Mental Health

Scientists find cellular roots of anxiety

Scientists find cellular roots of anxiety

From students stressing over exams to workers facing possible layoffs, worrying about the future is a normal and universal experience. But when people's anticipation of...
People with COPD Need to Pay Attention to Anxiety Risk

People with COPD need to pay attention to anxiety risk

Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have more than three times the odds of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) than people without COPD, a...
Is sufficient sleep the key to successful antidepressant response?

Is sufficient sleep the key to successful antidepressant response?

Medication is an important part of treatment for many patients with major depressive disorder, but the transition to antidepressants isn’t always smooth. It can take...
Can (legal) cannabis cure depression or anxiety?

Can (legal) cannabis cure depression or anxiety?

For those suffering depression or anxiety, using cannabis for relief may not be the long-term answer. That's according to new research from a team at...
A brain scan to tell if you're depressed—and what treatment is needed

A brain scan to tell if you’re depressed—and what treatment is needed

We currently diagnose depression based on what individuals tell us about their feelings – or those of their loved ones. People with depression usually describe...
Eating disorders What to watch for

Eating disorders: What to watch for

When I was a teenager, during the long winter month of February, I would often look forward to the warm weather and getting back...
Physical and mental exercises protect memory by rewiring the brain

Physical and mental exercises protect memory by rewiring the brain

For the first time, researchers have revealed that progressive resistance exercise (high intensity strength training) and computerized cognitive training (brain training) produce unique changes...
Low sex drive Could it be a sign of depression

Low sex drive: Could it be a sign of depression?

You’re busy, you’re tired, you’re stressed, and you’re definitely not in the mood. We all have days like this. And everyone finds themselves in a...
Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Meditation is beneficial for our well-being. This ancient wisdom has been supported by scientific studies focusing on the practice of mindfulness. However, the words "mindfulness"...
Complementary methods to treat depression

Complementary methods to treat depression

Depression affects about 1 in 10 U.S. adults. Standard therapies, including antidepressants and some types of psychotherapy, are often effective. Many people also turn to complementary...