Tag Archives: Mental health

Anxious people quicker to flee danger

By better understanding anxiety circuits in our brain, researchers may one day learn what goes awry in people with anxiety disorders.

Fear and anxiety are both responses to danger but differ in timing. Fear strikes when something is an imminent threat: a tiger jumps over a fence, lunging at you. Anxiety, on the other hand, occurs when you have a moment to consider a threat: you spot a tiger in the distance and have time to think about whether to run or hide.

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Science of Happiness: Giving yourself a break will make you happier, experts say

Researchers use science to create a road map to self-compassion

Self-compassion is becoming an emerging focus for some of the nation’s biggest companies.

It’s not as soft and gentle as people think. Research found that many people spend a lot of time beating themselves up for mistakes, missteps and missed opportunities.

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Mental health is brain health, and food is key to improving it

So often, conversations regarding healthy eating go straight to health matters below the neck – things like weight management, heart health, managing cholesterol and diabetes.  But some doctors believe that we should be focused on feeding what’s above the neck – our brains.  Dr. Drew Ramsey calls himself a nutritional psychiatrist. He’s an avid researcher of the connection between food, brain function, and mental health at Columbia University – and, he’s a farmer. Contributor Shauna Sever spoke to Dr. Ramsey about his work and how we can work more brain-boosting foods into our diet. Ramsey also shared with us his recipes for Whole Roasted Chicken with Anchovies and Olives and Mussels Three Ways.

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Does living alone increase mental health risk?

A recent study concludes that living alone is strongly linked to poorer mental health. According to the analysis, the main driver seems to be loneliness.

A new study has concluded that living alone is linked to common mental disorders. The authors have also identified the main driver of this worrying relationship.

Researchers examined the links between mental health and living alone.

Some common mental disorders (CMDs) include mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

According to some studies, almost one-third of people will experience a CMD in their lifetime.

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Harry and Meghan unfollow William and Kate on Instagram – for a good cause

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have unfollowed all of their fellow royals on Instagram, and are now following just 16 other accounts.

Harry and Meghan carried out a cull of their exclusive following list, which previously included Kensington Royal — the account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine Middleton — and Clarence House, that of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall.