Youth depression, anxiety and suicide attempts have been on the rise during the pandemic. School shutdowns keep kids from friends and therapists, leaving social growth up to parents in many cases.
Older people are more vulnerable to severe COVID-19. But recent research reveals older populations are less consumed by pandemic depression than those that are younger.
"Relationships with animals are simple," notes one researcher. In a year when life feels fraught, pets have been healers, helping human companions get exercise, quell anxiety and make new friends.
People who get more deep sleep appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's. That may be because this phase of sleep allows the brain to clear out waste products.
It's been months of the pandemic and you might be feeling frustrated or upset. But there are lots of different ways to deal with your worries — like giving yourself a big hug!
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are hitting record highs across the nation, and Georgia is back in the red zone among 42 states, according to the latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report. But experts caution against letting pandemic fatigue affect the decision to wear a mask, get a flu shot or maintain physical distance from others in public.
Those recovering from COVID-19 were more likely than other groups of patients to be diagnosed with a mental disorder within three months. The longevity of such problems is not yet clear.
For five decades, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center has confronted the ways disparities can hurt its patients' health. Community leaders say it's a model for cities facing similar struggles.
LGBTQ individuals — those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer — often face challenges such as disproportionately high rates of substance abuse and mental health conditions.
The British author writes beautifully of her own recent bout with a personal winter, a period when she felt low and overwhelmed — and aims to help others to embrace their winters.
Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic" mushrooms, appears to relieve the symptoms of major depression.
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are experiencing unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. But they can also offer valuable insights into coping with pandemic-induced anxiety.
Scientists have identified special cells in the human brain that organize movie-like memories, helping us to relive important experiences and events.
In her memoir, Christie Tate sets a positive example in the telling of how group therapy saved her — and in the care she takes to never present herself as an expert.
A mother in Lancaster, Pa., tried for years to help her grown son get consistent treatment for schizophrenia. Then, hoping to get him involuntarily committed for care, the family called the police.