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Do American Adults Drink Too Much? Study Says Yes

Do American Adults Drink Too Much? Study Says Yes

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged Americans are hitting the sauce too hard and too often, a new poll shows. It found that 33% of adults aged 35 to 44 who have at least one drink in a typical week agreed with one or more statements that would prompt […]

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Embracing ‘Oneness’ Boosts Satisfaction With Life: Study

Embracing ‘Oneness’ Boosts Satisfaction With Life: Study

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The feeling of “oneness” may make you more satisfied with your life, new research finds. Oneness is the belief that everything in the world is connected and interdependent. Two surveys of nearly 75,000 people in Germany found a strong link between life satisfaction and […]

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Get Back to Nature to Put Stress at Bay

Get Back to Nature to Put Stress at Bay

Latest Mental Health News SATURDAY, April 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A small daily dose of nature may be the perfect prescription for stress. An eight-week study found that people who spent at least 20 minutes a day in places that made them feel connected to nature had significantly lower levels of the stress hormone […]

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My experience living with extreme anxiety

My experience living with extreme anxiety

If I think back to all of the most memorable and joyous moments of my life, my memories are laced with a dark, gripping cloak of anxiety. As a kid, I would second guess everything that I did. Experiences that other people would celebrate, such as graduations, weddings, and promotions, are dreaded milestones for me […]

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Grief, Divorce Can Really Tax the Heart

Grief, Divorce Can Really Tax the Heart

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For some people, the stress of dealing with a particularly rough patch in life or trauma may also strain the heart, a large new study suggests. The research, based on over 1.6 million Swedish adults, found that those diagnosed with […]

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Science Says: Smiling Does Bring a Mood Boost

Science Says: Smiling Does Bring a Mood Boost

<img class="healthday_image" src="http://www.medicationjunction.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/science-says-smiling-does-bring-a-mood-boost.jpg" alt="News Picture: Science Says: Smiling Does Bring a Mood Boost”> Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s something to make you smile: Turning that frown upside down does makes folks feel a little happier, researchers conclude. While most of us might know this instinctively, academics have not […]

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This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception

This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception

What does sleep deprivation do to the way in which we perceive various emotional stimuli? A researcher from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has written a thesis aiming to answer this question. Sleep deprivation makes us more likely to have negative emotional perceptions. Ever felt grumpy after a sleepless night? When we do not manage […]

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Suicide Rates Fall When States Raise Minimum Wage: Study

Suicide Rates Fall When States Raise Minimum Wage: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The link between paychecks and mental health just got a little stronger. New research suggests that raising the minimum wage might slow the rate of suicides in the United States. The review of all 50 states found that between 2006 […]

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Good Sleep a Must for Teens With ADHD

Good Sleep a Must for Teens With ADHD

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers tend to shortchange themselves on sleep, but when they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), that can really hamper their thinking skills, researchers say. The new study included teen volunteers with ADHD who spent a week in which their sleep was restricted to 6.5 hours […]

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Concerta vs. Adderall: What&#8217;s the difference?

Concerta vs. Adderall: What’s the difference?

Concerta and Adderall are stimulant medications that a doctor may prescribe for a person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. They can also help a person with narcolepsy. Stimulants work by helping regulate the chemicals in a person’s brain that support thinking and paying attention. Although they have many associated side effects, stimulants are […]