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Depression Hurting Nearly 1 in 10 Americans, Study Finds

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans report experiencing major depression with kids 12-18 being hit hardest, researchers fund.

Facing Some Stress May Protect Your Mental Health, Study Finds

Low-to-moderate levels of stress can help people build enough resilience to ward off mental health symptoms, researchers say.

When Mom is BRCA+, Should the Kids Be Told?

Teens and young adults adapt well to family genetic information, reporting relatively low psychological stress, researchers say.

4 out of 10 People Who Need Mental Health Care Can’t Get It, New Survey Finds

A staggering number of people are having trouble finding providers to treat mental health or substance use issues, researchers say.

More than 40% of Adults with ADHD Report Excellent Mental Health, Study Finds

Two out of five adults with ADHD meet the criteria for excellent mental health, including being free of mental illness and feeling almost daily happiness, researchers say.

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05 Dec
'COVID-somnia' May Be Easing as Americans Report Better Sleep

'COVID-somnia' May Be Easing as Americans Report Better Sleep

Finally, more than two years into the pandemic, Americans are sleeping better.

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found t...

05 Dec
For Kids, Mental Trauma From Gun Injury Far Exceeds That of Car Crashes

For Kids, Mental Trauma From Gun Injury Far Exceeds That of Car Crashes

Firearm injuries traumatize children, saddling them with mental health issues that include stress disorders and drug or alcohol use, according to a new study.

In all, 35% of kids injured by firearms receive a new mental health diagnosis in the following year, the

02 Dec
988 Mental Health Hotline Back in Business After Daylong Outage

988 Mental Health Hotline Back in Business After Daylong Outage

A national hotline that people can call in a mental health emergency went down for a day before it was restored late Thursday.

Those in crisis could still reach counselors by texting 988 or visiting 988lifeline.org during the outage. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental ...

01 Dec
Green Spaces Give Mental Boost, Even When White With Snow

Green Spaces Give Mental Boost, Even When White With Snow

If you need a body image boost, go outdoors.

Whether you're in green space, a blue space near a river or the ocean or even a snowy environment, it can make a difference.

“A body of evidence now exists showing that nature exposure — living close to, frequentin...

29 Nov
Long COVID Often Brings Another Issue: Stigma

Long COVID Often Brings Another Issue: Stigma

People with long COVID deal with months or years of punishing fatigue, mind-numbing brain fog or a frightening fight to take each and every breath.

But they can also face the skepticism of others, a new study finds -- employers and doctors questioning whether they're rea...

29 Nov
Relax, a Little Stress Might Be Good for You

Relax, a Little Stress Might Be Good for You

If holiday demands get you frazzled, you can take heart from a new study: When it comes to stress, a little is good.

“The bad outcomes of stress are pretty clear and not new,” said Assaf Oshri<...

28 Nov
A Purpose in Life Might Lengthen Your Life

A Purpose in Life Might Lengthen Your Life

Having a clear purpose in life could reduce your risk for premature death.

That's the conclusion of researchers who spent eight years tracking about 13,000 Americans over age 50.

Those who considered their life particularly purposeful were found to have about a 15%...

28 Nov
A Beloved Pet's Death Can Trigger Deep Grief. Finding Support Can Be Tough

A Beloved Pet's Death Can Trigger Deep Grief. Finding Support Can Be Tough

Anyone who's ever loved a pet like a member of the family knows that the grief when that dog, cat or other furry friend dies can be devastating.

But too often, finding others who truly understand and support that sense of loss can be challenging.

28 Nov
Caregiving Can Heighten Loneliness, or Ease It

Caregiving Can Heighten Loneliness, or Ease It

Taking care of a loved one can either be a break from loneliness or help to bring loneliness on, depending on your circumstances, new research shows.

Researchers broadly studied the issue, using data from 28 studies with more than 190,000 participants in 21 countries. Th...

24 Nov
Transgender Youth Much More Likely to Have Troubled Sleep

Transgender Youth Much More Likely to Have Troubled Sleep

Transgender youth are more likely than others to experience sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea, and researchers now recommend these young people be screened for sleep problems.

“Transgender and gender-nonconforming identity may precede mental health disor...

24 Nov
Tips for 'Stomaching' the Holidays If You Have IBS

Tips for 'Stomaching' the Holidays If You Have IBS

Stress affects gut health and intensifies pain, which — for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — can make traveling to see family during the holiday season excruciating.

“People living with IBS often say the holidays are especially stressful, above and beyo...

23 Nov
Mental Health Care Shortage Could Play Role in U.S. Youth Suicides

Mental Health Care Shortage Could Play Role in U.S. Youth Suicides

The kids aren't alright.

Up to 1 in 5 children in the United States has a mental health condition, but only about half of those who need mental health care are now receiving it. What's more, suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. kids and teens, and...

21 Nov
Words Can Wound When Parents Talk to Kids About Obesity

Words Can Wound When Parents Talk to Kids About Obesity

With U.S. health officials calling childhood obesity a public health crisis, conversations about weight are important. But what you say to your kids can be challenging, and even counterproductive, a new study found.

"Body weight is a sensitive issue and the way we talk a...

17 Nov
Is Mind-Altering Ayahuasca Safe? No, But Folks Who Try It May Not Care

Is Mind-Altering Ayahuasca Safe? No, But Folks Who Try It May Not Care

Ayahuasca, a powerful psychoactive drug derived from a South American plant, is a traditional Amazonian-based medicine and an increasingly popular hallucinogenic brew used by devotees worldwide.

But what is the ayahuasca experience really like?

An

16 Nov
Suicide Rates Declining for White Americans, But Not for Minorities

Suicide Rates Declining for White Americans, But Not for Minorities

In a finding that illustrates just how deeply racial disparities permeate the U.S. health care system, a new government report finds that suicide rates dipped slightly among white Americans wh...

16 Nov
Pandemic Saw Big Rise in Deaths to Millennials From Multiple Causes

Pandemic Saw Big Rise in Deaths to Millennials From Multiple Causes

Americans aged 25 to 44 — so-called millennials — are dying at significantly higher rates from three leading killers than similarly aged people just 10 years ago, the latest government data shows.

Looking at data collected between 2000 and 2020, the new

16 Nov
Demand for Mental Health Care Has U.S. Psychologists Overwhelmed: Survey

Demand for Mental Health Care Has U.S. Psychologists Overwhelmed: Survey

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has eased, a mental health crisis persists, a nationwide survey of U.S. psychologists reveals.

And growing demand for help with depression, anxiety and substance use issues means many psychologists across the United States are unable to take ...

15 Nov
LGBTQ Youth Have Double the Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts

LGBTQ Youth Have Double the Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts

A new study that looks at suicide risk among U.S. teens who are lesbian, gay and bisexual finds they have disproportionately high rates of suicidal thoughts, planning and attempts compared to their heterosexual peers.

“The major message of this paper is that among a gr...

14 Nov
Binge Eating Disorder Looks Different in Brains of Boys and Girls

Binge Eating Disorder Looks Different in Brains of Boys and Girls

The brains of girls and boys who have binge eating disorder show key differences, according to a new study.

That's an important finding, researchers say, because both gender...

10 Nov
Mindfulness Program Equals Antidepressants in Easing Anxiety Disorders

Mindfulness Program Equals Antidepressants in Easing Anxiety Disorders

A new study harnesses the power of mindfulness to help overanxious people calm themselves -- and the benefit may equal the use of an antidepressant, according to researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Olga Cannistraro said practicing mind...

09 Nov
Doctor's Office Stress Test Could Gauge Your Heart Risk

Doctor's Office Stress Test Could Gauge Your Heart Risk

Evaluating a person's psychological stress can be a good way to gauge their risk of heart and blood vessel disease, new research suggests.

And a brief questionnaire could help with the assessment, the study findings showed.

“Our study is part of the accumulating ...

03 Nov
Single Dose of Psychedelic Curbs Depression, But Study Raises Concerns

Single Dose of Psychedelic Curbs Depression, But Study Raises Concerns

A single psychedelic trip with psilocybin -- the mind-altering component of magic mushrooms -- appears to lift the fog of major depression in some hard-to-treat patients, a new clinical trial reports.

A 25-milligram dose of a synthetic psilocybin compound called COMP360 ...

03 Nov
'First Impression' Factors That Matter When Dating Turns to Love

'First Impression' Factors That Matter When Dating Turns to Love

When it comes to love, first impressions matter.

But what exactly fuels the flames of romance?

It turns out that compatibility and popularity are two of the key factors shaping who people pursue as potential partners, a new speed-dating study suggests.

“Al...

02 Nov
Does Good Sleep Help Women Climb the Corporate Ladder?

Does Good Sleep Help Women Climb the Corporate Ladder?

For women, the key to getting ahead at work could be getting more shut-eye.

Quality sleep boosted women's moods, which then made them more intent on work achievements, a new study found.

Researchers from Washington State University and University of Minnesota-Dul...

01 Nov
Impact of Racism Could Slow Recovery After Heart Attack

Impact of Racism Could Slow Recovery After Heart Attack

Discrimination doesn't just cause emotional pain in the moment, it may affect a victim's physical recovery from a heart attack, new research suggests.

In studying more than 2,600 heart attack survivors between the ages of 18 and 55, researchers found that those reporting...

01 Nov
Pregnancy Often More Stressful for Women With Autism

Pregnancy Often More Stressful for Women With Autism

Women who have autism are more vulnerable during pregnancy to depression and anxiety, according to a new British study.

That makes it imperative that effective mental health screening

31 Oct
You're Eating Healthier These Days, But Is It as Healthy As You Think?

You're Eating Healthier These Days, But Is It as Healthy As You Think?

People trying to adopt a healthier diet probably aren't the best judges of how w...

31 Oct
Workplace Bullies May Help Produce Conspiracy Theorists: Study

Workplace Bullies May Help Produce Conspiracy Theorists: Study

Conspiracy theories have abounded during the COVID-19 pandemic and in American politics in recent years.

Now, researchers overseas say they have identified a link between being bullied in the workplace and developing conspiracy theories, which they define as "explanation...

28 Oct
How Healthy Is Horror?

How Healthy Is Horror?

That intense feeling of fear as you watch Jason Voorhees chase his next victim while wearing a hockey mask in "Friday the 13th" might actually be good for you. It also might not be.

Researchers ...

27 Oct
Scientists Use Sound to Ease Patients' Chronic Nightmares

Scientists Use Sound to Ease Patients' Chronic Nightmares

People plagued by frequent nightmares may find relief from hearing a specific sound as they sleep, a new, small study suggests.

It's estimated that about 4% of adults have nightmares that are frequent and distressing enough to impair their sleep and daily functioning. In...

26 Oct
Who's Got the Strongest Sex Drive, Men or Women?

Who's Got the Strongest Sex Drive, Men or Women?

Perhaps to no one's surprise, new research has determined that men do, in fact, have a much stronger sex drive than women.

After reviewing more than 200 studies, investigators "found that men consistently report a higher sex drive," said study author Julius Frankenbach,...

24 Oct
As Young Doctors' Work Hours Rise, So Do Odds for Depression

As Young Doctors' Work Hours Rise, So Do Odds for Depression

Training to become a doctor can be grueling, and now a new study finds a direct correlation between longer work hours and depression symptoms in first-year residents.

Medical residency -- the training that new doctors undergo at hospitals or clinics -- is infamous for it...

21 Oct
Surgeon General Says 'Toxic Workplaces' Take Big Toll on Workers' Health

Surgeon General Says 'Toxic Workplaces' Take Big Toll on Workers' Health

Just about anyone who's ever dealt with a toxic work environment can tel you about the toll it takes on your physical and mental health.

Now, the U.S. government is backing that per...

20 Oct
'Friends' Star Matthew Perry Reveals Harrowing Addiction Journey

'Friends' Star Matthew Perry Reveals Harrowing Addiction Journey

Just a few years ago, "Friends" actor Matthew Perry almost died from opioid overuse that nearly destroyed his colon and almost killed him.

Now, he's sober...

20 Oct
Homicide a Leading Cause of Death for Pregnant U.S. Women

Homicide a Leading Cause of Death for Pregnant U.S. Women

It's not high blood pressure, hemorrhage or sepsis that is more likely to kill pregnant women -- it's their husbands and boyfriends.

Homicide is a leading cause of death in pregnant women in the Unit...

18 Oct
Feds Make Big Funding Push for More Mental Health Clinics

Feds Make Big Funding Push for More Mental Health Clinics

The federal government is pumping millions more dollars into an effort to expand the United States' network of community mental health centers.

Up to 15 states now can apply for $1 million grants to help plan new

17 Oct
Too Few Young People Get Mental Health Follow-Up After ER Visit

Too Few Young People Get Mental Health Follow-Up After ER Visit

When teens and young adults go to the emergency room or are hospitalized for critical mental health issues a staggering number are not receiving quick follow-up care, new U.S. research finds.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts looked at more than 100,00...

14 Oct
Study Debunks Theory That Depressed People Are Just More 'Realistic'

Study Debunks Theory That Depressed People Are Just More 'Realistic'

Some people believe in the idea of “depressive realism” — that depressed people are just more realistic than others about how much they control their lives. But a new study upends that theory.

The idea has been around for about four decades, ever since a 1979 stud...

13 Oct
Lifetime of Stress Tied to Big Rise in Cancer Risk

Lifetime of Stress Tied to Big Rise in Cancer Risk

Over time, men and women under chronic stress face a significantly higher risk that they will die as a result of cancer, a new study warns.

The finding comes from...

12 Oct
Scientists Transplant Human Brain Cells Into Rat Brains, a Boon to Research

Scientists Transplant Human Brain Cells Into Rat Brains, a Boon to Research

Human brain tissue has been successfully transplanted into the brains of rats using a cutting-edge experimental procedure, say researchers. They envision the achievement as a promising new frontier in medical research.

Groups of living human nerve cells have become integ...

12 Oct
Fears of Robots Taking Jobs Are Common, But May Be Unrealistic

Fears of Robots Taking Jobs Are Common, But May Be Unrealistic

As some workplaces have added robots to the crew, workers in the United States and parts of Asia are feeling uneasy.

Concerns about robots also happen even in industries where they're not used yet, according to new re...

11 Oct
Teens Can Be Tough on Parents. Staying Close Can Make All the Difference.

Teens Can Be Tough on Parents. Staying Close Can Make All the Difference.

Parents who make an effort to spend quality time with their teens -- while offering affection and understanding -- are more likely to remain close to them as they enter adulthood, new research suggests.

“The data tell a clear story: You reap what you sow,” said lead ...

11 Oct
Family Meals Together Ease Stress, Survey Confirms

Family Meals Together Ease Stress, Survey Confirms

Experts have long suggested that family dinners serve up many health benefits.

Now, a new survey from the American Heart Association backs that up: An overwhelming 91% ...

10 Oct
Americans Are Prioritizing Mental Health, With New 988 Hotline There to Help

Americans Are Prioritizing Mental Health, With New 988 Hotline There to Help

As the 988 crisis line debuts across the United States, a new Harris Poll shows that Americans are ready to make mental health and suicide prevention a top priority.

Over eight in 10 adults now believe ...

08 Oct
With Days Getting Shorter, Are You at Risk for Seasonal Depression?

With Days Getting Shorter, Are You at Risk for Seasonal Depression?

When summer turns to fall, the shorter days can cause some people to feel the "winter blues." Now one expert offers information on how to cope with seasonal depression, which comes during the cold, dark months of the year.

Also known as

07 Oct
America's Teen Athletes Are Bouncing Back After Pandemic Lows

America's Teen Athletes Are Bouncing Back After Pandemic Lows

Before the pandemic, Theodore Kleinman, then a rising high school freshman, was excited to earn his spot on the varsity track team. Aside from staying in shape, he was also looking forward to making new friends and being part of a group.

Unfortunately, COVID shutdowns de...

06 Oct
Instagram 'Post-Baby' Body Shots Don't Reflect Average Women, Study Finds

Instagram 'Post-Baby' Body Shots Don't Reflect Average Women, Study Finds

Millions of women routinely check Instagram after giving birth, only to see posts by other new moms showing off how fast they got back into svelte shape.

Of course, photos like those can be a real downer for women who don't have the time or resources to lose

06 Oct
Petting a Dog Does Your Brain Some Good

Petting a Dog Does Your Brain Some Good

If you have dogs, you probably already know that petting them can give you a lift.

Researchers set out to prove that using technology to show what happens in the brain when stroking or sitting next to a dog. They also compared that to petting a stuffed animal.

Th...

05 Oct
Yoga, Mindfulness Could Be Powerful Tools to Manage Blood Sugar

Yoga, Mindfulness Could Be Powerful Tools to Manage Blood Sugar

Yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar — nearly to the degree that standard medications like ...

03 Oct
Sexual Issues Can Plague Young Women Who've Survived Cancer

Sexual Issues Can Plague Young Women Who've Survived Cancer

Young women who have survived cancer are at risk of having sexual problems, such as loss of libido and discomfort, a new study finds.

The quality of the survivor's sex life is also inf...

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