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Fish Oil and Depression
Fish Oil and Depression
Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Stabilize Mood and Combat Depression? We all have fat on the brain. Amazingly enough, more than half of the brain's dry weight comes from ...
05-14-2022
The Epidemic No One Wants to Talk About
The Epidemic No One Wants to Talk About
Katie Meyer had her whole life ahead of her. A senior at one of the most prestigious universities in the world—Stanford—the 22-year-old was also a soccer star. A ...
05-14-2022
How to Boost Brain BDNF Levels for Depression Treatment
How to Boost Brain BDNF Levels for Depression Treatment
There is accumulating evidence that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may be playing a role in human depression. BDNF controls the growth of new nerve cells, and “so, low ...
05-13-2022
7 Top Reasons to Try Acupuncture
7 Top Reasons to Try Acupuncture
Will a time-tested intervention such as acupuncture point your health in the right direction, or is it a useless stab at well-being? A centuries-old practice that takes off ...
04-26-2022
Natural Ways to Improve Anxiety
Natural Ways to Improve Anxiety
Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States, estimated to affect over 40 million adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. In ...
04-24-2022
Exercise Is Powerful Medicine for Depression
Exercise Is Powerful Medicine for Depression
By now, most people have heard that exercise is good for their health. A new review suggests it can it also make a difference in major depressive disorder. Researchers analyzed ...
04-23-2022
In Long Run, Antidepressants Don’t Improve Quality of Life: Study
In Long Run, Antidepressants Don’t Improve Quality of Life: Study
Millions of Americans take antidepressants to combat low moods. But a large, new study suggests that these medications over time may do little to improve overall quality of ...
04-22-2022
Delayed Development? Teens in the Pandemic Era
Delayed Development? Teens in the Pandemic Era
A high school senior from California described teen COVID-19 mental fallout in a nutshell: “It’s not that I’m mad that I missed the events. I wouldn’t have gone ...
04-11-2022
Knowing the Warning Signs of Depression and Anxiety
Knowing the Warning Signs of Depression and Anxiety
Do you ever wonder if somebody you know may be struggling with depression and anxiety, but you are not sure? If So, Here Are Some Things to Look ...
04-4-2022
Teen Suicide Rates Are Rising: How to Help Our Kids
Teen Suicide Rates Are Rising: How to Help Our Kids
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported a startling statistic on teen suicide: Emergency room visits for attempted suicide among teenage girls were up 51.6 ...
03-25-2022
Do Screens Get in the Way of Learning?
Do Screens Get in the Way of Learning?
Lately you’ve noticed that it takes your tween son twice as long to write a paragraph on the computer as it took you to write one in cursive, ...
03-23-2022
Would Your Teen Admit a Mental Health Issue? Poll Finds Roadblocks to Getting Help
Would Your Teen Admit a Mental Health Issue? Poll Finds Roadblocks to Getting Help
Would you know if your teen was struggling with mental health issues? Most parents say yes, but many also doubt their teen would tell them something was wrong, ...
03-22-2022
Get Your Lymph Moving
Get Your Lymph Moving
For me, exercise is just as important as diet and supplements when it comes to maintaining my health. When I had my second cancer surgery they removed a ...
03-12-2022
9 Great Uses for Lavender
9 Great Uses for Lavender
A friend of mine calls lavender the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils because you can use it in so many ways. I prefer to think of it ...
03-10-2022
Nature, the Remedy for Anxiety and Depression
Nature, the Remedy for Anxiety and Depression
While more than 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, the stresses of life amid the COVID-19 pandemic have boosted anxiety and depression to a crisis level. Meanwhile, finding ...
03-8-2022
How to Help Teen Girls Cope With Stress
How to Help Teen Girls Cope With Stress
Adolescence is a stressful time in life. Teens have to navigate increased independence from their parents, new and more complicated peer relationships, and more demanding academics, all while ...
03-1-2022
Hormone Havoc: Chronic Stress & Adrenal Burnout
Hormone Havoc: Chronic Stress & Adrenal Burnout
The adrenal glands (AKA the stress glands) may be small, but they have a big purpose. These endocrine glands are located on top of each kidney and are ...
02-22-2022
Recovering From the Pandemic Aftershock
Recovering From the Pandemic Aftershock
It was a lazy Saturday morning, and I sat curled up on the couch with a coffee in hand. My cell phone rang, and I was surprised to ...
02-20-2022
Brain Inflammation Underlies Chronic Depression
Brain Inflammation Underlies Chronic Depression
Traditional treatment for chronic depression typically involves medications that impact brain neurotransmitters — brain chemicals responsible for mood, motivation, behavior, and mental activity. However, many patients with depression ...
02-9-2022
Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression: What’s the Evidence?
Behavioural Activation Therapy for Depression: What’s the Evidence?
“I felt as if I had lost myself and wouldn’t ever be the same again” . Amy’s experience of depression is common, and it can cause a persistent feeling ...
02-6-2022
Is the Way You Breathe Making You Anxious?
Is the Way You Breathe Making You Anxious?
Scrolling social media, amid frantic election-related posts and news of escalating COVID-19 cases, you may have come across a friend reminding everyone to just breathe. In Greater Good’s ...
01-30-2022
How To Help A Relative With Their Anxieties And Depression
How To Help A Relative With Their Anxieties And Depression
Do you know a friend or loved one who suffers from fear, anxiety, and depression and do not know what to do to help them? It can be ...
01-26-2022
The Worst Foods That Make You More Hungry
The Worst Foods That Make You More Hungry
The struggle with weight gain and obesity is a common and costly health issue, leading to an increase in risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer, ...
01-19-2022
Depression in Children Linked to Low Levels of Vitamins B12 and D
Depression in Children Linked to Low Levels of Vitamins B12 and D
Up to 2.5% of children and 8.3% of adolescents suffer from depression, a condition that’s associated with significant complications later in life, including an increased risk of suicide, ...
01-5-2022
This Nutrient Deficiency Is Associated With Depression
This Nutrient Deficiency Is Associated With Depression
Research published in December 2021 using data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) discovered those with a vitamin B12 deficiency had a greater risk of symptoms ...
12-28-2021