10 Things to Stop Doing to Improve Your Health
Digestive health issues are not only painful and life-altering, but they can be hard to talk about with other people. If you have a digestive health problem, such as celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) there are things you can stop doing that will improve your health and well-being.
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Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine Could Improve Mental Health
(1 days ago) The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health . The mental health burden of the pandemic is undeniable. “This virus has inundated our media and daily conversations with one another,” says Leela R. Magavi, MD, a psychiatrist and regional medical director for Community Psychiatry and MindPath Care Centers. “Due to warranted safety measures to
How Your Personality Type Affects Your Health
(2 days ago) There are still health implications associated with the Type B personality. If you are Type B: Maintain healthy behaviors. Being laid-back might mean taking a more lackadaisical approach to your health. Being relaxed can be great, but don't slack on your healthy habits. Focus on the positive.
How GAD Might Influence Your Health Anxiety
(4 days ago) Why Health Anxiety Is a Problem . While being on top of your health is important, it's also important to do so in a reasonable manner. Health anxiety crosses that boundary because no amount of testing, checking, or reassuring will ever make you feel as though things will be okay.
The Mental Health Effects of Holding a Grudge
(2 days ago) National Institute of Mental Health. 5 things you should know about stress. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Stress. Updated January 2020. Garfinkel SN, Zorab E, Navaratnam N, et al. Anger in brain and body: the neural and physiological perturbation of decision-making by emotion.
The Growing Acceptance of Mental Health Days for Students
(4 days ago) To help a child spend their mental health day in a healthy way, keep in mind that this can be an opportunity for fun and celebration of their efforts in schools, child and adolescent psychiatrist Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, president and medical director of the Child Mind Institute, told the New York Times. Spend some quality time together preparing a healthy meal or incorporating some physical
Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter
(4 days ago) The myriad health benefits of humor and laughter are wide-reaching. During moments of levity, while it seems like you’re simply laughing at a friend’s joke or a comedian’s monologue, you’re actually improving your health. By tickling your funny bone, clinical evidence shows you are not only being entertained, but enhancing your physical
6 Mental Health Lessons Learned During COVID-19
(2 days ago) 6 Mental Health Lessons Learned During COVID-19. Daniel B. Block, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified psychiatrist who operates a private practice in Pennsylvania. While much of the focus of the pandemic was on physical health, COVID-19 also took a serious toll on our mental health…
The Mental Health Benefits of Making Your Bed
(8 days ago) Possible Benefits. While the scientific research on the impact of making your bed is slim, there is a wealth of anecdotal evidence that points to substantial mental health benefits of this daily practice. These potential advantages include the following: A feeling of accomplishment. A sense of calm.
Dark Chocolate, Health, and Stress Relief
(6 days ago) Dark chocolate has been connected with some positive physical health benefits. This sweet treat has been linked with better cardiovascular health, for instance, thanks to the way it improves blood pressure and helps protect blood vessels.
Why Gen Z Is More Open to Talking About Their Mental Health
(6 days ago) Awareness of mental health issues has grown, so that what once might have been ignored is recognized as a problem and treated as such. Stigma around using mental health services has lessened, making it more likely that Gen Z will identify their own issues and seek help when they feel they have a mental health problem that can be treated.
What Houseplants Can Do for Your Mental Health During Lockdown
(4 days ago) Findings on Houseplants and Mental Health During the Pandemic For the new study, researchers from the University of Seville's School of Agricultural Engineering in Spain, as well as other international universities, wanted to learn about how having plants at home affected people’s emotional welfare while confined during the pandemic.
How are Migraines and Mental Health Connected
(2 days ago) Migraines and Mental Health. In regard to the connection between mental health and migraines, a 2015 study defined a migraine as "a complex neurological disorder, characterized by episodic severe headache attacks, which substantially impairs a person’s functioning and diminishes quality of life." 4 .
Facing Mental Health Challenges as an Olympic Athlete
(Just Now) Facing mental health challenges as athletes is made more complicated by the prevailing stigma in elite sports around sharing feelings. According to a 2019 review of 13,000 elite athletes across 71 sports, multiple factors are to blame for a lack of mental health care and discussion in high-level athletics.
Risk of Liver Disease for Daily Drinkers
(2 days ago) John C. Umhau, MD, MPH, CPE is board-certified in addiction medicine and preventative medicine. He is the medical director at Alcohol Recovery Medicine. For over 20 years Dr. Umhau was a senior clinical investigator at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health …
Pandemic Worsened Mental Health of Teen Girls, Study Finds
(2 days ago) A new study found that the mental health of teen girls may have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Surprisingly, substance use dropped amongst 15 to 18 year olds in the study. Disconnection from friends, changes in routine, and isolation are all partly to blame. While the stress and isolation of the pandemic has spared
A List of Psychological Disorders
(Just Now) The National Institute of Mental Health suggests that multiple factors may play a role in causing schizophrenia including genetics, brain chemistry, environmental factors, and substance use. While there is no cure for schizophrenia, there are treatments available that make it possible to manage the symptoms of the condition. Treatments usually
Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments for Paranoia
(2 days ago) Mental Health Conditions . Paranoia can be a feature of many mental health diagnoses, including depression and bipolar disorder, but it is most commonly associated with psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. Paranoia is also the defining characteristic of paranoid personality disorder and the paranoid type of delusional disorder.
Parents Have Growing Concerns About Kids' Mental Health
(1 days ago) Mental health and mental strength are not the same thing. But building more mental strength may prevent some mental health problems and may decrease symptoms of existing ones (similar to the way working out with weights can help you grow healthier, but it won’t necessarily prevent all physical health …
What Is the Impact of Casual Sex on Mental Health
(6 days ago) Overall, likely because this issue is so personal and influenced by so many factors, research on the mental health effects of causal sex is mixed. Some studies have found a correlation between casual sex and a variety of negative mental health consequences like anxiety, sadness, feeling bad about oneself, regret, depression, and poor
Cabin Fever Symptoms and Coping Skills
(6 days ago) Lisa Fritscher is a freelance writer and editor with a deep interest in phobias and other mental health topics. Learn about our editorial process. Updated on February 15, 2021. Medically reviewed by. Steven Gans, MD. Medically reviewed by Steven Gans, MD. on May 05, 2020.
Cannabigerol (CBG): Uses and Benefits
(1 days ago) Potential Benefits. Like CBD, CBG has been used to combat pain without having the intoxicating effect of cannabinoids like THC. Research shows that CBG can also have therapeutic effects. However, human studies on this are sparse and more research needs to be done in this area.
The Benefits of Burning Sage
(5 days ago) Using Sage for Mental Health . Overall, not enough research has been conducted on the use of sage for its proposed mental health benefits. However, based on preliminary research, there may be support for the use of sage for mood and memory.
Hypchondriais and OCD Similarities and Differences
(7 days ago) We all have concerns about our health which can be hard to get off our minds. If these thoughts become severe, it could signal a condition such as hypochondriasis or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Hypochondriasis and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have many similarities, with underlying anxiety being at the root of both conditions.
An Overview of Stimulants and How They're Used
(6 days ago) Reports of the adverse health consequences have led to cigarette use being increasingly shunned. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2014, approximately 17% of U.S. adults over the age of 18 (around 40 million individuals) smoke cigarettes.
Khat: Effects, Risks, and How to Get Help
(7 days ago) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the effects of khat consumption are similar to those of strong coffee. Research published in 2011 suggested the effects of khat are seen in the central nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.