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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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Telling a 'white lie' may affect one's ability to recognize emotions

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 3:00am
New research finds that dishonest acts impair 'interpersonal cognition,' or the empathic ability to accurately tell what another person is feeling.

What to know about nitrous oxide

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 2:00am
Effects of nitrous oxide include a feeling of euphoria that quickly fades. There may be some shorter and longer term side effects. Learn more here.

How 'tickling' the ear could prevent age related disease

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:00am
A type of noninvasive electric stimulation that 'tickles' the ear could help improve many different aspects of health in later life, new research finds.

False missile alert may have 'benefited' people with anxiety

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 6:00am
A surprising new study finds that the false alarm of a missile strike issued a year ago in Hawaii benefited people with high day-to-day anxiety.

Is marijuana a depressant? What to know

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:00pm
Marijuana can act as a depressant, stimulant, and hallucinogen. Learn more about the effects of each type of drug here. We also cover the risks and side effects.

Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 3:00am
Comparing the effects of sedatives with those of soothing music in people with preoperative anxiety suggests that the latter could replace the former.

Polyamory: Beyond the confines of monogamous love

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 12:00pm
What is polyamory, who practices it, and what are its main challenges? In this Spotlight feature, four polyamorous people explain the facts.

What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 6:00am
Researchers study the prevalence of sleep apnea in people with depression and suggest that it may explain why some depression treatments fail.

Top 10 evidence based supplements for anxiety

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 5:00pm
Previous research has shown that some natural supplements — including vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and herbal remedies such as valerian and chamomile — can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety. We explore the evidence for these supplements here.

Can we blame procrastination on our genes?

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:00am
New research has found a genetic difference in procrastinators, but there is a catch. The research also reveals important sex differences.

What to know about waking up with anxiety

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:00am
A person may wake up with anxiety due to an underlying psychological condition, a chronic health issue, or a more temporary cause. Counseling and coping strategies can often help improve symptoms. Learn more about waking up with anxiety here.

Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:00pm
Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here.

What to know about the side effects of Elavil

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:00pm
Elavil is a discontinued brand of the generic drug amitriptyline. Doctors may prescribe amitriptyline to treat depression and other conditions. Learn about the side effects here.

More evidence that pets benefit mental health

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:00am
New research examines the fluctuations in levels of the stress hormone cortisol both before and after interacting with dogs and cats.

What are the signs of emotional abuse?

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 4:00pm
Some signs of emotional abuse include controlling, shaming, blaming, and purposely humiliating another person. Emotional abuse can occur in many situations. Learn more about the signs, as well as what to do, here.

Do antidepressants work better than placebo?

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 3:00am
A new paper asks whether there is sufficient evidence to prove that antidepressants work better than a placebo. They conclude that there is not.

Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 1:00pm
Ativan and Xanax are benzodiazepine drugs that help treat anxiety and panic disorders. This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them.

Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:00am
What is the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs? Does it have any real benefits? Do studies support its therapeutic use? New research investigates.

'Simply seeing green spaces' may help reduce cravings

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:00am
Access to a view of greenery from the comfort of your home reduces the frequency and intensity of cravings for alcohol, unhealthful food, and tobacco.

What to know about kratom for depression

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 3:00pm
Kratom is a plant that many people use for depression. It is unregulated and may carry some risks. Learn more about the potential use of kratom for depression here.

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