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Hysterectomy Tied to Greater Risk of Depression, Anxiety

Hysterectomy Tied to Greater Risk of Depression, Anxiety

A new study finds that women who have had a hysterectomy are at greater risk for long-term depression and anxiety. The risk for depression is even greater among women younger...
Mouse Study: How Serotonin, Antidepressants Affect Gut Bacteria

Mouse Study: How Serotonin, Antidepressants Affect Gut Bacteria

Serotonin and drugs that target serotonin, such as antidepressants, can have a major effect on the gut’s microbiota, the 100 trillion or so bacteria and other microbes that live in...

The Mental Sign Of Vitamin D Deficiency

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Oral Health May Put Older Chinese-Americans’ Mental Health at Risk

Oral Health May Put Older Chinese-Americans’ Mental Health at Risk

Two new studies review the impact of poor oral health on the psychological well-being and overall health of older Chinese-Americans. The studies examined the relationship between poor oral health
How to spot warning signs for suicide

How to spot warning signs for suicide

'We think that the suicide rate is a barometer of society.'
Gut Bacteria Linked to High Blood Pressure With Depression

Gut Bacteria Linked to High Blood Pressure With Depression

A new study of gut bacteria has identified differences between individuals with high blood pressure and those with high blood pressure plus depression. “People are ‘meta-organisms’ made up of
Do Nutrient Supplements Have Any Effect on Mental Disorders?

Do Nutrient Supplements Have Any Effect on Mental Disorders?

A growing number of studies have examined the benefits of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders. But which supplements have been proven to work — and for which disorders?...
Bam Margera Tells Dr. Phil How His 1-Year-Old Son Saved Him From Suicide In Emotional Interview — Watch!

Bam Margera Tells Dr. Phil How His 1-Year-Old Son Saved Him From Suicide In Emotional Interview — Watch!

If there’s a rock bottom, Bam Margera has hit it. The Jackass alum’s interview with Dr. Phil McGraw has aired more than a month after he begged the daytime TV host for professional help. During the
Jarrid Wilson: US pastor who ran suicide outreach group takes own life

Jarrid Wilson: US pastor who ran suicide outreach group takes own life

Thirty year old evangelical pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship had been open about his own mental health struggles Jarrid Wilson, a Southern California pastor who with his wife founded the
Many Aging Chinese Immigrants Struggle With Depressive Symptoms, Health Issues

Many Aging Chinese Immigrants Struggle With Depressive Symptoms, Health Issues

More than half of older Chinese-American immigrants experience depressive symptoms, which in turn may be linked to increased disabilities and chronic health conditions, according to two new studies
Study links prevalence of gun stores to higher suicide rates

Study links prevalence of gun stores to higher suicide rates

According to the available statistics, over 47,000 Americans died by suicide in 2017, and more than one-half of those deaths were the result of using a firearm. A new study out of Ohio State
Teens Who Spend Three Plus Hours on Social Media More Likely to Have Internalizing Behaviors

Teens Who Spend Three Plus Hours on Social Media More Likely to Have Internalizing Behaviors

Teens who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of internalizing behaviors compared to adolescents who do not use social...
Positive Childhood Experiences May Impact Long-Term Health More Than the Bad Ones

Positive Childhood Experiences May Impact Long-Term Health More Than the Bad Ones

When it comes to our long-term health, a new study reveals the importance of having positive childhood experiences, especially for those who have experienced significant adversity as a child. Over...

A Mental Sign Of Omega-3 Deficiency

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Anxiety, Depression May Mean More Opioids, Risk of Dying for Many Breast Cancer Patients

Anxiety, Depression May Mean More Opioids, Risk of Dying for Many Breast Cancer Patients

Older breast cancer patients who also struggle with anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to use opioids and are at greater risk of death, according to...
Zoloft Found to Ease Anxiety Long Before Depressive Symptoms

Zoloft Found to Ease Anxiety Long Before Depressive Symptoms

Sertraline, brand name Zoloft, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms several weeks before any improvement in symptoms of depression, according to a new study. According to researchers at...
Your work emails contain subtle clues about your emotional state

Your work emails contain subtle clues about your emotional state

Figuring out how employees feel has become a big business.
Even Mild Depression in Moms May Affect Child’s Well-Being

Even Mild Depression in Moms May Affect Child’s Well-Being

New research suggests the mental well-being of both parents, and especially the mother, should be monitored during pregnancy and after the birth of the child. In the study, Finnish researchers...

The Activities That Reduce Depression (M)

The simple types of activities linked to better mental health. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written
It's Easy to Slip Into Depression After College, and Maybe We Don't Talk About That Enough

It's Easy to Slip Into Depression After College, and Maybe We Don't Talk About That Enough

There I was on stage, ready to accept the diploma that would be mailed to me several weeks later, turn my tassel to the other side, and officially become a college graduate. Four years of cramming for