Mental Health

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...
A possible way to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s

A possible way to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s

In the brains of Alzheimer's patients, many of the genes required to form new memories are shut down by a genetic blockade, contributing to...
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...
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...
Statins could speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms

Statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Use of statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, according to Penn State...
Alzheimer's disease could be treated with gene therapy

Alzheimer’s disease could be treated with gene therapy

Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain. The early-stage findings,...
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's Diseases share a common crucial feature

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases share a common crucial feature

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease all share a similar ability...
iPhone may help detect depression and bipolar disorder

iPhone may help detect depression and bipolar disorder

In a recent study, researchers from University of Illinois at Chicago develop a new iPhone app to track and predict the user’s mood episodes...
Postpartum depression: When a bundle of joy brings sorrow

Postpartum depression: When a bundle of joy brings sorrow

A baby’s birth is usually a time of joy and celebration. For parents, though, the delight might be tempered with worries about the baby’s...
How to improve your emotional wellness

How to improve your emotional wellness

Do you tend to look on the sunny side, or do you see a future filled with dark, stormy skies? A growing body of research...