Mental Health

How stopping psychiatric drugs influences your life

How stopping psychiatric drugs influences your life

Despite numerous obstacles and severe withdrawal effects, long-term users of psychiatric drugs can stop taking them if they choose, and mental health care professionals...
Global burden of mental illness underestimated

Global burden of mental illness underestimated

The disability and mortality that results from mental illness around the world is underestimated by more than a third, according to researchers from Harvard...
Yale study identifies potential path to treatment PTSD

Yale study identifies potential path to treatment PTSD

A study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—conducted by the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), National PTSD Brain Bank, and Yale University—has identified a...
Old antibiotic could be new depression treatment

Old antibiotic could be new depression treatment

An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first...
Can psychoactive drugs make you smarter?

Can psychoactive drugs make you smarter?

Psychoactive substances are becoming increasingly available to individuals for treating mental health disorders and enhancing cognition, as well as for purposes of creativity, inner...
New brain study finds key links to symptoms of depression

New brain study finds key links to symptoms of depression

University of California San Diego scientists have linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression. In a study published in the...
People with COPD Need to Pay Attention to Anxiety Risk

People with COPD Need to Pay Attention to Anxiety Risk

Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have more than three times the odds of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) than people without COPD, a...
How mental health disorders are linked to heart disease

How mental health disorders are linked to heart disease?

A team of researchers at Cambridge has identified how areas of the brain govern both our emotions and our heart activity, helping explain why...
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): How to get help

Many people think PTSD is only for vets, but the condition affects millions of Americans. Here’s what to know about common causes and treatment. Post-traumatic...
4 Big Signs of PTSD You Should Know

4 Big Signs of PTSD You Should Know

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Not every traumatized person develops ongoing (chronic)...

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