Mental Health

Physical and mental exercises protect memory by rewiring the brain

Physical and mental exercises protect memory by rewiring the brain

For the first time, researchers have revealed that progressive resistance exercise (high intensity strength training) and computerized cognitive training (brain training) produce unique changes...
Low sex drive Could it be a sign of depression

Low sex drive: Could it be a sign of depression?

You’re busy, you’re tired, you’re stressed, and you’re definitely not in the mood. We all have days like this. And everyone finds themselves in a...
Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Meditation is beneficial for our well-being. This ancient wisdom has been supported by scientific studies focusing on the practice of mindfulness. However, the words "mindfulness"...
Complementary methods to treat depression

Complementary methods to treat depression

Depression affects about 1 in 10 U.S. adults. Standard therapies, including antidepressants and some types of psychotherapy, are often effective. Many people also turn to complementary...
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...
Gene associated with binge eating discovered

Gene associated with binge eating discovered

Researchers have identified a gene (CYFIP2) associated with binge eating. This finding represents one of the first examples of a genome-wide significant genetic factor to...
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...
Researchers propose new diagnostic model for psychiatric disorders

Researchers propose new diagnostic model for psychiatric disorders

A consortium of 50 psychologists and psychiatrists from around the world has outlined a new diagnostic model for mental illness, in what researchers hope...
How to deal with anxiety

How to deal with anxiety

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say “This gives me anxiety!” when experiencing something that makes them feel nervous or uncomfortable. But feeling nervous and...
5 ways to stay sharp and focused: Mental health tips for people with diabetes

5 ways to stay sharp and focused: Mental health tips for people with diabetes

The American Association of Diabetes Educators offers 5 key strategies for people with diabetes to make sure that they stay focused and mentally healthy. “Due...