Mental Health

Yoga can help reduce symptoms of depression

Yoga can help reduce symptoms of depression

People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep (coherent) breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive...
Cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder discovered

Cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder discovered

Some people have an extreme fear of dirt or bacteria. As a result, they may develop a habit of compulsive washing and repeatedly cleaning...
Study links opioid abuse to childhood emotional trauma

Study links opioid abuse to childhood emotional trauma

A study by researchers at the University of Vermont has revealed a link between adult opioid misuse and childhood emotional abuse, a new finding...
New mobile app helps families, individuals cope with dementia

New mobile app helps families, individuals cope with dementia

Want to learn everything there is to know about dementia? There’s an app for that. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of...
Facebook depression

How to avoid feeling depressed on Facebook

Comparing yourself with others on Facebook is more likely to lead to feelings of depression than making social comparisons offline. That's one of the findings...
Why stress is more likely to cause depression in men than in women

Why stress is more likely to cause depression in men than in women

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more women are affected by depression than men. This pattern is seen in countries around the world,...
One in four elderly Australian women has dementia

One in 4 elderly Australian women have dementia

At least a quarter of Australian women over 70 will develop dementia according to University of Queensland researchers. The researchers used a new technique to provide an...
Can (legal) cannabis cure depression or anxiety?

Can (legal) cannabis cure depression or anxiety?

For those suffering depression or anxiety, using cannabis for relief may not be the long-term answer. That's according to new research from a team at...
Yoga and controlled breathing reduce depressive symptoms

Yoga and controlled breathing reduce depressive symptoms

A new study demonstrated that individuals with major depressive disorder had a significant reduction in depressive symptoms during a 12-week integrative health intervention that...
Study questions benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications

Study questions benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications

In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed...