Mental Health

Psychotic disorders and obesity

Psychotic disorders and obesity: blame big waistlines

Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, as an estimated 35 percent of Americans are obese and have a body...
women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

Women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

The introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s was a major milestone for female empowerment. It allowed women to separate sex from procreation, and...
How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant moms

How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant moms

The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers...
Why bad moods are good for you

Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in...
There may be at least 5 kinds of depression and anxiety

There may be at least 5 kinds of depression and anxiety

Researchers have identified five new categories of mental illness that cut across current diagnoses of anxiety and depression. The five categories, which researchers define by...
More depression patients should try ‘shock therapy’ sooner, study shows

More depression patients should try ‘shock therapy’ sooner, study shows

Right now, very few depression patients receive the treatment once known as 'shock therapy', which today uses far milder electrical impulses than decades ago. But...
Yoga can help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

Yoga can help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

People with generalized anxiety disorder often have excessive and sometimes irrational worry. The worry can be about anything, including, health, money, death, romantic relationship, family...
Want to stay mentally healthy in older age

Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according...
4 big signs of PTSD you should know

4 big signs of PTSD you should know

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Not every traumatized person develops ongoing (chronic)...
Having a severe mental illness often means dying before your time

Having a severe mental illness often means dying before your time

People with severe mental illness have at least a two-and-a-half times higher risk of dying than the general population. In essence, people with severe mental...

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8 common complications of high blood pressure

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