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Habits to Improve Mental Health: 8 You Can Try Today – Healthline

Mental health is a widely discussed concept, these days. You might notice discussions about mental health online, in conversation, on your favorite show, or any number of other places. But widespread, frequent use of any term can lead the meaning to become blurred, if not misinterpreted entirely. So, if you come across the term often but still have some uncertainty…

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Psychedelic drug LSD may be effective in anxiety treatment – Medical News Today

A new study found that psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) may be effective at reducing symptoms of stress-related anxiety and in mental health treatment. The study’s research team was led by Dr. Gabriella Gobbi, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, Canada. The study,…

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Anxiety Headaches: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention – Verywell Health

Mark Gurarie is a freelance writer, editor, and adjunct lecturer of writing composition at George Washington University.Isaac O. Opole, MD, PhD, is a board-certified internist specializing in geriatric medicine. For over 15 years, he's practiced at the Kansas University Medical Center, where he is also a professor. While temporary anxiousness, stress, and worry are natural reactions to life events, anxiety…

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Stress and Sex: Tips to Relieve Stress in the Bedroom – PsychCentral.com

Is stress spoiling the mood? Here’s how to achieve a healthy sexual balance during these stressful times.Sex shouldn’t be stressful, but sometimes stress can mess with your sex life. The two don’t play well together. For example, heightened stress levels can put a damper on your sex drive.Healthy, consensual sex may even protect your mind and body from stress and…

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5 exercises for anxiety – Medical News Today

Exercises for anxiety relief may help a person manage certain anxiety symptoms, such as muscle tension, increased heart rate, and rapid breathing. Breathing exercises help foster deep, even breaths that promote diaphragmatic breathing. These exercises may reduce anxiety and help a person relax by restoring a typical breathing pattern.Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems in the…

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Partnering up can help you grow as an individual – here's the psychology of a romantic relationship that expands the self – The Conversation

Professor of Psychology, Monmouth University Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.View all partnersIt’s common to want to become a better version of yourself. Much like the desires to eat, drink…

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Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders: Is There a Cure? – Healthline

Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress, perceived threats, and fear. Anxiety usually goes away once the threat or stressor passes and your system calms down.However, if you have an anxiety disorder, anxiety can linger beyond the triggering event and become out of proportion. Chronic (long-term) or severe anxiety can seriously impair your daily functioning. While you can’t banish…

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What Is High Functioning Schizophrenia? – PsychCentral.com

Science suggests people with high functioning schizophrenia can develop coping skills to thrive at work, school, and in their communities. Current science spotlights the positive coping tools, attitudes, and stories of people with schizophrenia, a chronic and serious mental health condition. Of particular interest are those who engage meaningfully with their work, studies, and communities.People with schizophrenia who socialize and…

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Anxiety vs. depression: Symptoms, treatment, and more – Medical News Today

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health conditions that can affect a person’s day-to-day life. Although the causes, symptoms, and treatments may overlap, there are some critical differences between the two conditions.Doctors characterize anxiety as excessive worry and fear, whereas depression generally involves a deep feeling of sadness and despair. While people with anxiety often feel continually on edge, those…

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Can You Be Your Own Therapist? Self-Therapy May Be for You – PsychCentral.com

Self-therapy could offer accessible and effective ways to develop tools for healing. It isn’t a replacement for formal psychotherapy, though.Self-directed mental health interventions are more common than you might think. Many people use apps, books, and other self-help strategies to find their way to better mental health. This is sometimes referred to as self-therapy.But is being your own therapist effective?…

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