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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 early symptoms of a brain tumor?

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 3:00pm
Early symptoms of a brain tumor can include headaches, vision problems, and mood swings. However, because they are so general, diagnosis can be difficult. The symptoms tend to vary depending on the location and stage of the tumor. Learn more here.

Depression may be on the rise among people who used to smoke

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 6:00am
A large observational study finds that the rates of major depression, marijuana use, and binge drinking are on the rise among people who quit smoking.

Trintellix (vortioxetine)

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 3:00am
Trintellix (vortioxetine) is a prescription medication that's used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), a severe type of depression. It comes as an oral tablet and isn't available as a generic. Trintellix is a type of drug called an atypical antidepressant. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

How are diabetes and stress linked?

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 2:00pm
Diabetes and stress seem to be linked in several important ways. This article explores how stress can lead to diabetes, how diabetes can cause stress, and research backed ways to manage stress.

4 top tips for coping with social anxiety

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 12:00pm
Social anxiety can have a crucial impact on a person's well-being and quality of life. Read this Spotlight feature for tips on how to manage it.

Feeling angry: Mental health and what to do

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 2:00pm
Anger is a natural human emotion. Although occasional anger affects most people, regularly feeling angry can affect quality of life. Learn about some causes of anger, as well as what to do, here.

Controversial study links pollution with bipolar, depression

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 3:00am
New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced.

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.


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