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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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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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga, meditation and other mindfulness practices may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood...

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...

30 Sep
Could a Folic Acid Prescription Help Prevent Suicide?

Could a Folic Acid Prescription Help Prevent Suicide?

More than 1 million Americans attempted suicide in 2020, and a new study is hinting at a potential way to reduce that risk: prescription folic acid.

The study, of more than 800,000 Americans in a health care database, found that when people were on prescription folic aci...

30 Sep
Fitness Trackers Could Get You Stepping More -- Even If You Don't Look at Them

Fitness Trackers Could Get You Stepping More -- Even If You Don't Look at Them

Wearing a fitness tracker may help you get more steps in -- even if you never give it a glance.

A new study found that folks who wore a pedometer averaged 318...

30 Sep
Attending Church Might Lengthen Black Men's Lives

Attending Church Might Lengthen Black Men's Lives

Places of worship may provide respite for Black men that not only enhances their lives, but may extend them, new research suggests.

"Black men have been oppressed, commodified, surveilled and criminalized like no other group in U.S. history and they often experience disp...

30 Sep
Money, Good Info Can't Undo Resistance to COVID Vaccine: Study

Money, Good Info Can't Undo Resistance to COVID Vaccine: Study

Public health officials tried everything to convince Americans to get vaccinated against COVID, including giving away cash, but that wasn't enough to change hesitant minds, a new...

29 Sep
Perceptive Pooches Can Smell Your Stress

Perceptive Pooches Can Smell Your Stress

Everyone knows dogs have a keen sense of smell, but now researchers have discovered they can even smell stress in the breath and sweat of humans.

"Dogs possess an incredible sense of sme...

28 Sep
Does Forced Cheerfulness at Work Lead to Burnout?

Does Forced Cheerfulness at Work Lead to Burnout?

Getting up on the wrong side of bed can happen to the best of folks. Not everyone greets every morning with a sunny disposition and big smile.

But when a bad mood overlaps with work, many people feel pressured to just snap out of it and "get happy."

27 Sep
Happiness From Home Buying Is Often Fleeting, Study Shows

Happiness From Home Buying Is Often Fleeting, Study Shows

Home ownership may be the culmination of the American Dream, but a new study cautions that many people think they will be happier than they actually become once they are king or que...

27 Sep
Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier Delivery

Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier Delivery

Too much anxiety isn't good for anyone, but a new study suggests it is particularly perilous for pregnant women because it can raise the chances of their ...

22 Sep
Deep Brain Stimulation Offers Hope Against Severe OCD

Deep Brain Stimulation Offers Hope Against Severe OCD

When traditional treatments fail to help patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an implant that zaps the brain with electr...

21 Sep
Depression, PTSD Plague Flint Residents 5 Years After Water Crisis

Depression, PTSD Plague Flint Residents 5 Years After Water Crisis

An unprecedented water crisis continues to take a heavy toll on the mental health of adults in Flint, Michigan, a large survey shows.

Five years after the crisis, an estimated one in five — about 13,600 people — remained clinically depressed,

20 Sep
Task Force Recommends Anxiety Screening for All Adults Under 65

Task Force Recommends Anxiety Screening for All Adults Under 65

In what amounts to a public acknowledgement that anxiety disorders have run rampant during the pandemic, an influential expert panel is

20 Sep
Heart Disease Can Plague Adults With ADHD

Heart Disease Can Plague Adults With ADHD

New research suggests that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may trigger more than just psychiatric complications: Adults...

19 Sep
Depression Affects Almost 1 in 10 Americans

Depression Affects Almost 1 in 10 Americans

Nearly 10% of Americans suffer from depression, with the mood disorder increasing fastest among teens and young adults, a new study finds.

Between 2015 and 2020, incidence of depression reached 9% among Americans 12 and older. Among teens and young adults, the depression...

19 Sep
Mental Skills Slow With Age, But Seniors Gain in Other Ways: Study

Mental Skills Slow With Age, But Seniors Gain in Other Ways: Study

Seniors, there's good news and bad from a new study of mental health. The brain-centered research confirms that mental skills do decline with age -- but it also finds many people over 60 having better psychological health than folks in their 20s.

"We wanted to better und...

16 Sep
Seniors, This Daily Routine May Keep You Sharper, Happier

Seniors, This Daily Routine May Keep You Sharper, Happier

Older adults who rise and shine early every day may have sharper minds and fewer depression symptoms, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that U.S. adults aged 65 and older who typically got up early — before 7 a.m. — then stayed active throughout the day per...

14 Sep
Pregnancy Undermines Body Image in Half of Women

Pregnancy Undermines Body Image in Half of Women

Many women are unhappy with how their bodies look both during and after pregnancy, and it's an issue that can trigger postpartum depression and

13 Sep
Pot Use in Early Pregnancy Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Issues in Kids

Pot Use in Early Pregnancy Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Issues in Kids

Using marijuana after the first weeks of pregnancy is linked to mental health issues in children that linger well into early adolescence, a new study shows.

Exposure to cannabis after ...

13 Sep
Timing of Meals Could Alter Your Mood

Timing of Meals Could Alter Your Mood

The time of day -- or especially night -- that you eat may affect your mental health, according to a small new study.

Researchers created a simulated shift-work schedule and found increases in depression and anxiety for those eating at odd hou...

08 Sep
As Thermometer Rises, So Does Hate Speech on Twitter

As Thermometer Rises, So Does Hate Speech on Twitter

Internet hotheads are often literally that, with hateful tweets rising in number as temperatures soar, a new study reports.

Temperatures higher than 86 degrees Fahrenheit are consistently linked to heavy increases in online hate messages, according to a review of more th...

07 Sep
Nearly 1 in 4 Young U.S. Adults Sought Mental Health Care During Pandemic

Nearly 1 in 4 Young U.S. Adults Sought Mental Health Care During Pandemic

The stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to a significant jump in the number of young American adults seeking help for mental health woes, new data shows.

Between 2019 and 2...

07 Sep
Stories of Difficult Conception, Birth Can Boost Appreciation of Life

Stories of Difficult Conception, Birth Can Boost Appreciation of Life

Stories about their difficult birth or their parents' fertility challenges can give adult children a more grateful, upbeat attitude towards their lives, British researchers suggest.

02 Sep
'Digital Self-Harm': When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

'Digital Self-Harm': When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

Up to 9% of American teens say they've engaged in what's known as "digital self-harm" -- anonymously posting negative comments about themselves on social media.

As is the case with acts of physical self-harm such as cutting, this "virtual" self-harm is associated with a ...

02 Sep
Many Teens Easily Fooled by Fake Online Health Messages

Many Teens Easily Fooled by Fake Online Health Messages

Many teenagers have a hard time discerning between accurate health messages and “fake news," a new study finds.

Presented with a choice between fa...

01 Sep
Half of Moms of Children With Autism Have Depression

Half of Moms of Children With Autism Have Depression

While half of mothers of children with autism suffer symptoms of depression, a new study has di...

29 Aug
Let the Sun In: More Natural Light at Home Lightens Your Mood

Let the Sun In: More Natural Light at Home Lightens Your Mood

It's safe to say that when searching for somewhere to live most people prefer open, airy spaces over dark and dingy ones. Now, new research suggests why: Homes filled with lots of natural light makes for happier residents.

"We sought to explore the relationship between <...

26 Aug
Hate Listening to People Chewing? You Might Have Misophonia

Hate Listening to People Chewing? You Might Have Misophonia

Most people have cherished memories of their grandparents reading to them as children.

Ekaterina Pesheva's memories are quite different.

"I remember distinctly being very irritated and very angry listening to my grandmother reading children's books to me, like fair...

24 Aug
Magic Mushroom Hallucinogen May Treat Problem Drinking

Magic Mushroom Hallucinogen May Treat Problem Drinking

Jon Kostas, a lifelong resident of New York City, started bar-hopping at age 13. At the height of his alcoholism, he was consuming as many as 30 drinks a night.

Desperate for a way out, Kostas, 32, turned to a new therapy: psilocybin -- the

24 Aug
People Underestimate Impact of Random Acts of Kindness

People Underestimate Impact of Random Acts of Kindness

Buying someone a cup of coffee might seem like no big deal, but a new study shows that small acts of kindness have a bigger impact than people believe.

In a series of experiments, researchers found that those on the rec...

24 Aug
'News Addiction' Is Common and Can Harm Your Mental Health

'News Addiction' Is Common and Can Harm Your Mental Health

From the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of monkeypox to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, school shootings and devastating wildfires, there's been no lack of doom and gloom lately, and many folks are glued to the news.

For more than 16% of people, however, compulsive ne...

24 Aug
As Pandemic Eases, It's Boom Times for Cosmetic Surgeons

As Pandemic Eases, It's Boom Times for Cosmetic Surgeons

Even after dropping 25 pounds, Megan Gilbert still had some insecurities when she looked in the mirror.

"After breastfeeding two kids and losing weight, my breasts no longer looked how I wanted them to," she said. "And I thought, 'Why be unhappy with this one part of my ...

24 Aug
Poor Sleep Can Make Folks Selfish, Study Finds

Poor Sleep Can Make Folks Selfish, Study Finds

The health risks of losing sleep are well known, ranging from heart disease to depression, but who knew that too little sleep can also make you selfish?

That's the takeaway of new research from the University of California, Berkeley.

"This new work demonstrates tha...

23 Aug
LSD Is Making a Comeback Among Young Americans

LSD Is Making a Comeback Among Young Americans

If you think hallucinogens like LSD are a thing of the past, think again.

New research estimates that the use of mind-altering LSD rose from less than 1% in 2002 to 4% in 2019 among people aged 18 to 25. An...

22 Aug
Family History of Mental Illness Ups Odds for Postpartum Depression

Family History of Mental Illness Ups Odds for Postpartum Depression

Pregnant women with a family history of any mental health condition may be at increased risk of depression after giving birth, a new research review finds.

In an analysis of 26 studies, researchers found that women with a family history of psychiatric diagnoses were at h...

19 Aug
Dealing With Grief on the Cancer Journey

Dealing With Grief on the Cancer Journey

Cancer isn't just a physical struggle but also an emotional one, as patients, survivors and their loved ones experience grief and loss throughout the experience.

Gabrielle Alvarez, a social worker at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, offered some

18 Aug
Hispanic Americans' Suicide Rates Are Rising

Hispanic Americans' Suicide Rates Are Rising

Suicide is a major public health issue for all Americans, but new research suggests it is a particularly pressing problem for Hispanics.

Between 2010 and 2020, the suicide rate among Hispanic adul...

17 Aug
Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Amid a stark shortage of psychiatric beds that only worsened for millions suffering from mental illnesses during the pandemic, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is rolling out a new model that can help communities determine exactly how many beds they need.

Havi...

16 Aug
Veterans Often Reluctant to Admit Struggles With Sleep, Addictions

Veterans Often Reluctant to Admit Struggles With Sleep, Addictions

A new study of U.S. military veterans reveals they are more comfortable getting help for physical ills than for mental health issues.

"The majority of participants indicated they would be willing to seek treatment for both physical and mental health problems. However, th...

08 Aug
Breast Cancer Treatment Effects on Sex Life a Hidden Burden

Breast Cancer Treatment Effects on Sex Life a Hidden Burden

Women with breast cancer commonly see their sexual health decline, yet their doctors aren't telling them what to expect -- or what to do about it.

Those are among the fin...

05 Aug
Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

Social isolation and loneliness put people at a 30% higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death from either, a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) warns.

The statement also highlights the lack of data on interventions that could improve he...

05 Aug
Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Kids with type 1 diabetes and their closest relatives are more likely to experience mental health issues than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.

“Many clinicians assume intuitively that diabetes in a child negatively affects the mental health of bo...

04 Aug
Skip the Texts: Face-to-Face Meetings Make College Students Happier

Skip the Texts: Face-to-Face Meetings Make College Students Happier

In a world where everyone spends more and more time with eyes fixed on their phones, new research suggests young people feel happier after socializing with friends in person rather than virtually.

The conclusion is an outgrowth of nearly four years spent analyzing how so...

04 Aug
Lifestyle May Be Key to Helping You Avoid Dementia

Lifestyle May Be Key to Helping You Avoid Dementia

Socializing, taking classes and exercising may boost your brain's cognitive reserve and stave off memory and thinking problems down the road, a new study suggests.

Cognitive ...

03 Aug
There's Stress, and Then There's 'Good Stress'

There's Stress, and Then There's 'Good Stress'

A tight deadline at work. A tough exam at school. A big vacation that requires tons of planning. A home repair that's gone awry.

These sources of

03 Aug
Too Little Sleep May Harm Young Kids' Brains

Too Little Sleep May Harm Young Kids' Brains

For peak performance, school-age children need more than a healthy diet and exercise. They also need plenty of sleep.

A new study finds that elementary school kids who get less than nine hours of sleep each night show significant differences in some brain regions respons...

02 Aug
Sports Help Kids Gain a Quality Key to Adult Success

Sports Help Kids Gain a Quality Key to Adult Success

A quality called “grit” can help a person achieve their long-term goals, some experts say.

And playing sports as a kid -- or even as an adult -- can help a person gain that passion and perseverance, according to new research that found adults who played sports as kid...

01 Aug
Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Don't be afraid of Sunday night.

Good sleep habits can ward off the so-called “Sunday scaries” — the worry about returning to work on Monday morning that keeps many folks tossing and turning on Sunday night.

A recent American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) ...

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