Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function

Probiotics can do more than improve your gut health. They also may indirectly enhance your brain, too

Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive functionResearch shows that the gut and brain are connected, a partnership called the gut-brain axis. The two are linked through biochemical signalling between the nervous system in the digestive tract, called the enteric nervous system, and the central nervous system, which includes the brain. The primary information connection between the brain and the gut is […]

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds study

Heart attack survivors with chronic mood disorders may be more likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t suffer these problems, a recent study suggests

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds studyPatients with anxiety or depression have previously been shown to have longer hospital stays and a worse prognosis after a heart attack, researchers note in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. But earlier research hasn’t given doctors a clear sense of whether patients with specific types of emotional distress might put patients at greater risk […]

Postpartum depression in new dads often missed, reveals study

There needs to be greater awareness that the mental health disorder can occur in either parent for up to a year after the birth of a child, researchers say

Postpartum depression in new dads often missed, reveals studyWhile many people can pick up on signs of postpartum depression in new mothers, the same signs are often mistaken for something else or missed entirely in fathers, a British study suggests. New fathers, like mothers, can grapple with anxiety, depression and traumas and also struggle to bond with their babies, said Mark Williams, founder […]

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests study

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits, could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests studyPeople who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. Research from earlier this year found that […]

The power of forgiveness: How forgiving someone can help heal your mind

The REACH method teaches how to overcome lingering bad feelings toward someone who did you wrong

The power of forgiveness: How forgiving someone can help heal your mindAlmost everyone has experienced being wronged by someone. It could be a former co-worker, friend, or family member. But hanging on to those negative feelings can do great harm to your health. “Forgiving a person who has wronged you is never easy, but dwelling on those events and reliving them over and over can fill […]

Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?

Researchers from Germany and Switzerland have recently investigated the possible associations between conditions relating to mental health, such as depression and anxiety, and the presence of different types of allergy

Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?Their findings, they say, should prompt scientists to pay more attention to these links. Some research has suggested that certain allergic conditions can affect a person’s mental health. For instance, one study that last year found that having asthma, allergic rhinitis, or atopic dermatitis (eczema) could increase a person’s risk of developing a mental illness. […]

Is your child emotionally intelligent?

Emotional intelligence is the 'something' in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behaviour, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Raising emotionally intelligent kids can decrease their future chances off psychiatric illnesses like stress, depression, anxiety and drug use, says Dr Mansi Jain

Is your child emotionally intelligent?Imagine your child being able to articulate his/her feelings into words instead of throwing a temper tantrum; he/she was able to understand and communicate to you that he/she is upset, but understands why you had to suddenly cancel your plans of taking him/her to the zoo, instead of howling and breaking his/her toys. Isn’t this […]

Having a ‘vent buddy’ is good for your health, study says

Having a ‘vent buddy’ contributes to better health. A clinical psychologist has claimed that it’s better to vent out your frustrations than keeping them to yourself. The activity was also likened to problem-solving

Having a ‘vent buddy’ is good for your health, study saysAccording to clinical psychologist and author of “Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy” Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D., venting out your frustrations to someone relieves you of stress and tension. The activity makes you feel lighter after sharing indignity, misfortune, perceived threat and injustice to someone. As per WellBody.Net, moms who experience a series of tough situations also […]

Regulating gut bacteria might help manage anxiety, finds 11 of 21 studies

Evidence that suggests our gut bacteria play complex roles in maintaining and impacting overall health is piling up. One new review of the scientific literature has now found that regulating intestinal microbiota may help relieve the symptoms of anxiety

Regulating gut bacteria might help manage anxiety, finds 11 of 21 studiesPeople who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the journal General Psychiatry. Anxiety symptoms are common in people with mental diseases and a variety of physical disorders, especially in disorders […]

Eating while keeping mental health in mind

Tanisha Sanghavi, shares how little care and mindful eating can help enhance the functioning of the brain, and what food are beneficial for better brain functioning

Eating while keeping mental health in mindWith anxiety and stress at its peak in an individual’s life due to various reasons, it results in diminished brain functioning. A constant supply of fuel is required for the brain, and it comes from the food one eats. To overcome this decline in brain functioning, we need to rely on different alternatives to cope […]
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