Mood & Anxiety

  • Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds
    How do your sleep-wake preferences affect your risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression? A large, detailed observational study investigates.
  • Why do I wake up depressed?
    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...
  • Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
    Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is?
  • Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
    Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is?
  • How to stop anxious lip biting
    Many people bite their lip when they are anxious or uncomfortable, which can result in redness and sores on the lips. In extreme cases this is called body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB). This habit can have a negative impact on a person's daily life. Treatments include behavioral therapy. Learn...
  • What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?
    How might spiritual practice affect the brain? A new study suggests that heightened spiritual experiences may help to counteract the effect of stressors.
  • Probiotics might make us immune to stress
    New research shows that a specific probiotic called Mycobacterium vaccae reduces the brain's inflammatory response to stress in rodents.
  • What is separation anxiety disorder in adults?
    Separation anxiety is part of development for young children, but it may also occur in adults. Unfounded fear concerning one's self or family, difficulty sleeping, and depression are some of the symptoms. Treatment involves learning management strategies and therapy. Find out about separation...
  • Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people
    A new study finds that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are unexpectedly common and predict depression severity among young athletes.
  • Job strain could be harming your heart
    A study has found that job strain — defined as doing highly demanding work but having low control over it — is tied to higher risk for atrial fibrillation.
  • What is a pseudoseizure?
    The symptoms of a pseudoseizure are nearly identical to those of an epileptic seizure. However, while misfiring neurons in the brain cause epilepsy, pseudoseizures occur as a result of underlying mental health conditions, such as stress. Here, learn more about pseudoseizures, including how to...
  • Is there a link between bipolar and narcissism?
    Bipolar disorders are mood disorders characterized by extreme high and low moods. Sometimes, a person experiencing a manic episode can be mistaken for having narcissistic traits. Learn more about the link between narcissism, narcissistic personality disorder, and bipolar disorders here.
  • What can I take for PMDD?
    Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is an uncommon condition that affects people during their menstrual cycle and can cause symptoms such as irritability and anxiety. Natural treatments, including meditation and exercise, can help to alleviate symptoms of the disorder. Learn more about natural...
  • What are the health benefits of lemongrass tea?
    Lemongrass is an herb that people can use to make a nutritious tea. Study results suggest that lemongrass has a wide range of health benefits, including relieving anxiety, lowering cholesterol, and reducing bloating. In this article, we look at these studies and consider the evidence for the...
  • The link between hay fever, anxiety, and depression
    In a recent review, researchers identify important links between hay fever and an increased risk of anxiety and depression in adolescents.