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Can fish consumption help ward off depression?

Among other things, several dietary measures can be taken to ward off/fight this disease — fish consumption being one of them. What you eat has got a lot to do with how you feel on the inside. A person is considered to be healthy when their mind, body and soul are in sync with each […]

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How Do I Stop Overthinking Once And For All?

Overthinking is like getting a bad pimple—it happens to everyone. Your mum, your sister, your best friend (obviously…you’re the first to hear about it!), they’re all guilty of it. So before I get started, take solace in knowing that you’re not alone in your never-ending “Omg, what if…” thoughts. Especially if you’re the high-achiever type […]

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Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery

Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for these highly effective analgesics fraught with risk. New research from Michigan […]

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Better care needed for people displaying first symptoms of bipolar disorder

Better care and more research into treatments for people experiencing a first manic episode are urgently needed, according to researchers at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. The study, published today in The Lancet Psychiatry by a team of international experts, describes patchy and inconsistent care, widespread failure to detect bipolar disorder early enough, and […]

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Depression may spread through social networks, says study

In a hyperconnected world, traditional social networks – face-to-face contacts of daily life – are unravelling with the loss of social supports, said researchers at the Flinders University in Australia. Depression and other mental health problems can spread through social networks, up to “three degrees of separation” – or a friend of a friend of […]