A Surprising Way to Lower Suicide Rates

It’s a sobering problem: in 2017, the US alone saw over 47,000 preventable suicide deaths. That same year, suicide was the cause of death...

Anxious? Here's One Thing You Need

It’s estimated that some 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder, and the condition is also rising among children and teens,...

Medicinal Music: Stroke Recovery

Last week, we talked about a study suggesting that listening to a Bach sonata boosts the effectiveness of a painkiller. Today, it’s more...

The Anti-Alzheimer's Diet

"It's the healthiest thing I can think of to drink," says Dr. Christopher Ochner, nutrition research scientist at Icahn School of...

In a Heartbeat

Some amount of fear is healthy. As a 2015 episode of NPR’s Invisibilia illustrates, that rare person born with no fear suffers some...

Change Your Food, Change Your Mood?

If you’re looking to bring a change in your psychological state, the answer may be as simple as adjusting your eating habits. So, which...

Depressed? Check Your Gut

As if depressed or anxious people needed another thing to worry about, a new study from UC San Francisco suggests that depression and...

Grey Matters

Parents won’t run out of things to worry over any time soon. A 2016 Pew Research Center report surveyed Americans with children under 18...

Fighting Loneliness with "Likes"

Studies show that senior citizens are more connected to the web than ever before. According to the Pew Research Group, smartphone...

Want to Slow Aging? Keep Moving!

Good news for those of you who make it a point to stay physically active: a recent experiment may suggest that regular exercise decreases...

Poking at the Omega 3 Mystery

As the first week of the year draws to a close, you may find yourself reassessing those New Year’s resolutions. Is this really the year...

Beautiful Minds

Hollywood doesn’t have the best track record portraying mental illness. From the harmless, almost charmingly quirky weirdos of Benny and...

Putting the Focus on ADHD

Could you have ADHD? If you’re not, say, a hyperactive schoolboy, it’s possible that nobody has ever suggested this to you. However,...

Heroes and Patients: Rage vs. Obsession

Across a wide variety of domains, people who have achieved expertise share a common trait. In fact, this one factor might lie at the very...

Suicide: a Stark Truth

StartFragment Suicide: the word itself is sobering. In the U.S., there are 38,000 suicides a year. This makes it one of the top ten...