Mental Health

Mental disorders may strongly decrease life expectancy

In a new study, researchers found people with mental disorders have a life expectancy up to a decade shorter than the general population. They found...

Stress, PTSD may increase your risk of life-threatening infections

In a new study, researchers found post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related disorders are associated with a subsequent risk of life-threatening infections such...

Mindfulness meditation enhances positive effects of “magic mushrooms”

In a new study, researchers found that mindfulness meditation can enhance the positive long-term effects of a single dose of psilocybin, which is found...

People with anxiety or OCD may have unique brain cells

In a new study, researchers found a new lineage of brain cells called Hoxb8-lineage microglia and established a link between the brain cells and...

Could depression drugs ease obsessive behaviors in autism? Maybe not

In a new study, researchers found the commonly used antidepressant Prozac doesn't appear to help reduce obsessive-compulsive behavior in children and teens with autism. The...

Rest may help reduce PTSD symptoms

In a new study, researchers found rest following a traumatic event can reduce the subsequent development of involuntary 'memory intrusions', one of the hallmark...

Urban green areas may help you deal with negative emotions, improving wellness

In a new study, researchers found green areas in the inner city can directly improve the well-being of urban citizens. Moreover, people with a reduced...

Scientists find how to use cannabis to improve mental health

In a new study, researchers found that introducing 'standard units' for cannabis could improve people's mental health. They suggest a unit level should be set...

This common blood pressure drug linked to high suicide risk

In a new study, researchers found a common type of blood pressure medication might be associated with an increased risk of suicide. They found people...

Nothing ‘wrong’ with obsessive gamers, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found little evidence to suggest an unhealthy passion for gaming amongst adolescents, often referred to as "gaming addiction," requires...

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