- September 1st, 2012
A new epidemiological study showed that low levels of vitamin B12 are linked to the increased risk of depression. While the findings are a connection, the study did not show that increased levels of the vitamin would reduce the likelihood of depression.
- September 1st, 2012
For the first time, a behavioral intervention delivered to patients within hours of a traumatic event appears to be effective at reducing posttraumatic stress reactions (PTSR).
- August 1st, 2012
There is something profoundly wrong with the way that we currently name and treat certain human phenomena. When we call something a “mental disease” or a “mental disorder” we imply a great deal about its origins, its treatment, its intractability, and its locus of control.Learning the difference between "sad" and "depressed"By Eric Maisel, PhD
- November 1st, 2011
You’re a modern woman—which means you’re barely surviving.Ways stressed out women can revive and renew - mind, body, & soul
- November 1st, 2010
You’ve spent ages prepping for the big end-of-the-year meeting, only to arrive without your notes (which are in a pile on your kitchen counter). On the way home, you stop at the store to pick up a gallon of milk and leave with everything but.Tips, Tricks, and A Daily Action Plan For Keeping Your Mental Clarity During the HolidaysBy Cara McDonald
- September 1st, 2009
With summer coming to a close and shorter, darker days ahead, you might be wondering how to cope with the negative thoughts that often accompany the season’s change and can lead to depression. A recent study found that age-old meditative techniques and more modern cognitive therapy can help alleviate symptoms.By Ziba Kashef
- March 1st, 2009
If you are having a panic attack, you typically experience rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, sweating, trembling, tightness in the throat, dizziness, and nausea. If that sounds like your experience, I can at least assuage your fears a bit: Panic attacks can feel scary—like you’re having a heart attack—but they won’t kill you.I think I’m having panic attacks, but I don’t want to take antianxiety drugs. I’ve heard bad things about them. Is there anything natural I can do?By James S. Gordon, MD
- February 1st, 2009
Miss Manners may favor a nod and a smile over angry tirades, but it turns out that pretending everything’s OK may not be so good for your health. A recent study published in Psychosom measured tightness in the lower back muscles of disgruntled participants. Those who swallowed their anger and faked a smile had the worst tightening and took the longest to recover.By Danielle Braff