Mental Health

5 common thinking traps and how to avoid them

Have you ever fallen into a thinking trap? “I already messed up my plan by eating a piece of cake, so I might as well...

This study finds a major cause of social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety can be a highly debilitating psychiatric disorder with negative impacts on the individual’s relationships and working life. In a recent study published in Molecular...

This mental health drug may harm your brain health

Until the 1990s, antipsychotic medications were primarily given to people with schizophrenia. But since then their use has expanded to major depression and a range...

Taking this depression drug too much can temporarily shut down the brain

In a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers have identified two brain phenomena that may explain some of the side-effects of ketamine. Their...

Think leisure is a waste? That may lead to depression and stress

In a new study from Ohio State University, researchers found feeling like leisure is wasteful and unproductive may lead to less happiness and higher...

We’re all exhausted but are you experiencing burnout? Here’s what to look out for

With more than half the country in lockdown and many of the social support systems we rely on having been put on hold, it’s...

Common sleep and anxiety drug may cause addiction, study finds

In a recent study at Yale University, researchers found that a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that can help treat anxiety and insomnia may...

Key mental abilities can actually improve when we get older

It's long been believed that advancing age leads to broad declines in our mental abilities. But in a new study from Georgetown University, researchers found...

Heavy alcohol drinking may harm your emotion functions

In a new study from Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, researchers found heavy alcohol drinking is linked to impairments in the ability to...

This depression drug can save COVID-19 patients, study finds

In a new study from McMaster University, researchers found an inexpensive oral antidepressant can save the lives of COVID-19 patients and cut hospital admissions...