Mental Health

Lead exposure in childhood linked to poor mental health in adulthood

Lead exposure in childhood appears to have long-lasting negative effects on mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study of people who...

Many older patients may get too many depression drugs

In a new study, researchers found potential overprescribing of antidepressant medications occurred in nearly one-quarter of elderly residents. The team studied individuals living in Olmsted...

There could be three types of depression

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression and these rates are on the rise. However, doctors and scientists...

Physical activity could help prevent depression

Many previous studies have found associations between greater levels of physical activity and lower rates of depression. But a key question has remained—does physical activity...

4 things could predict postpartum depression

Four characteristics may offer a way to predict if a woman will experience postpartum depression—and if her symptoms will worsen over the first year...

Riding a Motorcycle may benefit your mental health, UCLA study shows

Motorcyclists have long championed riding as their main road to stress relief and positive mental health. Today, the results of a neurobiological study conducted by...

39% of Americans more anxious today than same time last year

Although anxiety is rising across all age groups and demographic categories, there are notable distinctions among certain groups. Americans are becoming more anxious about their...

Shake it off: How to boost your mood

Have you ever had a bad mood you just couldn’t shake? Everyone feels grouchy or irritable some days. But a bad mood or major mood...

What you should know about mood and depression

Excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Kovacs, distinguished professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh NIHNiH: What is mood? Kovacs: In general, in...

Wearable sensor can detect hidden anxiety, depression in young children

Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children -- as many as one in five kids suffer from one of them, starting as...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

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...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...