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3 Simple Ways To Reduce Stress And Anxiety

1. Take a trip into nature People with regular access to nature have a lower risk of stress or depression, according to research from the University of Exeter. If you’re in the 14% of people in England that don’t have access to woodlands within 500m of home take a lunchtime walk or run in nature. If you don’t have time, look at inspiring images of the great outdoors on your screen: research from the University of Minnesota found this stimulates parts of the brain associated with happiness and positivity. 2….

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Horror Movies May Help Identify How The Brain Processes Fear and Anxiety

If there’s one category of movies that has us sitting on the edge is a horror movie. We can’t really say that we love watching them but we sure are always intrigued by the screenplay. It’s almost like a rollercoaster ride of emotions – one moment you are calm, another moment scared, then happy and suddenly you are screaming and stressed. Probably that’s what makes those movies so popular is because of the thrill that comes along with it. It’s never one straight line. There’s just so much going on…

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Brain Scans Can Predict a Baby’s Future Risk of Anxiety and Depression

Not too long ago mental diseases were not really spoken about openly. If anyone was undergoing any treatment, it was all hushed about and done behind closed doors. Now, with more and more people and celebrities voicing their opinions and sharing their experiences on social platforms, those affected are learning to open up rather than ignoring the issue at hand and suffering alone. The kind of lifestyles we lead today, stress is almost inevitable. And stress is what gives rise to many other health issues, as we start ignoring our…

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Anxiety and Depression Can Put You at the Risk of Cancer

According to WHO statistics, at least 5% of the Indian population lives with a mental illness and nearly half of these mental diseases are not even treated. Depression and anxiety are more than just a phase of feeling sad or low. They are serious mood disorders that can disrupt your day to day functioning and also put you at the risk of several chronic diseases. A new study indicates that higher levels of psychological distress such as anxiety and depression may be associated with an increased risk of death from certain…

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Community Based Therapy May Alleviate Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health concerns in today’s society. They are often experienced as a complex set of emotional and functional challenges. Anxiety and depression are not the same, but they often occur together. It is not uncommon for people with depression to experience anxiety and people with anxiety to become depressed. A community-based mental health care programme can significantly improve the lives of millions of people suffering from mental illness, researchers have found. The study showed that six months after undergoing the six…

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Chronic Anxiety After Stress Linked to Immune System

Immune cells in the spleen can contribute to prolonged anxiety following psychological stress, new research has found. The abundance of white blood cells in the spleen could be sending messages to the brain that result in behavioural changes long after experiencing repeated stress, the study conducted in mice showed. “Our findings emphasise the possibility that the immune system represents a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of mental health conditions,” said Daniel McKim from Ohio State University in the US. In this study, the scientists determined that the immune cell…

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