If you worry about COVID-19 too much, then your cognition will suffer

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our psychological limits. Some have been more affected than others by the stress of potential illness and the confusion of...

Scientists find a new way to accurately detect signs of anxiety

In a new study from Simon Fraser University, researchers found using artificial intelligence (AI) could detect behavioral signs of anxiety with more than 90%...

People with mental illnesses have higher risk of type 2 diabetes

In a new study from the University of Southern Denmark, researchers found that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is elevated in people...

Older women more likely to have depression than men

Depression affects up to one in four people but is often associated with young adults in the public consciousness. In a new study from Simon...

Why some people find it harder to be happy

The self-help industry is booming, fuelled by research on positive psychology – the scientific study of what makes people flourish. At the same time, the...

Top 10 tips to manage holiday stress with cancer

If you’re undergoing cancer treatment, caring for a family member or friend who has cancer, or grieving the loss of a loved one who...

How to get rid of stress as holidays return to normal

A return to a more normal holiday season may also mean higher stress levels, so an expert offers some coping tips. Don't get too focused...

Simple mental health tips for this winter

Fall and winter can be challenging for many from a mental health perspective, and for the second year in a row, the holiday season...

Treating sleep loss may prevent depression in older people

In a new study from UCLA Health, researchers found that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-I) prevented major depression, decreasing the likelihood of depression by over 50%...

Pandemic depression persists in older people

In a new study from McMaster University, researchers found the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of older people...

People with these mental problems less likely to get COVID-19

In a new study from the University of Texas, researchers found people with psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and mood disorders, are less likely to...

Social media linked to higher depression risk, study finds

In a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers found links between the use of social media and depression. On one hand, social media is a way...

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More than 30 million Americans are infected with a brain parasite spread by cats and contaminated meat, but most will never show symptoms. In a...

Older people with these personality traits may have worse cognitive function

Our aging brains collect tangles and sticky plaques that can interfere in our cognition and memory. But in a new study, researchers found some older...

This depression drug could shut down the brain if used too much

Ketamine is an anesthetic and pain relief drug. It has recently been proposed as a new treatment for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Beyond its anesthetic...

Scientists find the root cause of alcoholism

In a new study, researchers found the physical origin of alcohol addiction is located in a network of the human brain that regulates our...

Depression, anxiety and PTSD may not be mental diseases at all

In a new study, researchers found that some of the most common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD, might not be disorders at...