Volunteering eases veterans’ transition to civilian life

The first peer-reviewed and published national study of civic service among U.S. vets who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan found volunteering improved their health and social life.

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Stress hormones underlie Indigenous health gap in Australia

Scientists have made a disturbing finding about some young Indigenous people's biological reaction to stress, but one that could help close the health gap for indigenous people.

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Antidepressants Induce Resilience and Reverse Susceptibility

When they work, antidepressant medications may take weeks or months to alleviate symptoms of depression. Progress in developing new and more effective antidepressant treatments has been limited, though a new study offers new insights into how antidepre...

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Easier to let go: Can depression help people deal with life?

Patients with depression find it easier to abandon unattainable goals, a psychological study has concluded.

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Parents of children with serious heart defects may be at risk of PTSD

Many parents -- particularly mothers -- of children born with serious heart defects have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety or depression. Since compromised parental mental health can lead to long-term health and behavioral problems in children...

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‘Mirror game’ test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows

A pioneering new study has developed a new, 'mirror game' test using computer avatars to accurately detect specific variations in how patients move and interact socially -- well-documented characteristics of the mental disorder.

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Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study.

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Early signs of anxiety, depression may be evident in the brains of newborns

Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a new study.

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McLean Hospital: Borderline Personality Disorder: Fact vs Fiction

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Blaise Aguirre, MD So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? Think again. Many of us have seen Fat... Read more: Mental Health, Psychology, Borderline Personality Disorder, Hea...

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The Mighty: A Letter To Those Affected By My Anxiety

Written by Nicolle Hook

Let me start by clarifying something. When I refer to my “anxiety,” I’m not simply talking about my fears or situations...

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