Health News - Mental Health

Anxious about the news? Our top tips on how to cope
Does the constant cycle of negative world news make you anxious? Here, learn more about news-related anxiety and how you can fight back. (Medical News Today)

The surprising link between depression and the pursuit of happiness
According to new research, placing too much emphasis on happiness can actually give rise to depressive symptoms, especially in the Western world. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: Largest genetic study offers new insights
The largest study of its kind analyzed genetic information from 3,444 families and found one single gene whose mutations may help explain the condition. (Medical News Today)

Depression during period: Everything you need to know
Depression is a common symptom before and during a period. Find out why hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can contribute to depression and learn what to do. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ‘purge.’ Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about alcohol and depression
Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article. (Medical News Today)

Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support
A report that the LA County commissioned suggests that many jail inmates would benefit from diversion to community-based mental health programs. (Medical News Today)

How the 'rubber hand illusion' may help those with OCD
New research shows how using a fake rubber hand may enable people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder to overcome their contamination fears. (Medical News Today)

Does smoking cause depression?
Can smoking lead to depression? A new study examines the link between smoking tobacco and the incidence of depression among students. (Medical News Today)

A tiny wage increase could have prevented 13,800 deaths in 6 years
Specialists estimate that a small increase of only $1 in the state minimum wage could have prevented thousands of suicides between 2009–2015. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?
While some people with anxiety tend to overeat, others have little or no appetite. Learn more about the link between anxiety and appetite loss here. (Medical News Today)

Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?
Researchers have concluded that exposure to air pollution during childhood could significantly increase a person's risk of schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Does diet influence mental health? Assessing the evidence
How much do our diets influence our mental health? A recent review assesses the evidence and concludes that much more research is needed. (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear
Recent research adds to the evidence that mindfulness practice may enable us to eradicate unhelpful fears — and continue to keep them at bay. (Medical News Today)

What to know about PMS and depression
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause physical symptoms as well as emotional or mental issues, including some that are similar to the symptoms of depression. Learn more about these PMS symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

What are the types of depression?
There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article. (Medical News Today)

The 13 emotions that music evokes in us
How can listening to music make us feel? A new study involving participants from different cultures has identified 13 possible emotions that music evokes. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between depression and anger?
Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Could MDMA help treat mental health conditions?
New research in mice investigates the possibility that MDMA, a potentially addictive drug, may help in the context of mental health therapy. (Medical News Today)

How to stay healthy on Christmas Day
Christmas Day tends to be indulgent. In this feature, we will help you find ways to enjoy yourself without being left feeling too unhealthful. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between depression and anxiety?
Some people experience anxiety and depression at the same time. In this article, learn about how they are linked, the differences between them, and what treatments are available. (Medical News Today)

What to know about eco-anxiety
Eco-anxiety is a type of fear related to environmental damage and ecological disaster. This article looks at what it is and some tips for managing it. (Medical News Today)

What is verbal abuse?
Verbal abuse occurs when someone uses negative or demeaning words to maintain power and control over someone else. Learn more about verbal abuse here. (Medical News Today)

What is the best diet for mental health?
Research into the effects of diet on mental health is still ongoing, but the findings to date are promising. Learn about what to eat to improve mental health here. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes and anxiety: What is the link?
Anxiety is more prevalent among people with diabetes. Read on to find out why and to learn about the treatment options available for each condition. (Medical News Today)

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