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Growing evidence shows volunteering can help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
New moms and dads with generous parental leave policies experience less anxiety and depression, new research shows.
Heart disease patients who feel lonely and socially isolated face an increased risk of premature death, according to a new study.
Nearly 1 in 10 Americans report experiencing major depression with kids 12-18 being hit hardest, researchers fund.
Low-to-moderate levels of stress can help people build enough resilience to ward off mental health symptoms, researchers say.
Teens and young adults adapt well to family genetic information, reporting relatively low psychological stress, researchers say.
A staggering number of people are having trouble finding providers to treat mental health or substance use issues, researchers say.
Children with mental health problems are flooding America's hospitals.
A new study of 4.8 million pediatric hospitalizations between 2009 and 2019 found that the number of acute care hospitalizations for kids with mental health problems increased significantly. In 2019, most were due to attempted suicides, suicidal thoughts or self-injury, researchers said.
"What we’re seeing are ...
People with irregular sleep patterns may face substantially higher odds of high blood pressure than those who stick to a schedule, even when they get the recommended amount of sleep each night, new research suggests.
The study, published Tuesday in the journal Hypertension, found people who slept in on the weekends or varied the times they went to sleep and woke up throughout the week wer...
Could inhaling a deep whiff of another person’s sweat help ease crippling social anxiety?
Quite possibly, new Swedish research suggests.
The notion stems from a trial that involved just 48 women. All struggled with what’s known as social anxiety disorder — an often intense and relentless fear of being watched or judged by others when participating in common social situations....
Close relationships -- and whether your experiences within those relationships are positive or negative -- could influence your physical health.
New research found that the way you feel about your close relationships may affect the way your body functions.
“Both positive and negative experiences in our relationships contribute to our daily stress, coping and physiology, like blood...
While some gamble socially and others do it for a living, it’s a serious addiction for those who have an uncontrollable urge to keep going at the risk of losing everything.
“In our brain, the centers involved with gambling addiction are the same centers involved with substance addiction," said
Anxiety disorder can make it hard to navigate life, but lately CBD has been touted as a natural treatment for the nerve-wracking condition.
You can buy CBD almost anywhere -- gas stations, spas, farmers markets and grocery stores. It comes in many forms -- from gummies to tablets to tinctures to lozenges and patches.
But is CBD good for anxiety?
Here, experts share their thou...
Endless worry, irritability and insomnia are all symptoms of a possible anxiety disorder.
Luckily, there are numerous anxiety medications that can help ease the condition.
Joy Alonzo, a specialist in the pharmacotherapy of mental disorders at Texas A&M's College of Pharmacy,
Women with mental illness have a risk for cervical cancer that’s twice as high as that for others, according to new research.
Swedish researchers noted that women with mental illness, neuropsychiatric disability or substance abuse were also less likely to get screening tests that can detect cervical cancer.
“Our results suggest that women with these diagnoses participate more se...
Ask your teen about their day and try to spend more quality time together.
It matters, a new study found.
Teens who report better relationships with their moms and dads are healthier both mentally and physically and less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol as you...
More American children have autism than previously thought, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
It also finds that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed diagnosis for many, which could have lasting impact.
Data from 11 communities in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, which tracks the number and characteristics of children with autism and ...
Curated images of perfect bodies -- often highly filtered and unrealistic -- are common on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
And a broad new review of 50 recent studies across 17 countries finds that relentless online exposure to largely unat...
The death of a parent is heartbreaking for a child or teenager, and those who experience it are known to be at an increased risk for depression and other mental health issues later in life.
But a new study finds that children who participated in a bereavement program with their families following the loss of a parent were significantly less likely to experience depression up to 15 years l...
Anxiety disorders are no small matter, but knowing which symptoms point to trouble may help you navigate your intense fears and worries.
First, you are not alone: Anxiety disorders are estimated to plague nearly 40 million people in the United States each year, according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America...
When waiting for medical test results, days can feel like an eternity.
In a new survey, patients overwhelmingly say they'd like their results immediately -- even if their provider has not yet reviewed them and even if the news is bad.
In April 2021, new rules went into effect requiring health care providers in the United States to make all results and clinical notes available immed...
Sometimes an anxiety disorder feels like worry and ruminating about lots of little and big things.
Other times it’s focused on a specific phobia, such as a fear of flying or being in social situations. It can also be expressed as intense feelings about separation from loved ones.
What’s clear is that someone experiencing anxiety disorder symptoms isn’t alone. About 40 million...
Anxiety attacks can seem overwhelming when you’re in the middle of one, but with the right coping tools you can come out the other side.
What is an anxiety attack?
According to the Detroit Medical Center, an anxiety attack is a stretch of time during which you experi...
In state after state, doors are quickly slamming shut on the ability of doctors to provide gender-affirming care for transgender minors.
The newest restriction is set to take effect Thursday in Florida, where that state’s Board of Medicine decided last month to ban the use of all puberty blockers, hormone therapies and/or surgeries for any patient under 18, whether or not those minors h...
On the third anniversary of the pandemic, a new poll shows fewer older adults are experiencing loneliness and isolation though the numbers are still high.
About one-third of adults aged 50 to 80 still sometimes or often experience isolation and loneliness, according to the University of Michigan researchers. They may go a week or longer without social contact from someone outside the hom...
It might seem like a move to rural living could bring calm and even happiness, but new research suggests that isn’t always so.
A study from the University of Houston found that those living in the country were not more satisfied with their lives than people who lived in urban areas. Rural U.S. residents didn’t feel like their lives were more meaningful, and they also tended to be mor...
Kids and teens are struggling with their mental health in America, and one new report suggests the overinvolvement of parents may be partly to blame.
Kids don't get to roam any more. They've lost time for free play and risk-taking amid parents' fears about the dangers of the world, said report co-author David Bjorklund<...
You may have heard of postpartum depression and “the baby blues,” but did you know that there’s another widely studied mental health condition called postpartum anxiety?
Dr. Erica Newlin, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Westlake, Ohio, said in a
The annual shift to daylight saving time is a challenge for many parents, whose children may struggle with the change.
A pediatrics sleep medicine expert offers some tips for making springing forward a little easier for all ages.
“Whether it be jet lag, spring break or daylight saving time, a break in sleep structure can make things challenging. But we have ways to cope with that,...
New moms who live on tree-lined streets may be somewhat less vulnerable to postpartum depression, according to a new study — the latest to link "green space" to better mental health.
The study, of medical records from more than 415,000 new mothers, found that those living in ...
A new review of 137 studies from around the world has found that, despite dramatic stories about COVID-19’s impact on mental health, the psychological fallout from the pandemic has been less intense than thought.
“Mental health in COVID-19 is much more nuanced than people have made it out to be,” said senior study author
There is little that is harder than watching a loved one struggle with depression. So what can you do?
More than you might think, experts say.
First, depression is a mood disorder that can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status or gender. Symptoms ranging from mild to severe and it impacts the way you feel, think and behave, according to the
Have you ever been in a social situation where you felt nervous? Maybe starting a new job caused you to sweat a lot on your first day. Or going to a party where you didn’t know anyone gave you a nervous stomach.
These are normal feelings that most people experience at different times in their lives.
But social anxiety is a much different experience. It can be debilitating and int...
It won’t come as a surprise to those who love their furry friends, but a new poll finds many Americans saying their pets offer them mental health benefits and are a part of the family.
Roughly 86% of cat and dog owners said their pets had a positive impact on their well-being, the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA)
People who have long COVID — lingering symptoms after a COVID-19 infection — may also have lower brain oxygen levels, cognitive problems and psychiatric troubles, such as anxiety and depression.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada and Drexel University in Philadelphia combined
THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay) -- Allergic reactions to the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines are very rare, and a new study questions whether many of those that do occur are even real.
In a small new study of 16 people who said they'd experienced an allergic reaction to a dose of the Pfizer vaccine, those who got a follow-up placebo (fake) vaccine were more likely to complai...
Black women who are exposed to certain forms of racism may be more likely to develop heart disease, researchers say.
Specifically, Black women who said they faced discrimination in employment, housing and in their interactions with the police were 26% more likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who had not experienced such structural racism.
Structural racism refers...
When Dr. Yezaz Ghouri sees patients with the cramping, abdominal pain and diarrhea that are hallmark symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), he’ll typically ask how life’s going.
More often than not, his patients say they are experiencing stress in their lives.
Now, Ghouri's team has establ...
TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2023 (HealthDay Now) -- A long-established Alzheimer’s drug can help people with a disorder that causes them to compulsively pull at their hair or pick at their skin, a new clinical trial has concluded.
Memantine considerably improved symptoms in 3 out of 5 patients with either trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) or excoriation (skin-picking) disorder, researchers...
Work isn’t always easy, but sometimes it becomes almost unbearable.
You might experience a constellation of symptoms, including emotional exhaustion, a reduced sense of personal accomplishment and cynicism, which affects how you interact with others in the workplace.
This is a condition known as burnout and though it’s not listed in the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists, ...
A lot of people are dealing with anxiety, depression or just general unhappiness.
Worry, sadness, restlessness, irritability and trouble sleeping are just a few symptoms of depression and
When depression hits, everyday activities like working, socializing, sleeping and even eating can become a daunting challenge.
George Mason University clinical psychologist James Maddux treats patients with clinical depression in his practice. He said, “The problems with both depression and anxiety are the result of...
It’s natural for everyone to experience anxiety at different times in their lives. Maybe you’re worried about making a good first impression with your new partner’s family, and you become anxious in the days leading up to the meeting about what you’ll wear.
Being anxious even has its benefits, according to the
All those images of beautiful-looking people on social media can deflate a young person's self-image, but there may be an easy fix: limiting time spent on TikTok, Instagram and the like.
A new Canadian study finds that teens and young adults who already had symptoms of anxiety or depression a...
America’s health care workforce is under unprecedented strain, and leaders of the medical profession are scrambling to shore up doctors and nurses who are burning out in record numbers.
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of a nationwide group of doctors and nurses said they are experiencing a moderate or great deal of burnout at work, according to a new HealthDay-Harris Poll online survey...
Living closer to outdoor spaces and natural water may be better for your mental health, researchers say.
A new study finds that close proximity to nature may reduce an older person’s risk for serious psychological distress. That distress can lead to mild impairment of thinking and memory, as well as dementia.
The study is scheduled for presentation at a meeting of the American Aca...
For anyone struggling with a mental health issue who is looking for support coping with stress or managing complicated feelings, help is available.
It’s called psychotherapy, and it might be the answer you’re looking for.
According to the American Psychiatric Associatio...
About 44% of U.S. middle and high schools have student-run clubs that shine a light on issues that touch the lives of LGBTQ+ students.
And new research suggests that depression risk among LGBTQ+ students is considerably lower in those schools where such Gender-Sexuali...
People who are experiencing anxiety and depression months after a mild case of COVID-19 may have changes affecting the structure and function of their brains, Brazilian researchers report.
“There is still much to learn about long COVID, which includes a wide range of health problems, including anxiety and depression, months after infection,” said
Researchers may have found a way for coffee-lovers to cut back without suffering symptoms of caffeine withdrawal like headache, fatigue, bad mood and irritability.
It’s a cup of decaf.
A new study found that people experienced fewer withdrawal symptoms with the substitute.
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Sen. John Fetterman is being treated for clinical depression at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
“While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks,” Fetterman's chief of staff Adam Jentleson said in a
Children who were exposed to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications their moms took during pregnancy are not more prone to neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD or autism, researchers report.
The news may be welcome to women who’ve needed to take ADHD medication throughout their pregnancy.
“We can see that the number of women of childbearing age who are...
If you're one of the millions seeking The One this Valentine’s Day, here’s a tip: Try swiping less.
This is the main message from a new study that found excessive swiping on dating apps can cause partner choice overload, among other issues.
“Dating apps m...
An alarming new survey shows that American teen girls are experiencing record high levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk.
Schools may be the answer to improving what’s happening for young people, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 3 in 5 girls -- 57% -- said they felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021. That’s up 60...
Primary care doctors are no longer just in the physical health business: Americans are increasingly turning to them for mental health care, too, a new study finds.
Looking at Americans' primary care visits between 2006 and 2018, researchers found a 50% increase in the proportion of visits that addressed mental health concerns. That figure rose from just under 11% of visits, to 16% by the ...
A new study shows the importance of the messenger when trying to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccines.
People who know someone who was sickened by the virus or who died from it were twice as likely to get their own vaccinations, researchers report.
“This study shows that the messenger matters more than the message: Hearing about the experiences of a trusted person, su...
Genes may have a strong influence over whether kids develop an eating disorder marked by extremely limited food choices, a new study finds.
The study focused on a condition called avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). It's a relatively new diagnosis that describes people who seve...