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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.
Being Heard Shapes the Brain
Seniors stay more resilient mentally if they have people they can talk things over with who really listen. How are your listening skills?
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.
Internet Therapy Good for Some, but Not All
Online cognitive behavioral therapy, with its on-demand capabilities, can really help those with symptoms of mild to moderate depression.
City Dwellers are Less Depressed
People who live in urban areas have to put up with traffic, pollution, and crowding. But they also tend to have happier social lives.
Give Lonely Seniors Opportunities to Socialize Ahead of Meds
Lonely seniors are more likely to feel depressed and anxious. That's why social interactions can often help them more than medications.
Hope for Assault Victims
Sexual assault can leave survivors suffering from fear and flashbacks. Given proper support, most victims come to feel better within months.
Bored Gamers in Search of “Flow”
If you play games on your phone whenever you have time on your hands, think again. It can lead to anxiety and depression, not engagement.
A “Magic” Cure for Depression
Psilocybin, the active compound in psychedelic mushrooms, appears to spur dendritic growth and enhance communication in the brain.
A Huge Boost for Young Brains
Vulnerable kids who learned mindfulness techniques at school were not only less stressed, they gained over an hour of quality sleep a night.
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