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Mental health affects us all. How we think and feel about our lives and ourselves has an impact on our behavior and how we cope in tough times. Mental health problems are very common and include conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, anorexia, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, bulimia, depression, hyperactivity, insomnia, mania, narcolepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, paranoia, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, stress, suicide and Tourette's.
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Watching a lot of TV makes you more susceptible to everyday myths

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 06:00
People who watch a lot of television are more likely to be susceptible to everyday myths - irrespective of their age, education or gender.
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Job dissatisfaction has negative health effects by age 40

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 00:00
New research shows that job dissatisfaction early in careers impacts physical and mental health leading to depression, sleep problems, and excessive worry.
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Money on the mind: Breadwinning men have worse mental, physical health

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 00:00
Compared with men whose financial contributions match their partner's, those who are the primary breadwinners may have poorer physical and mental health.
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Study links self-reported childhood abuse to death in women years later

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 06:00
A study of a large number of middle-aged adults suggests self-reported childhood abuse by women was associated with an increased long-term risk of death, according to an article published online by...
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Pregnancy: Antipsychotic use does not increase the risk of birth defects

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 07:00
Exposure to antipsychotic drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of congenital or cardiac malformations.
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Brain study confirms gene mutation link to psychiatric disorders

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 00:00
Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain.
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Schizophrenia symptoms eased with aerobic exercise

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 09:00
Around 12 weeks of aerobic exercise was found to significantly improve the cognitive functioning of individuals with schizophrenia in a new study.
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Psychopathy of 1,800 prisoners leads to novel diagnostic tool for criminals and non-criminals alike

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 09:00
After a large-scale research project involving hundreds of prisoners at maximum security jails, a psychologist at the University of Huddersfield has developed a new method for assessing psychopathy.
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TSRI and NIH scientists show molecule in brain may drive cocaine addiction

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 09:00
A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), funded by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Alcohol...
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Increased risk suicide death associated with hospitalization for infection

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:00
Being hospitalized with infection was associated with an increased risk of suicide death and the highest risk of suicide was among those individuals with hepatitis and HIV or AIDS, according to a...
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Financial worries linked to mental health issues among university students

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00
Experiencing financial difficulties and worrying about debt at university increases the risk of mental health conditions such as depression and alcohol dependency, according to new research from...
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In search of neurobiological factors for schizophrenia

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00
It is impossible to predict the onset of schizophrenic psychosis. If factors linked to a risk of psychosis can be identified, however, these may yield significant insights into its underlying...
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Volunteering in middle age and senior years linked to enhanced mental health

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:00
No positive association seen before age of 40, suggesting link varies across life course.
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How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 00:00
Learn all about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that causes people to switch between different moods.
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Single people more fulfilled, experience more psychological growth

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 00:00
In contrast to the negative ideology of being single, new research shows that single people have a fulfilling life, experiencing more psychological growth.
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Tinder: Users experience body dissatisfaction, body shame, low self-esteem

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 00:00
A study examining the connection between Tinder use and psychological well-being finds users report negative body image perception and low self-esteem.
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High school students with mental health issues more likely to drink, smoke cigarettes and use marijuana

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 05:00
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health with collaborators at the Federal University of Sao Paulo studied the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and patterns of...
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Longer duration of untreated childhood schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis predicts poorer outcomes

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:00
A review of 35 studies of early-onset schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis (EOS) identified the most common psychotic symptoms and the disorders that most often co-occur in children and adolescents...
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Genetic associations for major depressive disorder

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00
The discovery of 15 regions of the genome associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) in individuals of European descent is reported in a study published online this week in Nature Genetics.
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Can drugs that treat hypertension also treat depression?

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 06:00
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the relationship of drugs that are generally used for treating hypertension (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) are examined in...
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