Mental Health

The head is connected to the heart – and can influence health

A growing body of research shows good mental health can improve heart health and reduce cardiovascular risks, while poor mental health can increase the...

Drinking alcohol for a long time may cause these mental problems

Deep within the brain, a small almond-shaped region called the amygdala plays a vital role in how we exhibit emotion, behavior and motivation. Understandably, it’s...

Low doses of ‘laughing gas’ could treat depression fast and effectively

In a new study from the University of Chicago, researchers found that a single inhalation session with 25% nitrous oxide gas was nearly as...

Scientists find best depression treatment in people with heart disease

In a new study from RCSI University of Medicine, researchers found that exercise is probably the most effective short-term treatment for depression in people...

These 2 health issues may double your dementia risk

In a recent study published in Neurology, researchers found that losing both eyesight and hearing functions may put you at greater risk of dementia...

Defying your body clock may lead to depression, anxiety, study finds

In a new study from the University of Exeter, researchers found that people whose sleep pattern goes against their natural body clock are more...

Health benefits of mindfulness you need to know

Paying attention to what’s going on right this second can be hard. We often spend more time thinking about what’s coming up in the...

Common anxiety and sleep drugs may lead to addiction

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

Scientists find new way to help people manage depression and bipolar

In a new study from Vanderbilt University, researchers found that the seasonal rate of change in daylight has the greatest effect on illnesses with...

People with this mental problem more than three times likely to have stroke

In a new study from Taipei Veterans General Hospital, researchers found that adults who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were more than three times as...