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Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How to Find the Motivation to Work Out When You’re Depressed

Working out can be especially difficult when you’re depressed, even though the brain benefits are powerful. An expert explains how to harness the latest research and get motivated.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Vagus Nerve Stimulation A 'Game Changer' For People Battling Depression - Study Finds

Clinical depression directly impacts 14 million Americans, many of whom do not get the desired results from medications or other traditional treatments. New research shows that vagus nerve stimulation could be a life-changer for people battling the mental

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Curcumin, Commonly Found In Indian Food, Improves Memory, Mood, Attention - Study Finds

Curcumin, an ingredient found in many common Indian spices, such as curry, has been found to improve the mood and memory of people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to research by scientists at UCLA.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A Lack of Sleep Triggers Viral Loneliness | Thrive Global

A recent study found a direct link between poor sleep and social isolation. Here's what the researchers want you to know about their findings.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Is Hormonal Imbalance Making You Crazy, Moody Or Overweight? | Psychology Today

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include: fatigue, mood instability, weight gain, foggy brain/memory loss, adult acne, hair loss/facial hair, lower sex drive and/or extreme PMS.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

Serotonin levels have been linked to the regulation of mood and sexual function. Emerging research now reveals more about its role in learning processes.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different From Substance Abuse, Experts Say

A new study finds that smartphone addiction can cause serious social problems -- boosting feelings of loneliness and isolation -- while worsening anxiety and depression symptoms.

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

There are a few easy, helpful ways to distinguish between the two. Here, an expert explains how to spot the difference.

News | Animal Links

Dogs Understand Emotions Behind Human Facial Expressions, Get Stressed By Bad Moods - Study Finds

A new study finds that dogs can read the emotions tied to their owners' facial expressions, and a bad mood can cause their heart rates to spike.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study Finds Common Medications May Increase Depression Risk

Over a third of Americans take these common medications that researchers say could be related to an increase depression risk.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

What It’s Really Like to Fall Asleep When You Live With Anxiety

A woman with anxiety shares what it's like to fall asleep when she's experiencing intense anxiety at night.

Psychology | Personality

The 2 Lessons About Happiness That Completely Changed My Mindset

Don't avoid the negative thoughts you may be having. Instead, draw from these ideas to help change your mindset.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

The messages we give to ourselves every day have enormous power. Anything that is repeated and repeated and repeated can become "truth" -- even when it isn't. Any coach will tell you that practice doesn't necessarily make perfect but it certainl

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

5 Tips for Dealing with the Overwhelming Fatigue of Depression

For Ruth White, the fatigue that comes with depression can be overpowering. "I find it difficult to get out of bed and once out of bed, just walking can be exhausting. Texting or even watching TV can seem to take Herculean effort," said White, P

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Color-Changing LEDs Could Reset the Circadian Rhythm

Schools and hospitals are using specialized LEDs to combat the damage of indoor living.

Psychology | Personality

What Is Anxiety Contagion?

Research shows that the human brain can pick up on and experience stress felt by our partners and friends.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How Can Nostalgia Help Loneliness?

Research suggests that nostalgia can help loneliness, mental health, performance science, depression, positivity and emotion. Feeling nostalgia is good!

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

A Genetic Test May Help Predict the Right Antidepressant For You

A new study shows that a genetic test can help guide doctors to the right antidepressants for treating their patients.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Advice From Therapists on What to Do When You Feel Lonely

A new study highlights how widespread the loneliness epidemic really is. Here’s how to make yourself feel better when you feel alone or isolated.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Feeling Anxious? Few Minutes of Meditation Might Help

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Personality

Study Finds 44 Genetic Variants Linked to Depression

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Personality

The Science of How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

The emerging field of “nutritional psychiatry” is exploring how the food you eat can affect your risk of depression.

Psychology | Personality

The Shape of Bipolarity

Much of what is communicated about bipolar disorder doesn’t come close to conveying its complexities or subtleties.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Best Anti-Anxiety Remedy

Why getting in touch with nature is the best thing you can do for your anxiety.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Depression and Sleep

Does your depression affect your ability to sleep? Don't worry, there are things you can do to sleep better with depression.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Sleep Deprivation Messes With The Brain's Emotional Response

Lack of sleep throws the brain regions associated with emotion off balance, finds a new study.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Fighting through the darkness

During the fourth year of my Ph.D. program, I found myself walking through the door of my university's counseling center, seeking help for a dangerously strong urge to commit suicide. With the help of the compassionate people in that office, I pulled thro

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The Best Way to Manage Your Social Anxiety Is to Accept It

Some studies are suggesting that a better way to deal with it is by exposing yourself to anxiety-inducing situations.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Can Pain Medication Ketamine Also Relieve Depression?

Researchers found a 50-percent drop in symptoms of depression among people who were given ketamine for chronic pain.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness Like Physical Illness

Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How depression and anxiety affect the body

A new study shows different ways depression and anxiety affect the body, including digestive issues, skin problems, and arthritis.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

With reports of an increase in teenage depression, experts say parents should watch for major changes in their own children.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

A New Way To Understand And Treat Depression

It can pull you out of the hustle of daily life — and into meaning-making.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Can You Be Mindful and Still Feel Angry?

Mindfulness will not turn you into a feel-good Zen zombie. It does not stop you from feeling negative emotions; it just helps free you from being controlled by those emotions.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Finding Time Each Day For Creativity Makes You Happier

Creative activities can trigger an "upward spiral" of well-being, psychologists find.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression

Critical neurotransmitters were boosted in the study, possibly helping to restore mental health.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Genetic Testing for Personalized Medicine Treatment

Finding the right medicine just got easier. GeneSight provides answers that can lead to a personalized medicine plan and faster response and remission for patients.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

In a Bad Mood? Scientists Say You Should Bake

And not just because you’ll end up with a homemade batch of double chocolate chip cookies.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Secret To Emotional Control Most People Don't Know

Better emotional control is linked to lower levels of depression and anxiety.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life: In the Magazine: allure.com

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.

Health & Fitness | Health News

How Your Gut Affects Your Mood

At any given moment, you have somewhere between 10 trillion and 100 trillion microorganisms inhabiting your gut — that’s more microbes in your bowels than ther…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

How to Transform Social Anxiety With One Simple Question

Have you ever done this? You're at the grocery store, holding two boxes of cereal reading the nutrition information, trying to decide which one to buy. U...

News | Interesting Links

The Mood Most People Are In Most of The Time, Everywhere

How people feel, on average, most of the time, wherever they live in the world. People are, on average, in a mildly good mood most of the time all around the world, a new study finds. Researchers have reviewed evidence

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

How to Improve Your Mood Right Now: 3 Simple Habits

I often write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general. A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the context

News | Interesting Links

Walk This Way: Acting Happy Can Make It So

Research shows people can improve their mood with small changes in behavior, from putting a bounce in your step to talking to strangers.