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Can probiotics really boost your mood?

We’ve always considered probiotics as being beneficial for gut health, but there are researchers that say probiotics might be good at lifting your mood as well. But the reason why this is the case is a bit convoluted. Harvard says research shows a physiological connection between the gut and the brain in a link called […]

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Changing your diet can lift your mood in less than a month

Fresh research has found that just three weeks of healthy eating improves depression symptoms in young adults. The study, published by Australian researchers this week, looked at how changes to 101 young adults’ diets impacted their mental health. Those involved in the study – aged 17 to 35 – many of them university students – […]

Health Problems

Brain activity in teens predicts future mood health

An imbalance of functioning in attention-related brain systems may help forecast the course of teen depression, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Proper coordination of frontoinsular brain networks help us regulate our attention between external goals and self-focused or emotional thinking. But abnormalities in the coordination […]

Kids Health

Fighting perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on multiple levels

Over the past several decades, it’s become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just “baby blues.” They’re the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S., affecting about 14 percent of women in their lifetimes and up to 50 percent in some specific populations. PMADs can […]

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You Might Be A 'Type D Personality' And Not Even Know It

Mention the term “Type A personality” and chances are an immediate image comes to mind. Your super driven boss, an annoying perfectionist to the end, or your competitive and highly organised friend, the one who manages to listen to a podcast, run 10kms and make bircher museli from scratch — all before 9am.  Type B? They’re the […]