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mental health

COVID-19: Difficult days for those with OCD

Staying mentally grounded can be a challenge for those already battling worries about germs or invisible threats—but there are techniques to ease the tension.

Parents: Take a breath—and a break

Families need schedules and structure in this at-home period amid COVID-19. But they also need a little leeway.

How to grow a youthful brain

Low-intensity activities like gardening and dancing could help retain brain volume, ultimately slowing the effects of age.

Best therapy for college stress? Outdoor time

Spending time in natural spaces—sitting, walking, thinking—goes a long way in improving mood, focus and underlying health.

Loss of spouse could trigger brain decline

People who already show signs of Alzheimer's are at heightened risk.

Does mom’s stress affect baby’s brain?

Even the most highly educated among expectant moms can suffer anxiety and emotional trouble—and it could shape their little one's mind.

Could a pet dog boost brain health?

Children who grow up in pup-friendly homes might face lower risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.

Brain scans may predict mental health

Identifying biomarkers at a young age could promote therapies that treat symptoms of psychiatric illness.

Miscarriage trauma could trigger PTSD

More than 1 in 4 women who experience pregnancy loss will experience post-traumatic stress disorder within weeks.

America’s alcohol binge intensifies

Adults ages 35 to 44 aren't consuming alcohol quite so often—but when they do, they're overdoing it.

Brave the year-end deadlines

Keep perspective and don't let unending demands determine your value as a person.

The power of purpose

Those who find true meaning in their life are more likely to enjoy physical and emotional well-being.

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