Mental Health

Popular sleep and anxiety drug may cause addiction

In a recent paper, researchers say that a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that can help treat anxiety and insomnia may lead to dangerous...

Depression memes may be a coping mechanism for people with mental illness

Internet memes are a bit like an inside joke you share with the entire internet. People can share experiences, opinions, and feelings easily by using...

Alcoholism in the family could affect your brain function

You don't have to be a drinker for your brain to be affected by alcoholism. In a new study, researchers found that just having a...

Scientists find new ‘warning sign’ of early depression

Chronic pain, or inflammation, is believed to be one of the major factors in the onset of major depressive disorder. Therefore, to better understand what...

Heart attack vs. panic attack: How to tell the difference

Your heart suddenly begins racing. You feel pain in your chest and you are short of breath. Are you having a heart attack? Or could it...

Light therapy may help treat bipolar disorder

In a new study, researchers found that when it comes to reducing symptoms of bipolar depression, light therapy holds promise. The research was conducted by...

Single dose of this psychedelic drug may reduce depression, anxiety for years

In a new study, researchers found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy appears to...

Troubled relationships may double depression and anxiety risks

In a new study, researchers found that some forms of domestic violence double victims' risk of depression and anxiety disorders later in life. The research...

Childhood trauma strongly linked to borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often a debilitating mental health problem that makes it hard for someone to control their emotions and impulses. The disorder,...

This study finds new drug to treat depression

More than 14 million Americans suffer from clinical depression, yet one in three doesn’t experience relief from approved antidepressant drugs. A recent study from the...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...