Improving mental health depends on distributing money more fairly.
An unfairness in how Australia’s mental health care is delivered can be seen in our data. The areas with the most need aren't getting the right amount of funding, or services.
Anxiety can drive obsessions and resistance to change.
Even though people with autism are more likely to think about concrete stuff rather than abstract feelings, anxiety still exists and, if not recognised, can cause significant problems.
Stress can make us superhuman but it’s also our kryptonite.
Deep breathing is one of the simplest ways to deal with stress.
What are your in-groups and out-groups?
Our neural circuits lead us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who differ, resulting in a battle between reward and distrust. But these brain connections aren't the end of the story.
Psychedelic drugs have inspired great songs and works of art. But they may also have potential for treating disease like depression and PTSD by helping to regrow damaged regions of the brain.
Being emotionally attached to an object can be a way to cope with loneliness.
To compensate for unmet social needs, people project lifelike qualities onto objects to feel connected. But this doesn’t fully meet people’s needs, so they collect more and more objects.
People with congenital heart disease are at greater risk of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientists are beginning to discover why.
An expert gives her top tips for coping with exam stress and nerves.
Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?
Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
Some women are very sensitive to small shifts in oestrogen and progesterone; others aren’t.
We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.
39 percent of Americans report feeling more anxious than this time last year.
Americans are becoming more anxious about every element of their lives from safety to finances to politics.
Research shows that just 10 minutes of meditation per day can increase business students’ physical, mental and emotional awareness.
Classroom meditation shows promise for improving student attention, focus, happiness and self-awareness.
Mariah Carey recently announced she has bipolar II disorder. Most of us won’t know what that means.
Media portrayals don't help misconceptions about disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. So what do these terms actually mean?
A lot is still not known about the connection between menopause and mental health.
Menopausal hormone fluctuations can have a significant impact on women's mental health, with some women more vulnerable to these changes than others.
The prospect alone can make you want to avoid the person altogether.
We can disagree with co-workers in meetings. We can argue about sports with friends. A new study explores why politics seems to be an entirely different beast.
Therapy dogs can decrease anxiety and stress in students, while getting them more excited about classroom activities.
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Research shows therapy dogs can be beneficial for students in many ways including reducing stress and anxiety, and helping students feel more excited about participating in classroom activities.
A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.
Phenibut was included in medical kits for Russian cosmonauts for its anti-anxiety and tranquilising properties.
Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant, and is currently being investigated for its possible role in seven overdoses at a Queensland school.
Seeing the glass as half empty may inspire some people to fill it up.
Negative thinking may help some people manage their health.
Generally people drink to either increase positive emotions or decrease negative ones.
There are many reasons people drink, including to have fun or cope with other problems. Knowing their motivations will allow us to tailor programs to help those who may struggle with alcohol use.