Archive for January, 2018

Understanding anhedonia: What happens in the brain?

January 31, 2018
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People with anhedonia can no longer enjoy the things that they once loved. In this Spotlight feature, we ask what’s going on in the brain. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Turmeric compound could boost memory and mood

January 25, 2018
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A compound in the popular spice turmeric — called curcumin — has been found to improve the memory and mood of older adults in a new study. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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How to stop racing thoughts

January 19, 2018
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A look at racing thoughts and how to stop them. Included is detail on how to calm the mind and medical options for racing thoughts that are distracting. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know

January 17, 2018
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A dopamine deficiency is linked to several health conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and depression. Learn more about the symptoms. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Magic mushrooms: Treating depression without dulling emotions

January 16, 2018
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Antidepressants may cause ‘emotional blunting.’ Can a ‘magic mushroom’ compound treat depression while avoiding this side effect? Two new studies explore. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

January 12, 2018
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New research has linked increasing symptoms of anxiety in older adults to higher brain levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Seasonal depression: Women more affected than men

January 9, 2018
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When it comes to symptoms of seasonal depression, a new study finds that women are more vulnerable than men, particularly in the winter months. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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The top 10 mental health apps

January 8, 2018
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Whether you’re going through a rough patch, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, or having relationship issues, there is an app to help. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?

January 8, 2018
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We now know that sleep quality is linked to various physical and mental health outcomes. Is shorter, poorer sleep also to blame for our obsessive worries? Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Perfectionism on the rise among millennials, but to what effect?

January 6, 2018
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New research reveals a worrying trend: millennials may be more perfectionist than previous generations, but what does that mean for their mental health? Via:: medicalnewstoday

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