Mental Health

Three Work Stress Factors Strongly Increase Heart Disease Risk

Three Work Stress Factors Strongly Increase Heart Disease Risk

In a new study, researchers have determined that two stressful work characteristics, low job control and "job strain"—that is, high-demand, low-control work—have been increasing...
How We Develop Fear from Other’s Trauma

How We Develop Fear from Other’s Trauma

What happens in the brain when we see other people experiencing a trauma or being subjected to pain? Well, the same regions that are involved...
Study finds tai chi significantly reduces depression symptoms in Chinese-Americans

Study finds tai chi significantly reduces depression symptoms in Chinese-Americans

A 12-week program of instruction and practice of the Chinese martial art tai chi led to significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese Americans...
Why Military Soldiers Are Easy to Have PTSD

Why Military Soldiers Are Easy to Have PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and dangerous event that you see or...
These Medications May Help Treat Depression

These Medications May Help Treat Depression

Depression is a serious medical illness. It is also called “major depressive disorder,” or “unipolar depression”. The disorder affects about 350 million people worldwide and...
Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool

Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool

Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behavior. That is the finding of researchers from the Spectrum...
Exercising can protect the brain from Alzheimer's disease

Exercising can protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease

The evidence is clear. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, says a panel of researchers and not-for-profit leaders, led by...
Diabetes drug may help people with autism

Diabetes drug may help people with autism

A widely used diabetes medication could help people with a common inherited form of autism, research shows. Scientists found that a drug called metformin improves...
10 things every child with autism wishes you knew

10 things every child with autism wishes you knew

We are often quick to make judgements on what we perceive to be happening when children behave in a way that draws attention –...
Writing your divorce story can be good for your heart

Writing your divorce story can be good for your heart

Keeping a journal after a divorce can improve your cardiovascular health—but only if you write a story—not just a list of your feelings. The findings...