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Video: Transient vs. Persistent Anxiety [in children]

Tuesday, 17 November 2009 6:39 A GMT+01
Dr. Pine describes the techniques that will help researchers better predict which children are most at risk for long-term anxiety.

Johns Hopkins: Antidepressant Medication “Poop Out”

Wednesday, 11 November 2009 11:14 P GMT+01
What it is, what to do about it

10 Common Myths About Clinical Depression

Wednesday, 11 November 2009 4:48 A GMT+01

[Video] Guide to cognitive behavioural therapy

Friday, 6 November 2009 11:30 P GMT+01
Authoritative information from the British Medical Journal on CBT, a psychotherapy used to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Johns Hopkins: What Happens When Stress Doesn't Go Away

Thursday, 1 October 2009 1:36 A GMT+01
Explores the question: Can constant stress literally cause a mood disorder?

Side-effects from placebos can be drug specific

Thursday, 1 October 2009 1:34 A GMT+01
Interesting Mind Hacks article

Tips to Stop Emotional Eating (Because Food Doesn't Fix Stress)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009 12:14 A GMT+01
From the Mayo Clinic

Placebo has strength in numbers

Thursday, 27 August 2009 1:07 A GMT+01
A Mind Hacks exploration of the increasing strength of the placebo effect in drug trials

Smokers Can't Blow Off Stress

Monday, 17 August 2009 12:02 A GMT+01
Ask cigarette smokers why they light up and one answer you're likely to hear is that it relieves stress.1 But if that's the goal, it's not at all clear that cigarettes deliver the goods. Hat tip to

Ease kids' anxiety over starting at new school

Saturday, 15 August 2009 12:06 A GMT+01
Hints from the Baylor College of Medicine

Natural Herbal Supplements Aren't Always Safe

Friday, 14 August 2009 12:31 A GMT+01
by the Mayo Clinic

How to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life

Sunday, 12 July 2009 1:06 A GMT+01
Recessions are bad for the stress level, as many in the midst of the current economic situation know and surveys prove.

A Biology of Mental Disorder

Wednesday, 1 July 2009 4:51 A GMT+01
A short essay by Nobel Laurette Eric Kandel, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Columbia University

What is pharmacogenics and can it help you?

Sunday, 7 June 2009 1:33 A GMT+01
A Johns Hopkins report

Johns Hopkins Health Alert: How pets comfort us

Sunday, 31 May 2009 1:16 A GMT+01
Pets are more than just furry friends and loyal companions. Yes, they tug at our heartstrings, but they also improve our health, both mental and physical, helping us to live longer and happier lives.

Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse

Saturday, 30 May 2009 12:34 A GMT+01
Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse is a consumer-focused resource kit that contains information and fact sheets for parents, caregivers, and adolescents. Produced by The National Child Trauma Network

BMJ: Facts about the top treatment options

Tuesday, 12 May 2009 9:11 A GMT+01
Provided by British newspaper the Guardian in partnership with the British Medical Journal

[U.S.] Family Guide to Systems of Care for Children With Mental Health Needs

Thursday, 7 May 2009 7:53 A GMT+01
Produced by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

New Scientist: The five ages of the brain

Sunday, 5 April 2009 5:03 A GMT+01
A NS special feature exploring the brain from conception to old age

SAMHSA Guide : Getting Through Tough Economic Times

Thursday, 2 April 2009 3:05 A GMT+01
Provides practical advice on how to deal with the effects financial difficulties can have on your physical and mental health. Produced by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder (pdf)

Thursday, 12 March 2009 12:15 A GMT+01
An international mental health awareness packet providing accurate, evidence-based information about Generalized Anxiety Disorder -- its symptoms, its cultural differences, its treatment, and its impact on the lives of individuals who experience it and their families. Produced by the World Federation for Mental Health

Johns Hopkins: Dr. Swartz Talks About Situational Depression

Sunday, 15 February 2009 12:31 A GMT+01
Q. How would you suggest people deal with situational depression? If a person is depressed because of world events or because he or she is going through a divorce or has been fired, is the person treated differently than someone who is depressed without any specific cause?

Taking Fish Oil Supplements — Without Fishy Burps

Thursday, 5 February 2009 10:53 P GMT+01
The February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter explains some health benefits of this diet supplement and ways to overcome the occasional fishy aftertaste.