Working with a therapist can help you manage or improve your mental health.
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Psychotherapy is not one size fits all. From behavioral to gestalt therapies, which approach will work best for you depends on your needs and goals.
The evidence is mounting for the effectiveness of psilocybin in treating depression.
The active compound in magic mushrooms seems to increase connections between different brain networks.
Anxiety is the most common mental health problem affecting U.S. children.
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Up to 20% of US children have an anxiety disorder, and many suffer in silence.
If you want to improve your mental health, start by believing you can.
Our study shows that people who believe they can do things to improve their mental health have higher wellbeing.
Nearly 1 in 5 young people worldwide intentionally injure themselves every year.
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New research shows that many young people report a sense of temporary relief following episodes of self-harm. But there are clear ways to help teens replace injurious behaviors with healthy ones.
Mental health services aren’t meeting young people’s needs, particularly during the global pandemic. But research shows parents can learn how to reduce anxiety and depression in early teens.
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A new study has explored whether cardiovascular risk factors are associated with a higher likelihood of depression.
We reviewed all the research on mental health during the first year of COVID lockdowns. Here’s what we found.
For decades, doctors and patients have used telemedicine. But it gained wider use when the COVID-19 pandemic led to canceled appointments and closed clinics.
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By creating both an urgent need for mental health care and the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is enabling telemedicine to go mainstream.
The cognitive difficulties that accompany mental health disorders can potentially lead to misdiagnoses and improper treatment.
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While only about 20% of people would qualify for a formal diagnosis of a mental disorder, more than 60% express symptoms of those disorders – and those symptoms can lead to cognitive difficulties.
Many people will be feeling anxious about working around others again, after such a long period at home. There are a few things employers and employees can do to ease the transition.
The 988 Lifeline will connect callers with specialists trained to assist with mental health crises, including psychotic symptoms and substance abuse.
New federally funded mental health help line features easier access and more consistent regulation.
Ukrainian soldiers are likely to suffer from trauma after the war.
Many soldiers in the Ukraine war haven’t had actual military training, and are therefore at particular risk of developing PTSD.
The high and persistent prevalence of depression suggests that mental illness increased for all social classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Adults in the US reported the same levels of depression a year into the pandemic as they did at the outset.
Responding to the mental health needs of people who are unjustly disadvantaged by the pandemic in Canada will require accurate data.
The mental health impact of the pandemic has not affected everyone equally. An equitable approach to mental health promotion, prevention and treatment can help ensure equitable access to services.
Even short exposure to bad news can increase worry and anxiety.
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You don’t have to switch off the news entirely in order to support your mental health.
Necessary public health protections have affected people’s access to dying loved ones, limited their participation in important rituals, and reduced their social support.
Two Australians with bipolar have been successfully treated with poo transplants, allowing them to come off, or reduce, their medications. Here’s where the science is up to.
Mental health issues for college students have been on the rise.
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As concerns about college students’ mental health continue to rise, a sociology researcher offers tips for college instructors to help students who may be in crisis.
When the main circadian clock in the brain is out of sync with eating rhythms, it impacts the brain’s ability to function fully.
Healthy eating is not just what you eat, but when you eat. Eating rhythms that are in sync with the circadian clock can benefit general well-being and may have a protective effect against mental illness.