Low self-esteem often accompany depression. The reasons for this appear to be rooted in a lack of coordination between different parts of the brain, creating a distortion in a person’s self-perception.
Being aware of the brain’s reactions to other people can help improve all our relationships.
The adjustment from summer vacation back to the structure and demands of the school year affects many students, but some experience so much anxiety that they avoid going to school. Understanding the reasons for school refusal can help parents identify problems and act quickly.
Because social connections are vital to human development and health, and writing is a way to form or strengthen a sense of connection to others, the creative expression of writing has been found to improve health and boost healthy emotions.
The goal of eating the healthiest possible diet is wise and admirable, but this pursuit can sometimes become an unhealthy fixation on healthy eating called orthorexia, which can lead to anxiety and social isolation.
If you are a parent concerned about teens and drugs, these tips can help you engage in a productive and positive conversation with your child about substance misuse and help you know when to intervene.
Young children may feel worried or fearful from time to time, but more serious anxiety in children can interfere with development. There are a variety of treatment options, and parents can learn strategies to help children manage anxiety.
The observation that people in populations that eat more fish seem to have lower rates of depression led researchers to investigate whether omega-3 acids may be beneficial for people with depression or other mood disorders.
Everyone experiences anxiety (and a certain amount can be beneficial), but some people’s anxiety levels are high enough to be considered a clinical disorder. If your feelings of anxiety are somewhere in the middle, there are strategies you can use to bring them down to a less distressing level.
There is growing evidence that mood disorders may be linked to inflammation and the bacteria in our digestive tracts, so researchers wanted to see if a probiotic compound could help patients with bipolar disorder who had been hospitalized for mania avoid relapse and rehospitalization.