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Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

'I feel like I'm dying': the effects of panic attacks and anxiety – and how to overcome them

The brain, unable to recognise any present danger, becomes distressed by this reaction and asks questions, <i>what is happening? Why am I reacting like</i> …

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

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Which country has the world's best diet?

African countries have some of the best diets in the world, according to a new study<p>A new study has revealed that African countries such as Chad and Mali have some of the healthiest diets in the world, while the people in European countries including Belgium, Lativa and Hungary eat the …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

If depression really is an allergic reaction it will be great news for those with mental illness

I was 18 the first time I tried to kill myself.<p>At the time it made perfect sense – depression will do that to you.<p>It wasn’t a cry for help, just a …

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Solutions to woes of mentally ill exist but aren't used

Promising strategies gather dust<p>'It's hard to get anyone to pay attention until it happens again.'<p>The USA could dramatically improve the lives of the 10 million Americans with serious mental illness if it would make wider use of proven programs.<p>"We know what to do," says Ron Honberg, national …

8 horrific “cures” for mental illness through the ages

<b>Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"</b><p>Hydrotherapy, chemically induced seizures and lobotomy are just a few ghastly treatments that were once commonplace<p>Larry Schwartz<p>December 17, 2014 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If it wasn’t already clear …

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

Laughing all the way ... out of depression

The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work -- may help banish treatment-resistant …

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A Road to Mental Health Through the Kitchen

Therapists Use Cooking to Treat Depression, Anxiety and Other Psychological Problems<p>Many cooks know what a sanctuary the kitchen can be.<p>Now, some health-care clinics and counselors are using cooking or baking as therapy tools for people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental-health …

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On having mentally ill friends…

I am lucky. A few weeks ago someone stumbled across this blog via a local Meetup group profile. She thought it was weird to contact me, but felt we …

In 1939 They Attempted To Predict The Fashion Of The Future

The technology and environments featured in science fiction movies are often good indicators as to what our future world might be like.<p>For example, …

NFL educates teams on basics of domestic violence, sexual assault

NEW YORK -- It took a graphic, shocking video of an NFL player knocking out his fiancée for the league to realize it had majorly mishandled cases involving its players accused of violent crimes against women.<p>The NFL world has seen what domestic violence looks like, thanks to a grainy surveillance …

TV Host Marc Summers Says He Got Fired After Revealing He Had OCD (VIDEO)

Back in the late '80s and early '90s, Marc Summers was the original host of the messy children's game show "Double Dare" on Nickelodeon. For more than 500 episodes, he was surrounded by sloppy physical challenges, green slime and an infamously chaotic, often slippery obstacle course. But several …

New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that depression costs 200 million lost workdays each …

Bipolar Patients Rediscover Pleasure In Life With Special K (Not The Cereal)

Researchers from The National Mental Health Institute (NIMH) at the National Institutes of Health have been studying the antidepressant effects of …

Oilers' Ben Scrivens to wear special masks supporting mental health

Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens will wear specially designed masks this season that help raise awareness for mental health. The masks will be …

Retreat Not Defeat: Self-Stigma and Mental Health

I haven't surrendered to my illness, I've just retreated. No general would continue when the battle is surely lost. A general would regroup, tend to the wounded, gather reinforcements, and re-strategize. And that's all I'm doing. I may have lost this battle, but there's still a war to win.<p>I have …

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Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Addresses 'Misconceptions' About Mental Health

Zelda Williams has taken to Twitter to talk about mental health. Williams, who is the daughter of comedian Robin Williams, lost her father in August …

Student mental health: the situation is more nuanced than it seems

If the media portrays student life as a hell on earth with no support available, it will only make students feel worse, says <b>Alan Percy</b><p>• Uni counselling services challenged by growing demand<br>• Work pressure fuels mental illness in academia<br>• Studying a PhD: don’t suffer in silence<p>There has been much …

The Fatal Consequences Of Policing Mental Illness

In January 2011, wheelchair-bound Randal Dunklin, 55, was denied services at a mental health clinic in San Francisco. Outside the clinic, he grew upset and began vandalizing cars. He pulled out a knife, prompting police to arrive at the scene. When he wouldn't drop the weapon, plainclothes officers …

Some of gaming's greatest heroes are mentally ill, and that's a great thing

(Trigger warning: this article deals with childhood abuse, sexual assault, and suicide)<p>The stereotype of the "hardcore" gamer and the stereotype of a mentally ill person sometimes merge into the same creature. Gamers are sometimes generalized as pasty, troubled and socially-isolated. We like to …

Big Brother Is Feeling You: The Surprising Upside Of AI-Driven Mental Health Care

Big Brother is feeling you—literally.<p>A few months back, I wrote about Ellie, the world’s first AI-psychologist. Developed by DARPA and researchers at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, Ellie is a diagnostic tool capable of reading 60 non-verbal cues a second—everything from eye-gaze to face …

What We Can Do As A Community To Address Mental Illness

After tragic incidences, the national conversation around suicide always becomes more prominent -- but we often feel helpless to address mental health issues within our own communities.<p>Dr. Lloyd Sederer, Medical Director at the New York State Office of Mental Health, joined HuffPost Live host …

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on.<p>Locked inside, alone, for a total of eight months, Jan Green says she heard the constant drip of water from a broken showerhead, pitting the concrjjete floor where she curled up on a …

Is there a therapist in the house? Mental wellbeing at work is no joke

Sometimes fresh perspectives on old problems hail from unlikely places and this has certainly been the case in Los Angeles when it comes to mental health as Jamie Masada, founder of the US Laugh Factory chain of comedy clubs, shows. As a business owner, Masada has made the mental wellbeing of …