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The impact of mental health training in the workplace

The impact of mental health training in the workplace

A new study has found that managers with access to mental health training in their workplaces have an improved understanding of mental health overall and that they actively work to help prevent mental health issues in the people they manage. Share on PinterestMental health training programs can significantly improve employees’ performance and well-being. In Sweden, […]

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How to stop ruminating thoughts

How to stop ruminating thoughts

Ruminating thoughts are excessive and intrusive thoughts about negative experiences and feelings. A person with a history of trauma may be unable to stop thinking about the trauma, for example, while a person with depression may persistently think negative, self-defeating thoughts. Many different mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), […]

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When Music Takes a Surprise Turn, Listening Pleasure Follows

When Music Takes a Surprise Turn, Listening Pleasure Follows

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A combination of uncertainty and surprise in chord progression gives you pleasure when you listen to music, a new study shows. Researchers used a machine learning model to mathematically analyze 80,000 chords in 745 classic U.S. Billboard pop songs. Other elements such as lyrics […]

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Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?

Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?

Could people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) benefit from using cannabis to help reduce depressive episodes and thinking about suicide? A study of a population survey from Canada suggests that the preliminary answer is yes. Share on PinterestNew research looks into the benefits of cannabis for relieving depressive symptoms in PTSD. A recent paper on […]

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What connects depression, anxiety, and PTSD?

What connects depression, anxiety, and PTSD?

In the largest study of its kind, researchers identify similarities in the brain activity of people with major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. Share on PinterestA new study looks for the neural links between a range of mental disorders. Mental health disorders, although incredibly prevalent, remain poorly understood. According to […]

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Biodiversity may benefit mental health by affecting gut bacteria

Biodiversity may benefit mental health by affecting gut bacteria

New research in mice suggests that exposure to a biodiverse soil may improve mental health by raising levels of a bacterium with anxiety-relieving effects. Share on PinterestExposure to biodiversity may have anxiety-relieving effects by altering our gut bacteria, new research in rodents suggests. Intuitively, we know that living in excessively polluted, built-up areas cannot be […]

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Are You Lonely? Your Tweets Offer Important Clues, Experts Say

Are You Lonely? Your Tweets Offer Important Clues, Experts Say

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Analyzing people’s tweets could reveal if they’re lonely, researchers say. Loneliness — which has been linked with depression, heart disease, dementia and other health problems — affects about 1 in 5 adults in the United States. Researchers analyzed public accounts of Twitter users in […]

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Get Healthier With a Mental Reset

Get Healthier With a Mental Reset

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Making the decision to live healthier often involves important steps such as losing weight and exercising more. These are significant goals and everyday lifestyle habits that you should commit to. But there’s another type of “makeover” that can benefit you […]

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ADHD Rates Doubled Among U.S. Adults Over 10 Years

ADHD Rates Doubled Among U.S. Adults Over 10 Years

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If the latest statistics are any indication, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is no longer an issue for children only. Over a 10-year period, ADHD rates more than doubled among American adults, new research shows. However, the rate among children remains much higher than in adults. […]

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Media Reports on Celeb Suicides Could Trigger Copycats

Media Reports on Celeb Suicides Could Trigger Copycats

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — How the media reports on celebrity suicides may increase the risk for copycats, a new study suggests. But following guidelines on the reporting of these suicides can reduce the risk of others following suit, researchers added. “Suicide needs to be reported on as a […]