Have you ever felt more like singing the blues during the holidays than "Deck the Halls"? You're not alone. Two psychiatrists explain why people feel blue during this time and share tips for how to take care.
By Arash Javanbakht and Linda Saab, The Conversation
All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
By Leo Braudy, The Conversation
Some districts are taking steps to help students better cope with test anxiety and other stresses of school.
By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week
People with mood disorders are at increased risk of abusing opioids, and yet they received many more prescriptions than the general population, according to an analysis of data from 2011 and 2013.
By Catherine Caruso, STAT
By Katherine Isbister, The Conversation
A psychologist dives into fidget items and the science behind why people seek such distractions.
By Corinne Segal
In a typical day as the "Agoraphobic Traveller," Jacqui Kenny may see Mongolian mountains, brightly-colored houses in Arizona and a plain in Kyrgyzstan -- all from the safety of her home.
By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
Mental health professionals around the country report a stream of patients coming in with "post-election stress disorder" -- the unofficial name for anxiety and depression related to the blast of daily news on the new administration.
It was mid-morning when Carol Vincent, the owner of a small marketing firm in Victoria, British Columbia, sat down and swallowed a capsule full of pure, synthesized psilocybin. Many people are familiar with the “natural” version, found in so-called magic…
By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, STAT
After examining the brains of more than 1,000 subjects, scientists spot a single mutation that may predispose some teenagers for extra anxiety.
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