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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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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What to know about PMS and depression
January 8, 2020

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What are the types of depression?
January 7, 2020


Seven common types of depression are:
Major depressive disorder
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The 13 emotions that music evokes in us
January 7, 2020

A new study from the University of California, Berkeley has identified and mapped the 13 subjective experiences that different kinds of music can evoke in people.
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Program to bring mental health resources to Detroit schools
January 5, 2020

January 6, 2020



DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Public Schools Community District announced it's teaming up with a University of Michigan program aimed at helping students effectively manage symptoms of anxiety, de...
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What is the link between depression and anger?
January 4, 2020


Anger is an emotion that everyone feels sometimes, but if a person is feeling angry a lot of the time, they may be experiencing depression.

In many cases, medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these ...
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