Some districts are taking steps to help students better cope with test anxiety and other stresses of school.
By Catherine Caruso, STAT
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 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.
By Caleb Hellerman, Global Health Reporting Center
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.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
Often referred to as the “common cold of mental health,” depression causes about 8 million doctors’ appointments a year. More than half are with primary care physicians. A new study suggests those doctors may not be the best to treat…
Rates of anxiety and depression among college students in the U.S. have soared in the past decade. In response, schools are trying to figure out the right course of treatment, counseling and intervention. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Micky Sharma, director…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
A new process developed at Stanford University lets scientists see inside the brain, using computer programs to fly in between neurons. It's the first high resolution picture of the brain's wiring, which could lead to cures for anxiety, depression and…
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