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How can we improve young people’s mental health?

As we approach the culmination of 2022 European Mental Health Week, Mental Health Europe has outlined policy recommendations to safeguard and enhance young people’s...
A novel cushion-like device shows promise in reducing anxiety

A novel cushion-like device shows promise in reducing anxiety

Researchers have developed a huggable, cushion-like device that could help in reducing anxiety for stressed students. Anxiety is a feeling of stress, panic or fear...
the amygdala

Changes to the amygdala may cause anxiety in people with autism

In a groundbreaking study, experts have discovered that alterations to the amygdala may influence the development of anxiety in autistic people. Researchers from the UC...
Levels of depression and anxiety increased over Christmas in the UK

Levels of depression and anxiety increased over Christmas in the UK

A new study by the University College London (UCL) found that the prevalence of depression and anxiety rose sharply over December in the UK. The...
What is blue Monday?

What is Blue Monday? Everything you need to know

Today is called Blue Monday, which has become commonly known as the most depressing day of the year. But what is Blue Monday? Where...
Alleviating symptoms of anxiety disorders with exercise

Alleviating symptoms of anxiety disorders with exercise

Maria Åberg and Malin Henriksson of the University of Gothenburg discuss how symptoms of anxiety disorders can be alleviated through physical activity. Anxiety is the...
Generalised anxiety disorder

Chances of generalised anxiety disorder increased in adults with ADHD

A novel study has concluded that adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are far more likely to have a generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Researchers...
Treating anxiety with exercise can alleviate symptoms

Treating anxiety with exercise can alleviate symptoms  

Anxiety is the mind and body's reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations, and in 2017, 284 million people worldwide were diagnosed with this...

XPhyto Therapeutics diversifies into psychedelics with new labs

XPhyto Therapeutics is diversifying into psychedelic medicines by launching XPhyto Laboratories. Among the leading contenders in the race to pioneer new blockbuster psychiatric drugs is...
Graphene has ability to interact with functions of nervous system

Graphene has ability to interact with functions of nervous system

New research has shown that graphene is able to act on excitatory synapses and interfere with the development of anxiety-related behaviours. Carried out by SISSA...
Drop in number of people seeking mental health support during lockdown

Drop in number of people seeking mental health support during lockdown

New research has shown a drop of more than third in the number of people seeking help for mental illness or self-harm during the...
Mental health problems and burnout among healthcare workers

Mental health problems and burnout among healthcare workers

A recent report has shown that mental health problems and burnout are prevalent among healthcare workers. The report, published in July by The Society of...
The Ketamine Conference: a molecular masterclass

The Ketamine Conference: A Molecular Masterclass

The Ketamine Conference: A Molecular Masterclass is set to take place today, featuring a host of experts in the delivery of ketamine therapy for...
Effects of CBD oil on mental health: anxiety disorders

Effects of CBD oil on mental health: anxiety disorders

In this article Keith Myers explores the effect that CBD oil has on mental health and anxiety disorders. In 2017, 3.8% of the global population...
Supporting the mental health of frontline NHS staff during COVID-19

Supporting the mental health of frontline NHS staff during COVID-19

Guidance has been issued to help support the mental health of frontline NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. An academic review has highlighted the increased...
Schizophrenia and split personality disorder and mental health psychiatric disease concept in a 3d illustration style

Can the ‘hug hormone’ help those with social difficulties?

Research out of Kings College London has revealed that oxytocin could be used to help people overcome social difficulties. Published in Nature Communications, the study is...
Combining cannabis and opioids leads to higher anxiety and depression

Combining cannabis and opioids leads to higher anxiety and depression

New research reveals higher levels of anxiety and depression in people who combine cannabis and opioids. A researcher from the University of Houston has found...
CMC calls on UK government to review medical cannabis policy

CMC calls on UK government to review medical cannabis policy

Today, the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) is calling on the UK government to urgently review medical cannabis policy relating to cannabis access. The call...
Maternal diet causes excess endocannabinoids impacting foetal brain

Maternal diet causes excess of endocannabinoids impacting foetal brain

A new study has shown that high-fat maternal diets can cause life-long changes in the brain of unborn offspring. A team from MedUni Vienna’s Center...
One in five cardiac rehab patients are depressed, anxious, or stressed

One in five cardiac rehab patients are depressed, anxious, or stressed

Patients with depression, anxiety or stress are more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation. The findings come from a study published on World Mental Health...

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