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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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What are the health benefits of yoga?

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 1:00pm
Yoga is a practice with many possible benefits, including reduced back pain, improved mood, and less stress. Learn about these and other benefits in this article.

What is the mechanism behind compulsive sexual behavior?

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 3:00am
A new study searches for the molecular mechanism at the core of compulsive sexual behavior. Changes in the regulation of two genes may be key, it suggests.

Employer kindness can improve performance and mental health

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 6:00am
New research examines the impact of a single, small gesture of kindness on the mental health and efficacy of 86 bus drivers living in China.

Beta-blockers for anxiety: What to know

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:00pm
Beta-blockers are a type of medication that can treat heart conditions. Some doctors also prescribe them to ease the symptoms of anxiety. Learn more in this article.

Penis pumps and how to use them

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 8:00pm
A penis pump is a device that can help a man get and maintain an erection. A doctor may prescribe a penis pump to help treat erectile dysfunction. Learn more about penis pumps, including how to use them, here.

WHO: Global suicide crisis calls for widespread preventive action

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:00am
Ahead of World Mental Health Day — October 10 — the World Health Organization call for better implementation of suicide prevention strategies.

What is hoarding disorder?

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 8:00pm
Hoarding disorder causes a person to collect items and struggle to get rid of them. Learn more about hoarding disorder, including diagnosis and treatment options, here.

Weak ejaculation: What does it mean?

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:00pm
Weak ejaculation is where the force or amount of a person’s ejaculation is less than usual. Read on to find out the causes, symptoms, and how people treat weak ejaculation.

How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:00pm
This Friday the 13th, we take a look at the psychological mechanisms of superstitions and their effect on mental health and well-being.

Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here.

External stimuli may affect how well antidepressants work

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:00am
Experiments in mouse models of depression suggest an intriguing possibility — that exposure to certain stimuli could change how well antidepressants work.

How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 6:00am
According to recent research in rodents, psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants increase the numbers of certain bacterial strains and decrease others.

Major review asks which supplements really aid mental health

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 3:00am
The largest review to date assesses supplements' potential to improve mental health symptoms and identifies which may help treat specific conditions.

OCD: Deep magnetic stimulation may help where other therapies fail

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:00am
A new trial found that deep transcranial magnetic stimulation may help ease cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder that do not respond to other treatments.

People with PTSD could benefit from fear reducing medication

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 3:00am
According to newly published research, a drug that helps eradicate fear could boost the effectiveness of a common PTSD treatment.

What are the side effects of Zoloft? An overview

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 2:00pm
Mild side effects are relatively common when taking sertraline (Zoloft). Learn about the range of mild to severe side effects, as well as drug interactions and discontinuation syndrome here.

How to induce vomiting: What to know

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 4:00pm
Although people sometimes wish to induce vomiting to treat poisoning, to relieve nausea, or due to an eating disorder, there are no safe ways to do this at home. Learn more about the risks of inducing vomiting here.

What different eating disorders are there?

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 3:00pm
Eating disorders are conditions that involve disordered eating. Learn more about the different types of eating disorder and their associated symptoms and complications here.

What are the worst foods for gut health?

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 1:00pm
The gut microbiome affects many aspects of human health, and the foods people eat can have a huge impact on the bacteria in their gut. Learn about the worst foods for gut health here.

What to know about post-concussion syndrome

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 4:00pm
In most cases, concussion symptoms disappear within a month. If they do not, the person may have post-concussion syndrome. Read about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments here.

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