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The Comfort of Dogs
Kids who were able to interact with dogs had less anxiety and lower stress hormones, even compared to kids in a meditation group.
Putting Anxiety to Sleep
During sleep, the brain reinforces positive emotions and weakens negative or traumatic ones, suggesting a way to help people with PTSD.
The Surprising Benefits of Taking a Vacation from Social Media
People who gave up social media for a week said they felt happier, less depressed and less anxious. Some tips for breaking its grip.
Teens’ Mental Health a Worry for Parents
Adolescence is never easy, but the pandemic has made it even harder. Nearly 60% of parents said they had sought help for their kids.
Breakups Can Be Harder on Men
No one weathers a breakup well, but older women, with a broader social net, appear to handle it better than older men do. Some suggestions.
“Oms” Replace Opioids
Doctors are looking for ways to treat chronic pain without opioids. Two approaches -- yoga and cognitive behavioral therapy -- show promise.
A Surge in Anxiety and Depression Around the World
Even people who have not lost loved ones are struggling with the emotional burdens of the pandemic. Two groups have been most affected.
Too Much Time on Your Hands?
There's a sweet spot when it comes to free time: Too little of it and you're stressed. Too much, and productivity and happiness decline.
You've Been Phubbed
You're with a friend and their cell phone dings. They drop your conversation to text or take the call. Phubbed! Certain types do this more.
Tips to Prevent Burnout in College Students
Mental health stressors are at an all-time high for college students. These five tools can help prevent burnout, anxiety and depression.
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