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  • Depression: Virtual reality may help improve mental health

    Virtual reality treatment for major depressive disorder is as effective as a current first-line therapy in a new study from Stanford University.There is some suggestion in the study, however, that the virtual reality system’s benefits may be related to the placebo effect.Further investigation is warranted, and may result in virtual reality being added to existing therapies.

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  • PTSD Symptoms in Women

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that some people develop following a traumatic experience. Not everyone develops PTSD, but it can be highly distressing for those who do. Though anyone can be susceptible to PTSD, women are twice as likely than men to develop it. Regardless of gender, PTSD symptoms can vary from person to person.

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  • How Mindfulness Could Help Folks Quit Opioids

    Using mindfulness to help people trying to overcome opioid addiction can boost their odds of continuing treatment, new research shows.

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  • How Gut Bacteria and Depression Are Connected

    Have you ever had a “gut feeling” about something? This phrase, often used to describe intuition, may have more to do with your actual gut than you think. Research shows a fascinating connection between your gut and brain; this is just one of the many ways your body and mind interact, and is commonly referred to as the gut-brain axis

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  • Bipolar Disorder Explained: Everything You Need to Know

    Bipolar disorder refers to a group of mental health conditions characterized by sudden, dramatic changes in mood, energy, and behavior. Formerly known as manic depression, this condition causes mood episodes lasting days or weeks at a time and hinder day-to-day functioning, school or work performance, and relationships.

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