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The surprising secret to successful psychotherapy

As a clinical psychologist and educator, I am often asked to recommend a psychotherapist for people in need. These requests come with a sense of...

Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar...
New hope for patients with depression and anxiety

New hope for people with depression and anxiety

There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), a chronic thyroid condition affecting approximately 10 percent of the...
5 lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

5 lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What's not...
4 factors could predict postpartum depression

4 factors could predict postpartum depression

Four characteristics may offer a way to predict if a woman will experience postpartum depression—and if her symptoms will worsen over the first year...
Depression, anxiety may harm your health like smoking and obesity

Depression, anxiety may harm your health like smoking and obesity

An annual physical typically involves a weight check and questions about unhealthy habits like smoking. But a new study from UC San Francisco suggests health...
Exercise may protect older adults from depression

Exercise may protect older adults from depression

New research suggests that exercise-induced muscle changes could help boost mood in older adults. Exercise increases the expression of certain proteins (transcription factors) that help...
How domestic violence affects women's mental health

How domestic violence affects women’s mental health

Every week in Australia, a woman is murdered by someone she knows. And it's usually an intimate male partner or ex-partner. One in three women...

Want to improve your mood? It’s time to ditch the junk food

Worldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it difficult to work and maintain relationships with family...
Common high blood pressure drugs may help treat serious mental illness

Common high blood pressure drugs may help treat serious mental illness

In a large new study led by UCL, researchers found drugs commonly used to combat physical health diseases, such as high blood pressure, could...

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