Edwina Preston reflects on the lost art of hanging out – which feeds creativity – and the need to reclaim time from the pressures of productivity. She draws on new books by Jenny Odell and Sheila Liming.
In the past, workers have been warned not to disclose their mental illness at work for fear of discrimination. But there can be many positives to telling your boss.
Fear has important consequences for how people vote, what they spend their money on, who they consider to be part of their communities, and who they treat as outsiders.
Has greater awareness of mental health issues also caused more people to interpret milder forms of distress as something worse? Better understanding of mental health disorder in general might help.
Studies show that consistent meditation practice is key.
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Many studies show that consistent meditation practice lowers depression, anxiety and self-criticism.
Levels of the stress hormone cortisol are reduced with as little as 20 minutes in a city park.
Numerous studies indicate exercise as an effective treatment for people with existing depression and other mental illnesses, and exercising in nature can further improve mental well-being.
Children with an anxiety disorder are likely to miss more school and get lower grades than those who do not.
Psilocybin and other psychedelics could help patients process the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
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Receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing cancer treatment can be a traumatizing experience. Psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA could help alleviate symptoms from cancer-related PTSD.
Postpartum depression affects approximately 1 in 8 mothers in the U.S. Postpartum psychosis is far more rare, occurring in about 1 in every 500 deliveries.
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Postpartum depression can strike days, weeks or months after delivery, and the much rarer cases of psychosis can be difficult to detect.
Employee resilience has recently become a must-have employee characteristic against the current background of volatility and rapid change in the workplace.
While employee resilience seems appealing — especially in the current uncertain and unpredictable time we are living in — overusing it can actually jeopardize an organization’s effectiveness.
Little decisions can feel stressful too
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Sometimes a choice over what to order at a restaurant or wear to work can feel as much an ordeal as major life decisions. Here’s what psychology research shows about why.
Parents being over-protective can deny children the experiences they need to learn and grow.
Some psychologists suggest a cultural emphasis on safety is contributing to rising anxiety and depression among teens.
Many people with ADHD are finding it difficult to get their Adderall prescriptions filled amid the shortage.
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For those who need it, Adderall and other stimulants can be game-changing medications that help restore the chemical imbalances underlying ADHD. But for those who don’t, these drugs can be harmful.
There are a few reasons melatonin, a medication commonly taken for sleep difficulties, might have this effect.
Begging is a strategy often used by homeless people.
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Food insecurity remains a major health problem. And poorer households are disproportionately affected.
Research confirms the adverse effects of social media on mental health.
Some commercial products and practices are directly linked to avoidable ill health, planetary damage, and social and health inequity. Large transnational corporations are especially to blame.
If one friend is always the boss, the other friend may suffer.
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Friendships are important, but are they always healthy? New research finds that teens who feel dominated by their friends experience lower self-esteem and more symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Results of a new study show the need for more, easily accessible mental health and social support services for pregnant and postpartum people and their families.
Being pregnant and giving birth during the pandemic meant disruptions in pregnancy care and birth experiences, as well as detrimental effects on mental health and birth outcomes.
Conversational chatbots have risen in popularity recently, but when it comes to mental health, companies and users must be cautious about how they use the technology.
AI chatbots can provide people with immediate help, but the technology is still far from capable of replacing human therapists.
Maths anxiety is the feeling of tension and worry that interferes with a person’s ability to solve mathematical problems. It can be seen in children as young as five.