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The Best Foods to Ease Anxiety

Even though anxiety may require medication or psychotherapy, or both, lifestyle changes can still help to improve overall mood and well-being. A balanced diet and regular exercise can help to improve these. There are certain foods that have been shown to reduce stress, which could help reduce anxiety as well. The following are what have […]

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Feb 28, 2014
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Active Thyroid Linked to Depression in Elderly

In the elderly— whose thyroids are more active than average—there is a higher risk for depression, new research finds. Past research found a link between depression and over or under active thyroid glands; however, this is the first study to find an association between depression and thyroid activity variations within the normal range. Researchers determined […]

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Feb 26, 2014
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Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Autoimmune Disease

Previous research has shown that individuals with autoimmune diseases, such as hepatitis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and psoriasis, are at a higher risk for schizophrenia. But new research shows that the relationship may be mutual: people who have schizophrenia have a higher risk of autoimmune diseases, especially if they have suffered from a severe […]

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Feb 24, 2014
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What Dogs Chasing their Tails can Reveal about OCD

As if we need another reason to love our dogs! Dogs are currently helping scientists identify genetic variations that could lead to OCD in people, according to new research. The idea behind this is that human and canine versions are often similar, for example, dogs may lick their paws to the point of injury, whereas […]

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Feb 21, 2014
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Green Tea and Blueberry Supplement Improves Cognition

A supplement that is composed of blueberry and green tea was shown to modestly improve cognitive processing speed in older, cognitively healthy adults. This finding is “noteworthy” since “most often affected early on in the course of cognitive aging, and successful performance on these tasks often underlies more complex cognitive outcomes, such as memory and […]

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Feb 19, 2014
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Pregnancy and Severe Mental Illness

Teen pregnancy is an increased risk for teenage girls with severe mental illness. A new study from Canada suggests that girls should become a special target for anti-pregnancy efforts. Researchers also note that the pregnancy rate in girls with psychological problems has not dipped as fast as those without, indicating they are not as effected […]

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Feb 18, 2014
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Cognitive Therapy Effective in Treating Schizophrenia

New research suggests that cognitive therapy could be an effective treatment option for patients with schizophrenia who cannot or will not take antipsychotic medication. Led by Professor Anthony Morrison of the University of Manchester and Prof. Douglas Turkington of Newcastle University, the research team say that cognitive therapy could improve personal and social functioning for […]

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Feb 14, 2014
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Women with Schizophrenia Have a Higher Risk of Pregnancy and Delivery Complications

A new study, the first of its kind, published in British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that women with schizophrenia are twice as likely to experience preeclampsia, pre-term birth and other serious pregnancy and delivery complications, as compared to women without the condition. Researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women’s […]

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Feb 12, 2014
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Could Training Your Brain be the Key to Beating Depression?

A new study suggests that new brain imaging technology may help people adjust and control their brain functioning by allowing them to “watch” their own brain activity as it happens. Published in NeuroImage, the study was conducted by Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. It […]

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Feb 10, 2014
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Childhood Anxiety Disorder: Long-term Follow-up

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discovered how important long-term follow-up is when it comes to childhood anxiety. Published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and five other institutions found that only half of children and teens that receive treatment for anxiety actually achieve long-term […]

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Feb 05, 2014
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