Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function of the cardiovascular, urinary, and respiratory systems. It can also lead to digestive issues and an increased risk of infection. Learn more here.
Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve a person’s mood and help them recover more quickly. Here, we cover what a depressive episode is and 12 tips for coping with one.
Our emotions can impact our physical well-being, but to what extent? New research suggests that they may even play a role in the immune response to cancer.
The World Health Organization have given gaming disorder a mental health classification. People with gaming disorder prioritize gaming over other activities and experience negative effects from continuing to play video games. Here, we discuss what gaming disorder is and what its classification may mean for gamers.
New research finds that you needn't experience high levels of distress for your risk of chronic diseases to increase; low distress levels are enough.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms are influenced by where a person lives and how much access they have to sunlight. Researchers explain why this may be.
My name is Tracy Lyn Lomagno and I'm a 45-year-old dental assistant. Earlier this year, I had a stroke, and my life changed dramatically.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States, affecting millions of people every year. Conventional treatment options include therapy and medication, but there are also many natural remedies available. In this article, learn how to treat anxiety naturally.
Oxytocin, 'the love hormone,' plays a key role in human bonding. A new study now investigates this hormone's impact on cooperative behavior more closely.
Does small talk make you unhappy? And, conversely, do meaningful conversations boost your well-being? A new study strives to answer these questions.
People may wish to stop taking antidepressants for several reasons, but stopping suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms or relapse. Here, we look at why stopping antidepressants can be hard and how to relieve withdrawal symptoms. We discuss which antidepressants are harder to stop taking and provide tips for stopping.
In a study with serious implications for therapy, law, and ethics, researchers investigate whether targeted brain stimulation can curb violent impulses.
Are you bored of eating, drinking, and doing the same old things? There might be an easy way to enhance your enjoyment, a new study argues.
A miscarriage, or pregnancy loss, is a different experience for every woman. How long it lasts will depend on whether a woman has an early- or late-stage pregnancy loss, and the number of weeks that they have been pregnant. The emotional effects of a loss will often last longer than the physical process.
Depression can lead to a lack of physical and emotional energy, in addition to causing sleep disturbances that leave a person feeling chronically fatigued. In this article, learn about the link between fatigue and depression, as well as the possible complications and how to cope.
Serotonin levels have been linked to the regulation of mood and sexual function. Emerging research now reveals more about its role in learning processes.
Catatonic depression is a subtype of depression characterized by not speaking or responding to things for a prolonged period. Catatonia can be a part of several other mental health conditions, including schizophrenia and mood disorders. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and recovery in this article.
Facial tics are sudden, involuntary muscle movements in the face. They can be mild or severe, making it difficult for a person to carry out everyday activities. Facial tic disorders include transient tic disorder, chronic motor tic disorder, and Tourette's syndrome. Read about treatment, and when to see a doctor.
How do your sleep-wake preferences affect your risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression? A large, detailed observational study investigates.
Diurnal variations are types of depression that cause symptoms to get worse at certain times of the day. Morning depression is a common diurnal variation. In this article, learn about the symptoms and risk factors for morning depression, as well as the treatment options and how to manage the condition at home.
Mental health affects us all. How we think and feel about our lives and ourselves has an impact on our behavior and how we cope in tough times. Mental health problems are very common and include conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, anorexia, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, bulimia, depression, hyperactivity, insomnia, mania, narcolepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, paranoia, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, stress, suicide and Tourette's.Subscribe to Mental Health News feed