Mental Health

Investigators study the link between exercise and memory improvement. Much attention has been given to statistics showing that only 33% of children get daily physical activity. Spending up to 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen really limits the time available to get out and play. Certainly, physical activity is good for kids’
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A recent analysis investigated the immediate and longer-term effects of COVID-19 and other severe coronavirus infections on mental health. The typical symptoms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, are related to the viral effects on the respiratory system, such as cough, shortness of breath, and fever. However, in some cases SARS-CoV-2 may
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A new study has found a direct association between maternal prenatal stress and negative outcomes of offspring psychopathology. Maternal prenatal stress can be defined as a reduction in the mother’s psychological well-being during pregnancy and is linked to neurobiological, behavioural, and cognitive outcomes in offspring. Prenatal anxiety can also affect childhood psychopathology (manifestation of symptoms
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CHICA is a child health improvement through a computer automation system that promotes timely screening for autism spectrum disorder. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that computer automation together with clinical decision support could lead to improved screening in pediatric primary care practices. Researchers performed a randomized clinical
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In a recent study, researchers report the association of depressive symptoms in women with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the most common autoimmune arthritis caused by the improper functioning of the body’s defense system. Research has shown that depression is among the most common mental health disorders associated with RA. However, the prevalence of
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A recent study looked at the effects of problematic internet use on motivation for studying, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Since the increase in the prevalence of laptops, smartphones, and other technological devices within classrooms, researchers have devised numerous studies investigating how technology and the internet affect study habits. Confusion and uncertainty have sparked a debate
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Recent research supports an association between specific components of the diet and mental health. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians experiences mental health condition or illness in a given year. Approximately 50% of the population will have or have already had a mental illness by the age of forty. Mental
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Feeling depressed before and during a menstrual period is common. Experts believe that these emotional changes occur as a result of fluctuating hormone levels. Most people who menstruate will experience some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), including moodiness and headaches. However, some individuals can develop more severe symptoms, such as depression and anger. Hormones can
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Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders in which a person tries to lose weight in unhealthful ways. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 0.6% of adults in the United States experienced anorexia between 2001 and 2003, compared to 0.3% who experienced bulimia. There are essential differences between anorexia and bulimia,
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Alcohol can make a person feel depressed and may even trigger or worsen depression. Depression is also a risk factor for using alcohol, since people who feel depressed may use alcohol to ease their symptoms. Several studies, including a 2013 study that used a nationally representative sample, have found that people who drink to manage
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Most of us are familiar with the physical health effects of smoking, but can the habit also affect our mental and emotional well-being? A new study suggests that it can, after finding a link between smoking cigarettes and depression. Share on PinterestA new study examines the link between mental health and smoking among students. The
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Seven common types of depression are: Major depressive disorder Share on PinterestA person with major depressive disorder may feel guilty, worthless, and hopeless. Major depressive disorder is the classic form of depression. People with major depression experience symptoms that may include: sadness feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and hopelessness difficulty sleeping changes in appetite fatigue irritability
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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 treatments can help provide symptom relief. In this article, we look at the connection between anger and depression,
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Mother-infant interactions were examined to see if a mother’s positive and negative emotions have an effect on her and her child’s brain waves. Our social interactions can be influential to our wellbeing. Certain brain regions are highly associated with emotional processing. The fronto-limbic network is involved in emotional processing, while the basal ganglia are associated
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Ecstasy — or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) — is a recreational drug that is illegal in the United States. However, some researchers believe that it could aid in mental health therapy. A new study in mice puts this idea to the test. Share on PinterestNew research in mice investigates what gives MDMA its positive effects on sociability.
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It’s Christmas Day, and you want to enjoy yourself — that’s only natural. In this feature, we provide some quick tips that will allow you to have the fun you are hoping for without affecting your health too significantly. Share on PinterestChristmas does not need to overturn healthful living completely. The holiday period is, commonly,
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