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How to take care of your mental health this election season

Regardless of political party, elections weigh on many Americans, and with long-lasting coverage, it can be difficult to escape the political noise. A Baylor College...

Scientists find a cause for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

In a new study, researchers found a cause for the sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in some children. They identify antibodies that bind to...

COVID-19 lockdown reduced people’s mental health, sleep, exercise

A global survey shows the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown dramatically altered our personal habits, largely for the worse. "The stay-at-home orders did result...

More sleep time after trauma could ease ill effects, study says

Increasing the amount of time spent asleep immediately after a traumatic experience may ease any negative consequences, suggests a new study conducted by researchers...

Cannabis reduces obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms by half in the short-term

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, report that the severity of their symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking cannabis,...

ADHD is related to these unhealthy diets

In a new study, researchers found there is a link between ADHD and dietary habits. They found a link between ADHD and a higher intake...

What to do about early signs of psychosis

Maybe it’s a glimpse of a person that no one else seems to see. Or hearing voices that no one else seems to hear. Or...

Sitting is not always bad for your mind, says study

It's generally accepted health advice that adults of all ages should sit less, move more, and engage in regular exercise to feel better and...

Therapy plus medication better than medication alone in bipolar disorder

A recent study review has found that combining the use medication with psychoeducational therapy is more effective at preventing a recurrence of illness in...

This common mental issue could be a sign of high dementia risk

Older adults with severe apathy, or lack of interest in usual activities, may have a greater chance of developing dementia than people with few...