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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)

Why do we stay in relationships that make us unhappy?
If your relationship is making you so unhappy, why is it so hard to break up? A new study finds an unexpected answer to this question. (Medical News Today)

Stressed at work? Transcendental meditation may help
A recently conducted randomized control trial has found that people who practice meditation are more resilient to stress and better at handling emotions. (Medical News Today)

Using Facebook to predict depression
Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts. (Medical News Today)

Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol. (Medical News Today)

What are the health effects of chronic stress?
Stress is a biological response to demanding situations and a regular part of daily life. Stress becomes chronic when the body’s response goes on for a prolonged period. Chronic stress can have a range of health effects. Learn more about these effects and how to manage chronic stress here. (Medical News Today)

Bipolar disorder: A good diet may boost treatment
Can diet impact the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder, particularly in the case of depressive episodes? A new study addresses this question. (Medical News Today)

What lies at the dark core of the human psyche?
At the bottom of all negative personality traits, there is the same driving factor, some researchers argue. A new study explains what this 'dark core' is. (Medical News Today)

What to know about depression with psychosis
Depression with psychosis, or psychotic depression, happens when someone with major depression also experiences psychosis. This is a serious mental health condition that needs medical attention and has a high risk of suicide. Find out the symptoms, treatments, and recovery for depression with psychosis here. (Medical News Today)

What is meclizine?
Meclizine oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat vertigo (a condition that causes you to feel like you or the room is spinning). Meclizine oral tablet is only available as a generic drug. It doesn’t have a brand-name version. Learn about meclizine’s side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

How does being busy affect your lifestyle choices?
New research has found that the busier a person is, the more likely they are to make better, more healthful choices, including diet, exercise, and money. (Medical News Today)

Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more. (Medical News Today)

Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety?
Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition. (Medical News Today)

Lucid dreaming: Controlling the stories of sleep
In this Spotlight, we explore the phenomenon that is lucid dreaming. We explain what it is, what to do to achieve it, and whether it brings any risks. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety in the West: Is it on the rise?
Anxiety seems to be taking over society. In this article, we ask whether anxiety really is on the rise, and why it might be increasing in prevalence. (Medical News Today)

Your mental health app's diagnosis could be way off
According to new research, mental health apps commonly overdiagnose their users. The team conducted a content analysis of 61 mental health apps. (Medical News Today)

Ketamine for depression may contribute to opioid dependence
A new study warns that ketamine works almost like an opioid, and it raises concerns that the drug may do more harm than good in the long run. (Medical News Today)

What to know about complex PTSD
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder can develop when a person has experienced prolonged or repeated trauma. It can cause additional symptoms, as well as those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here, learn more about complex PTSD, including the causes, symptoms, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

Dogs: Our best friends in sickness and in health
Dogs really are a person's best friend — not least because they impact both our physical and our mental health. In this Spotlight, we explain why and how. (Medical News Today)

What are the effects of bulimia on the body?
Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing and purging. It can affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The side effects, which include tooth decay, digestive issues, and arrhythmia, may become severe without treatment. Here, learn about the signs of bulimia and its effects on the body. (Medical News Today)

What's the difference between bipolar I and bipolar II?
Bipolar I and II are types of bipolar disorder that involve manic and depressive episodes. A person with bipolar II may experience hypomania, which is less severe than the manic episodes that occur in bipolar I. Learn more about the differences between these conditions here. (Medical News Today)

Panic attack vs. heart attack: How to tell the difference
The symptoms of a heart attack and a panic attack can feel very similar, especially if a person has not experienced either condition before. While panic attacks can be frightening, they are not life-threatening. On the other hand, heart attacks require immediate medical attention. Learn how to tell the difference here. (Medical News Today)

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