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Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk
New research finds that both high and low intensity physical activity can help offset a genetic predisposition to developing depression. (Medical News Today)

16 strategies and treatments to fight depression
Depression is a common mental health condition that can range in severity from mild to debilitating. Learn about 16 ways to fight depression in this article. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of saffron?
Saffron is a spice with a distinct taste and aroma. Due to its antioxidant content, it may provide a variety of health benefits. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hallucinations
Hallucinations are sensory experiences that exist only in the mind. There are many types of hallucinations and possible causes, including drugs and mental illnesses. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How does temperature affect mental health?
A new study finds that increases in temperature negatively affect mental health outcomes. The authors conclude that this is due to sleep disturbance. (Medical News Today)

How to stop ruminating thoughts
Ruminating thoughts are excessive intrusive thoughts about negative experiences. They can be a symptom of an existing mental health condition or just the result of a particular instance of trauma. Read more about the causes of these thoughts and how to stop ruminating. (Medical News Today)

Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?
A new study finds that, in people with PTSD, those who use cannabis are less likely to experience depressive episodes and suicidal thoughts than nonusers. (Medical News Today)

What connects depression, anxiety, and PTSD?
Mood disorders, anxiety, and PTSD often share symptoms and occur together. A new study tries to identify similarities in neural activity. (Medical News Today)

Could a combination of psychedelics and meditation treat depression?
New research suggests that mindfulness meditation, together with psilocybin, can improve symptoms that have a close association with depression. (Medical News Today)

Metacognitive therapy may prevent depression relapse
According to new research, a form of therapy that teaches people with depression to break negative thought patterns could be the key to long term recovery. (Medical News Today)

How to help a teen with depression
Depression affects many teens. Many signs and symptoms of teen depression are similar to those of depression in adults, but it can be more difficult to identify. Learn about the signs to look for and how to help a teen with depression. (Medical News Today)

How can you help a loved one with depression?
When someone is depressed, it can be hard to know how to help. Find out here the ways people can help a loved one or friend, how to look after their own mental health, plus things not to say. (Medical News Today)

Cannabinoid use for mental health conditions lacks evidence
A meta-analysis of 83 studies finds insufficient evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabinoids to treat six mental health conditions. (Medical News Today)

Some narcissistic traits may be useful for mental health
Some researchers maintain that certain narcissistic traits could actually help safeguard mental health, offering a buffer against stress and depression. (Medical News Today)

What are the warning signs of suicide?
Suicide is preventable with the right treatment and support. Learn about the warning signs and risk factors for suicide in this article. We also discuss how to help people who are having thoughts of suicide. (Medical News Today)

What are the complications of psoriatic arthritis?
There are many possible complications of psoriatic arthritis, including uveitis, kidney disease, and depression. Learn about the risks and preventive steps here. (Medical News Today)

Common symptoms of depression: What to know
Depression is a common and serious mental health condition. In this article, learn about 13 of the common symptoms, which include irritability and persistent feelings of sadness. (Medical News Today)

Study challenges link between depression and inflammation
New research applies complex statistical analyses to existing data and casts doubt on the existence of a direct link between depression and inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about essential oils
Essential oils are the concentrated extracts of potentially beneficial plants, such as lavender and peppermint. Learn more about their uses and the possible risks here. (Medical News Today)

Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?
A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms
The role of nutrition in depression is an area of increasing research. A recent study tries a 3-week nutritional intervention and reports some success. (Medical News Today)

Deep brain stimulation can be effective for severe depression
A study that gathered data for at least 8 years has shown that deep brain stimulation can have a robust, sustained effect in people with severe depression. (Medical News Today)

Brain scans could help predict whether antidepressants will work
New research reveals how MRI scans and artificial intelligence can help identify brain patterns that predict responsiveness to certain antidepressants. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about chemical imbalances in the brain
While some chemical imbalances can be a factor in certain symptoms of mental health conditions, they do not tell the whole story. Learn more about the myths and facts here. (Medical News Today)

A guide to EFT tapping
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is a method to reduce anxiety, stress, PTSD, and depression. It involves tapping specific points on the face and body. Here, we discuss the uses and effectiveness of EFT tapping and provide instructions on how to do it. (Medical News Today)

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