How to fight mental illness stigma at college with fun

Getting college students to engage in fun activities centered around honesty about mental health can help cut mental illness stigma.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bias college-students communication depression stigma

Red wine compound may have anti-stress effects

A compound in the skins and seeds of grapes and berries, called resveratrol, has anti-stress effects, new research finds. Could this lead to new kinds of antidepressants?

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety depression food resveratrol stress

How to recognize mental illness in children

Parents, teachers, and other adults can learn to recognize the warning signs of serious mental illness and suicidal thoughts in children.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety childrens-health depression parents stigma suicide

Tweets show lingering fear after Hawaii’s false missile alert

An analysis of 1.2 million tweets from people in Hawaii around the time of the 2018 false missile alert shows a marked and lasting increase in anxiety.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | July 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety fear twitter

People with mental health disorders amend the descriptions

People with diagnosed mental health disorders got to give input on diagnostic guidelines for the first time. Here's what they changed.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bipolar-disorder depression emotions schizophrenia stigma

Could social media actually improve mental health?

New findings challenge the idea that social media is contributing to a mental health crisis in the United States.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety depression social-lives social-media

To retain more info at the doctor, relax first

Relaxation and meditation before doctor appointments could help you better understand health information.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | June 26, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety emotions meditation physicians

Bad smells make our memories stronger

Bad smells, like rotting fish or manure, can help us remember stuff, research finds.

James Devitt-NYU | June 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology anxiety learning memory smells

Can we turn down the emotion on traumatic memories?

Manipulating the brain to take the emotional heft from haunting memories might pave the way for treatments for PTSD and depression, a study with mice shows.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | May 24, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety brains depression emotions memory post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Anxiety can spike when seniors’ daily needs go unmet

If they don't get the help they need, seniors who have problems bathing, dressing, and cooking on their own may have high levels of anxiety.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | April 3, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety hygiene older-adults

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