A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders.
Panic attacks and anxiety attacks share some symptoms, but they differ in intensity, duration, and whether or not there is a trigger. Some treatments are similar and include therapy, stress management, and breathing exercises. Learn more about the differences between a panic attack and an anxiety attack here.
A new study finds that the risk of mental illness rises with poor communication to and from the areas of the brain that process and make sense of vision.
A study finds that farm upbringings with animals build more resilience against stress-related physical and mental illness than pet-free city upbringings.
Some people work strange hours, long hours, or have busy lives with a lot of stress. In all cases, it can mean they find themselves falling asleep at work. There are some simple lifestyle adjustments that can be made to keep you alert safely for productive tasks. Learn more about staying awake at work here.
Alzheimer's disease can cause people living with it to experience severe anxiety as they try to navigate an unfamiliar world. Can music help them to cope?
The authors of a large-scale new genome study have identified dozens of new genetic variants that can heighten the risk of major depression.
A delusion of grandeur is a false belief in one’s importance or greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they are immortal. Grandiose delusions are often caused by mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, but can also result from dementia or brain damage.
A nervous stomach usually refers to stomach problems that are caused by stress and anxiety. Despite having some of the same symptoms as some chronic GI disorders, a nervous stomach is usually related to a person's "fight-or-flight" response. This article looks at what causes it, and how to stop it from happening.
Researchers found that users of medical cannabis reported a reduction in depressive symptoms after just one puff of a high-CBD, low-THC form of the drug.
Although allergies might seem a world away from mental health, a new study finds that common allergic conditions increase the risk of psychiatric problems.
Your work-related stress is mental baggage that you must learn not to drag home with you. If you hold on to it, both your sleep and health will suffer.
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope?
Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise.
A panic attack can feel like a sudden onslaught of rapid breathing, nausea, and fear. Luckily, many treatment methods can help to relieve symptoms. These may include breathing techniques, home remedies, medications, and lifestyle changes. Here, learn 13 ways to prevent or stop a panic attack and when to seek help.
Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming.
Have your social media accounts become a source of stress more than one of enjoyment? Read this Spotlight and learn why you may want to consider a detox.
Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated. We also list the symptoms and how it is diagnosed using the DSM-5.
A new study warns that holding on to small, daily frustrations and allowing negative emotions to perpetuate can truly harm our health in the long run.
Do you feel like a fraud in your job or feel undeserving of your success? You could have impostor syndrome. Here are some ways to overcome the phenomenon.
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