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More evidence that pets benefit mental health

More evidence that pets benefit mental health

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. Petting a cat or a dog reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical […]

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Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?

Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you struggle with anxiety, you might want to skip that second cup of coffee, new research suggests. For some people, caffeine may help with concentration and provide an energy boost, but it can cause problems for those with general anxiety disorder, said Dr. […]

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Music Soothes the Stressed Soul Before Surgery

Music Soothes the Stressed Soul Before Surgery

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Music may be as powerful as drugs in calming patients before they undergo surgery, new research suggests. It worked just as well as a tranquilizer before patients received a peripheral nerve block prior to their procedure, the researchers said. Peripheral nerve block numbs a […]

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What are the signs of emotional abuse?

What are the signs of emotional abuse?

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U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades

U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in three decades, drug overdose deaths in the United States fell last year, preliminary federal government data suggests. Latest Mental Health News Provisional numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths in 2018, and the […]

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Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?

Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?

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Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?

Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?

New research reviews the evidence behind the benefits of drug ‘microdosing’ and suggests that more “rigorous, placebo-controlled clinical studies” are necessary.New research examines the benefits of the active compound in magic mushrooms. The practice of microdosing — that is, taking small doses of psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin or N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), to improve mental health, […]

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Controversial Suicide Scene Removed From ’13 Reasons Why’

Controversial Suicide Scene Removed From ’13 Reasons Why’

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A controversial suicide scene has been removed from the season one finale of the show “13 Reasons Why,” Netflix says. Latest Mental Health News The scene in the episode that originally premiered two years ago showed character Hannah cutting her wrist with a razor blade before bleeding out […]

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Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With most people never far from their cellphones, new research on college students finds that “problematic” use is tied to a variety of mental health problems, as well as lower grades and more sexual partners. The study, which surveyed more […]

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Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques for Stress

Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques for Stress

(HealthDay News) — Stress is a normal physical and emotional reaction to changes in life. However, long-term stress can contribute to digestive issues, headaches, sleep disorders and other health problems. Latest Mental Health News Relaxation techniques can help release tension and counteract stress, says the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). These […]