Mental Health

Anxiety and heart disease

Anxiety and heart disease: Women take note

Women who have symptoms of an anxiety disorder may also have heart disease, researchers say. It may be that the symptoms of anxiety are masking...
Your mood depends on the food you eat

Your mood depends on the food you eat

Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research. Researchers at Binghamton University, conducted an anonymous...
New brief test can help choose best treatment for anxiety

New brief test can help choose best treatment for anxiety

Clinicians and patients often struggle to find the right treatment for anxiety, sometimes cycling through various therapies for months before the patient begins to...
How depression can muddle thinking

How depression can muddle thinking

Depression is associated with sadness, fatigue and a lack of motivation. But people with depression can also have trouble processing information and solving problems. Now...
Study unveils how stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Study unveils how stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Heightened activity in the amygdala -- a region of the brain involved in stress -- is associated with a greater risk of heart disease...
5 Ways to Protect Your Memory from Dementia

5 ways to protect your memory from dementia

Over time, small behaviors can do big things for your brain. Read on for a healthy memory toolkit. Many middle-aged adults are concerned about developing...
Bright light therapy at midday may help treat bipolar disorder

Bright light therapy at midday may help treat bipolar disorder

Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern...
Horseback riding therapy eases veterans’ PTSD

Horseback riding therapy eases veterans’ PTSD

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may have significant decreases in symptoms just weeks after taking part in therapeutic horseback riding (THR), a new...
The key to effectively treating mental illness: Eliminate the stigma

The key to effectively treating mental illness: Eliminate the stigma

In the 1940s, it was cancer. In the ’80s, it was HIV. Today, the condition that’s battling pervasive social stigma is mental illness. As with cancer and...
An easy way to beat stress

An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

Ten minutes of conscious breathing every day can transform your ‘fight or flight’ reactions. Here’s what to do. Stress is something that we can’t entirely...