Parkinson’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disease. It effects coordination and motor control, making activities as simple as walking very difficult. Eventually, it can even lead to depression and anxiety in those afflicted with it. But could some simple dietary changes delay or prevent the onset of Parkinson’s?
Mental health is in the news right now. The isolation, fear and anxiety of COVID-19 shutdowns have spawned a society very much on edge, and not as mentally healthy as it could be. But there are three key things that can help us turn the corner on this problem.
Social media is a major part of life for many, especially young adults. But as social media use by those young adults increases, should we be concerned about an increase in depression, too? Anecdotally, the answer is already “yes.” A new national study, just published, has also provided an answer.
We have long suspected a link between diet and depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. A study out of Australia reinforces that belief. It also shines a light on the damage highly-processed fast food can do to human mental health.
Cannabis use, including among among pregnant women, is rising sharply in the US. Media and even government outlets seem in a rush to promote it as a side-effect free answer to stress, anxiety and other conditions. But does its use by expectant mothers pose a risk to their unborn children?
Doctors and researchers have studied depression for many years. Dozens of risk factors and behaviors that influence the condition have been discovered. Many of those factors and behaviors are modifiable. Now, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have narrowed that field down to a key few modifiable factors.
Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues have been on the rise during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Now a new study highlights the risks and challenges to mental health faced by doctors, nurses and healthcare workers during this challenging time.
Adolescents and teenagers often have poor sleep habits. This results in both inadequate amounts of sleep and sleep that is poor quality. Sleep issues can affect their physical growth, as proven in repeated studies. But it also impacts depression and other aspects of mental health.
COVID-19 coronavirus infections and deaths worldwide have left serious and lasting damage in their wake. But one aspect of that damage may far outlast the pandemic. Millions around the globe are suffering debilitating psychological disorders that may last for many years to come.
As America and the world shelter at home and maintain physical distancing to try and beat COVID-19 coronavirus, some are wondering if the cure is worse than the disease. While that’s debatable, one thing isn’t. Social distancing is creating mental health issues that experts failed to foresee.