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Are the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic getting you depressed or anxious or causing insomnia? Simple day to day lifestyle choices can help.
Are you searching for psychological tools to enhance resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic? Shifting to a more internal locus of control may be helpful.
There is no evidence that any supplement reduces the risk of infection or lessens symptoms.
Are you looking for reliable, up-to-date information on supplements for a medical or mental health problem? Many online resources provide expert information.
Interventions at the individual and community level may enhance resilience and lessen the damage.
Direct and gradual consequences will depend on complex socioeconomic and geographic factors.
Are you looking for information that will help you decide how to treat your (or a child's) ADHD? There are many choices and finding the right treatment poses many challenges.
Are you struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and looking for information on non-drug alternatives? Emerging research findings suggest some supplements may be helpful.
Accumulating research on air pollution points to an increased risk of depression and other psychiatric disorders.
Are you looking for information on the role of epigenetics in addiction? Accumulating research findings suggest that epigenetics plays an important role in substance abuse.
The risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may be significantly influenced by complex epigenetic factors.
Chronic stress and poor nutrition may significantly increase the risk of developing depressed mood.
Are you looking for information about herbal treatments of anxiety? Accumulating evidence reveals that many herbals are both safe and effective.
Preliminary findings on heart-rate variability (HRV) biofeedback for reducing alcohol craving are promising but more studies are needed.
Are you looking for non-pharmacologic approaches for managing withdrawal from nicotine or alcohol? Some research findings suggest that St. John's wort is an effective approach.
Are you struggling with alcohol abuse and unable to stop drinking? Red Ginseng may significantly reduce the severity of hangover symptoms following heavy drinking.
Are you curious about the benefits of Chinese or Tibetan medicine, or Ayurveda for mental health? Research findings support beneficial effects.
Are you looking for information about N-acetylcysteine? Research findings support efficacy in helping depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trichotillomania, and others.
Rapid progress in artificial intelligence (AI) will soon lead to clinical tools that will improve outcomes in medicine and mental health care.
Are you curious about new approaches for evaluating cognitive impairment or dementia? QEEG brain mapping and virtual reality testing environments are important innovations.
Are you having side effects to an antidepressant? Knowing about side effect risks and how to manage them if they occur can help.
Are you curious about emerging models of health care? Collaborative care will provide more adequate and more cost-effective care for complex mental health problems.
Are you disappointed with the current model of mental health care? Collaborative care models will improve the standards of both medical and mental health care.
Are you curious about probiotics for mental health? Emerging research findings show benefits for depressed mood, anxiety, autism and Alzheimer's disease.
Are you looking for information on DHEA or testosterone for memory loss or dementia? Some findings are positive but more studies are needed.
Are you looking for reliable information on amino acids supplementation for depressed mood? Emerging findings support efficacy, though more studies are needed.
Are you curious about the effects of food on depressed mood? Recent research suggests that certain nutrients have significant antidepressant effects.
Are you or a loved one struggling with dementia following stroke? Emerging research findings for a Chinese compound herbal formula are promising.
L-theanine is widely used to treat stress and anxiety. Recent studies report beneficial effects on depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental health problems.
Are you struggling with depression during pregnancy or following childbirth? There is little agreement on the best treatment and many available treatment options.
James Lake, M.D., a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, works to transform mental health care through the evidence-based uses of alternative therapies.