Up to date insight on emotional health, well-being, & mental health information from Harvard Medical School
Emotional well-being and mental health concerns are major health issues in their own right. But they can also greatly affect physical health. Stress, depression, and anxiety can contribute to a host of physical ailments including digestive disorders, sleep disturbances, and lack of energy. The challenge can be two-pronged: treat the mental and emotional health issues while also caring for the related physical ailments.
Harvard Health Publications and the faculty of Harvard Medical School have developed in-depth special health reports that deal with the challenges of emotional and mental health issues. Learn how stress and anxiety can affect the body, and discover how to relieve those symptoms with exercise, alternative therapies, stress reduction techniques, and meditation. Find out what causes depression, including the changes in brain chemistry, and how best to treat mild, moderate or severe levels of depression.
Emotional and mental health issues can often be brought on by the strains of life situations, like caregiving for an older family member, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, suffering the loss of a loved one, juggling the responsibilities of a busy lifestyle, or dealing with substance abuse. Harvard’s Special Health Reports describe ways to cope with these life events, and offer resources to ease the pressures and provide support.
In Harvard Health Publications’ special health reports you’ll find reliable, authoritative mental health information on a wide range of issues that impact emotional well-being, along with treatment strategies and practical solutions to help you handle life’s many challenges with resilience and maintain your emotional health.