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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)

Homeopathic treatments for anxiety: What to know
Homeopathy is a practice that uses diluted nonmedical substances to treat different illnesses. Learn more about whether it can help treat anxiety symptoms in this article. (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)

What to know about paranoid personality disorder
Paranoid personality disorder is a common but underdiagnosed mental health disorder. Read on to learn about the causes and symptoms of paranoid personality disorder and the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart
Recent experiments involving driving in stressful traffic conditions suggest that listening to music at this time may help protect heart health. (Medical News Today)

How is stress linked with constipation?
Stress can cause constipation, both directly and indirectly. This article looks at the link between stress and constipation and discusses ways to relieve both conditions. (Medical News Today)

Tips and more to help curb binge eating
There are many strategies to help curb binge eating, including identifying and removing triggers, planning meals, and reducing stress. Learn more in this article. (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)

The impact of mental health training in the workplace
A new study looks at how mental health training affects managers' abilities to support their employees and take measures to prevent mental health issues. (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)

Biodiversity may benefit mental health by affecting gut bacteria
New research in mice shows that exposure to biodiverse soil raises levels of a beneficial gut bacterium and correlates with reduction in anxiety. (Medical News Today)

Deep sleep may help treat anxiety
New research 'establishes a causal connection between sleep and anxiety' and identifies the type of sleep needed to soothe an anxious mind. (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)

What are the real zombies?
Are there any zombies in nature? And what about humans, are we ever at risk of zombification? Read our special feature to find out what science has to say. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about autism in adults
Most autistic people receive a diagnosis in childhood, but many adults also live with the condition. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and more in this article. (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 is trichotillomania?
Trichotillomania is a common but underdiagnosed psychological disorder. People who have the disorder feel an uncontrollable urge to pull out their hair. Read on to learn about the causes and symptoms of trichotillomania, as well as the treatments available. (Medical News Today)

What's the link between anxiety and shortness of breath?
Shortness of breath is one possible symptom of anxiety. In this article, we look at why anxiety causes this symptom, how to tell whether it is the cause, and treatments. (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)

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