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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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Do stress-related disorders raise the risk of infections?

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 6:00am
New research suggests that post-traumatic stress disorder and other stress-related conditions may raise the risk of certain infections by up to 63%.

What to know about pica

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 5:00pm
Pica occurs when people crave and eat nonfood items. In some cases, this behavior can become harmful. This article describes what pica is, lists some possible causes, and explains how best to treat it.

Cognitive dissonance: What to know

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 2:00pm
Cognitive dissonance is a feeling of discomfort that a person can experience when they hold two contradicting beliefs. We provide several examples of cognitive dissonance in this article.

Mindfulness could boost opioid use disorder treatment

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:00am
A new study offers evidence that mindfulness could boost the effectiveness of traditional therapy for opioid use disorder, improving control over cravings.

Looking for links between Parkinson's and bipolar disorder

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 6:00am
According to a recent review, individuals with bipolar disorder may have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life.

Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:00pm
A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity.

Relaxation makes worriers more anxious

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 3:00am
Relaxation techniques can, paradoxically, provoke anxiety in some people, and a new study suggests that this is because relaxation interrupts worrying.

What are neurotransmitters?

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 8:00pm
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here.

Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:00am
The role of nutrition in depression is an area of increasing research. A recent study tries a 3-week nutritional intervention and reports some success.

What are the links between alcohol and anxiety?

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 5:00pm
Many people use alcohol to reduce anxiety, but it can end up making anxiety worse in the long term. Learn about the link between alcohol and anxiety, and tips for coping here.

'New lead' in hunt for better schizophrenia drugs

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 6:00am
Existing medications do not address the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. A recent study attempted to track down the source of these symptoms.

What to know about Xanax overdose

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 4:00pm
Taking too much Xanax can cause mild to serious side effects, and taking other drugs along with Xanax can increase the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms, risks, and treatments of a Xanax overdose here.

What does Xanax feel like?

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 3:00pm
Xanax is a benzodiazepine, a class of drug that treats anxiety and panic disorders. It usually takes less than an hour to kick in and has a calming, relaxing effect. Learn more here.

How long does Xanax last?

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 1:00pm
Xanax is a benzodiazepine that treats anxiety and panic disorders. This article looks at how long its effects last, when the drug expires, what withdrawal is like, and other factors to consider.

Everything you need to know about chemical imbalances in the brain

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 3:00pm
While some chemical imbalances can be a factor in certain symptoms of mental health conditions, they do not tell the whole story. Learn more about the myths and facts here.

A guide to EFT tapping

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 9:00am
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is a method to reduce anxiety, stress, PTSD, and depression. It involves tapping specific points on the face and body. Here, we discuss the uses and effectiveness of EFT tapping and provide instructions on how to do it.

What are the benefits of hot yoga?

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 2:00am
Hot yoga takes place in a studio heated beyond normal room temperature. Learn about the possible benefits, as well as the risks, of hot yoga in this article.

6 evidence based ways to calm down

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 12:00am
Feeling unable to control worry, fear, anxiety, or other negative emotions is something that many people experience. In this article, learn how to calm down in these situations.

What to know about alexithymia

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 2:00pm
Alexithymia is where a person has trouble recognizing and describing their emotions. Here, we give an overview of alexithymia and its links with mental health conditions and autism.

What to know about generalized anxiety disorder

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 3:00pm
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common mental health condition in the United States. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here.

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