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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 is survivor's guilt?

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 2:00pm
When a person survives a traumatic event that other people did not, they may experience feelings of guilt. Survivor's guilt is a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tips for coping with survivor's guilt include connecting with others and practicing mindfulness. Learn more here.

Serotonin deficiency could explain 'imaginary' somatic condition

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:00am
New research suggests that a genetic mutation affecting serotonin levels could be the cause of otherwise medically unexplained pain symptoms.

What causes irritability?

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 2:00pm
Many factors can cause irritability, including life stress, depression, a lack of sleep, and premenstrual syndrome. In this article, we look at the possible causes of irritability and tips for managing it.

Bipolar: Experts urge better initial care

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:00am
Specialists reveal that people with bipolar disorder have to wait for a long time for a diagnosis, and that they fail to receive appropriate initial care.

An 8-hour work week could be ideal for mental health

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:00am
How many hours of paid work per week are actually beneficial for mental health? It could be as little as 8, suggests a new study from the United Kingdom.

How to support a partner with depression

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 1:00pm
Depression is a common and serious mental health condition that can often take its toll on relationships. However, supporting a partner with depression, both emotionally and practically, can help them go through the recovery process. Learn more here.

Recognizing the hidden signs of depression

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 8:00pm
People with depression can experience a variety of symptoms, some of which may be harder to recognize than others. Hidden symptoms of depression can range from fatigue and changes in sleeping patterns to anger and losing interest in pleasurable activities. Learn more here.

What to know about overdosing on antidepressants

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:00am
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here.

AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Analyzing two features of language use with machine learning could be a way to predict which individuals will later develop psychosis, study finds.

What are the perks and problems of being a night owl?

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:00pm
Many recent studies suggest that people who are 'night owls' may face higher health risks. But why is that, really? Our Spotlight feature investigates.

How the online world is affecting the human brain

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:00am
An international report examines how online behavior is affecting brain function. Scientists looked at concentration, memory, and social cognition.

Insomnia: 'Long-distance' CBT as effective as in-person therapy

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:00am
Telemedicine-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for people trying to manage chronic insomnia, new research shows.

Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:00am
Night owls often face various health risks due to the misalignment between their body clocks and regular work schedules. A few easy adjustments could help.

No taste for vanilla! When and why is pain pleasurable?

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Some people find painful sensations pleasurable or arousing during sex or erotic play. How is this possible? Read this Spotlight feature to find out.

What to know about executive function disorder

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 3:00pm
Executive function is a broad set of mental skills that are important for achieving goals and interacting with others. People with executive function disorder may find it difficult to organize themselves, focus their attention, and control their emotions and behavior. Learn more here.

Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 6:00am
A new review suggests that low-grade inflammation may sometimes directly affect motivation. Its authors want to explore possible links with depression.

Yoga keeps the mind and body young, 22 clinical trials show

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 6:00am
Evidence from 22 randomized clinical trials suggests that yoga practice can improve both physical and mental well-being in older adults.

Low-amp electroconvulsive therapy may relieve suicidal thoughts

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:00am
A new, small trial finds that low-amp electroconvulsive therapy is highly effective in reducing suicidal ideation while having no cognitive side effects.

What is learned helplessness?

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:00pm
In this article, we discuss the psychology behind learned helplessness — a state in which a person feels unable to change a stressful situation, even when change becomes possible. We look at the background of the theory and ways to overcome this state.

Letter from the Editor: Self-love

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:00am
May is Mental Health Month. In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks about the importance of self-love for mental health and well-being.

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