How gardening is good for your mental health

Doctors should prescribe gardening for mental health problems dementia and cancer, a new report urges. Gardening helps keep people active and increases their sense of well-being. Gardening has also been linked to reduced depression, better balance ...

May 27

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Psychology vs psychiatry

Lucy Johnstone is a leading light among British mental health advocates who are actively disputing the current, dominant paradigm of “diagnosing and treating mental disorders” and who, going the next step, are endeavoring to provide alternative ...

May 27

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How Weighted Blankets Are Helping People With Anxiety

Stress, anxiety, and insomnia affect millions of people worldwide, and to alleviate the symptoms, there are a variety of routes one can take, including the ever-popular pharmaceutical pills. But as our world continues to break through the madness of ...

May 26

Categories: Anxiety

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How ADHD affects releationships and what you can do about it

Typical symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder behavior include forgetfulness, distractedness, hyper-focus, disorganization and emotional difficulties. Tackling these issues by oneself is difficult enough, but bringing ...

May 26

Categories: Adult ADHD, Relationships & Marriage

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Study finds the key to relationship bliss

It is better to settle for the best relationship available than to hold out for a perfect match, a new study suggests.

May 25

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Mindfulness can make you healthier

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention – in an intentional and nonjudgmental way – to your own thoughts and feelings. Being more aware of your own self leads to reduced stress and increased positive emotions. But, it can also lead to better ...

May 24

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Hidden Harms of Antidepressants

Data about the true risks of suicide and aggression for children and teens taking these drugs have been suppressed

May 24

Categories: Depression

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Does City Life Pose a Risk to Mental Health?

Life in the city can be taxing. City dwellers often face higher rates of crime, pollution, social isolation and other environmental stressors than those living in rural areas. For years studies have consistently linked the risk of developing ...

May 23

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Adults, Especially Women, May Develop ADHD Later In Life

A major shift in the way researchers and clinicians look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be on the horizon, according to two new studies that each tracked thousands of people for almost 20 years after birth. One group was in ...

May 21

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Can mindfulness therapy be more useful than drugs?

Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and thoughts. But does it work? And in what circumstances?

May 20

Categories: Mindfulness

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The role of emotion in financial fraud

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity have found in a new report that the ways in which elderly people process high-arousal emotions, such as anger and excitement, is in part responsible for their heightened susceptibility to fraud.

May 18

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Study finds that pilots' decisions are just as irrational as ours

Flying a plane is no trivial task, but adverse weather conditions are where things get seriously challenging. Tragically, a contributing factor to many fatal accidents is when the pilot has misjudged the appropriateness of the flying conditions.

May 18

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Study: obese or anorexic individuals react differently to taste

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that women suffering from anorexia nervosa and those who are obese respond differently to taste, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the eating disorders.

May 17

Categories: Eating Disorders

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What type of holiday is best for your mental state?

While taking a vacation has strong psychological benefits, there's no one-size-fits-all dream holiday. The type of break you should take varies greatly according to your mindset; after all, time alone on a remote island will impact someone who's ...

May 17

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The two-way street between alcohol and PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common following situations that involve threatened death or serious injury, such as robbery or rape, an earthquake or a car accident. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder leads many to feel out of control. The ...

May 17

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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