Lifestyle-related dementia risks are complex, with factors like sleep, exercise, diet and social contact interacting with things like cognitive reserve, neuroplasticity and inflammation in the body.
Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 17 Philadelphia parents about how their family uses digital media. Here they offer tips to promote healthy, balanced media habits for kids.
Our global review of research into the link between financial crises and mental health highlights three key challenges: stigma, stress and social roles
Allowing whānau to be more engaged in the coronial investigation into a suicide would help provide answers for family – and help mental health services improve preventative measures.
Therapists may have strong feelings about a conflict, but they can work with people affected by either side.
Even people with years of relevant training can’t always tell whether social content is evidence-based and trustworthy. We need a better approach for communicating research.
Autistic people are not only more likely to feel lonely but are also more likely to experience it more acutely than non-autistic people according to new research.
Music therapy has been shown to help people suffering with cancer, chronic pain and depression. Our research is testing which parts of the brain are affected by different kinds of music
Hockey culture’s tendency to prefer attributes like mental toughness over emotional vulnerability can damage athletes when they’re confronted with traumatic events. This needs to change.
The analysis shows that ketamine may start relieving symptoms of PTSD within one day, but it is still unclear how long the effects last and how many injections are needed to maintain benefits.
Group therapy can be at least as effective as individual therapy. It improves mental health by giving people a stronger sense of belonging – without medicines, hospitals or expensive professionals.
How you respond is critical to their health and wellbeing. Here’s what to say to support someone who self-harms.
‘Overcontrol’ is a personality style that can make it difficult for some people to adapt to change or enjoy social situations.
Although there was a lot of misinformation during the Voice to Parliament campaign, this is not the first time this has been used as a campaign tactic. Would a misinformation bill solve this
Workplaces committed to diversity and inclusion need to ensure they don’t overlook the importance of addressing mental health concerns.
Investing in people’s future mental health, based on the key socioeconomic factors underlying it, is the only way to address this rising problem.
Recent Supreme Court decisions have signaled a shift in how the country’s highest court interprets the limits on religion in schools.
Social prescribing programmes could provide children and adolescents much needed opportunities to socialise and be active.
Addressing the emotional and behavioural drivers of hoarding through therapy is crucial. But sometimes, a harm-avoidance approach is best.
Activists with autism, bipolar disorder and other conditions spoke about finding purpose in environmental activism.