People take part in a ‘applause for care’ flash mob as part of a campaign to acknowledge the work of employees working in healthcare in Amsterdam.
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Gratitude has a strong connection to well-being, but more than that, two psychologists say, it could have a powerful effect on others. So, don't hold back when it comes to expressing it.
The uncertainty and instability around coronavirus can exacerbate existing mental health problems or contribute to new ones. But there are things you can do to reduce your risk of mental ill health.
Hope springs eternal – if you nurture it.
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Hope can be acquired. How? Here are some suggestions from an expert.
Stress can make your life considerably less colourful.
Chemical changes in the brain associated with chronic stress can put our cognition and mood under serious strain.
Incidents of racism have risen sharply but football institutions are failing to address the issue properly
Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore, Mayland, in 1849.
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The famous American gothic author's death has long remained a mystery – but new research sheds some light on the 'suicide hypothesis'.
Memes about depression might help those with mental illness cope and find a sense a community.
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Memes that feature dark or depressing jokes might seem alarming – but our research shows that they might provide a sense of community for those struggling.
How a technique to instil healthy habits can prevent those recovering from depression from relapsing.
More than 50% of nursing home residents experience symptoms of depression.
Expanding suicide prevention frameworks to include aged care residents, aligning nursing home life with community living, and improving residents' access to mental heath services will be key.
One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017.
New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy.
Rolling images and stories of bushfire devastation can take a toll.
The risk of mental health problems associated with this bushfire season extends well beyond those living in directly affected regions.
Kanye West at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California, in April 2019.
Are high profile celebrities trivialising bipolar disorder by linking it to creativity?
Cross-country skiers are 50% less likely to develop depression than the general population.
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A focus on more realistic performance outcomes can help students cope when things do not go to plan.
Refugees without permanent visas can experience a prolonged sense of insecurity and displacement.
We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.
Disappointment: Labour Party members and supporters will need to face up to the new reality and learn to move on.
Losers suffer a far greater sense of loss than the corresponding euphoria experienced by those on the winning side.
Historically, the body and movement have been widely disregarded within psychotherapy. But times are changing, as a growing movement of somatic and dance therapies are gaining scientific credibility.
Dance therapy is effective in treating depression, improving memory and neuroplasticity in older adults and improving executive function in those with Parkinson's disease.
Neurostimulation is rife with potential and pitfalls.
From dementia to depression to drug addiction, artificial brain stimulation has been hailed as a landmark medical technology for the future. But safeguards are needed if we want the benefits without the risks.
New research shows that men living in the most deprived areas were 51% more likely to experience depression than those living in areas that were not deprived.
Those smiles probably aren’t thanks to tryptophan.
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Tryptophan, found in food, is an important ingredient in the neurotransmitter serotonin. But is that enough to support it as a possible mood booster? The research is decidedly mixed.