Brain scans can flag kids at risk for later depression

It can take years to diagnose children with psychiatric or attention disorders, but if conducted early, brain scans can predict future mental health issues.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: depression attention anxiety brains childrens-health health-and-medicine mood

Lack of vitamin D as a kid may lead to acting out as a teen

Vitamin D deficiency during childhood could lead to rule-breaking behavior as well as anxious and depressed moods later on in life.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 21, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: teenagers depression anxiety vitamin-d childrens-health emotions health-and-medicine mood

Does the endocannabinoid system link depression and exercise?

New research finds a significant boost in endocannabinoids and improvements in mood following prescribed moderate-intensity exercise.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
Aug. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: depression exercise health-and-medicine mood

Feeling anxious? Being kind can change that

"It's a simple strategy that doesn't take a lot of time that you can incorporate into your daily activities."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
March 28, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: anxiety emotions empathy happiness featured society-and-culture social-lives mood

Planting workshop raises spirits of women in prison

A simple gardening activity improved the mood of women in prison, who said the added greenery made them feel "homey, peaceful, and calm."

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: prison plants society-and-culture social-lives well-being mood

Moving around now may improve your mood later

New research links a higher activity level at one point in the day with improved mood and increased perceived energy at the next.

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 13, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: exercise bipolar-disorder health-and-medicine mood

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