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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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Tips for finding motivation with depression

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about the benefits of physical activity for people with depression, how socializing may help, and what depression triggers should be avoided.



B vitamins may improve schizophrenia symptoms

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

The first meta-analysis of its kind reviews data from 18 clinical trials to conclude that B vitamins have a positive effect on schizophrenia symptoms.



Sick and tired - not just a figure of speech

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.Already feeling drained so early in the year?



Poverty and high neighborhood murder rates increase depression in older adults

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighborhoods are at greater risk for depression, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the University of Minnesota and other institutions published...



How does our brain process fear? Study investigates

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Using scenes from horror movies, a new study examines the neural pathways responsible for processing fear and anxiety in the human brain.



Facebook use may alter perception of time, study finds

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that using the Internet and Facebook may impair our perception of time, with the latter having the strongest impact.



Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal that young adults who increased their intake of fruits and vegetables showed improvements in vitality and motivation in just 14 days.



PTSD symptoms may be prevented with ketamine

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:00:00 PST

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that a single dose of ketamine, given one week before a stressful event, can buffer against a heightened fear response.



Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in...



'Mirror game' test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Virtual reality could hold the key to unlocking an affordable, reliable and effective device to provide early diagnosis and management of schizophrenia.



World-first trial shows improving diet can treat major depression

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new trial from Deakin University has shown for the first time that improving diet quality can treat major depression.



Parents of children with serious heart defects may be at risk of PTSD

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Parents of children with "critical" congenital heart defects - which require at least one cardiac surgery - are at high risk for mental health problems, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder...



Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bipolar disorder (BD), characterized by mood swings between positive manic/hypomanic and negative/depressive states, is a common psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of ~1%.



Can Essential Oils Treat Depression?

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are essential oils and can any oils help to treat depression? In this article, the quality of evidence on essential oils for depression is discussed.



Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Symptoms of bulimia nervosa may be reduced through the delivery of electricity to certain areas of the brain, according to King's College London.



New study shows old drugs far better at treating bipolar

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new Deakin University and Barwon Health study has found an old treatment for bipolar is much more effective than a newer medication.



Mindfulness meditation training lowers biomarkers of stress response in anxiety disorder

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult.



Nicotine may help treat schizophrenia, study finds

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds the chemical compound may be key in normalizing brain deficits commonly associated with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.



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.