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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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Too much sugar may harm men's mental health

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Men with a high daily sugar intake may be at greater risk of developing depression or other mental health disorders after 5 years, new research suggests.



Body ownership is not impaired in schizophrenia

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Schizophrenia patients often experience an altered sense of self, e.g. as if someone else is controlling their actions.



What happens in the brain during anxiety? Study sheds light

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study in monkeys has identified cells in the anterior cingulate cortex of the brain that are activated in response to uncertain outcomes.



Work-life balance for physicians: The what, the why, and the how

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Can physicians pack even more into their already busy schedules? Find out how experienced doctors find work-life balance: it's all about the individual.



High-fat diet in pregnancy can cause mental health problems in offspring

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and...



Is hearing voices a cause for concern? That depends, study suggests

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Hearing voices can be prevented from becoming a distressing occurrence if the voices fall in line with the hearer's life goals, a new study suggests.



Working abroad as a doctor: What to know before you go

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Does experiencing a new culture sound enticing? The adventure of a lifetime awaits, but working abroad is not for everyone. Find out if it is for you.



Craniosacral therapy: Does it work?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Craniosacral therapy is type of alternative therapy similar to a gentle massage, sometimes used by osteopaths. What conditions can it treat?



Underdeveloped brain network after 30 may impact mental health

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who are underdeveloped in the brain region that is linked with inhibition after age 30 may be more likely to experience psychological problems.



Adult ADHD: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about adult ADHD and how it differs from childhood ADHD. We cover the symptoms of adult ADHD, and how it is diagnosed and treated.



Generosity makes you happier

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows that people who decide to perform generous acts toward others, no matter how small, have an increased level of happiness.



Diet and depression: Foods and nutrients for recovery

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Depression is a common mental illness that can impact daily life. In this article, learn about the foods and nutrients that can help to treat depression.



Physician burnout: Running on an empty tank

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The demands of modern medical practice leave physicians vulnerable to burnout. What are the early signs of burnout? And what intervention strategies work?



Depression and the brain: Study finds sex-specific differences in teens

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds that depression manifests differently in the brains of male and female teenagers, leading to the need for a differentiated treatment.



Art boosts long-term mental health - new study

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Taking part in art classes can improve mental health and enhance social inclusion over a prolonged period, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.



Old antibiotic could form new depression treatment

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first clinical trial from Deakin University.



Low gene expression may raise susceptibility to depression

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has found that susceptibility to depression may be linked to a gene's low activity level, leading to a neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain.



Men and women want different things from therapy

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

When it comes to psychological therapy, men are keener on support groups than are women.



Changes in brain regions may explain why some prefer order and certainty

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Why do some people prefer stable, predictable lives while others prefer frequent changes? Why do some people make rational decisions and others, impulsive and reckless ones?



Marijuana use linked to greater psychosis risk in teens

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An increase in marijuana use may raise the likelihood of psychotic-like experiences among teenagers, and symptoms of depression may mediate this link.



How modern life affects our physical and mental health

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Every day, we are bombarded with notifications from our smartphones and social media accounts. But does this constant connection impact our health?



Work-life balance in medicine with a side gig

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Burnout rates in medicine are at a record high. Find out how some doctors are finding work-life balance by having a second career in addition to medicine.



Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High variability in sleep-wake times, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances may be a sign of increasing suicidal thoughts, researchers find.



Hoarding symptoms moderately stable during adolescence

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Genetic effects primarily influence stability of hoarding symptoms.Hoarding symptoms are stable during adolescence, mainly due to genetic effects, according to a study published in the...



What is the vagus nerve?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the vagus nerve and what it affects in the body. What is vagus nerve stimulation and what further research is being conducted?