mental health : Health news, advice and natural remedies

Why uncontrollable laughter and crying is a serious health concern…

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On the stage of life, our emotions tend to mimic classic theatre masks. Representing the division between comedy and tragedy, the masks are symbols of drama. Simply put, when something is funny, we laugh. When something is sad, we cry. …

PTSD linked to heart attack and stroke in women

PTSD linked to heart attack and stroke in womenPost traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, an anxiety disorder,is often associated with those who have gone to war. PTSD happens after people have experienced traumatic events and continue to recall stressors.

Symptoms of PTSD can come in the form …

Are your genes causing depression?

genes causing depressionThe Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance reports that roughly 14.8-million American adults suffer from depression. Although it is a mental illness that can occur on its own, depression has also been linked to those suffering from another medical illness such …

Remembering happy memories can lower your depression

memories can lower depressionThink back to a happy memory. Maybe the sun was shining, maybe you accomplished something or maybe the memory was a celebration. Now think of how you feel when you remember this memory. You probably have a warm feeling inside …

Your neighborhood might cause you to age

neighborhood affects mental health and agingTake a moment to think about where you are currently dwelling. Is it a rural area with lots of green landscape and stress? Or is it a city dwelling with high-rise buildings and tons of traffic? Does your neighborhood have …

Easy ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

prevent-alzheimer's-diseaseImagine this scenario: You get up in the morning, A strange person walks into your room and starts talking to you. The person makes your bed, and basically behaves in a very helpful amiable manner. The face seems familiar, but you …

Simple answer to thinking more clearly (and protecting your memory)

HEALTHY EATING, MENTAL HEALTHSometimes it might seem like feeling blue or having a low mood is a regular part of your day as the colder weather and shorter days start to close in.

Certainly there have been several studies that have shown that …

Why surfing the internet can make you happy

MENTAL HEALTH, DEPRESSIONI’m not the most high-tech person when it comes to carrying around a smartphone or iPad as if it was a life-support system (like some young people I know). But I do recognize the value of staying connected with friends, …

Call For Help: Mental Illness Rising In Older Adults

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Don’t call me crazy! There’s a stigma surrounding mental health issues, like depression, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder, that prevents people from asking for help. That has to change.

When it comes to people affected by cancer or heart disease,

Study Finds Laughter Actually IS the Best Medicine for Dementia

78531136Dementia is a mental health condition that is quickly becoming a major health concern around the world.  Approximately 35.6 million people suffer from the disease worldwide and 7.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health …

The “Love Hormone” Could Boost Mental Health and Function

86519537If you’re out and about with friends, it’s important that you’re able to separate background noise from important, meaningful conversation directed at you.  As it turns out, the oxytocin hormone – also known as the “love hormone” for its role …

Inner Speech Speaks Volumes About The Brain

153737655You may not have ever stopped to think about it, but you’re constantly engaged in inner speech. As you read this right now, you are using your inner voice. This process is largely unexplored; however, two recent experiments published in …

Want to Protect Your Mental Health? Play More Computer Games

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Traditionally, it was believed that memory decline wasn’t something people had to worry about until the age of 60. However, recent studies suggest that it could actually begin as early as 45 years old. The Harvard Medical School has been …

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