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Sound can suppress pain: new research shows how

A new study has identified how sound blunts pain. Using state-of-the-art brain imaging, an international team of researchers has discovered the neural mechanism through which sound numbs pain. lower volumes were more effective than loud music

Aug 25th, 2022
How to talk to a loved one about their mental health

Indeed, talking to your loved one about their mental health can make a whole world of difference. But you may feel like you don’t know the right thing to say, or even worse, you may be scared of saying something wrong. However, learning how to talk to some

Aug 15th, 2022
How to tell someone about your mental health issues

To talk to someone about your mental health challenges, set aside some free time (at least 30-60 minutes) when neither of you would have to take care of other obligations. You can start with a text message or social media if a face-to-face conversation is

Aug 12th, 2022
Dealing with Sleep Problems: What to Do When You Can't Sleep

Sleeping problems may result from stress, worry, noise, interruptions, or even prolonged screen time at night. Sleep problems usually resolve on their own within a month, but if they go on for long and interfere with your daily life, they may indicate a s

Aug 2nd, 2022
Sleeping together can help you sleep better

A new study has discovered a link between sleeping together, better sleep, and mental health. People who sleep together (partners, siblings, or friends) tend to sleep better than those who sleep alone. And, of course, quality sleep is key to mental health.

Jul 25th, 2022
How To Deal With Guilt When You Hurt Someone

The feeling of guilt can be horrible. It’s a place none of us wishes to find ourselves. But unfortunately, things happen, and it’s not uncommon to discover we’ve hurt someone so terribly that we become trapped with guilt. But how do you go from there?

Jul 20th, 2022
8 Anxiety Triggers You Must Be Aware Of

Certain elements, emotions, and experiences can trigger the symptoms of anxiety to manifest. Anxiety triggers may include caffeine, negative thoughts, money problems, stress, and difficult tasks.

Jul 15th, 2022
More Frequent Fruit Consumption Promotes Better Mental Health

New research suggests that people who eat fruits more frequently are more likely to report better mental health and less likely to report symptoms of depression. This is more or less like saying, "An apple a day keeps the psychiatrist at bay!"

Jul 14th, 2022
Going on Vacation May Improve Mental Health

Many of us must have heard about music therapy and art therapy and how they can help the mind. Perhaps, travel therapy deserves a place among these as it promises real health benefits.

Jun 27th, 2022
How to Live with OCD - 6 Tips to Cope

Even when things are going great, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors can disrupt your day and leave you feeling embarrassed. The anxiety that comes with OCD can also leave you drained. But here are ways to cope to improve your quality of life.

Jun 23rd, 2022
How Does Depression Affect Relationships?

About 1 in 12 American adults experience these debilitating signs daily. And sadly, these effects of depression can transcend the individual, destroying their career and crippling relationships.

Jun 20th, 2022
Treating Anxiety and Depression in Children

Anxiety and depression are the two most common mental health disorders. Although they're different, they often occur together and have similar treatments. But, sadly, they're not only found among adults but children as well.

Jun 16th, 2022
Diet Influences ADHD Symptoms in Children

A new study has found that children who consume more fruits and vegetables have less severe symptoms of ADHD. These foods can help reduce their inattention issues.

Jun 9th, 2022
Anorexia During Pregnancy: A Huge Cause For Concern

There are many mental health disorders, and some are more common than others. But if there's one criminally under-investigated mental health disorder, it would be anorexia, especially among pregnant women.

Jun 2nd, 2022
Body Image Related to Mental Health in Teens

People who believe they look great also often feel great and have higher self-esteem. On the other hand, people with negative body image tend to feel bad about themselves, leading the depression and even suicidal thoughts.

May 16th, 2022
Dementia's Relationship with Mental Health

Notably, researchers have always believed that there is a relationship between mental disorders and dementia. Although many studies have been done in the past, results weren't always consistent. Fortunately, more light has been shared on the topic.

May 12th, 2022
Mushroom Consumption May Lower Risk of Depression

Many people know mushrooms to be very healthy food. But few know that it also promotes better mental health. New research conducted by Penn State College of Medicine has revealed that people who consume mushrooms have lower rates of depression.

May 9th, 2022
Medical Marijuana May Lead to Cannabis Use Disorder

There are claims that cannabis may effectively treat some health conditions. However, there aren't sound scientific studies or proofs to back such claims. Instead, new research suggests that marijuana for medical use may lead to cannabis use disorder

Apr 23rd, 2022
Light Alcohol Intake is Risky After All, Large Study Finds

Experts have always told us that light to moderate alcohol consumption might be beneficial to promote better heart health. However, a large study showed that all levels of alcohol intake are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Apr 19th, 2022
Intimacy and Mental Health: The Connection

For most adults, intimacy forms an integral part of their lives. Whether expressed emotionally or physically with one or more partners, love and intimacy can bring great meaning and pleasure in a person's life. Unfortunately, not everyone enjoys this.

Feb 10th, 2022
Depression, Suicide, and the American Teen

People are struggling with self-worth all over the world; suicidal thoughts ravage minds and render lives desolate. And quite sadly, more than ever before, depression and suicidal thoughts in American teens are on the rise.

Jan 27th, 2022
Digital Solutions Effective for Reducing Signs of Depression

For decades, we've relied solely on face-to-face interactions to treat mental illnesses. Patients need to walk into a therapist's office or discuss via live chat. But research shows that digital interventions (using computers and smartphones...

Jan 24th, 2022
Relapse—The Science behind the Intense Urge

Why can some people use recreational drugs controllably whereas others get compulsively drawn to it? Why do some individuals get strongly addicted after using drugs like marijuana, exhibiting the drug-seeking habits typical of substance abuse disorder?

Jan 17th, 2022
Insomnia and Mental Health—The Link

There have always been talks about whether poor quality sleep leads to mental health problems or if the reverse is always the case. Fortunately, a new study has thrown more light on the topic.

Jan 10th, 2022
A New Understanding of Mental Health Disorders

We've always believed that mental health disorders occur spontaneously without any definite cause. We thought that anyone is at risk of mental illness, regardless of background and personality. But it seems we've been mistaken for far too long...

Dec 26th, 2021
The Benefits of Sleep in Teens’ Mental Health

Youths of today rationally believe that sleeping less amounts to greater productivity. If you ask millennials what it takes to be rich, a considerable percentage would tell you "working late into the night." But evidence shows it may not be so.

Dec 22nd, 2021
Curbing the Mental Health Challenge in Cities

City dwellers generally face many issues that negatively impact their mental health. Notably, countries where more people reside in cities have higher rates of addiction, anxiety, and depression than rural countries.

Dec 20th, 2021
How Meditation Can Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

if you often make mistakes or forget things, especially when in a hurry, meditation can help you become less error-prone. However, the type of meditation used in this study isn't the well-known mindfulness meditation that focuses on breathing...

Dec 16th, 2021
Gratitude and Its Effect on Mental Health

We all want a happy life. We want to have a well-paying job, a happy family, a beautiful house, and do everything we've always desired since childhood. But while pursuing all of these, we often forget to show gratitude for what we already have.

Nov 29th, 2021
Poor Quality Sleep is Affecting Students' Mental Health

Many previous studies have discovered inadequate sleep and EDS in university students, but most didn't dive into the specific mental health issues they cause. The findings from this new research can help universities and students become even more produc...

Nov 8th, 2021
Histamine Release Can Be Causing Depression

The release of chemicals in the grain causes mood changes. Doctors must ensure that the treatment they provide to their patients will release the right chemicals so that they can curb depression.

Aug 27th, 2021
The Pandemic Has Made Depression And Anxiety Symbols Double

Social support is vital to any adolescent as most of them open up more to their peers than their families. The support is reduced significantly, and in some cases, it was completely absent. As more people become vaccinated, it seems like the pandemic might

Aug 27th, 2021
The Effect of Social Media on Adolescence Mental Health

Peer influence is high online with many sites encouraging the youth to use and many other behaviors. Most youths engage in negative comparisons with what they have accomplished and some pout too much emphasis on appearances. This leads to depression for mo

Aug 27th, 2021
Obesity Can Lead To Depression

The stigma associated with obese especially among kids and youth leads directly to depression. For the sake of the mental health of many people with high BMI, it is important to live healthily. Physical health will lead to high self-esteem, and the individ

Aug 24th, 2021
Exercise And Its Benefit On Mental Health

The outcomes that most patients get from physical activities have led to the belief that it is a major aspect of mental health. Regular exercise combined with treatments also helps to manage some effects of coronary-prone behaviors and also mental stress.

Aug 23rd, 2021
The Connection Between Heart Disease and Psychiatric Disorders

Mental health is pivotal to a person's overall health, as it involves their emotional, social, and psychological well-being. Interestingly, and quite unfortunately, studies show that there is a relationship between heart disease and mental health disorders

Mar 7th, 2022
Will My Anxiety Get Worse Over Time?

Anxiety may occur from time to time as a result of triggering situations. This kind of anxiety is a normal emotion like anger, which subsides after some time. In contrast, persistent anxiety that impairs daily function is a disorder and may get worse

Feb 17th, 2022
Mental Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation isn't inherently a religious practice. Meditation is a way of using mindfulness techniques to focus your mind and body -- to redirect your thoughts. Consequently, meditation is significantly helpful in reducing stress and maintaining concentr...

Dec 6th, 2021
Teen Social Media Use May Not Be As Bad As We Thought

Young people use social media to reach out to friends, make new ones, get updated on social events, entertainment, and while away time. But it's long been assumed that social media is generally harmful to teen mental health. Is that entirely true?

Nov 24th, 2021
Sibling Bullying and Mental Health

While we may think that bullying starts and ends in childhood, it's not always so. The physical pains may go away, but not the psychological effect.

Nov 17th, 2021
Leisure Is Not A Waste When It Comes To Your Mental Health

A college study was done where 199 students rated their results after enjoying leisure activities. It was determined by the results found after they measured the level of their happiness, anxiety, depression, and stress. They agreed that they were much hap

Aug 27th, 2021
Ketamine Helps To Prevent Depression

With several studies going on, it will be easy to determine how ketamine affects people with depression and stress. The research carried out will make sure that the anesthetic can be used to lower stress levels so that it can be used to treat people with m

Aug 27th, 2021
Escaping Mental Health Issues Post Pandemic

Conclusion, The best way to avoid post-pandemic stress disorder is to address the issues that you went through in that season. See a therapist, talk to someone, whatever way you can to process the problem. Do it and save yourself and your loved ones.

Jul 16th, 2021
Did You Know That Stress Can Cause Grey Hair?

Conclusion: We need to take good care of our mental health. You can exercise, join yoga, draw, dance, be artistic, learn a new skill that you have intended to. Just go the extra mile to ensure that you are way ahead of your stress.

Jul 16th, 2021
Recovering from Suicidal Feelings

The oft-heard adage is true: Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. With time and help, everyone can feel better.

Oct 13th, 2020
Smart Phones and Baby Care

It’s true that there have always been countless distractions around us, but smart phones have taken that to a new level. A 2016 study showed the effects of continuous interruption on infants.

Sep 30th, 2020
Spirituality and Eating Disorders

According to some research, strong religious beliefs coupled with a positive relationship with a higher power are connected to  lower levels of disordered eating and body image concern. 

Sep 16th, 2020
Depression and Aging

Depression tends to worsen with age. Now, during isolation and COVID-19, it is even more important to help our elderly maintain their mental health.

Sep 11th, 2020
Investigating New Treatments for OCD

Scientists are looking into regulating glutamate--a neurotransmitter--to attack OCD symptoms in patients, and the research is beginning to come in.

Aug 31st, 2020
Study Redirects Schizophrenia Treatment

For decades, mental health professionals have heavily emphasized medication in the fight against schizophrenia symptoms. A groundbreaking new study says we should turn that approach around: Focusing more on therapy than on medication yields better results.

Aug 28th, 2020
Too Much Alcohol May Be Affecting Your Sleep

When it comes to sleep, it looks like alcohol has an effect opposite the one many think it has. It turns out that not only is a nightcap a bad way to  send you off to bed, your drinking habits overall could be affecting the way you sleep.

Aug 20th, 2020
Understanding Bipolar Disorder

I specialize in treating Bipolar disorder, which affects about 1 percent of people across all nations and cultures.

Aug 18th, 2020
A New Look at Serotonin

If there’s not enough serotonin in your brain, you learn, you’re more likely to be depressed. But there are still so many unknowns in depression treatment, even today!

Aug 12th, 2020