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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, b



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Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study suggests that cognitive behavior therapy can strengthen brain connections in a way that leads to long-term recovery from psychosis.



Trapped by the game: Why professional footballers don't talk about their mental health

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Professional footballers do not feel it is safe to show vulnerability or admit to experiencing emotional struggles.



Mars and Venus on the therapist's couch

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Generally speaking, men want a quick fix from psychological therapy and women want to talk about their feelings.



New data show heightened risk of birth defects with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects.



ADHD and Anxiety: What's the Connection?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety and ADHD and what differences are there? Learn about treatments including medication, therapy, and relaxation.



Treatment strategy provides mental health benefits to war trauma survivors

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study shows that a certain intervention called testimony therapy plus ceremony reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression among Khmer Rouge torture survivors from...



Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with mental health

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres (CHCs) to increase the focus on young children with mental health problems.



Annual report examines state of college student mental heath

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Despite increased demand for counseling centers on college campuses, students aren't necessarily getting sicker.



What are the risks and benefits of cannabis use? New report sheds light

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have analyzed over 10,000 studies to better understand the benefits and harms of cannabis.



Life after stroke: Tips for recovering communication skills

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

Speech and communication problems are common after a stroke. Get some first-hand tips for helping a friend or family member back to recovery.



New apps designed to reduce depression and anxiety as easily as checking your phone

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Soon you can seek mental health advice on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good restaurant.



Most veterans experience good quality of life after military service

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

With a few notable exceptions, the majority of post-9/11 U.S. veterans appear to do well in regards to work and family quality of life after departing from military service despite their exposure...



Dysphoric Mania: Symptoms, Facts, and Treatment

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is dysphoric mania and why does dysphoric mania occur? What treatment options are available and when should a doctor be seen?



Delusional misidentification: Mistaking your mom for a stranger

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Study opens the lid on one of the strangest psychiatric phenomena - delusional misidentification syndrome, where patients believe loved ones are strangers.



Bipolar Disorder in Women: What You Need to Know

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but triggers, symptoms, and treatments may be different for women. Find out how gender affects this condition.



How to avoid Facebook-induced depression

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A review has been conducted to analyze the link between Facebook use and depression. The research has highlighted some ways to avoid 'Facebook depression.'



ADHD and Depression: What's the Connection?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

ADHD conjures up thoughts of hyperactivity and energy, but depression can also be a symptom. Find out how depression and ADHD are linked.



Commonly used drugs lead to more doctor's office, hospital and emergency department visits

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Anticholinergic medications, a class of drugs very commonly used by older adults, are linked to an increased rate of emergency department and hospital utilization in the United States, according to...



Homelessness causes illness, strikes women and families

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research looks into the reasons for homelessness, as well as its impact on the mental, physical, and overall well-being of those affected.



History of TBI linked to poor outcomes for those who are homeless, have mental illness

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Among homeless adults with mental illness, having a history of head injuries is associated with a greater risk of adverse health conditions, new research indicates.



Feeling blue? Taking a break from facebook might help

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study shows that regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life.



Consistently enjoying life could make you live longer

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers may have unlocked the solution of how to live longer. The key to longer life may lie with how much people enjoy themselves.



What Different Types of Dementia Are There?

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Alzheimer's is the most common types of dementia, but not the only one. Find out more about the different types, how to spot them, and some lifestyle tips.



Bipolar Spectrum: Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar is a spectrum disorder. Learn about what this entails, the types of bipolar disorder, their symptoms, and how diagnosis and treatment differ.



Marijuana use and schizophrenia: New evidence suggests link

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Recent findings appear to reconfirm evidence of a two-way link between schizophrenia and cannabis use, suggesting that one leads to the other.