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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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Chest pain and anxiety: What you need to know

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What does anxiety chest pain feel like and how does it differ to a heart condition? What causes chest pain during anxiety and what treatment is available?



'Mood spreads from person to person via social contagion'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that moods are contagious among circles of adolescent friends, and this is true both for negative and positive emotions.



Five hacks for a good work-life balance

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Work can get very stressful, and often, we carry that stress with us into our private lives. How can we avoid doing that to maintain a work-life balance?



Letter from the Editor: Fall in love with your health

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

As autumn settles in, Managing Editor Marie Ellis gives her monthly update on what's happening in the Medical News Today editorial office.



Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

People with schizophrenia have lower life expectancy than the general population, likely due to inadequate healthcare access and lifestyle, say experts.



Maladaptive daydreaming: Symptoms and management

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What is maladaptive daydreaming? In this article, learn about the diagnosis for maladaptive daydreaming, how it is treated, and how it is managed.



Flat affect: Psychological symptoms and treatment

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Flat affect is characterized by a lack of reaction to emotional stimuli, and can include a monotone voice or lack of expression in the face. Learn more.



Hypervigilance: Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about hypervigilance. What is hypervigilance and is it different to paranoia? What are the causes and triggers?



What is bipolar II disorder? Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How does bipolar II disorder differ from bipolar I disorder? In this article, learn about the symptoms of bipolar II disorder and how it is diagnosed.



New findings on brain functional connectivity may lend insights into mental disorders

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ongoing advances in understanding the functional connections within the brain are producing exciting insights into how the brain circuits function together to support human behavior--and may lead to...



Schizophrenia 'voices' quietened by magnetic stimulation

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Schizophrenia is notoriously difficult to treat, but a recent study shows that stimulating the brain with magnetic pulses reduces auditory hallucinations.



Alcohol abuse, dental conditions & mental health found to be causes of avoidable US emergency visits

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5% of all emergency department visits analysed were 'avoidable'.



Dog walkers motivated by happiness, not health

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It appears to be a case of 'do what makes you happy' for people who regularly walk their dogs.



Bipolar disorder in children: Risk factors and symptoms

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn how to identify the signs of bipolar disorder in children, how it is diagnosed, complications, treatments, and how to be supportive.



Exclusion from school can trigger long-term psychiatric illness

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Excluding children from school may lead to long- term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a study of thousands of children has shown.



Two distinct brain regions have independent influence on decision-making

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Often when we make a decision, we calculate its "expected value," by multiplying the value of something (how much we want or need it) with the probability that we might be able to obtain it, a...



Pressured speech in bipolar disorder: Symptoms and causes

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pressured speech in bipolar disorder is where someone's speech is rapid and disorganized. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.



What is erotomania? Symptoms and treatment

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Erotomania is a type of delusional belief where a person believes that another person is in love with them, regardless of the evidence otherwise.



Strong friendships in adolescence may benefit mental health in the long run

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that close, one-on-one friendships during teenage years predict low social anxiety and better mental health overall in young adulthood.



The 10 best bipolar blogs

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Bipolar blogs are written by mental health professionals and individuals who are living with bipolar disorder. We have selected the best bipolar blogs.



Dissociative fugue: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about dissociative fugue. What is dissociative fugue and how is it diagnosed? What may be the complications and how is it treated?



Schizophrenia: Common amino acid could hold key, study finds

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:00:00 PDT

A new in vivo study suggesting that a common amino acid is linked to schizophrenia brings hope that this discovery could lead to novel treatments.



Perception, not reality, of spending habits could lead to marital conflict

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that when it comes to marital conflict, the perceptions we have of our partners' spending habits may be more significant than reality.



Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have made a surprising discovery about how neurons communicate, which might upturn existing notions and help to unravel mental disorders.



Schizophrenia in children: What you need to know

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Schizophrenia in children is uncommon but serious. It may affect their thinking and behavior, and requires careful management. Learn about this condition.