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Mental Health News From Medical News Today

How can you cope with seasonal affective disorder? (Fri, 24 Nov 2017)
More than just the 'winter blues,' seasonal affective disorder can turn the holiday season into a time of gloom and fatigue. So how can you keep it at bay?
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Five ways to boost concentration (Fri, 24 Nov 2017)
In an age of constant stimuli and distractions, it can be almost impossible to concentrate. We have put together some concentration-enhancing strategies.
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How to cope with social anxiety over Thanksgiving (Mon, 20 Nov 2017)
Thanksgiving is almost here, and for many of us, it's synonymous with "large family gatherings." But how can you manage this if you have social anxiety?
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Psoriasis and stress: What's the link? (Mon, 20 Nov 2017)
Not only can stress trigger psoriasis flare-ups, but living with psoriasis can have an effect on a person's overall mental health. Learn more.
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Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis (Mon, 20 Nov 2017)
Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support.
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Feeling numb: What you need to know (Fri, 17 Nov 2017)
A look at feeling numb, a psychological condition resulting in emotional numbness. Included is detail on causes, treatment, and coping strategies.
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Famine in pregnancy impacts offspring's mental health in adulthood (Fri, 17 Nov 2017)
In the Dutch famine of 1944–1945, rations fell to just 500 calories per day. A new study looks at how this affected the future mental health of babies.
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What is Capgras syndrome? (Thu, 16 Nov 2017)
Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition where the person affected believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter.
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What are binaural beats and how do they work? (Tue, 14 Nov 2017)
Binaural beats therapy is a method of treating conditions like anxiety. Included is detail on the patterns of brainwaves affected by binaural beats.
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What is ablutophobia? (Tue, 14 Nov 2017)
We examine ablutophobia, a condition where people have an extreme fear of washing. This article looks at possible causes of the condition and its outook.
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Hyperarousal: Symptoms and treatment (Mon, 13 Nov 2017)
Hyperarousal is common in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. What are the key signs of hyperarousal and how can people manage their symptoms?
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Psychedelic plant brew could improve mental health (Fri, 10 Nov 2017)
Researchers suggest that a psychedelic plant concoction called ayahuasca has the potential to boost psychological well-being and reduce alcohol abuse.
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The legacy of grief: Coping with loss (Fri, 10 Nov 2017)
Grief is a common yet unique human experience in the wake of loss. Learning to cope with it is a lengthy, difficult process, so how can we begin to do it?
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To be happier, take a moment to notice the nature around you (Fri, 03 Nov 2017)
Emerging research shows that happiness is within our reach: just take in natural objects and sceneries, and note how they make you feel.
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What is the pineal gland? (Wed, 01 Nov 2017)
Once called the "third eye," the pineal gland is a gland located deep in the center of the brain. In this article, learn about how it regulates the body.
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What you need to know about codependent relationships (Tue, 31 Oct 2017)
A look at codependent relationships. Included is information on how these relationships develop and the treatment for codependency.
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Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging (Mon, 30 Oct 2017)
Researchers have created a machine-learning algorithm that was able to accurately predict suicidal ideation and attempts in a small group of participants.
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Getting fit with friends may boost life quality (Mon, 30 Oct 2017)
New research suggests that exercising with a group of people rather than on your own brings more mental, emotional, and physical benefits overall.
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Life hacks: How to cope with night shifts (Mon, 30 Oct 2017)
Night shifts can be tough on both the mind and body. We have compiled tips to help you prepare for, survive, and recover from working unsociable hours.
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Can pessimism be beneficial? (Fri, 27 Oct 2017)
Is your glass always half empty? Do you expect negative outcomes? As a pessimist, you may have more advantages than you think. Read on to learn more.
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How does Parkinson's disease influence depression? (Fri, 27 Oct 2017)
A look at the link between Parkinson’s disease and depression. Included is detail on what the symptoms are and the treatments available.
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All you need to know about why you are angry (Thu, 26 Oct 2017)
A look at anger, and why some people are prone to it. Included is detail on why people get angry, complications, and when it becomes a problem.
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What you need to know about autophobia (Thu, 26 Oct 2017)
A look at autophobia, a condition characterized by a fear of being alone. Included is detail on other names for the condition and how it is caused.
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Depression raises risk of early death (Mon, 23 Oct 2017)
Research conducted over 60 years with three different generations shows that depression is tied to an increased risk of mortality for both men and women.
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Five ways to cope with PTSD (Fri, 20 Oct 2017)
What are some helpful ways of coping with PTSD symptoms? In this article we take a closer look at emerging strategies and effective techniques.
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