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Are You Just a Worrywart or Is It Something More?

Are You Just a Worrywart or Is It Something More?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Everyone goes through moments of worry, but for some people, anxiety takes over their lives. How can you tell if you’re an average worrywart or if you might have an anxiety disorder? Your degree of distress is often a good […]

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How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?

How do superstitions affect our psychology and well-being?

Today is Friday the 13th, and vast numbers of people across the world will avoid going about their usual business because they fear this day will bring them “bad luck.” In this Spotlight feature, we examine the psychological mechanisms behind superstitious thinking.Some people think that encountering a black cat is a sign of bad luck. […]

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What Fuels Your Appetite for Taking a Gamble?

What Fuels Your Appetite for Taking a Gamble?

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Variations in brain activity when a person is idle may affect their decisions about risky behavior, according to a new study. The findings may help explain why people are inconsistent — and sometimes irrational — and could lead to new treatments for gambling addiction, […]

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Date Rape Drugs

Date Rape Drugs

Date rape drugs facts* Someone may spike your drink with a date rape drug without you knowing. *Date rape facts medical author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Date rape drugs are drugs used to assist in a sexual assault, which is any type of sexual activity a person does not agree to. These drugs can […]

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Dogs Help Injured Vets Cope

Dogs Help Injured Vets Cope

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A big floppy-faced St. Bernard saved the life of Army veteran and combat medic Brian Gliba — but not in the way you might think. Gliba first met Zeus in 2009 while battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dealing with […]

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How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?

How do antidepressants affect gut bacteria?

Newly published research in rodents and ongoing research in humans examines the effects of psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants, on the composition of gut bacteria. Scientists are slowly discovering the effects that antidepressants have on various bacterial strains that usually live in the gut. More and more studies are supporting the role of the gut microbiota […]

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Suicide Becoming All Too Common in U.S.

Suicide Becoming All Too Common in U.S.

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Suicide continues to become more common in the United States, with rural areas hit hardest by this ongoing crisis of despair, a new study reports. Deprivation, isolation and lack of access to mental health care all appear to be driving […]