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Understanding anxiety disorders: when panic, fear, and worries overwhelm

Many of us worry from time to time. We fret over finances, feel anxious about job interviews, or get nervous about social gatherings. These feelings...

How to build social bonds to promote well-being

Strong, healthy relationships are important throughout your life. Your social ties with family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others impact your mental, emotional, and even...

Psychedelics: how they act on the brain to relieve depression

Up to 30% of people with depression don’t respond to treatment with antidepressants. This may be down to differences in biology between patients and the...

Depression, loneliness linked to higher risk of severe COVID-19

Scientists from Harvard found that people who reported in a survey that they felt worried, depressed, or lonely had a greater chance of being...

Hugging your partner may lower your stress hormone cortisol

Scientists from Ruhr University found that women instructed to embrace their romantic partner prior to undergoing a stressful experience had a lower biological stress...

Common forms of depression you need to know

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and...

These things linked to loneliness in older age

Scientists from Vienna University of Economics and Business found that life circumstances during childhood—including having fewer friends and siblings, low-quality relationships with parents, bad...

Common signs and symptoms of autism you need to know

People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors. The list below gives some examples of common types of...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs statins may prevent depression

Statins have been hailed as a wonder drug; the cholesterol-lowering drugs have been prescribed to tens of millions of people since their approval in...

How to deal with trauma and recover from frightening events

It’s natural to be afraid after something scary or dangerous happens. When you feel you’re in danger, your body responds with a rush of chemicals...