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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.

  • Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease
    New research finds that you needn't experience high levels of distress for your risk of chronic diseases to increase; low distress levels are enough.

  • OCD: Why living in a sunless region can increase symptoms
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms are influenced by where a person lives and how much access they have to sunlight. Researchers explain why this may be.

  • Through my eyes: A stroke experience
    My name is Tracy Lyn Lomagno and I'm a 45-year-old dental assistant. Earlier this year, I had a stroke, and my life changed dramatically.

  • How to treat anxiety naturally
    Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States, affecting millions of people every year. Conventional treatment options include therapy and medication, but there are also many natural remedies available. In this article, learn how to treat anxiety naturally.

  • Play ball or go rogue? Oxytocin affects cooperative behavior
    Oxytocin, 'the love hormone,' plays a key role in human bonding. A new study now investigates this hormone's impact on cooperative behavior more closely.

  • How do your conversations affect your well-being?
    Does small talk make you unhappy? And, conversely, do meaningful conversations boost your well-being? A new study strives to answer these questions.

  • How to safely stop antidepressants
    People may wish to stop taking antidepressants for several reasons, but stopping suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms or relapse. Here, we look at why stopping antidepressants can be hard and how to relieve withdrawal symptoms. We discuss which antidepressants are harder to stop taking and provide tips for stopping.

  • Brain stimulation may reduce aggressive behavior
    In a study with serious implications for therapy, law, and ethics, researchers investigate whether targeted brain stimulation can curb violent impulses.

  • How to regain pleasure in just about anything
    Are you bored of eating, drinking, and doing the same old things? There might be an easy way to enhance your enjoyment, a new study argues.

  • How long does a pregnancy loss last?
    A miscarriage, or pregnancy loss, is a different experience for every woman. How long it lasts will depend on whether a woman has an early- or late-stage pregnancy loss, and the number of weeks that they have been pregnant. The emotional effects of a loss will often last longer than the physical process.