Mental Health

How the 'rubber hand illusion' may help those with OCD
January 10, 2020

New research shows how the use of a multisensory illusion may help treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The new method could bypass the disadvantages of exposure therapy.
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Veterans' Study Shows Genetic Origins of Anxiety
January 10, 2020



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FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New research involving the DNA of 200,000 U.S. veterans suggests that there really is such a thing as a "worry gene."
Researchers have identified six genetic var...
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Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?
January 8, 2020


Anxiety commonly causes a change in appetite. Some people with anxiety tend to overeat or consume a lot of unhealthful foods. Others, however, lose their desire to eat when they feel stressed and anxious.

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Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?
January 8, 2020

Schizophrenia affects millions of people around the world and is a chief contributor to disability. Researchers are still working to uncover all the risk factors that could facilitate the development of this condition. A new study suggests that air pollution may be one of...
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Does diet influence mental health? Assessing the evidence
January 8, 2020

Can diet impact mental health? A new review takes a look at the evidence. Overall, the authors conclude that although nutrition certainly does appear to have an impact, there are still many gaps in our knowledge.
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Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear
January 8, 2020

Throughout evolutionary history, fear has helped humans stay safe and thrive. But in the modern world, many fear responses — such as phobias — are, at best, unhelpful and, at worst, debilitating. Yet, accumulating evidence shows that mindfulness practice could...
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Alcohol-Related Deaths in U.S. Doubled Since 1999: Study
January 8, 2020


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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The number of annual alcohol-related deaths in the United States more than doubled be...
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As Minimum Wage Rises, Suicide Rates Fall
January 8, 2020



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By Dennis Thompson
TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Minimum wage laws can be a literal lifesaver for people who are struggling to get by, a new study suggests.
The ...
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Few Teens Who Survive Opioid OD Get Recommended Care
January 8, 2020



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By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Even after surviving an opioid overdose, few U.S. teenagers receive the recommended treatment for their ...
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What to know about PMS and depression
January 8, 2020

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