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Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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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A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope?

Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise.

How can you stop a panic attack?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A panic attack can feel like a sudden onslaught of rapid breathing, nausea, and fear. Luckily, many treatment methods can help to relieve symptoms. These may include breathing techniques, home remedies, medications, and lifestyle changes. Here, learn 13 ways to prevent or stop a panic attack and when to seek help.

Mental health risk higher for transgender youth

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming.

Is it time you went on a social media detox?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Have your social media accounts become a source of stress more than one of enjoyment? Read this Spotlight and learn why you may want to consider a detox.

What is dissociative identity disorder?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 PDT

Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated. We also list the symptoms and how it is diagnosed using the DSM-5.

Even minor stress can impact long-term health, study warns

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A new study warns that holding on to small, daily frustrations and allowing negative emotions to perpetuate can truly harm our health in the long run.

How to overcome impostor syndrome

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Do you feel like a fraud in your job or feel undeserving of your success? You could have impostor syndrome. Here are some ways to overcome the phenomenon.

What are the signs of mild depression?

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:00:00 PDT

Mild depression leads to changes in moods and behavior. These altered emotions can seem and feel like regular responses. However, depression is a condition that should be addressed, and it can become more severe if left untreated. Here, learn about symptoms and treatments of mild and more serious types of depression.

Could these food supplements help treat psychosis?

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A systematic review of eight trials of nutrient-based treatments in young people with first-episode psychosis suggests that some may improve symptoms.

Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Smoking at least 10 cigarettes every day or using marijuana at least five times may raise the risk of developing psychosis, according to two new studies.

Don't try too hard to be happy, study warns

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

You may think that if you just work hard enough, you'll eventually achieve your best life. But are you sabotaging yourself by putting in too much effort?

Major depression: Brain tissue reveals sex-specific gene changes

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

From analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of adults with major depression, researchers have pinpointed sex-specific changes in gene expression.

How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that people who live in states with a higher altitude may be at greater risk of suicide, possibly due to having lower blood oxygen.

How to deal with bad news

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Whether you've lost your job or just found out that a loved one has passed away, bad news of any kind can cause distress. Here are some ways to cope.

Do you really know how your partner feels?

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

We think that we know our long-term partners well, and that we can tell if they're facing an emotional struggle. But how accurate are we, really?

Antidepressants: Do they really work?

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

The debate over whether antidepressants can really help to tackle depression has been rife. We take a closer look at the evidence.

How long-term depression alters the brain

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Research has shown that depression is tied to biological changes in the brain. But do such changes worsen over time, and are current treatments adequate?

New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 02:00:00 PDT

This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier.

What are hypnagogic hallucinations?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 04:00:00 PDT

Hypnagogic hallucinations are imagined sensations that occur when a person is falling asleep. They can be distressing, but treatments are available.

Why are birthdays so hard?

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:00 PDT

Birthdays can be a time of great celebration, but they can also bring about feelings of depression. Learn more about how to beat the birthday blues.

What percentage of our brain do we use?

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Do we really use just 10 percent of our brains? We take a look at brain facts and myths, and reveal tips for improving brain functioning.

The diet that could reduce the risk of depression

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Closer adherence to the DASH diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, could help to stave off depression, new research reveals.

What are the signs of a nervous breakdown?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A look at nervous breakdown, a condition now known as mental breakdown and identified by emotional and physical stress. Included is detail on prevention.

What are the health benefits of being social?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

A quick chat with a friend, a gym session with your colleagues, or a reading group that you attend — how do they impact your health? In this Spotlight, we look at the mental and physical health benefits that socializing can bring.