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Through my eyes: Aphasia
Having experienced a serious brain injury at just 26 years old, I developed aphasia. This is the story of my recovery, and how I relearned everything. (Medical News Today)

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types
Netherlands study identifies five insomnia subtypes that differ by personality traits, risk for depression, brain activity, and response to treatment. (Medical News Today)

Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?
New research draws a link between infection with the Epstein-Barr virus and schizophrenia, though cause and effect relationships remain unclear. (Medical News Today)

3 common drugs can reduce severe mental health symptoms
Three common drugs typically prescribed for cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also help fight the symptoms of severe mental health conditions. (Medical News Today)

Orgasmic dysfunction: Everything you need to know
Orgasmic dysfunction is when a person cannot orgasm despite feeling sufficiently sexually aroused. In this article, we cover the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments. (Medical News Today)

Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems
A recent study demonstrates that being bullied can have long-lasting effects on the structure of the brain, raising the risk of mental health problems. (Medical News Today)

How do our emotions affect our immune response?
Emerging evidence suggests that experiencing negative moods often may put our health in danger by affecting inflammation levels in our bodies. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Addiction and recovery
I had what appeared to be the perfect life. Then my life spiralled into substance abuse and depression. This is the story of my addiction and my recovery. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of 5-HTP?
L-5 hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a naturally occurring compound in the body. It is related to the production of serotonin, so some people think that it may aid weight loss, treat sleep problems, and help manage depression. Learn more about 5-HTP supplements in this article. (Medical News Today)

Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression
A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression. (Medical News Today)

How your imagination can help you overcome your fears
New research shows just how powerful your imagination can be and how you can tap into this hidden resource to overcome your fears and anxieties. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk
New research confirms that there is a link between vitamin D deficiency in early life and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia later on. (Medical News Today)

What's the difference between Valium and Xanax?
Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. As sedatives, they have some uses in treating anxiety, but the two can cause slightly different side effects and interactions, and both can result in dependency and withdrawal. Learn more about the differences between Valium and Xanax here. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: My bipolar journey
My name is Carrie Cantwell, and I am an Emmy-nominated graphic designer and writer. I also have bipolar II disorder. This is my story. (Medical News Today)

What to know about multiple sclerosis and mood swings
Multiple sclerosis affects the nerves in the body and may also affect mood. Learn more about the causes of multiple sclerosis mood swings, and the best treatment options, here. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Love your mind
In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks mental well-being during the holiday season. How does the MNT editorial team alleviate festive stress? (Medical News Today)

What makes your personality 'healthy' or 'unhealthy?'
Do you have a 'healthy personality?' Researchers claim to have mapped out the personality traits that can help a person thrive in life. (Medical News Today)

COPD and anxiety: Researchers test promising approach
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can also experience severe anxiety. A new trial puts to the test an effective coping strategy. (Medical News Today)

How your personality could affect your longevity
Can personality help predict how long you will live? A newly published study suggests that personality traits in adolescence may speak to mortality risk. (Medical News Today)

Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk
A new study zooms in on four genetic variants that influence the likelihood of death by suicide. It also finds 207 genes that need further investigation. (Medical News Today)

Does using testosterone to treat depression work?
A new analysis attempts to end a long-standing debate in psychiatry. The researchers asked whether testosterone really can relieve depression in men. (Medical News Today)

How does rheumatoid arthritis feel?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects people in different ways, but there are some common symptoms. In this article, learn what it feels like to have RA and how to cope. (Medical News Today)

Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight?
Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Mental health conditions on the rise among US students
New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression. (Medical News Today)

How to recognize and cope with emotional exhaustion
Emotional exhaustion can arise after a period of excessive stress. Some people are more at risk than others, including those in demanding jobs or with caring responsibilities. People may not always recognize the signs of emotional exhaustion. Here, we look at the symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and prevention. (Medical News Today)

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