronic cheek biting is a body-focused repetitive behavior. Learn about the causes and treatments here.

What to know about pathological liars

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:00pm
A pathological liar is someone who tells compulsive lies that do not have a clear motive or benefit. Learn more about the possible causes and how to cope with this behavior in others.

What to know about Celexa (citalopram)

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 5:00pm
Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant medication that doctors prescribe for major depressive disorder. We look at its uses, side effects, and warnings.

Is there a link between dark chocolate and depression?

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 3:00am
Scientists have discussed for decades whether chocolate can improve mood. The latest research links reduced depressive symptoms to eating dark chocolate.

Chronic depression: Form of CBT may fail after 2 years

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 6:00am
A study compares the benefits of the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy with those of supportive psychotherapy for chronic depression.

How does music therapy work? Brain study sheds light

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 6:00am
A study that may mark ‘a milestone' in music therapy research finds that therapists’ brains synchronize with their clients' during sessions.

Is this red wine compound the future of depression treatment?

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 3:00am
Resveratrol, a compound that occurs in red wine, appears to relieve anxiety and depression symptoms in mice. A recent study delves into the details.

Burnout: Facing the damage of 'chronic workplace stress'

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:00pm
Burnout is a common occurrence among modern day workers. But what is it, why does it happen, and how can we overcome it? This Spotlight feature explores.

What to know about skin picking

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:00am
Skin picking involves consistently picking, pulling, or tearing healthy skin. It is a psychological symptom in many cases. Treatment includes therapy and medication. Learn more here.


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