Researchers say whether you are a competent artist or not, drawing and doodling can have a positive effect on your mental health and help boost creativity.
Regardless of where children come from, they will challenge their peers who break the rules. However, how they challenge rule-breakers varies between cultures.
Researchers explain how stimulating acupressure points on the face and body can help relieve stress.
Ketamine reduces symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts within four hours of a single treatment, and the effects last for up to two weeks. Additional treatments may prolong the effects, researchers say.
While the stigma against depression has decreased for the first time, the stigma levels for other mental health disorders have either remained stagnant or increased.
A brain network implicated in learning by trial and error also becomes engaged when people adapt to social norms, a new study reports. Findings suggest people learn from social information similarly to learning by trial and error.
Study reveals there are no net benefits of omega-3 supplementation for preventing depression or boosting mood.
A new study reveals how parental stress impacts the holiday season for children. One in five parents say their children have unrealistic expectations for the season, while one in four parents admit to setting overly idealistic expectations for themselves to ensure a perfect holiday. Mothers become more stressed by holiday preparations than fathers.
People with periodontal disease have a 37% increased risk of developing anxiety, serious mental illness, and depression, and an 18% increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Core neurons in the lateral parabrachial nucleus project to the amygdala, an area of the brain associated with fear and emotional processing of pain. Neurons in the shell project to the pre-Bötzinger complex, a region that generates breathing rhythm. Both core and shell neurons influence each other according to inputs from each area, increasing breathing rate when we are in pain or anxious.