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Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the Human Brain

Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the Human Brain

Latest Mental Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Antarctica is one of the loneliest places on Earth. Endless expanses of white give way to almost complete darkness during the long winter months. Companionship is largely limited to those who’ve joined you in these achingly cold wilds. That overwhelming […]

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What is the link between anxiety and high blood pressure?

What is the link between anxiety and high blood pressure?

Anxiety and high blood pressure can sometimes go hand in hand. Anxiety may lead to high blood pressure, and high blood pressure may trigger feelings of anxiety. Doctors characterize anxiety as feelings of intense worry or fear. It causes many physical symptoms, including increased heart rate and shallow breathing. Periods of anxiety may also temporarily […]

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Health Tip: 4-7-8 Breath Relaxation Exercise

Health Tip: 4-7-8 Breath Relaxation Exercise

Pictures of the 7 Most Effective Exercises to Do at the Gym or Home (and Tips to Improve Form) See how to properly perform seven exercises including squats, lunges, crunches, and the bend-over row. Good technique is a must for effective and safe workouts. Read more: Pictures of the 7 Most Effective Exercises to Do […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Agarkar, S., N. Mahgoub, and R.C. Young. “Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in bipolr disorder.” Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 23.2 Spring 2011: E12-E13. Albanese, M.J., S.E. Nelson, A.J. Peller, and H.J. Shaffer. “Bipolar Disorder as a Risk Factor for Repeat DUI Behavior.” Journal of Affective Disorders 121.3 Mar. 2010. Altshuler, L.L., R.W. Kupka, […]

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Dreams Are Training Ground for Fearful Real-Life Situations

Dreams Are Training Ground for Fearful Real-Life Situations

Latest Mental Health News SUNDAY, Dec. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bad dreams can help people react better to frightening situations when they’re awake, a finding that could lead to dream-based therapies for anxiety, Swiss researchers say. They analyzed the dreams of 18 people and pinpointed which brain areas were activated when participants experienced fear […]

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What is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder?

What is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a medical condition that causes a person to experience an overwhelming need for order, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control. People with the condition have an obsessive need to follow rules and regulations, as well as a moral and ethical code from which they will not deviate. In other words, […]

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Fewer Americans Now Struggle With ‘Problem’ Pot Use

Fewer Americans Now Struggle With ‘Problem’ Pot Use

Latest Mental Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There are fewer problem “potheads” today than before the wave of marijuana legalization that’s swept the United States, a new analysis of federal survey data shows. Researchers found an across-the-board decline in daily or near-daily pot users who could be […]

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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Eating Disorders

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Eating Disorders

Latest Mental Health News (HealthDay News) — Eating disorders can develop among people with a combination of psychological, social and genetic factors, says the National Eating Disorders Collaboration. The collaboration mentions these risk factors for eating disorders: Low self-esteem, or perfectionism. Overvaluing body image in defining self-worth. Stress, depression and trauma. Avoidance of social interaction. […]

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Health Tip: Dealing With Stress by Writing

Health Tip: Dealing With Stress by Writing

Latest Mental Health News (HealthDay News) — Writing about stressful or traumatic experiences can be good for your health, says the American Psychological Association. Studies have shown that writing your deepest thoughts and feelings about difficult situations can improve mood, reduce your likelihood of illness and increase productivity. The APA recommends that people keep a […]