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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
Daughter Beguiled Into Believing She Was Male, Took Hormones: Mother Discusses Her Child’s Detransition
Daughter Beguiled Into Believing She Was Male, Took Hormones: Mother Discusses Her Child’s Detransition
A week before Emma* turned 18, she told her family that she was a boy. "We were really sceptical," said her mother, Judith Hunter, "She had no history ...
05-10-2022
The Problematic Overprescription of Psychiatric Drugs
The Problematic Overprescription of Psychiatric Drugs
The use of antidepressants and antipsychotics has skyrocketed among children, adults, and the elderly—a trend seen long before the COVID-19 pandemic. One in six Americans now takes a ...
05-4-2022
The Breaking Point
The Breaking Point
My story isn’t unique. I’m one of many millions of Americans that bought into an unproven theory that depression and anxiety are caused by unbalanced brain chemistry. After ...
04-29-2022
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
3 Reasons Why You Feel Stressed When Trying to Relax
3 Reasons Why You Feel Stressed When Trying to Relax
Have you ever tried to relax, only to find yourself overwhelmed with feeling stressed and having negative thoughts? Turns out a lot of us experience this—which is why ...
04-11-2022
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
More Children Are Self-Harming Since the Start of the Pandemic
More Children Are Self-Harming Since the Start of the Pandemic
There has been a reported spike in young people attending emergency departments for self-harm and suicide during the pandemic. In New South Wales, presentations to emergency departments for ...
04-6-2022
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
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
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
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
Daily Probiotics Can Ease Depression and Anxiety
Daily Probiotics Can Ease Depression and Anxiety
Once upon a time, experts considered beneficial bacteria (probiotics) to be helpful in managing only physical symptoms and conditions, such as diarrhea, heartburn, and irritable bowel. The presence ...
09-30-2019
Improve Your Gut Health to Reduce Your Depression
Improve Your Gut Health to Reduce Your Depression
When the body is healthy, the brain is healthy. If the brain is impaired, it’s pretty difficult to enjoy life. For those suffering from depression, there’s situational depression ...
03-21-2019
Mental Exhaustion: Symptoms, Causes, and Recovery Tips
Mental Exhaustion: Symptoms, Causes, and Recovery Tips
Mental exhaustion is a common occurrence and is the result of brain overactivity. Being overwhelmed by tasks at work or by family responsibilities can leave you with feelings ...
12-27-2017
Beyond Pills: Gaining a Healthy Body, a Strong Mind, and an Empowered Life
Beyond Pills: Gaining a Healthy Body, a Strong Mind, and an Empowered Life
Just choose any moment of your life to commit to a set of health care principles and from there will come an experience of self-trust and even self-love.
09-4-2016