17

Aug

A new treatment for ADHD has been revealed through the usage of a drug meant to help with sleep disorders. In this clinical trial, 85 adults with ADHD were given the drug mazindol (which is a stimulant that keeps people awake), or a placebo. Those who received the mazindol experienced “50% improvement in their symptoms…

16

Aug

Sometimes it’s nice just to sit all day and watch your favorite show, play a game, or read a book, but according to a new study, the longer you sit, the more anxious you’ll be. Dr. Megan Teychenne, who led the study, states: “…we are seeing an increase in anxiety symptoms in our modern society,…

15

Aug

Some days are good and some days are bad – that’s life. But in accordance with a new study, how we react to the bad affects how quickly we are able to feel good again. Avoiding negative emotions has been shown to prolong negativity and create additional stress. Those who feel guilty or bad about their…

10

Aug

Exercise has long been known to help alleviate symptoms of depression, but is there a specific type of exercise that can be even more effective? Yes there is, according multiple new studies. Yoga, an activity that not only involves the body, but also the mind, has been found to help alleviate depression. According to the…

09

Aug

Everyone has had a time in their life where they’ve experienced loneliness. Well according to a recent study, experiencing loneliness can actually be dangerous. Loneliness lights up the areas of the brain that are “vigilant for threat”, causing people who experience loneliness to be more defensive, paranoid and abrasive. Professor John Cacioppo,  an expert on…

01

Aug

Everyone has a different way to combat stress, whether that be by watching a movie, reading a book, or even playing a video game. Well according to new research, playing a video game specifically can help boost mood and cognitive function. Michael Rupp, a doctoral student in human factors and cognitive psychology at the University…

25

Jul

Mental illness affects more people than you think. “One in five American adults experience a mental health condition every year…half of mental conditions begin by age 14 and 75 percent of mental health conditions develop by age 24.” Illnesses like depression have an affect on all kinds of people, even celebrities that are seen as…

13

Jul

Our genes have always had an affect on how we function, but according to new research, the activity level of one specific gene may have a great impact on depression.   A study performed by Mary Kay Lobo, Ph.D, with other researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, showed that the…

06

Jul

Depression affects everyone in many unique ways, but according to a new study, our brains have a much more formulated view of what our depression really is. According to a new study, there are four distinct biotypes (biotypes relating to biological means) of depression. These types were found by evaluating the brain scans of 1,100…

05

Jul

In today’s society, almost every individual has a smartphone, allowing them to surf the web, take videos, or play games from their fingertips. While our phones may be “smart”, the people that own them may not be so lucky. According to a new study, having a smartphone near us, regardless of it being on or…