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Hurricanes can affect our mental health: How to cope with it

Alan E. Stewart is a weather and climate psychology professor at the University of Georgia who studies the effect severe weather has on our...

Ketamine could fight depression in a surprising way, Stanford study shows

Ketamine works as an antidepressant at least in part by activating the brain’s opioid system, new Stanford research reports. The finding overturns previously held beliefs...
Stress may play a big role in mental illness

Stress may play a big role in mental illness

We all face stress in our lives. Even researchers seeking to understand why some people shrug it off while others face battles against disorders...

Depression and anxiety may increase risk of heart attack and stroke

In a recent study, researchers find that people ages 45 or older who experience depression and anxiety may have a higher risk of cardiovascular...

Swimming in cold water may reduce depression

In a recent study, researchers find open water swimming might help people with depression be able to give up their medication and live happier...

3 big health benefits of magnesium everyone should know

Magnesium is a mineral you can find in naturally in whole grains, beans, nuts, and leafy green vegetables. Recent studies have shown that this nutrient...

New finding could help diagnose depression and bipolar disorder

New research has found that neurons deep inside the brain could hold the key to accurately diagnosing bipolar disorder and depression. The research team used...

Nicotine patch could help treat depression

In a new study, researchers from Vanderbilt University found that transdermal nicotine (nicotine patch) could help treat late-life depression in nonsmokers. Late-life depression is depression...
Working through life’s daily stress

Working through life’s daily stress

Stress affects most Americans at one point or another. Although some people are genetically more susceptible to the stressors of daily life than others, most...
How autism could affect driving

How autism could affect driving

When first learning to drive, young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more difficulty with basic driving skills compared to those with typical...