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  1. Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

    Aug. 20, 2015 -- What's for dinner? The question is popping up in an unexpected place -- the psychiatrist's office. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn't just good for the body; it's great for the brain, too. The knowledge is giving rise to a concept called "nutritional (or food) psy

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  2. Omega-3s May Protect Against Schizophrenia

    Aug. 11, 2015 -- Omega-3 supplements may help keep young people with a high risk of schizophrenia from getting the condition, according to a small study. Back in 2010, Australian researchers reported that taking the supplements for 12 weeks prevented a first episode of a psychotic disorder for up to

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  3. Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Refined carbohydrates -- such as those found in white bread, white rice and sodas -- may harm more than the waistlines of older women. New research shows that eating too much of these highly processed foods might also raise th

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  4. Too Much of This Tied to Poor Teen Mental Health

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who frequently use social media are more likely to say they struggle with mental health concerns that are not being addressed, new Canadian research reveals. At issue is the amount of time adolescents spend browsing and

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  5. Job Stress Might Make You Sick: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of job stress may increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 12,000 workers in Sweden. Over five years, about 8 percent of the

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  6. Risks of Taking St. John's Wort for Depression

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- St. John's wort is a popular herbal therapy for depression, but a new Australian study highlights the fact that "natural" does not always equal "safe." Using reports filed with Australia's drug safety agency, the researche

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  7. Expert Panel Recommends Depression Questionnaire

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Part of your next visit to your family doctor's office should be spent filling out a questionnaire to assess whether you're suffering from depression, an influential panel of preventive medicine experts recommends. What'

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  8. What to Do When Depression and Anxiety Mix

    You're noticing some changes lately. Maybe you feel sad, hopeless, or can't get any joy out of activities that used to be fun. Sounds like depression, right? Maybe that's not all. Sometimes you're worried, afraid, and just plain uneasy. Isn't that a sign of anxiety? The two conditions are flip sides

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  9. Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a drink before dinner really may make some people eat more -- by focusing the brain's attention on food aromas, a small study suggests. The effect is modest, and not universal, the researchers said. But the findings, r

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  10. Daily Smartphone Use Might Offer Depression Clues

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that how you use your smartphone could shed light on whether you might suffer from depression. The small study -- involving just 20 women and eight men, averaging 29 years of age -- looked at data f

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