Tag: mental health

80-Year Study Shows Happiness Is The Driving Force In Our Health

By Karen Foster How people describe both positive and negative events in their lives influences their perception of their own life. When scientists began tracking the health of 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938 during the Great Depression, they hoped the longitudinal study would reveal clues to leading healthy and happy lives. They got more than…

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Feeling Blue? Grab Your Friends and Have Fun, Say Researchers

By April McCarthy Those suffering from feeling unhappy and experiencing elevated depressive symptoms–respond to positive experiences with a marked reduction in their depressive mood according to a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. They found that experiencing or even just anticipating uplifting events in daily life was related to feeling less depressed that…

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Parents Disagree With School Over ADHD Diagnosis — So CPS Kidnapped Their Son

By Annabelle Bamforth A couple from Ohio have found themselves in a troubling custody battle with Child Protective Services for reportedly rejecting a mental health diagnosis of their son urged by the school administration. The disagreement has turned ugly and parents Christian and Katie Maple say they have lost custody of their son over refusing…

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Pivotal Lawsuit Shows Widely Used Antidepressant Increases Suicide Risk Over 800 Percent

By Annabelle Bamforth A trial is currently underway in Illinois as a widow seeks to hold pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline accountable for improper labeling and minimizing a potentially serious side effect of a well-known antidepressant. Paroxetine is a widely prescribed antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug under the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine is…

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4 Ways to Increase Brainpower Under Stress

You’re probably already aware that excessive stress causes unpleasant physical symptoms ranging from headaches to tight muscles. However, you may not have stopped to think that a stressful lifestyle also takes its toll on your mental abilities. There are some things you can do to boost brainpower even when you’re stressed, and they’re worth trying…

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Probiotics In Yogurt Reverse Depression Symptoms

By Mae Chan Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered a specific mechanism for how the bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between the health of the gut microbiome and mental…

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