Mental Health

Social media usage may make teens drink more

Social media usage may make teens drink more

Social media often features celebrities drinking cocktails, boozy how-to posts, and party pictures. This is the environment American teens are immersed in every day, with...
People with depression have low blood levels of this stuff

People with depression have low blood levels of this stuff

People with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine, according to a new study. Naturally produced in the body, acetyl-L-carnitine is also...
How parents’ depression may harm kids’ health

How parents’ depression may harm kids’ health

Parental ill health, especially depression, is linked to heightened use of health services, including emergency care, among their children, finds research published in the...
Anxiety—stop censoring yourself and learn to lose

Anxiety—stop censoring yourself and learn to lose

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental health problems today. In fact, four out of every 100 people around the world have one,...
Why social isolation could mean a higher risk of disease

Why social isolation could mean a higher risk of disease

Social isolation has been linked to a wide range of health problems, as well as a shorter lifespan in humans and other animals. In fact,...
Why people in service industry have more mental problems

Why people in service industry may have more mental problems

In a recent study, researchers from Oregon Health & Science University find that service workers who rely on tips are at greater risk for...
Why high-fiber food could protect us from depression and anxiety

Why high-fiber food could protect us from depression and anxiety

In a new study, a team of Ireland researchers find that eating high fibre foods may reduce the effects of stress on our gut...
Lack of this molecule linked to major depression

Lack of single molecule linked to major depression

In a new study, researchers from Stanford University find that people with major depression disorder have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine, Depression,...
Fear and anxiety are heritable

Fear and anxiety are heritable

Individual differences in the connectivity between regions of the brain involved in fear and anxiety are heritable, according to a large study of hundreds...
Mind-body therapy may help beat anxiety in teens

Mind-body therapy may help beat anxiety in teens

In a new study from Columbia University, researchers find that mind-body therapy can provide an effective method to help treat the very common problem...