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Sleep Deprivation Messes With The Brain's Emotional Response

Lack of sleep throws the brain regions associated with emotion off balance, finds a new study.

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Fighting through the darkness

During the fourth year of my Ph.D. program, I found myself walking through the door of my university's counseling center, seeking help for a dangerously strong urge to commit suicide. With the help of the compassionate people in that office, I pulled thro

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The Best Way to Manage Your Social Anxiety Is to Accept It

Some studies are suggesting that a better way to deal with it is by exposing yourself to anxiety-inducing situations.

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Can Pain Medication Ketamine Also Relieve Depression?

Researchers found a 50-percent drop in symptoms of depression among people who were given ketamine for chronic pain.

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What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness Like Physical Illness

Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

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How depression and anxiety affect the body

A new study shows different ways depression and anxiety affect the body, including digestive issues, skin problems, and arthritis.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

With reports of an increase in teenage depression, experts say parents should watch for major changes in their own children.

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A New Way To Understand And Treat Depression

It can pull you out of the hustle of daily life — and into meaning-making.

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Can You Be Mindful and Still Feel Angry?

Mindfulness will not turn you into a feel-good Zen zombie. It does not stop you from feeling negative emotions; it just helps free you from being controlled by those emotions.

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Why Finding Time Each Day For Creativity Makes You Happier

Creative activities can trigger an "upward spiral" of well-being, psychologists find.

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How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression

Critical neurotransmitters were boosted in the study, possibly helping to restore mental health.

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Genetic Testing for Personalized Medicine Treatment

Finding the right medicine just got easier. GeneSight provides answers that can lead to a personalized medicine plan and faster response and remission for patients.

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In a Bad Mood? Scientists Say You Should Bake

And not just because you’ll end up with a homemade batch of double chocolate chip cookies.

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The Secret To Emotional Control Most People Don't Know

Better emotional control is linked to lower levels of depression and anxiety.

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Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People

This therapeutic technique can really help depressed people, research finds.

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The Precise Sleep Schedule That Helps Fight Depression

Antidepressants are more effective when accompanied by the correct sleep schedule.

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New research suggests depression is an inflammation disease

New research suggests depression is an "inflammation disease" of the brain.

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A Daily Chore That Increases Mental Stimulation & Decrease Anxiety

Tweet Share 0 Pocket Pinterest 0 LinkedIn 0 Email When done properly, the chore decreased nervousness by 27% and increased mental inspiration by 25%. Mindful dishwashing can decrease stress and calm the mind, a new study finds. People in the

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15 Strategies When You Can't Get Someone Out of Your Head

We work hard to remove toxicity from our lives. But we put little effort into trying to remove toxic thoughts from our minds.

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Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise

If the effects of exercise could be put in a pill and prescribed, it would be rightly hailed as an almost miraculous cure. So get off the couch.

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30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life: In the Magazine: allure.com

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.

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What to Say to Someone With Mental Illness

When you're frazzled, baffled and burdened with your own issues, it's a challenge to provide real support. We asked Matthew Rudorfer, MD, of the National Institute of Mental Health, for strategies on getting it right.

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How Your Gut Affects Your Mood

At any given moment, you have somewhere between 10 trillion and 100 trillion microorganisms inhabiting your gut — that’s more microbes in your bowels than ther…

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Help Eliminate the Stigma around Mental Health

Mental health matters to everyone. Pledge today to promise to learn about mental health, see the person not the illness and take action!

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How To Stop Letting Fear Run Your Life

Instead of backing away from it, here are five ways to move forward despite fear.

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Dealing with Depression: 14 NEW Insights That Will Change the Way You Think About It - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Depression has a vast reach, and chances are that at some point we will find ourselves dealing with depression in some way. Here are 14 important insights.

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How to Transform Social Anxiety With One Simple Question

Have you ever done this? You're at the grocery store, holding two boxes of cereal reading the nutrition information, trying to decide which one to buy. U...

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How to Calm Anxiety and Depression - The Easy Way to Restore Vital Neurochemicals

Exercise is the wonderdrug-but-not-a-drug of mental health. Research has shown that it improves anxiety and depression. Now we’re starting to uncover why.

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Probiotics for Depression

A randomized controlled trial shows some promising results

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Optimism: It Really Does Matter

How can you stay optimistic despite what’s happening in your life? Your mental state guides your life, which means staying optimistic can have a power...

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A Drug to Cure Fear

After one round of treatment, the arachnophobes held the spiders in their bare hands.

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How To Help Someone With Depression – The Definitive Guide

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The brain can be trained to regulate negative emotions, study reports

A simple, computer-training task can change the brain's wiring to regulate emotional reactions, according to a recent study published in NeuroImage by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.

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5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health

Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about mental health, many misconceptions remain. Before the stigma can be stopped, these five mental health myths need to be debunked:

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Our 'Second Brain' - And Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Mood

Hidden in the walls of our digestive system is something extraordinary. Scientists have known about the 'second brain' for a while, but new technology is taking the researc

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25 Simple Ways To Be Happier In 2016

Do you make New Year resolutions? I don't bother because they usually fall off my radar by mid January. Starting the year with failure is not my goal. Here are 25 simple things I will incorporate into my days in 2016. I don't need to do each one, everyday

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The Mood Most People Are In Most of The Time, Everywhere

How people feel, on average, most of the time, wherever they live in the world. People are, on average, in a mildly good mood most of the time all around the world, a new study finds. Researchers have reviewed evidence

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How to Improve Your Mood Right Now: 3 Simple Habits

I often write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general. A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the context

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

#Anxiety in #Kids: How to Turn it Around and #Protect Them For Life

Anxiety in kids can be particularly distressing but they respond well to intervention. Here's are the skills that will build them and protect them for life.

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Walk This Way: Acting Happy Can Make It So

Research shows people can improve their mood with small changes in behavior, from putting a bounce in your step to talking to strangers.