Mood & Anxiety

  • What causes low energy in men?
    Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men.
  • Using Facebook to predict depression
    Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts.
  • What tests are used to diagnose COPD?
    As well as carrying out a physical examination and gathering a person’s medical history, doctors typically order one or more tests to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These tests may include pulmonary function tests, blood tests, and imaging tests. Learn more here.
  • Antidepressants could stave off dementia
    The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia.
  • Can COPD cause anxiety?
    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms. Learn more about COPD and anxiety...
  • Can COPD cause anxiety?
    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms. Learn more about COPD and anxiety...
  • Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
    Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
  • How perfectionism affects your (mental) health
    Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore.
  • How perfectionism affects your (mental) health
    Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore.
  • What is the difference between clonazepam and Xanax?
    Clonazepam and Xanax both belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. As a result, they are quite similar, but doctors may prescribe them for different reasons. Learn more about the differences in their uses, effects, and dosages here.
  • What are the health effects of chronic stress?
    Stress is a biological response to demanding situations and a regular part of daily life. Stress becomes chronic when the body’s response goes on for a prolonged period. Chronic stress can have a range of health effects. Learn more about these effects and how to manage chronic stress here.
  • How do you lose belly fat?
    Belly fat, or excess fat around the abdomen, has causes that include lack of exercise, poor diet, and stress. Being more active, improving nutrition, getting better sleep, and cutting alcohol intake can all help people to shed belly fat. Learn more about the causes of belly fat, and how best to...
  • Why depression, trauma can make you age faster
    New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition.
  • Bipolar disorder: A good diet may boost treatment
    Can diet impact the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder, particularly in the case of depressive episodes? A new study addresses this question.
  • 'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience
    A new study examines the brains of people with seasonal affective disorder to examine why some people do not develop depression despite being at risk.