Skip to content

    Mental Health Center

    News and Features Related to Mental Health

    1. Glenn Close: 'Mental Illness Is a Family Affair'

      In flashes of childhood memory, actress Glenn Close can still see her younger sister, Jessie, anxiously picking at the skin between her forefinger and thumb. Many children have nervous habits -- but Jessie's seemed different. "She'd worry that skin until it was all bleeding and crusty," she recalls.

      Read Full Article
    2. Family Involvement Helps in Treating Teen Bulimia

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment, new research reports. Traditionally, parents have been excluded from the treatment and counseling of teens with bulimia, the re

      Read Full Article
    3. Drug Approved for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new antipsychotic drug to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug, Vraylar (cariprazine), is a capsule taken once a day. "Schizophr

      Read Full Article
    4. Psychologist or Psychiatrist: Which Is Right for You?

      If you have mental health concerns, you should seek help. But where do you go? How do you know what type of doctor you should talk to? Do you look for a psychiatrist or psychologist? If you’re unsure what the difference is, you’re not alone. “We get that all the time,” says Tristan Gorrindo, MD, dir

      Read Full Article
    5. Brain Scans May Help Schizophrenia Treatment

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A brain scan might someday help psychiatrists quickly determine which antipsychotic drugs work best for patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, researchers say. This personalized approach could eliminate a lot o

      Read Full Article
    6. Could Eating Fish Help Ward Off Depression?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can eating a lot of fish boost your mood? Maybe, say Chinese researchers. Overall, the researchers found that people who consumed the most fish lowered their risk of depression by 17 percent compared to those who ate

      Read Full Article
    7. Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or "magic mushrooms" may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The finding co

      Read Full Article
    8. Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch "contagious yawning" than those with higher levels of empathy, a new study suggests. Psychopathic characteristics include being selfish, manipulative, impulsive, dom

      Read Full Article
    9. Pot Overtakes Cigarettes Among College Students

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher. In fact, a new study shows that, for the first time, more U.S. college st

      Read Full Article
    10. These Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Aug. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Risky behaviors such as reckless driving or sudden promiscuity, or nervous behaviors such as agitation, hand-wringing or pacing, can be signs that suicide risk may be high in depressed people, researchers report. Other w

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 81 - 90 of 1890 Articles << Prev Page 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    contemplation
    Differences between feeling depressed or feeling blue.
    lunar eclipse
    Signs of mania and depression.
     
    man screaming
    Causes, symptoms, and therapies.
    woman looking into fridge
    When food controls you.
     
    Woman standing in grass field barefoot, wind blowi
    Article
    senior man eating a cake
    Article
     
    Phobias
    Slideshow
    woman reading medicine warnings
    Article
     
    depressed young woman
    Article
    man with arms on table
    Article
     
    veteran
    Article
    man cringing and covering ears
    Article
     

    WebMD Special Sections