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  • newBrain Health At Any Age: You’re Never Too Old

    Brain Health At Any Age: You’re Never Too Old

    How do you lead a brain healthy lifestyle, one that champions a proactive approachto shaping the brain? The lifestyle is composed of five major components, or “slices of a brain health pie”: physical activity, mental stimulation, socialization,…
    - 10 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 4:30pm -
  • Where Beauty Lights Up the Brain: An Interview with Dr. Semir Zeki

    Where Beauty Lights Up the Brain: An Interview with Dr. Semir Zeki

    The French have an expression, chacun à son goût, which means “to each his own taste.” This can apply to most anything from clothes and cars to choice of intimates and serves as a viable way to shrug off a difference of opinion. Can the subject…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Oct 19, 1:00pm -
  • How Hormones Help Your Body

    How Hormones Help Your Body

    The body produces the chemicals we call hormones to control all kinds of body functions. Glands, the organs that secrete hormones, make up the endocrine system, which helps to regulate functions such as growth, metabolism, and reproduction. Imagine h…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Oct 19, 2:30pm -
  • Education for Girls Equals Global Growth Plus a Better World

    Education for Girls Equals Global Growth Plus a Better World

    There are 263 million youth worldwide who are not in school. That's one in every five — a figure that has barely changed over the past five years. Of the 263 million youth worldwide who aren't in school, 70 percent of them are girls. In developing…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 4:15pm -
  • Expanding Mental Health in Pakistan

    Expanding Mental Health in Pakistan


    - 4 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 1:30am -
  • The Need for More Mental Health Resources Across The Globe

    The Need for More Mental Health Resources Across The Globe

    At some point in their lives, most people have either suffered from depression or seen someone close to them suffer. Because it is such a personal issue, most people think of depression on a personal level. It is important to realize that depression…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 2:45pm -
  • For Healthier Minds: An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

    For Healthier Minds: An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

    Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein is the current president and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF), a global nonprofit organization. Since 1987, they have awarded more than $380 million to over 5,500 grants, given to over 4,500 scientists to…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 12:39pm -
  • Neurons and Neighborhoods: Brain Awareness in Inner-City Schools

    Neurons and Neighborhoods: Brain Awareness in Inner-City Schools

    When talking about the American public school system, it seems inevitable that the topic of inner-city schools will come up — whether it be as a starting point for the best way to reform education or held up as a sign of the failures of public scho…
    - 6 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 3:00pm -
  • Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness: An Interview with Joe Pantoliano

    Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness: An Interview with Joe Pantoliano

    Actor Joe Pantoliano, aka "Joey Pants" to friends and colleagues, vividly remembers the first time he experienced stigma around mental illness. After being diagnosed with clinical depression, Pantoliano — best known for playing the character Ralph…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Oct 19, 3:00pm -
  • Know Your Brain: The Thalamus — Shifting Focus

    Know Your Brain: The Thalamus — Shifting Focus

    This process involves a pathway between the basal ganglia of the brain to a region called the thalamus, which famed geneticist Francis Crick referred to as the “brain’s gatekeeper” back in 1984. No exact mechanism was found to support this theo…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Oct 19, 5:37pm -

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Medical News Today: Mental Health

  • newCan neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?
    A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity.
    - 14 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 12:00pm -
  • newRelaxation makes worriers more anxious
    Relaxation techniques can, paradoxically, provoke anxiety in some people, and a new study suggests that this is because relaxation interrupts worrying.
    - 23 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 3:00am -
  • What are neurotransmitters?
    Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here.
    - 3 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Depression: Brief change in diet may relieve symptoms
    The role of nutrition in depression is an area of increasing research. A recent study tries a 3-week nutritional intervention and reports some success.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 10:00am -
  • What are the links between alcohol and anxiety?
    Many people use alcohol to reduce anxiety, but it can end up making anxiety worse in the long term. Learn about the link between alcohol and anxiety, and tips for coping here.
    - 5 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 5:00pm -
  • 'New lead' in hunt for better schizophrenia drugs
    Existing medications do not address the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. A recent study attempted to track down the source of these symptoms.
    - 7 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 6:00am -
  • What to know about Xanax overdose
    Taking too much Xanax can cause mild to serious side effects, and taking other drugs along with Xanax can increase the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms, risks, and treatments of a Xanax overdose here.
    - 11 days ago, 3 Oct 19, 4:00pm -
  • What does Xanax feel like?
    Xanax is a benzodiazepine, a class of drug that treats anxiety and panic disorders. It usually takes less than an hour to kick in and has a calming, relaxing effect. Learn more here.
    - 12 days ago, 2 Oct 19, 3:00pm -
  • How long does Xanax last?
    Xanax is a benzodiazepine that treats anxiety and panic disorders. This article looks at how long its effects last, when the drug expires, what withdrawal is like, and other factors to consider.
    - 18 days ago, 27 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • Everything you need to know about chemical imbalances in the brain
    While some chemical imbalances can be a factor in certain symptoms of mental health conditions, they do not tell the whole story. Learn more about the myths and facts here.
    - 18 days ago, 26 Sep 19, 3:00pm -

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