Mental Health

Magic mushrooms have potential to cure depression, claims study

01-10   Magic mushrooms have potential to cure depression, claims study

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Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. This has prompted researchers to look for ways that can treat depression, reducing the economic burden of the disease. A recent study, published in the journal Neuropharmacology, claimed that psilocybins, popularly known as magic mushrooms, can elicit benefits like those of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) — […]


Sleeping for less than 8 hours ups the risk of depression and anxiety, says study

01-09   Sleeping for less than 8 hours ups the risk of depression and anxiety, says study

People spend one-third of their lives sleeping, which has forced scientists and experts to wonder why sleep is so necessary for humans to survive. When a person is asleep, the brain gets ample rest and an opportunity to rework and reconnect information assimilated during the day, which is essential for the brain to function properly. […]


Singing in groups can help improve mental health, finds study

12-27   Singing in groups can help improve mental health, finds study

“Sometimes music is the only medicine the heart and soul needs.” Music can put a smile on someone’s face instantly and uplift the mood. It is one of the most common forms of community participation helping bind people from various walks of life. It has the power to transport people into a different world and […]


Bipolar disorder may trigger excessive spending tendencies

12-01   Bipolar disorder may trigger excessive spending tendencies

“Following the thoughts racing in my mind, I spent $1000 on getting a beautiful tattoo done on my shoulder. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. After all that tattoo meant the world to me at that point of time. But when it was time to pay my bills, my head started spinning and I went crazy,” […]


Prescription video game from Neuroscape can help treat children with ADHD

11-29   Prescription video game from Neuroscape can help treat children with ADHD

In a first, Boston-based tech company Akili has used Neuroscape’s core technology to develop a mobile gaming app, Project: EVO, for treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If the results are positive, the game, currently in phase III clinical trials conducted by Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be the first prescription-based video […]


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