This Friday the 13th, we take a look at the psychological mechanisms of superstitions and their effect on mental health and well-being.
Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here.
Experiments in mouse models of depression suggest an intriguing possibility — that exposure to certain stimuli could change how well antidepressants work.
According to recent research in rodents, psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants increase the numbers of certain bacterial strains and decrease others.
The largest review to date assesses supplements' potential to improve mental health symptoms and identifies which may help treat specific conditions.
A new trial found that deep transcranial magnetic stimulation may help ease cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder that do not respond to other treatments.
According to newly published research, a drug that helps eradicate fear could boost the effectiveness of a common PTSD treatment.
Mild side effects are relatively common when taking sertraline (Zoloft). Learn about the range of mild to severe side effects, as well as drug interactions and discontinuation syndrome here.
Although people sometimes wish to induce vomiting to treat poisoning, to relieve nausea, or due to an eating disorder, there are no safe ways to do this at home. Learn more about the risks of inducing vomiting here.
Eating disorders are conditions that involve disordered eating. Learn more about the different types of eating disorder and their associated symptoms and complications here.
The gut microbiome affects many aspects of human health, and the foods people eat can have a huge impact on the bacteria in their gut. Learn about the worst foods for gut health here.
In most cases, concussion symptoms disappear within a month. If they do not, the person may have post-concussion syndrome. Read about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments here.
Early symptoms of a brain tumor can include headaches, vision problems, and mood swings. However, because they are so general, diagnosis can be difficult. The symptoms tend to vary depending on the location and stage of the tumor. Learn more here.
A large observational study finds that the rates of major depression, marijuana use, and binge drinking are on the rise among people who quit smoking.
Trintellix (vortioxetine) is a prescription medication that's used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), a severe type of depression. It comes as an oral tablet and isn't available as a generic. Trintellix is a type of drug called an atypical antidepressant. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Diabetes and stress seem to be linked in several important ways. This article explores how stress can lead to diabetes, how diabetes can cause stress, and research backed ways to manage stress.
Social anxiety can have a crucial impact on a person's well-being and quality of life. Read this Spotlight feature for tips on how to manage it.
Anger is a natural human emotion. Although occasional anger affects most people, regularly feeling angry can affect quality of life. Learn about some causes of anger, as well as what to do, here.
New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced.
Dopamine and serotonin, or the 'happy hormones,' play key roles in mood, depression, and appetite, among other things. Learn about similarities, differences, and what happens when they are out of balance here.
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