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Mood & Anxiety

Five ways to cope with PTSD - Fri, 20 Oct 2017
What are some helpful ways of coping with PTSD symptoms? In this article we take a closer look at emerging strategies and effective techniques.

What is akathisia and why does it occur? - Thu, 19 Oct 2017
Learn about akathisia, a symptom that is sometimes caused by taking certain medications. This article looks at the causes, signs, and treatment options.

Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food - Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may only apply to women.

What is psychomotor agitation? - Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder.

What is psychomotor agitation? - Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder.

Traumatic experiences may raise women’s heart disease risk - Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Women who experience at least three traumatic events in a lifetime may have poorer endothelial function, which could raise the likelihood of heart disease.

Bullying harms children’s mental health, but for how long? - Sun, 08 Oct 2017
A large cohort study on twins aged 11 to 16 confirms that bullying can have severe mental health outcomes, but these may not be as long-lasting as feared.

Benefits of crying: Why it’s good to shed a few tears - Sat, 07 Oct 2017
Crying is a natural and often uncontrollable reaction we have to sadness, grief, joy, and pain. Is crying good for your health? Find out.

Rhodiola rosea: Benefits, side effects, and dosage - Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Learn about the possible uses for Rhodiola rosea, an herb that has been used in medicine for centuries. We look at the evidence for the suggested benefits.

Can CBD oil help anxiety? What you need to know - Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Cannabidiol oil (CBD oil) is a compound derived from cannabis plants that may help people with anxiety reduce their symptoms. We look at the research.

Just 1 hour of exercise per week could prevent depression - Tue, 03 Oct 2017
Researchers found that 1 hour of weekly exercise can help to prevent depression, whereas a lack of physical activity increases risk of the disorder.

Brain response to unfairness ‘predicts depression’ - Mon, 02 Oct 2017
A new study shows that being treated unfairly in a computer game involving money rewards gives rise to brain patterns that can predict depression.

Coping with panic disorder - Mon, 02 Oct 2017
Do you regularly experience anxiety, stress, and panic attacks? We have put together some effective ways to cope with panic disorder and regain control.

How childhood trauma affects the brain - Sat, 30 Sep 2017
Researchers shed fresh light on how a history of abuse in childhood disrupts brain connectivity, leading to negative mental health outcomes.

Coping with irritable bowel syndrome - Tue, 26 Sep 2017
If you struggle with the symptoms that result from irritable bowel syndrome, we have some top tips to help you manage your symptoms and reduce discomfort.

Antidepressants and weight gain: What’s the connection? - Mon, 25 Sep 2017
In this article, learn why some antidepressants cause weight gain and what types of antidepressants are associated with changes in weight.

Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts? - Mon, 25 Sep 2017
A new study indicates that suicidal thoughts are associated with brain inflammation in the case of people diagnosed with major depression.

Blocking the ‘love hormone’ may reduce social anxiety - Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Oxytocin may intensify positive or negative social experiences by affecting different brain areas. Blocking the hormone may relieve social anxiety.

How to tell if you’ve had a good night’s sleep - Sat, 23 Sep 2017
Sleep problems are common, but can we really tell how well or how badly we slept? Sleep trackers might help, but they don’t always reflect how we feel.

‘Mood spreads from person to person via social contagion’ - Sat, 23 Sep 2017
A new study suggests that moods are contagious among circles of adolescent friends, and this is true both for negative and positive emotions.

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