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Health News - Mental Health

Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?
New research in human participants explores a novel intervention that aims to weaken traumatic memories and lessen their psychological impact. (Medical News Today)

Could cannabis use contribute to psychosis?
Researchers have found strong associations between the frequent use of highly potent cannabis and reports of first-time psychotic episodes. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies. (Medical News Today)

New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression
A pilot clinical trial has found that a new type of electrical stimulation therapy can be very effective in treating the symptoms of major depression. (Medical News Today)

Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts
Researchers have uncovered evidence suggesting that sleep loss can make us want to avoid social contact, while also sending a 'keep away' signal to others. (Medical News Today)

Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects
An intriguing new study concludes that the negative impacts of stress may depend on how much control we have over the source of it. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Does mental health influence a person's outlook?
New research examines whether having a history of mental health issues influences a person's outlook after they receive a cancer diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Can supplements help keep depression at bay?
A new randomized clinical trial investigates whether different dietary interventions could help overweight people and people with obesity avoid depression. (Medical News Today)

How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?
Zoloft is a drug doctors sometimes use for the treatment of bipolar disorder, alongside others. Some side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion. Learn more about Zoloft and bipolar here. (Medical News Today)

Psychedelics: Risks and benefits of microdosing revealed
New research in rodents uncovers mental health benefits of microdosing but also identifies potential effects on neuronal growth and metabolism. (Medical News Today)

What are mania and hypomania?
Mania and hypomania are periods when a person feels unusually elated or energized. They are often symptoms of different types of bipolar disorder. In this article, we discuss the similarities and differences between mania and hypomania. (Medical News Today)

What counts as bipolar disorder?
To receive a bipolar disorder diagnosis, a person must have a manic episode, a depressive episode, or both. Specific types have specific diagnostic criteria. Learn more about bipolar diagnosis here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bipolar disorder and sex
Many people with bipolar disorder find that some symptoms can lead to risky sexual behavior and difficulties in relationships. Here, learn about management strategies and more. (Medical News Today)

What are the treatments for bipolar depression?
People with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of depression. They can manage these symptoms with medication, therapy, and other treatments. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to tell if it's bipolar disorder or ADHD
Bipolar disorder and ADHD share some symptoms, but their treatments are different. In this article, we discuss diagnosis and how to tell the two conditions apart. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Making plans
The MNT team jetted off to NYC for our year start meeting this month, to discuss exciting plans for 2019 and beyond. Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reveals more. (Medical News Today)

What are the main symptoms of mania?
The symptoms of mania in bipolar disorder include high energy levels, euphoria, and elevated self-esteem. Learn more about bipolar mania symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

Growing up in a green area may help support mental health
A new study uncovers emerging evidence suggesting that growing up in close contact with nature may help us enjoy good mental health throughout adulthood. (Medical News Today)

Small penis syndrome: Everything you need to know
Small penis syndrome is not a physical condition but long-term anxiety about the size of one's penis. It is a type of body dysmorphic disorder. Learn more about the symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about panic attacks at night
Panic attacks occur when a person experiences a sudden onset of fear and distress. Panic attacks can also happen at night and possibly wake a person from sleep. Learn more about panic attacks that occur at night here. (Medical News Today)

Masturbation and depression: Is there a link?
While masturbation is not likely to have any effect on whether a person develops depression, having depression can affect a person’s libido and sexual function. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to stop yourself or someone else from cutting
Cutting is a type of self-harm. Although it can be a challenging habit to break, there are many ways to prevent yourself or others from cutting. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Opiate addiction
I remember my doctor telling me, 'Now, don’t get hooked on these sweetheart,' but it was too late. I already was. This is the story of my opiate addiction. (Medical News Today)

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD
New research suggests that practicing transcendental meditation over approximately 3 months can effectively fight symptoms of PTSD and improve depression. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1. (Medical News Today)

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