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Could roommates help college students get the mental health services they need?

It’s no secret that college students are under a lot of stress, but getting those students to seek help still proves to be a challenge. Roommates may be the key to connecting students to the mental health support they need, according to a new study out of New York University. “This is...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:03am

Harlem HOPE Center breaks stigmas surrounding mental health in black community

Many people who battle mental health issues face stigmas that could prevent them from seeking the help they need, but one city organization is at the forefront of changing that for residents of Harlem — and, perhaps, beyond. The HOPE (Healing On Purpose and Evolving) Center, a mental health...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5:03am

Everything you need to know about the mental test used in Trump’s physical

So President Donald Trump aced the cognitive portion of the physical, but how was it measured anyway? Trump’s perfect score was from what’s called a MoCa test, but what is Montreal Cognitive Assessment and is it hard to pass? Many Americans had been holding their breath, waiting for...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 2:48pm

Sanders: Americans who 'don't see Trump's positive impact' are 'mentally unstable'

Whether it's due to slurred speech, erratic tweets or quotes from inside sources, Trump’s mental state has been questioned by professionals left and right. Politico reported Wednesday that in December, over a dozen members of Congress summoned Yale University psychiatry professor Dr....

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 6:40pm

Could this Type II diabetes drug help reverse Alzheimer's?

A drug developed to help diabetes shows that it can help reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s — at least in mice. The breakthrough, published this week in the journal Brain Research, shows a “clear promise of being developed into a new treatment for chronic neurodegenerative...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:41pm

Holiday music is bad for your mental health, says science

Good news: Science has reaffirmed that you're not a sociopath in December, just a sentient human being with the power of hearing. Psychologists have found that holiday music can negatively impact your mental health. It has to do with the "mere exposure effect," which is a term for...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:47pm

Girl asks Rick and Morty creator how to deal with depression. He replied

Twitter user @chojuroh tweeted at Rick and Morty co-author Dan Harmon how to cope with depression. She said she did not expect the showrunner to respond. But he did in a series of epic tweets. They read: For One: Admit and accept that it’s happening. Awareness is everything. We put...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:45pm

Donald Trump suffers from psychosis and is a 'very sick man:' Psychiatrist

President Trump may be suffering from serious mental health issues and his current mental state poses an “enormous present danger,” according to at least one psychiatrist. Dr. Lance Dodes, a member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and former assistant professor of...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:16pm

People with ADHD can actually focus hard AF

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is typically perceived as a disorder that causes the sufferer to easily lose focus, thus the word “deficit.” However, people with ADHD are able to hyperfocus, more commonly known as focusing so hardcore, it’s...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 4:59pm

Group fitness classes are better for your mental health than working out alone

There’s a reason why some people will pay as much as $3,000 a month for SoulCycle: It improves their physical health and their mental health. A new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association shows that people who participate in group exercise classes (like Zumba...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:18pm

The FDA says this recreational drug is 'breakthrough' treatment for PTSD

Anyone can experience post-traumatic stress disorder — and the major of Americans do, with 70 percent experiencing it at at some point during their adults lives, according to the non-profit PTSD United. Some cases of PTSD don’t require extensive treatment to fix, but many do —...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 3:19pm

D.C. pharmacist provides Alzheimer's drugs for members of Congress, he says

A pharmacist in Washington, D.C. claims that he fills prescriptions for drugs that treat Alzheimer's Disease for members of Congress, STAT News reports. A writer for the Boston Globe subsidiary spent time shadowing Mike Kim, the owner of Grubb's Pharmacy. Founded in 1867, it sends up to...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:26pm

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with pizzazz (and glitter and wine)

In a world where transgender soldiers are being told they are a burden and reproductive rights are at stake, celebrations like National Coming Out Day are more important than ever. Here is when and how to celebrate you and and support your loved ones. When is National Coming Out Day 2017?...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:51pm

I have 'latitude... as a daughter' but it's not my role to 'moderate' my father: Ivanka Trump

The Dr. Oz Ivanka Trump interview is slated to air on Thursday, but clips are already online. President Trump’s eldest daughter and senior advisor talked about her postpartum depression on Dr. Mehmet Oz’s medical show, as well as Hillary Clinton and why it’s not her job to “...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:07pm

Suicide rates for teen girls have doubled and experts aren't sure why

Suicide rates for teen girls in the United States have doubled, according to a report, which is part of a troubling trend as suicides overall continue to increase. In 2015, the last year recorded in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, suicides for adolescents ages 15 to 19...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:33pm

Lawmakers will meet to discuss Trump's mental health next month

Three Democratic lawmakers have asked a Yale psychiatrist to consult with them on a panel to evaluate the president's mental health, and determine what to do about it, Tonic reports. The lawmakers, who are anonymous for now, asked Bandy Lee of Yale how they could gather mental-health...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:50pm

Loneliness can literally kill you, and it's a bigger health risk than obesity

The biggest health risk facing Americans today isn’t obesity — it’s loneliness, at least according to new research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “An increasing portion of the U.S. population now experiences isolation...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:08pm

Having nightmares? This sleeping habit might be why

We’re often warned about the dangers of not sleeping enough, but there is at least one negative thing that can happen if you get more than the typical seven or eight hours of sleep a night. Researcher Stephanie Rek and her colleagues at the University of Oxford gave 846 people an online...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:11pm

Analyze This: Trump's mental health is fair game, major psych group says

Mental health as part of political commentary is typically frowned upon by the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), but President Donald Trump’s antics have the organization backing off with its hands up. The New York-based association emailed more than 3,500 members earlier this...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 5:22pm

Stop calling yourself lazy — or else

Pay attention if you think you’re lazier than your pals: A new study by researchers at Stanford University found that laziness can be hazardous to your health — and it has nothing to do with the actual amount of exercise you do. Researchers Octavia Zahry and Alia Crum studied two...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 1:25pm