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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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What are the health benefits of being creative?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

From writing to dancing, creative activities can make our life more fun. Studies show that they can actually do wonders for our mental and physical health.



Five health benefits of being single

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Several studies cite the health benefits of living together or getting married, but how might staying single positively affect our health? We find out.



How virtual reality may help to treat fear, paranoid thoughts

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

People with psychotic disorder who received virtual reality-based therapy as well as usual treatment showed strong reductions in paranoia and anxiety.



How to stop catastrophizing

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at catastrophizing and how to stop it. Included is detail on the related psychiatric conditions, medical treatments, and the outlook.



Endorphins: Effects and how to increase levels

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally in the body to cope with pain or stress. Learn about how they affect mood disorders and other conditions.



Searching for purpose? Logotherapy might help

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Logotherapy is based on the idea that identifying your purpose in life can help you overcome all struggles and therefore stay healthy. How does it work?



Fear of being touched: Causes and treatments for haphephobia

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Haphephobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by a fear of being touched. In this article, we look at the causes, risk factors, and how to cope.



What is misophonia?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

A look at misophonia a disorder that results in abnormally strong reactions to everyday human sounds, such as chewing. Included is detail on treatment.



How to stop racing thoughts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A look at racing thoughts and how to stop them. Included is detail on how to calm the mind and medical options for racing thoughts that are distracting.



The 10 best blogs for eating disorders

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

If you or a loved one live with an eating disorder, helpful advice and support from those in a similar situation can be gained from eating disorder blogs.



Can't sleep? Time to write your to-do list, study says

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A recent study suggests that there may be an easy fix for those of us who struggle to fall asleep: writing our to-do lists just before bed.



Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer's

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

New research has linked increasing symptoms of anxiety in older adults to higher brain levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease.



Conversion disorder: What you need to know

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:00:00 PST

Conversion disorder causes physical symptoms, such as shaking, paralysis, or double vision, in response to traumatic or stressful events. Learn more.



Overcoming sexual performance anxiety

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

Whether due to expectations or stress, it is common for men of all ages to experience performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction. Learn how to cope.



Seasonal depression: Women more affected than men

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

When it comes to symptoms of seasonal depression, a new study finds that women are more vulnerable than men, particularly in the winter months.



Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

We now know that sleep quality is linked to various physical and mental health outcomes. Is shorter, poorer sleep also to blame for our obsessive worries?



The top 10 mental health apps

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Whether you're going through a rough patch, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, or having relationship issues, there is an app to help.



Physicians: Five extraordinary hobbies to keep burnout at bay

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

For physicians, the risk of burnout is at an all time high. Find out how five doctors' hobbies help them to keep burnout at arm's length.



Perfectionism on the rise among millennials, but to what effect?

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

New research reveals a worrying trend: millennials may be more perfectionist than previous generations, but what does that mean for their mental health?



How can we overcome loneliness?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Loneliness is an epidemic and a major risk factor for premature death, recent research suggests. So what can we do to prevent and overcome it?



Is trypophobia real?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A look at trypophobia, a condition where a person has a fear of clusters of small holes. Included is detail on what triggers the condition and treatments.



What to know about avoiding depression

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:00:00 PST

A look at how to avoid depression, a medical condition resulting in low mood. Included are details on 7 natural ways to prevent relapse.



What are cluster B personality disorders?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A person with a cluster B personality disorder may have trouble controlling their emotions and display seemingly irrational behaviors. Learn more.



What you should know about oppositional defiant disorder

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at oppositional defiant disorder, a condition resulting in persistent irrational defiant behavior. Included is detail on diagnosis and treatment.



Everything you need to know about histrionic personality disorder

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at histrionic personality disorder, a condition resulting in emotionally charged behavior. Included are details on treatment and the outlook.