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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.

  • Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD
    New research suggests that practicing transcendental meditation over approximately 3 months can effectively fight symptoms of PTSD and improve depression.

  • Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice
    Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1.

  • Which essential oils can relieve anxiety?
    Some research has suggested that aromatherapy with essential oils may help promote relaxation and relieve anxiety. Learn about the best essential oils for anxiety, as well as how to use them, here.

  • Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?
    Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions.

  • Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms
    Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor.

  • Bipolar type definitions
    There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here.

  • How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety
    The 4-7-8 breathing technique, or relaxation breath, is a method for reducing anxiety and promoting sleep. This article covers how to do it, its uses, and apps that can help people practice it.

  • Can social media really cause depression?
    Though the debate has continued for many years, a new study concludes that there is no link between social media use and depressive symptoms.

  • How can bipolar disorder affect relationships?
    Bipolar disorder causes alterations in mood, leading to depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. These changes in mood can sometimes put stress on a relationship. Learn how best to navigate a relationship in which one partner has bipolar disorder.

  • What's the difference between borderline personality disorder and bipolar?
    Although borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder share some similar symptoms, they are different conditions. One affects a person?s mood, while the other affects a person?s sense of self and their relationships with others. Learn more about the differences in symptoms and treatment here.