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Something to Chew On

When she was a kid, torture for one 23andMe customer was having to sit at the dinner table listening to her father chew his food.This was long before …

Schizoaffective disorder - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder in which a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms, such as hallucinations …

9 Panic Attack Myths We Need To Stop Believing

Imagine that you're walking down the street, when out of the corner of your eye you spot a semi-truck barreling toward you at an astronomical speed. Your instincts kick in and your stress level goes into overdrive. You have to move as fast as you can to get out of the way. For the next few moments, …

Do You Make These 6 Mistakes In Your Body Language?

When I was a teenager, my parents always insisted on taking lots of photos and home videos.<p><b>I hated seeing how I acted in those days.</b> I was always the …

17 Harmful Myths About Anxiety That You Need To Stop Believing

It's not a ~real~ illness, you say?

5 foods that hurt your brain

Forget your waistline for a sec—some of your food choices could actually affect your memory and cognitive abilities. Here, 5 foods to go easy on if you want to keep your wits about you.<p><b>Tofu</b><br>The soy controversy continues with a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive …

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>It's normal to feel nervous in some social situations. For example, going on a date or giving a presentation may cause that feeling of …

Depression

Can’t stand the sounds of chewing, loud breathing, or pen clicking? Dutch psychiatrists propose that may be the symptom of a new disorder

In 2013, Dutch psychiatrists proposed that misophonia – a hypersensitivity to common, irritating noises like eating, loud breathing, and pen clicking …

Psychiatry

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

4 Disorders That May Thrive on Loneliness

Identifying and diagnosing a mental health issue is never an easy process. Most mental health struggles do not live in isolation, and many of us have …

8 Apps That May Help Maintain Your Mental Health

While some studies suggest overuse of technology can be linked to depression, apps that actually help maintain mental health exist. They’re of course …

How To Dramatically Improve Your Memory

Memory isn’t about stuffing your head with facts; it’s about honing your creativity. Here’s how.<p>Ever wandered into a store and quickly realized you’ve forgotten what you need? Or been introduced to someone and forget their name by the time they walk away?<p>Don’t worry; you’re not alone. A 2007 survey …

Science Says Exercise the Body to Prevent Aging of the Mind

It’s widely known and accepted that regular exercise will help maintain strength, endurance and contribute to preserving overall health—but what …

Exercise

11 Surprising, Delicious Foods That Boost Brain Power

The health and fitness experts at Well + Good share the best foods to eat for sharper memory and improved mental function.<p>You may choose certain foods to prevent bloating, avoid inflammation, and get glowing skin—but what about boosting your brain power every time you fill your plate?<p>The …

Wellness

How Early-Life Stress Could Increase Risk Of Anxiety And Depression Later In Life

Being a stressed-out kid can affect the bacteria in your gut -- which can set you up for mental health problems down the line.<p>The trillions of organisms living in your digestive tract can literally change the way your brain works.<p>Scientists continue to find more and more evidence of the significant …

New study explains how social media is affecting your mental health

You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that social media sometimes feels totally time- and life-consuming. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, …

Mental Health

8 Common Worries That Aren't Worth Stressing About

You know the saying, "Worrying is like a rocking chair. It'll give you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere"? Well, it's true: Worrying is a complete and utter misuse of our energy, power, and imagination. All of us have fears, "what if's," and incessant mental chatter about what could …

7 Mind-Body Fitness Strategies That Crush Stress

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If, in response to a life event, you’ve ever felt heat in the face, tightness in the chest, deep fatigue, an upset stomach or a craving for junk food, you know what stress feels like in your body. Chances are you’re well aware that stress …

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh has opened heads, cut into brains and performed the most delicate and risky surgeries on the part of the body that controls everything — including breathing, movement, memory and consciousness.<p>"What is, I think, peculiar about brain surgery is it's so dangerous," Marsh …

Scientists Now Know Why People Scream

A baby wails upon an airplane’s liftoff, a person shrieks when he stumbles upon something shocking, a kid throws a tantrum because she wants to get …

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam has developed a test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further<p>A 15-year-old British boy has developed a potential test for Alzheimer’s disease which could allow the condition to be diagnosed 10 years before the …

Your music taste might reveal how your brain works

Do you like the sweet sounds of Billie Holiday or the hard edge of Metallica? A new study from the University of Cambridge says your choice shows whether you're an empathetic or systematic thinker.<p>Now that music has gone digital, there must be all sorts of algorithms and marketing studies out there …