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Adam Lambert to play at Avicii tribute concert for mental health

Adam Lambert will be one of the performers at the upcoming Avicii tribute concert, which will raise mental health awareness.

Is teen mental health linked to smartphone use?

A new study of 400 teenagers finds little evidence connecting excessive smartphone use and mental health issues affecting young people. This contradicts the common belief that smartphones and social media are damaging adolescents' mental health

Study: The most and least stressed U.S. cities revealed

With workplace-related stress alone costing society more than $300 billion per year, understanding and addressing stress levels is important. A new survey from WalletHub presents the most stressed and least stressed cities in the U.S.

Does city life affect our mental health?

New research shows people in cities report feelings of loneliness more than the rest of the population overall. Researchers suggest that feelings of loneliness are as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Seeking the ultimate wellbeing? You need two hours of nature

Stressed? Finding modern life too much? The solution, according to new research, is two hours a week spent outdoors close to nature, as the key dose of for good mental health.

Consumers opting out this National Mental Health Awareness month

The flurry of alerts, notifications and voice services that flood our daily lives can have a lasting negative influence on our mental health. These negative influences gave been assessed in review from Accenture Interactive’s company Fjord.

The unseen impacts of climate change on mental health

Vancouver - Most of us recognize the connections between climate change and the severity of floods, hurricanes, wildfires and greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. But there has been little focus on climate change's impact on mental health.

Imagine Dragons frontman offers mental health, depression advice

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has shared the advice he would give his younger self on mental health and depression.

Millennials more likely to miss work due to mental health stress

A new survey finds that millennial workers are more likely, when compared with other demographics groups, to miss work due to mental health stress. The survey finds that 50 percent of workers have missed at least one day of work due to stress.

Q&A: New strategy for taming anxiety from leading expert Special

Suffering in silence – this is what numbers continue to reveal about men and mental illness across the U.S. Dr. Loretta Breuning explains what anxiety is and how the ‘rubber ducky method’ works and how it can relieve symptoms.

Which are the most and least stressed U.S. states?

With April being Stress Awareness Month and millennials reporting the highest average stress levels of any generation, a new study reveals the most and least stressed areas of the U.S.

Consuming mushrooms may help address cognitive decline: Study

Food and medical scientists based in Singapore have found that elderly people who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms each week appear to have a 50 percent reduced chance of developing mild cognitive impairment.

How to be mentally and emotionally prepared for the New Year Special

People set resolutions at New year with good intentions, especially those centered around health and well-being, but then struggle to see them through. This can be overcome, and behavioral psychologist Dr. Lara Fielding offers some advice.

Knowing the signs and symptoms of seasonal depression Special

It’s the time of year when some people start to experience depression due to the lack of sunlight. This is a very real medical condition known as Seasonal Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Dr. Prakash Masand explains.

Major investment secured for mental health app

As part of the growing interest with health and well-being apps, there has been an increase in apps offering to assist with mental health issues such as depression. One example is Wisdo, which has secured $11 million in funding.

Schizophrenia symptoms alleviated in new model

Scientists have succeeded in alleviating schizophrenia symptoms using a mouse models. This involved restoring brain cell receptors, which was demonstrated to help to restore ‘normal behavior’.

New approach to treating depression with brain implants

For several years researchers have been looking at the application of deep brain stimulation to treat depression, with mixed results. A new study signals a breakthrough, based on a new target.

How Skype can help beat depression

There are different ways through which technology can help tackle depression, especially with seniors. One tool that has been tested recently is the communication platform Skype. Video communication was shown to reduce depressive symptoms.

Artificial neurons to study the genetic basis of mental illness

To design new drugs to tackle psychiatric disorders requires an understanding of the biological and genetic causes of certain types of mental illnesses. To assist with this task, research have grown brain neurons.

Q&A: Deciphering common mental health myths Special

Mental health is a topic that has gathered a lot of attention recently, given the numbers affected. Despite this, many people are still consumed by myths that are rooted in fear and misinformation. Dr. Prakash Masand unravels these.

Essential Science: Scientists decode mood swings

A new research tranche puts forward the idea of decoding depression. This involves translating mood signals as a novel means for the treatment of affective disorders.

The under-reported issue: Mental health issues at work

London - Levels of mental health issues in the workplace are rising in many countries. A new survey conducted by the charity Mind has assessed that half of all employees experience a mental health issue during their working life.

Dopamine used for targeted therapy for neuropsychiatric disorders

New research shows how dopamine plays an influence with neuropsychiatric disorders. The focus is with how dopamine receptors create signal within cells. It is hoped the research will lead to better and more targeted treatments.

AI system analyzes speech patterns to detect depression

Boston - Scientists have developed a machine model designed to detect depression in patients without needing responses to specific questions. Instead, the analysis is based on an assessment of the person's natural conversational or from their writing style.

Artificial intelligence can assess personality

A new artificial intelligence driven platform can assess a person’s personality by scanning the eyes. This is through assessing the way that the eyes move, through the use of an advanced tracker and data analysis software.

Digital hub aims to improve youth mental health

Belfast - Mental health issues remain on of society’s major, and sometimes overlooked, issues, especially among younger people. A U.K. government backed scheme aims to tackle some mental health concerns using digital technology.

Key messages from the annual workplace mental health summit

Toronto - Recently more than 1,000 people attended the annual workplace mental health summit. A series of Employers Connect events took place in eight Canadian cities. The events discussed new research and ideas to improve employee well-being.

Speech analysis software predicts psychosis

A new study shows how speech analysis software can predict a mental illness like psychosis, in at-risk patients, with up to 83 percent accuracy. This offers a potential diagnostic tool for psychiatry.

Essential Science: Why telemedicine works with mental health

Telemedicine can trump face-to-face care in some situations. A new study shows how a telephone-delivered collaborative care program for treating panic and generalized anxiety disorders in primary care proves more successful than conventional care.

Digital games improve mental health of refugees

Ankara - Digital platforms can help refugee children to better assimilate into a new society, helping with language and education, and also in addressing the mental health issues that inevitably accompany the traumas of escape.
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