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Mediterranean Diet Can Help in Fight Against Depression

The Mediterranean diet is well known for its physical health benefits and it is now being hailed as the latest weapon in tackling mental health problems. Key points: The diet improved the mood of about a third of participants Researchers say it highlights the need for better diet support for patients But they warn the [...]

By | 2017-07-10T15:29:44+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sleep Important For Recovery In Comorbid Depression

BOSTON — Patients with comorbid depression and insomnia who sleep at least 7 hours nightly are more likely to benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) and achieve depression remission, preliminary results from the Treatment of Insomnia and Depression (TRIAD) Study show. Sleeping 7 hours or more nightly before starting treatment increased the chances of [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:48:38+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Depression, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem

It’s perfectly normal for someone to feel anxious or depressed after receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness. But what if the reverse occurs and symptoms of anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed physical disorder? Or what if someone’s physical symptoms stem from a psychological problem? How long might it take before the [...]

By | 2017-07-03T15:44:30+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Depression Is Associated With Abnormal Function In The Brain

New neuroimaging research has found that depression is associated with abnormal function in an area of the brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex. The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, investigated how the medial prefrontal cortex interacted with other areas of the brain in depression. The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging [...]

By | 2017-06-26T12:20:03+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Depression|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Improving Sleep In Children With ADHD Has Some Lessons For All Parents

Every evening around the world, parents put their children to bed, hoping they’ll go to sleep easily. For most parents that’s exactly what happens. But for some kids, sleep does not come easily and evenings are a battle. Children with ADHD are much more likely than other kids to struggle getting to sleep, and staying [...]

By | 2017-06-09T11:01:01+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

More Than A Third Of Teenage Girls Experience Depression, New Study Says

Depression is usually considered an issue parents have to watch out for starting in the turbulent teenage years. The CW channel, full of characters with existential angst about school, friends and young love, tells us so, as do the countless parenting books about the adolescent years in every guidance counselor's office. But what if by that time it's already too late? A [...]

By | 2017-06-09T11:00:57+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Does Fantasising About The Future Cause Depressive Symptoms?

Psychologists have found that fantasizing about the future can lead to increases in depression — and a new study provides some more clues as to why that is. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Consciousness and Cognition in May, examined the role that rumination plays. “Much research on depression focuses on understanding and changing [...]

Teenagers’ Sleep Quality And Mental Health At Risk Over Late-night Mobile Phone Use

Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such devices in the bedroom. A longitudinal study of 1,101 Australian high school students aged between 13 and 16 found poor-quality sleep associated with late-night texting or calling was [...]

What You Eat Could Help Manage Your Mental Health

The idea that what we eat and drink has direct impact on our mood is not a new one. Who can deny the salvation in a cup of tea after a rough day? But the theory behind this intuition is now a central field of research, and there's growing evidence for the idea that our [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:24:50+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why Bad Moods Are Good For You: The Surprising Benefits Of Sadness

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings. In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, marketing and self-help industries claim happiness [...]