Mindfulness meditation training lowers biomarkers of stress response in anxiety disorder

Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, clinical trial has found objective physiological evidence that mindfulness meditat...

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Novel underlying mechanism involved in PTSD and other anxiety disorders described

A novel mechanism has been identified for how stress-induced anxiety -- which can produce post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD -- affects circuit function in the hippocampus, the area of the brain where aversive memories are formed. These studies fi...

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Samantha Rodman PhD: ‘My Uncle Is Delusional After Election, Should I Tell My Aunt?’

If your aunt welcomes your input, you can suggest that she contacts your uncle's therapist to tell him the extent of the paranoia. Hopefully your uncle has signed a release saying that his therapist can talk to your aunt. Read m...

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Emotional security system

A security system that analyses a user's brainwaves could determine whether the user is in a fit mental state to be granted access to resources, suggests new research.

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Stop smoking services may boost mental health of people with depression

Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new research.

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Joni Edelman: My Deepest Shame: I Walked Away From My Children

Content Notice: eating disorder Seven-and-a-half years ago, on the night of my 35th birthday, I told my husband that I wanted a divorce. It was 2 AM. ... Read more: Mental Health, Marriage, Divorce, Kids, Psychology, Babies, Eat...

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Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study shows

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment, acco...

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This 22-Year-Old Black Woman Is Running For Mayor Of Detroit

Detroit native Myya D. Jones hasn’t graduated from college yet, but that didn’t stop the Michigan State University senior from announcing her cand...

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Trapped by the game: Why professional soccer players don’t talk about their mental health

Professional soccer players do not feel it is safe to show vulnerability or admit to experiencing emotional struggles, suggests a new report.

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Still Stressed Out About The Election? You’re Not Alone.

Although the presidential election ended 71 days ago, more than 1 in 3 Americans continue to experience inner turmoil over the outcome. According to ... Read more: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, u.s. News , Mental Health, u.s. ...

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