How does chronic stress affect life expectancy in people already dealing with serious health problems? New research examines the stress-mortality connection.
The fairer time of the year has passed and winter is upon us. With that come the many individuals who will experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Curious about the benefits of meditation and mind-body practices for depressed mood or bipolar disorder? Research findings show improved mood and functioning with regular practice.
Are you fascinated by words? I sure am. We send and receive them so freely and most often don't consider their origin and literal meaning. "Emotion" is a huge word in the mood and anxiety disorder neck of the woods. So huge it begs a closer look. With the help of Leonardo da Vinci, let's do it. Tap in...
American mental health professionals are often quite unfamiliar with aspects the ICD-10, despite its relevance to their work. Here is some basic information to help them.
Early research suggests that the psychedelic drug ketamine may help suicidal children, but are there risks?
I look healthy. My friend, whom I’ll call Gail, also looks healthy. The difference is that I suffer from a physical illness and she suffers from a mental illness: depression.
Are you dreading being alone this holiday season? Schedule in some hot baths.
Are you dreading being alone this Holiday season? Schedule in some hot baths.
Transition-age youth (age 18-25) are at high risk for mental health, physical health, and substance use problems, yet they are falling through the cracks due to the lack of service
The research is growing for the effectiveness of online psychotherapy. Not only is it as effective as conventional, face-to-face therapy, it can be more affordable and accessible.
Taking "a hard hit" is a sign of toughness. But is pulling yourself out of action still seen as "weakness?" Dr. Harry Kerasidis explains why concussions deserve our attention.
A six-week course of bright light therapy administered midday led to substantial improvement in 68% of persons with depressive symptoms associated with bipolar disorder.
While making mistakes is not an especially pleasurable experience, when people become depressed, it is usually because they mistake difficult chapters for the entire plotline. They also under-value the important lessons that come from harder chapters which, if we read them correctly, can help us move on to happier ones.
In general, the participants expressed higher life satisfaction and self-efficiency.
A new study explores predictors and frequency of surrogate decision-maker distress and has found high levels of both anxiety and depression.
Research findings show that regular exercise improves depressed mood, reduces anxiety, and reduces the risk of dementia.
The holiday blues are a real phenomenon, but they are likely to have different effects than you might think.
As the temperatures increase, so do the mental health risks among farmers.
Teens today have the same level of anxiety as a psychiatric patient did in the 1950s. Find out the four ways you can help these young adults develop self-esteem.