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Mental Health News From Medical News Today
Mental health affects us all. How we think and feel about our lives and ourselves has an impact on our behavior and how we cope in tough times. Mental health problems are very common and include conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, anorexia, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, bulimia, depression, hyperactivity, insomnia, mania, narcolepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, paranoia, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, stress, suicide and Tourette's.

  • Using Facebook to predict depression
    Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts.

  • Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
    Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.

  • What are the health effects of chronic stress?
    Stress is a biological response to demanding situations and a regular part of daily life. Stress becomes chronic when the body?s response goes on for a prolonged period. Chronic stress can have a range of health effects. Learn more about these effects and how to manage chronic stress here.

  • Bipolar disorder: A good diet may boost treatment
    Can diet impact the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder, particularly in the case of depressive episodes? A new study addresses this question.

  • What lies at the dark core of the human psyche?
    At the bottom of all negative personality traits, there is the same driving factor, some researchers argue. A new study explains what this 'dark core' is.

  • What to know about depression with psychosis
    Depression with psychosis, or psychotic depression, happens when someone with major depression also experiences psychosis. This is a serious mental health condition that needs medical attention and has a high risk of suicide. Find out the symptoms, treatments, and recovery for depression with psychosis here.

  • What is meclizine?
    Meclizine oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat vertigo (a condition that causes you to feel like you or the room is spinning). Meclizine oral tablet is only available as a generic drug. It doesn?t have a brand-name version. Learn about meclizine?s side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

  • How does being busy affect your lifestyle choices?
    New research has found that the busier a person is, the more likely they are to make better, more healthful choices, including diet, exercise, and money.

  • Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
    Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more.

  • Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety?
    Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition.