Mental Health

Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds
October 15, 2019
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and other researchers.
The study, published in the journal , examined the effects of mindful...
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Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?
October 14, 2019
There is evidence that people with a history of major depression have lower connectivity between two particular brain areas when recalling feelings of guilt. Now, new research suggests that it is possible to strengthen this brain connectivity and increase self-esteem with a new type of neuro...
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Relaxation makes worriers more anxious
October 14, 2019
Some people become more anxious as they attempt to relax because relaxing interrupts their worrying, according to new research.
Although the intent of relaxation exercises is to reduce ...
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Royal Couples Add Voices to Mental Health PSA
October 14, 2019
FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new mental health PSA in England is voiced by royal couples Prince Harry/Meghan Markle and Prince William/Kate Middleton and features celebrities such as Glenn Close...
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What are neurotransmitters?
October 12, 2019
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here.
Suicide in low- and middle-income countries
October 10, 2019
Future treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of psychiatric illness, according to a new University of Bristol study published on World Mental Health Day today [Thursday 10 Octo...
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Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk
October 10, 2019
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Utah Health have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. The study, published in , provides a promising lead toward tools that can predict ...
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Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms
October 10, 2019
In the first study of its type, researchers conclude that even a brief shift in dietary habits can alleviate the symptoms of depression in young adults. The findings offer hope, but more work is needed.
Science has now clearly established t...
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What are the links between alcohol and anxiety?
October 9, 2019
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Important questions on how mental illness is currently diagnosed
October 9, 2019
A study led by a psychologist from Trinity College Dublin raises important questions on how mental illness is currently diagnosed and whether these diagnoses accurately reflect the underlying neurobiology of mental illness.
The findings, just published in the leading peer-reviewed med...
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