Tag: mental health

Report: Frequent Exercise May Benefit Your Brain Health

Before you run your next mile, think about what it might be doing to your brain. As it turns out, physical activity may be benefiting your overall cognitive ability, according to new research. A group of scientists recently reviewed data from dozens of studies on older adults. They discovered that those who exercised an average …

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Report: 44 Genomic Variants Now Tied to Major Depression

Major depression can interfere with everyday life and make it difficult to function. Now, researchers claim that they have identified 44 different genomic variants (loci) that have a statistically significant association with depression. With this information, it may be easier for doctors to spot and treat the condition in patients in the future (“Forty-four genomic …

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games, gaming, video games

WHO to Classify Video Game Addiction as a Mental Health Disorder

Playing a video game can be a fun, easy way to relax, but what happens when you can’t quite get yourself to stop? Leisure time has its limit, but for some who play video games, that limit never comes. Now, the World Health Organization is recognizing the problem, according to anonymous sources (“Video Game Addiction …

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stress

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: How You Can Help

Many people may be unaware of the fact that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Every year, more than 41,000 people take their own lives. The impact of suicide is far-reaching, and there’s no better time to talk about it than now. As the National Alliance on Mental Illness explains, the month of September was …

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brain, health, mind

Woman Removed from Flight for Mental Illness, But Why?

What happens when mental illness is misinterpreted by the general public? As one woman recently discovered, it makes for a difficult time on an airplane. Ann-Marie Finch, a 31-year-old with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), attempted to leave Murcia Airport in Spain aboard a plane on August 22, but was stopped on the tarmac. Finch had …

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pills, medication, health, depression

Could an Antibiotic Be the Answer to Treating PTSD?

What if antibiotics could one day be a cure for something other than a bacterial infection? More specifically, what if they could help with mental illness? This is what researchers are now looking into with one particular antibiotic that could potentially clear up some of the symptoms of PTSD. (Bach, Tzovara, & Vunder, 2017) Doxycycline is …

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brain, health, mind

Report: Your Brain Shape May Be the Key to Your Personality

Your brain is unique in the sense that it has an original shape – one that differs from the brains found in other people. Now, researchers are learning more about how the brain’s shape may play a role in personalities. Researcher Luca Passamonti recently led a team of scientists to determine how structural differences in …

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