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...
The psychology of successful aging

The psychology of successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, "Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging"...

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...

Stanford scientists discover why chemotherapy could harm the brain

More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone. In a...

Scientists find our brain has two clocks to predict the future

That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when you tap your toes even before...

Scientists solve 125-year-old mystery in epilepsy treatment

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment...
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...
Exercise could change blood flow and benefit brain in older adults

Exercise could change blood flow and benefit brain in older adults

Exercise training alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, though not in the way you might think. A new study showed...
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...

Coffee combo may fight Parkinson’s disease

In the study, researchers discovered a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia—two progressive...

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Our Brain Can Detect Disease in Others Before It Breaks Out

Our brain can detect disease in others before it breaks out

Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have become a primary cause of death. The human immune system plays a major role to reduce the harm of...
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,...
Smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute, and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that an odor identification test may prove useful in...
5 foods that boost your brainpower

5 foods that can boost your brain power

Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that...
What causes depression

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and...
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...
An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

Ten minutes of conscious breathing every day can transform your ‘fight or flight’ reactions. Here’s what to do. Stress is something that we can’t entirely...
Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic...
First evidence for higher state of consciousness

First evidence for higher state of consciousness

Scientific evidence of a ‘higher’ state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase...
These medications may help treat depression

These medications may help treat depression

Depression is a serious medical illness. It is also called “major depressive disorder,” or “unipolar depression”. The disorder affects about 350 million people worldwide and...