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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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Childhood bullying may lead to increased chronic disease risk in adulthood

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure - including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a...

Social phobia: Indication of a genetic cause

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with social anxiety avoid situations in which they are exposed to judgment by others. Those affected also lead a withdrawn life and maintain contact above all on the Internet.

Patients with OCD have difficulty learning when a stimulus is safe

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are poorer at learning about the safety of a stimulus than healthy volunteers, which may contribute to their struggles to overcome...

Social media users more likely to feel isolated, study finds

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The time spent online and the frequency of social media use have been shown to drastically increase the risk of feeling socially isolated.

Even after treatment, brains of anorexia nervosa patients not fully recovered

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to...

Aggression disorder linked to greater risk of substance abuse

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) - a condition marked by frequent physical or verbal outbursts - are at five times greater risk for abusing substances such as alcohol, tobacco and...

Changes in RNA splicing: A new mechanism for genetic risk in schizophrenia

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research has identified sections of DNA associated with altered regulation of gene expression underlying schizophrenia.

Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new research by the University of British...

Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Flashbacks of scenes from traumatic events often haunt those suffering from psychiatric conditions, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health - official

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the...

New risk factors for anxiety disorders

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders.

Propranolol: Uses, benefits, and side effects

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about propranolol, a beta-blocker. This article looks at how the drug affects the body and the conditions that it can be used to help treat.

Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Unlike previous research, a new study finds no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental health disorders.

Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Deep brain stimulation may be helpful in treating anorexia, finds a new trial. The surgical technique improved mental and physical well-being.

People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the link between patients with metal health issues and the risk of having a stroke within several time periods.

Deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood, according to landmark study

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, children exposed to early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged 0-3 experience a range of mental health problems in early...

Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers found that eliminating a set of genes in the corticostriatal brain region of mice - also present in humans - led to OCD-like behavior.

Sexual side effects of antidepressants: Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

How do antidepressants cause sexual side effects and what are the side effects in men and women? Which antidepressants cause fewer sexual side effects?

Fingerprinting young brains: New leads for mental disorders

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another.

Study points to treatment strategy for anorexia

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment strategy.

Gay marriage legalization linked to drop in teenage suicide attempts

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

According to a new analysis, the fact that same-sex marriage has become legal across the United States has reduced suicide attempts among teens.

Tips for finding motivation with depression

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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...