Antidepressants can help people function in daily life.
Antidepressants may take away some of the pain of depression but that can also sap away people’s enjoyment of life.
Yoga mixes physical exercise with meditation and breathing techniques.
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Yoga’s surge in popularity in the past decade has spurred more research into its effects. The combination of physical movement and mindfulness provides a wide range of health benefits.
People with neurodevelopmental conditions are more likely to suffer from mental health problems.
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New study reveals that ADHD personality traits are closely linked to common mental health problems, even more so than autism.
The mass shooting at a dance studio in Monterey Park, Calif., is the latest in an endless string of gun violence tragedies.
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Even people who are only indirectly exposed to these repeat tragedies, such as first responders and those affected by media coverage, can experience profound and long-lasting grief.
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Silence in mental illness comes in many forms. Some of it is even empowering.
Psychedelics are being held up as a potential solution to the growing need for mental health treatment. But, magic mushrooms are not magic bullets.
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Alberta’s new policy on psychedelic-assisted therapy for mental illness may set a precedent that moves Canadians one step closer to accepting psychedelics as medicinal substances.
Admissions, a varied collection by writers with lived experience of mental illness, is confronting, challenging, often surprising – and open to interpretation.
Christmas, along with other public holidays, is certainly a time when people can feel more lonely.
Renowned YA author Vikki Wakefield delves into the complex pressures of motherhood with her first adult novel – a psychological thriller.
Changing your eating, exercising, socialising and engagement with nature can help treat depression. Now mental health professionals have some guidelines to shape treatment around lifestyle therapies.
Early detection is key to treating depression in teenagers.
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Nearly 1 in 5 US teenagers battle depression. But parents can help by communicating openly, creating a behavior contract and finding low-pressure opportunities to interact with their teen.
According to the CDC’s latest numbers, 65% of pregancy-related deaths occur in the first year following childbirth.
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Many of the preventable pregnancy-related deaths documented by the CDC are directly attributable to failures and barriers in the maternal care system.
A new study investigated whether ‘school connectedness’ prevents the onset of depression and anxiety in 14 to 24 year-olds.
In deep brain stimulation, electrodes – the pale white lines – are implanted into a patient’s brain and connected to a battery in a person’s chest.
Deep brain stimulation and trasncranial magnetic stimulation treat mental illness by sending electrical currents into parts of the brain. Every new patient provides researchers with a wealth of information. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Fatigue can be a sign of a potential B12 deficiency.
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The symptoms of B12 deficiency resemble a lot of other health problems, putting millions of Americans at risk of a misdiagnosis.
As the planet heats up, air pollution is getting worse.
In a systematic review of existing studies, researchers found that air pollution such as fine particulate matter can interfere with regions of the brain responsible for emotional regulation.
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
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Men, older adults, people with language barriers and racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be screened for depression.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation has worked when medication and other therapies have not.
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Patients who undergo transcranial magnetic stimulation say it’s painless, with few to no side effects. The treatment isn’t yet widely accessible, but for those who use it, the effects can be profound.
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Research has confirmed higher rates of body dysmorphic disorder among people seeking cosmetic procedures, but we don’t know as much about other mental health issues.
Women use HRT to manage a variety of menopause symptoms.
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Despite what some media outlets have reported, this latest study only shows a link between the two.