Understanding anxiety disorders: when panic, fear, and worries overwhelm

Many of us worry from time to time. We fret over finances, feel anxious about job interviews, or get nervous about social gatherings. These feelings...

How to build social bonds to promote well-being

Strong, healthy relationships are important throughout your life. Your social ties with family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others impact your mental, emotional, and even...

Psychedelics: how they act on the brain to relieve depression

Up to 30% of people with depression don’t respond to treatment with antidepressants. This may be down to differences in biology between patients and the...

Depression, loneliness linked to higher risk of severe COVID-19

Scientists from Harvard found that people who reported in a survey that they felt worried, depressed, or lonely had a greater chance of being...

Hugging your partner may lower your stress hormone cortisol

Scientists from Ruhr University found that women instructed to embrace their romantic partner prior to undergoing a stressful experience had a lower biological stress...

Common forms of depression you need to know

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and...

These things linked to loneliness in older age

Scientists from Vienna University of Economics and Business found that life circumstances during childhood—including having fewer friends and siblings, low-quality relationships with parents, bad...

Common signs and symptoms of autism you need to know

People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors. The list below gives some examples of common types of...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs statins may prevent depression

Statins have been hailed as a wonder drug; the cholesterol-lowering drugs have been prescribed to tens of millions of people since their approval in...

How to deal with trauma and recover from frightening events

It’s natural to be afraid after something scary or dangerous happens. When you feel you’re in danger, your body responds with a rush of chemicals...

Mental illness strongly linked to high blood pressure, heart rate problem

Scientists from the University of South Australia found another reason why people should be paying more attention to mental health: it is closely aligned...

How sleep may help you process emotions, reduce PTSD

Scientists from the the University of Bern found how the brain triages emotions during dream sleep to consolidate the storage of positive emotions while...

Brain & Mind

Poor mental health linked to higher risk of chronic disease

Poor mental health linked to higher risk of chronic disease

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has shown that poor mental health may be behind an increase in chronic disease...

Neuron counts reveal brain complexity evolution in land vertebrates

Researchers from Charles University in Prague reconstructed the evolution of brain neuron numbers in amniotes. They revealed that mammals and birds have dramatically increased neuron...

Severe COVID-19 may increase risk for PTSD in family members

In a new study from Paris University, researchers found family members of patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) with COVID-19 experience a...
Depression and heart disease can feed each other

Depression and heart disease can feed each other

Depression and heart disease are among the strongest predictors of death in the first decade, according to a recent study. Researchers have long understood that...
Omega 3

Omega 3/6 fatty acids can improve children’s reading ability, says study

Reading is an important ability in school learning. Children’s reading skills can directly influence their academic achievement. In a study newly published in Journal of...