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Jun

For many women, giving birth is an exciting and life-changing experience, but for some, it doesn’t go without some repercussions. Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that many women experience after giving birth due to fluctuations in their reproductive hormones. Some symptoms of PPD are: low mood, anxious thoughts, thoughts of separating from family, and…

13

Jun

By: Lexy Moscinski Everyone experiences a different level of feeling. Whether those feelings are intense or mild, dealing with certain emotions can be difficult. This all relates to bottling up one’s feelings – whether we’re holding back tears in an attempt to appear calm and collected, or suppressing the love we feel for another to…

08

Jun

Mental illness causes many issues, and although these illnesses may be ‘mental’, that doesn’t stop the physical ailments that can also follow. According to a new study performed by Columbia University on 5,000 adults, those with “two or more chronic diseases had an increased risk of having a mood or anxiety disorder…high blood pressure was…

07

Jun

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD for short, is an mental health issue that causes a variety of symptoms such as depression, fatigue, or anxiety as the seasons change. Typically, SAD is associated with the winter months, but according to research 4-6 percent of people experience SAD during winter, while 10 percent of individuals experience “reverse…

25

May

  Our world never stops moving, and neither does our minds. This constant motion in life may seem to promote productivity, but in reality, a racing mind often accentuates anxiety. But according to a new study, just “ten minutes of mindfulness each day is effective against repetitive anxious thoughts.” Mindfulness refers to bringing oneself to…

24

May

The first step to happiness is taking the first step – literally. According to a new study, one can boost their mood simply by engaging in light activity. Mr. Gregoy Panza, the study’s first author, claims “simply going from doing no physical activity to performing some physical activity can improve [one’s] subjective well-being.” The study…

12

May

  The quality of one’s diet can have a large effect on not only physical health, but mental health as well. In a new study, it’s been found that those who eat more fermented food, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and bread, have overall lower social anxiety. Professor Matthew Hilimire, one of the authors of…

18

Apr

Anxiety is something that can affect everyone in different ways, but social anxiety affects an estimated “15 million Americans”. According to a recent study published in the journal Psychiatric Genetics, a specific gene that transports serotonin (a chemical that helps regulate mood, appetite, and sleep) causes the symptoms of this disorder. Dr. Stefan Hofmann, a…

31

Mar

Those who suffer from anxiety deal with an extensive amount of internal struggles daily. Whether they are plagued by persistent worrying or an unwavering need to shake their leg for mental stability, those with anxiety have a lot they need to handle in order to remain functional.  It is important to know that those with anxiety…

02

Feb

Researchers at Washington University discovered that signs of anxiety and depression may be detected as early as birth. Functional MRI scans were used to look at brain patterns of babies. The brain connections they were looking at can be indicators of mental health problems “later in life.” “The findings revealed that connection patterns between the…