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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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New psychosis treatment targets genetic mutation instead of symptoms

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 3:00am
New research describes the case study of two people with psychotic conditions who benefited from an innovative treatment for psychosis.

How doctors got it wrong: 3 'conditions' they no longer recognize

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Historically, doctors have got things wrong and, occasionally, very much so. In this Spotlight feature, we look at three no longer recognized 'conditions.'

What to know about amitriptyline

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:00pm
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can help with symptoms of depression and other disorders. This article provides an overview, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and warnings.

EMDR therapy: Everything you need to know

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 3:00pm
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effective here.

Are mental health diagnoses 'scientifically meaningless'?

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:00pm
After finding many inconsistencies and contradictions in the DSM-5 diagnostic handbook, a study questions the scientific value of psychiatric diagnoses.

What to do if you feel you cannot get out of bed

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:00am
Many psychological issues can cause a person to feel as though they cannot get out of bed. Strategies to alleviate this include spending time outside, planning to see friends, and reducing stress. Learn more here.

What to do if you feel people hate you

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 3:00pm
Some people feel like others hate them, even when they do not. There are many potential causes of this feeling. Solutions include resolving the underlying conditions causing the symptoms and adopting coping strategies. Learn more here.

What happens in the brain when we are bored?

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:00am
What happens in the brain when we get bored? And what is different in the case of people who are prone to boredom in a negative way? A new study finds out.

What are the differences between Prozac and Zoloft?

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 4:00pm
Prozac and Zoloft are two types of antidepressant. In this article, we compare the uses, dosages, and side effects of the two drugs. We also look at their interactions with other medicines and discuss whether people can take Prozac and Zoloft together.

Can you overdose on Adderall?

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Adderall is a psychostimulant. While it helps treat some conditions, it also has side effects and risks, including the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms of an Adderall overdose and what to do here.

Giving up alcohol may significantly boost mental health

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:00am
New research from Hong Kong shows that quitting alcohol use could boost mental health, especially among females who are moderate drinkers.

Brain structure may play key role in psychosis

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 6:00am
New research finds a link between the size and structure of a brain region called the choroid plexus and the development of psychosis.

Facebook may actually benefit adult mental health

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 6:00am
Contrary to what previous studies have found, new research suggests that Facebook may, in fact, benefit the mental health of adults.

Is it safe to mix Zoloft and alcohol?

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 4:00pm
Doctors say that people should not drink alcohol when taking Zoloft. In this article, we look at the risks, research, and effects of mixing Zoloft and alcohol.

What to know about Trintellix

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 8:00pm
Trintellix is an antidepressant that can help treat major depressive disorder. This article provides an overview of Trintellix, including its uses, how to take it, side effects, and drug interactions.

What to know about mirtazapine

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 5:00pm
Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant that is available under the brand name Remeron. In this article, we provide an overview of mirtazapine, including its uses, side effects, warnings, and interactions.

What to know about sertraline

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 4:00pm
Sertraline, which goes by the brand name Zoloft, is a common antidepressant. This article provides an overview of sertraline, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and interactions.

Coexisting conditions: New test predicts suicide, cognitive risk

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:00am
A newly devised test shows that people with multiple coexisting conditions have a higher risk of fast cognitive decline and dying by suicide.

Lexapro withdrawal: Everything you need to know

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:00pm
Lexapro is a type of antidepressant that helps provide the body with more serotonin. Stopping taking Lexapro or drastically reducing the dosage can cause withdrawal symptoms. Learn more here.

Letter from the Editor: It's good to laugh

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 11:00am
In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor reveals what the MNT editorial team got up to for their annual summer event, and it might just make you chuckle.

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