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Depression is not always easy to recognize, but identifying the symptoms is the first step toward getting the help you need.
Burnout affects everyone differently. Here are a few solutions to burnout that may work for you.
Social anxiety has many signs and symptoms, but sometimes can be tricky to spot. Here is more on what signs to consider when diagnosing and exploring treatment options.
Psychologists offer 10 recommendations to help train children on the safe and healthy use of social media
50% of parents in a new poll say their children’s mental health suffered over the past year because of their social media use.
Patients who use psychotherapy to improve symptoms of depression may also lower their risk of heart disease, a new study finds.
Young kids who experience harsh physical or psychological treatment at home are significantly more likely to develop symptoms that put them at high-risk for mental health problems, researchers say.
Growing evidence shows volunteering can help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
New moms and dads with generous parental leave policies experience less anxiety and depression, new research shows.
Heart disease patients who feel lonely and socially isolated face an increased risk of premature death, according to a new study.
Nearly 1 in 10 Americans report experiencing major depression with kids 12-18 being hit hardest, researchers fund.
Low-to-moderate levels of stress can help people build enough resilience to ward off mental health symptoms, researchers say.
Young American adults have doubled their use of non-LSD hallucinogens in just a few years, a new report warns.
Researchers found that between 2018 and 2021, U.S. adults aged 19 to 30 increased their use of mescaline, peyote, psilocybin ("magic mushrooms") and PCP, though not LSD.
The prevalence of young adults' past-year use of these drugs was 3.4% in 2018, but it hit 6.6% in 2021....
Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies like ChatGPT someday may make a big difference for people seeking answers to questions such as "How can I stop smoking?" They may even offer resources to someone who was sexually assaulted.
But they're not quite there yet, a new study reveals.
Researchers wanted to see how well ChatGPT performed for people seeking information and resources ...
There's a "loneliness epidemic" in the United States, and feelings of isolation have been linked to heart disease, stroke and other health conditions.
Now, new research suggests that cancer survivors who feel lonely may be more likely to die than survivors who have more social support.
“Loneliness may be linked to worse survival following a cancer diagnosis through multiple mechan...
U.S. gun deaths and injuries in children have risen at astronomical rates. Yet, among kids on Medicaid, only about two of every five children who get shot receive mental health care within six months of these traumatic incidents, researchers say.
The need is great, given that more than 11,250 U.S. kids experienced nonfatal firearm injuries in 2020.
“There are many thing...
When it comes to mental health, men don't always seek help when they need it. But maybe they should.
June is Men's Mental Health Month, so here are the most common mental health conditions men experience, the symptoms that may differ in men vs. women and what resources are available for those seeking treatment options.
Some short men really struggle with their lack of height, feeling that they are both literally and figuratively looked down upon by others.
That's why an increasing number of height-challenged men are turning to limb-lengthening surgery -- an expensive, potentially painful, months-long procedure that will add a few extra inches to their frame.
Limb-lengthening procedures have been a...
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system and leaves patients suffering from a host of symptoms, and now new research finds life stressors can make those symptoms even worse.
Poverty, abuse and divorce in childhood and adulthood can significantly impact the level of disability someone with MS experiences, according to researchers from Michigan Me...
You've been diagnosed with depression. What's next?
The cornerstone of treatment remains antidepressants, so it's likely your doctor will prescribe one for you, but which one might be best?
You will join millions around the world who struggle with how to treat the mental health disorder. An estimated 3.8% of the global population experiences depression, according to the
Heavy users of marijuana might face an increased risk of bipolar disorder and depression, a new study suggests.
The analysis of more than 6.6 million Danish individuals found that having cannabis use disorder doubled or even tripled the odds for most forms of depression or bipolar disorder. When it came to bipolar disorder in particular, "cannabis use disorder was associated with higher r...
Depression is a debilitating condition that can leave its millions of sufferers in despair.
Globally, an estimated 5% of adults suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization.
Luckily, there are a variety of depression treatments that can help manage and ease symptoms. Thes...
Attachment theory sounds like a complicated concept, but when you're a parent it can sometimes boil down to a crying, clinging child who does not want to be separated from you.
Put simply, attachment theory explores the lasting psychological and emotional bonds between individuals.
Developed by British psychologist John Bowlby and then expanded by scientist Mary Ainsworth, think of ...
Only 13% of American adults understand the purpose of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline nearly a year after its widely publicized launch, a new survey from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows.
“There is an opportunity and a n...
Social media presents a “profound risk” to young brains, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy warned on Tuesday.
In a report, Mu...
For people who survive gunshot wounds, the trauma may leave mental scars that worsen with time, a new study finds.
Among 87 adults treated for gun injuries at a Wisconsin trauma center, many had worsening symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression six months later.
The findings, published May 22 in the
A subset of people may be at high risk for both psychiatric disorders and for using marijuana, based on their genetics, according to a new study.
Researchers from the University of Oslo in Norway have found that some of the genetic variants associated with cannabis use are also linked to psychiatric disorders.
“These findings are important as they show that the complex links betw...
Pregnancy is a difficult and potentially dangerous time in a woman's life, and U.S. women say they aren't getting the support they need while they're expecting, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll has found.
Nearly 2 in 5 women who are pregnant or have ever been pregnant (37%) say they have experienced barriers to getting needed care.
Worse, women in their prime childbearing years (18 to 34...
It's a wonderful thing to try to save stray animals, but for some people it can turn into a form of hoarding thats dangerous for pets and humans alike.
People who “hoard” animals may feel like they're saving them, but caring for many pets may take a toll on their well-being and that of the animals they take in, according to a new study.
“Although most folks with hoarding disor...
Many American women fear childbirth, and the COVID-19 pandemic did not calm those feelings, new research shows.
"Our results showed really high rates of childbirth fear in our sample," said Zaneta Thayer, co-author of a new study and an associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College in Hanov...
Americans are less anxious than they were in early 2020, at the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many still have anxiety about keeping themselves or their families safe.
In a new poll by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), 70% of U.S. adults reported being anxious or extremely anxious about keeping safe.
About 78% of adults expressed anxiety over inflation. About 70%...
More than 10 million people in the United States are living with bipolar disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
It's characterized by severe, dramatic shifts in mood that can catch people off guard. The name ca...
Older adults are more easily distracted than younger folks, especially if they're also physically exerting themselves, according to new research.
“Our results suggest that older adults might have heightened distractibility,” said study co-author Lilian Azer, a graduate student from the University of Califo...
Did you know that ketamine is one of the newest possible methods for treating depression?
For a better understanding of ketamine treatment, here are explanations of what it is, how it helps depression, what types of depression it can help with, its side effects and what you can expect during a ketamine therapy session.
What is ketamine?
Ketamine is a dissociat...
An estimated 5% of adults worldwide suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
This mental health disorder permeates all areas of life from personal relationships to academic and professional ones and goes well beyond typical mood fluctuations ...
While people might assume suicide is more common in the darker months of winter, it actually peaks in spring and early summer.
Researchers investigating what's happening have found that suicidal thoughts peak in December but then take a few months to reach a “tipping point.” People are also most vulnerable to ending their lives between 4 and 5 a.m., according to a
Think you might be struggling with depression? It's not always easy to recognize, but identifying the symptoms is the first step toward getting the help you need.
Depression is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. In the United States alone,
There's a glimmer of good news when it comes to the mental health of America's adolescents: Visits to U.S. emergency departments for psychiatric troubles declined among kids aged 12 to 17 by the fall of 2022, compared to a year prior.
Overall, mean weekly adolescent emergency department (ED) visits for mental health conditions fell by 11% last fall, compared to higher levels in the fall o...
Living with the potential for gun violence takes a “cumulative physiological toll” on people in Chicago and across the country, said researchers whose new study found that half of that city's residents had witnessed a shooting by age 40.
The study followed Chicagoans from childhood and adolescence in the 1990s over the course of 25 years.
Of the more than 2,400 study participan...
It's easy for kids to get drawn into Instagram, Snapchat or TikTok, and a leading U.S. psychologists' group warns they need some training in social media literacy beforehand.
The American Psychological Association on Tuesday issued 10 science-based recommendations for teen and preteen social media use, the first time it has done so. The APA compares training in social media to getting a ...
The key to a happier and longer marriage may be pooling your money.
Researchers found that couples with joint bank accounts had better relationships, fought less about money and felt better about how their household finances were handled.
“When we surveyed people of varying relationship lengths, those who had merged accounts reported higher levels of communality within their mar...
In trying to untangle the mysteries of long COVID, researchers have found anxiety and depression may play a role for some of those with the lingering condition.
In the study from researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), patients who perceived that they had thinking difficulties during COVID infection were also more likely to have lingering physical symptoms than those...
While a lot of research has focused on autism in children, much less effort goes toward studying adults with autism.
Now, two new reports find this group is at substantial risk for age-related physical conditions and injuries, as well as being particularly susceptible to certain mental health issues including loneliness, social isolation and lower quality of life.
“There is accumu...
Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls are, but girls may be more likely to experience anxiety alongside the disorder than boys, new research reveals.
Anxiety tends to travel with autism, which is characterized by problems with social interaction, communication and behavior. About 1 in 36 kids in the United States has autism, according to the U.S. Centers f...
"Mindfulness" practices may help parents of young children with autism manage their daily stressors, and it could benefit their kids in the process, a preliminary study suggests.
Parenting is stressful, and studies show that parents of kids with autism often have particularly high stress levels.
Autism is a developmental brain disorder that, to varying degrees, impairs communication...
Half of U.S. parents think social media is bad for their kids' mental health, a new survey reveals.
The finding highlights growing concerns about how these platforms affect children's and adolescents' well-being, according to the On Our Sleeves Movement for Children's Mental Health, which had the Harris Poll conduct the survey.
The program encourages parents to help their kids by t...
In U.S. states that provide financial assistance for low-income families, the difference is evident in children's brains, researchers report.
Their study found disparities in brain structure between children from high-income households compared to low-income households. However, the disparity was more than a third lower in states offering greater cash assistance to low-income families, c...
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has declared war on what he calls a "loneliness epidemic" in the United States.
Murthy announced a “National Strategy to Advance Social Connection” to address this “epidemic of loneliness ...
Teens who are abused by a romantic partner may suffer long-lasting repercussions, and this is especially true for girls, a new analysis finds.
Investigators who reviewed 38 studies concluded that teenage dating violence was linked to a higher risk for additional relationship violence in the teen years and even into adulthood.
These unhealthy relationships were also associated...
Growing numbers of American kids and teens are cutting or burning themselves, banging their heads against walls, pulling out their hair and even trying to die by suicide.
But figuring out who is at highest risk for harming themselves has been a daunting challenge. Until now.
Researchers report they have developed risk profiles that can help doctors pinpoint which kids or teens are ...
Scientists report that brain scans of long COVID patients show abnormal activity in areas related to memory.
The scan results validate the concerns of these patients, who feel like they're experiencing fatigue, trouble concentrating and memory issues, even though their scores on thinking tests don't show it.
“We were able to show that even though they were able to do the task -- t...
A new study on veterans, gun storage and suicidal thoughts points to an urgent need for mental health and substance-related services, according to researchers.
The study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that about 1 in 7 veterans with a firearm at home in Calif...
America's teens are still not alright.
Instead, many continue to engage in risky behaviors, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Top among these is an increase in suicidal thoughts and suicide planning and attempts among teen girls, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, rates among teen boys stayed stable.
Selfie shots might seem shallow but they're actually serving a deeper psychological purpose, a new study suggests.
So-called "third-person" photos -- shots taken to include the photographer, such as selfies or group shots -- are better at depicting the deeper meaning of an event in a person's life, by showing them actively participating in that moment, according to researchers.
Exercise might help people who are battling addiction stay on the straight and narrow, a new research review finds.
Investigators who analyzed 43 studies from around the world found a link between physical activity and reduced substance use among people in treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.
The idea for the study review “came to me when I was working as a kinesiologist in ...
Those TV ads for juicy burgers may trigger your emotions, making you believe you'll be happier if you run out and get one for yourself.
Unfortunately, a similar ad for salad does not appear to have the same emotional impact, according to new research from the University of Michigan.
"Many people think that eating highly processed foods like cheeseburgers and french fries will make t...
Could golfing be good medicine for arthritis?
Yes, according to researchers who found that for people with osteoarthritis, golfing lowered psychological distress and improved general health when compared with the general population.
"Golf is a health-enhancing source of physical activity, particularly for older adults," said lead researcher
You had a rough day at work and got stuck in traffic on the way home, and suddenly your head starts pounding.
Stress headaches can be debilitating in the moment, but you don't have to suffer indefinitely.
If you're struggling with stress, you're not alone. More than one-quarter of adults in the United States reported they're too stressed ou...
Suspected suicide attempts linked to marijuana overdoses have been steadily increasing over the past decade, a new study reports.
National Poison Data System records show a 17% yearly increase in reports of suicidal people who have been poisoned by using too much cannabis, said co-researcher Tracy Klein
One in five people who die by suicide experienced intimate partner problems that included divorce, separation, arguments and violence, new research shows.
“I think people hear the term intimate partner problems and go straight to intimate partner violence. That is a component of intimate partner problems, but it's not just about violence,” said study author
U.S. schools that have a lot of students with prescriptions for ADHD medication also tend to have a lot of students who misuse the drugs, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that among nearly 3,300 U.S. middle schools and high schools, some had a serious problem with students misusing prescription stimulant medications. At certain schools, upwards of one-quarter of students said they'...