Research and News

Going to the dentist can be a major source of stress for parents and children alike. It's important for parents to teach their kids how to handle visits to the dentist in with as much maturity and calmness as possible. Find out how to do that here.

If you've been following along with the series, you're probably wondering what the research findings you have read about can be applied to your life. In this article, you will learn more about the strategies and techniques experts teach to people with depression and anxiety disorders to help them manage their condition.

How does a person with depression think as compared to a healthy person? What about someone who has social anxiety? There are some exciting findings which reveal more about the perspective of a person with depression or social phobia. Read more here.

You've probably heard the expression "Think positive!", and at times you may have found such advice to be impractical or unrealistic. Before you scoff, though, you may want to read this article. Research in psychology has shown that people with certain mental health disorders are more likely to have unhealthy thought patterns.
In the previous part of this series, we went over what OCD and hoarding are. From reading Part 1, you should have a good idea of what both illnesses look like and who is affected by them. In this second part of the series, we will discuss a study which examines how OCD and hoarding differ.

Since the show Hoarders appeared on the air, people have become more aware of the mental illness that causes someone to compulsively collect items and refuse to get rid of them. But does everyone who hoards have OCD? Read this article to find out what researchers have discovered about OCD and hoarding.

In a study from last year, researchers investigated the relationship between anxiety/stress and decision-making. Anxiety has effects on the mind and the body which change the way you react in certain situations. Find out what anxiety does to you and how you can learn to keep a clear mind.

In a desperate or stressful situation, most people feel a higher amount of anxiety than usual. When this happens, what do you tend to do? Ask for advice from those around, you, of course! But is this always a good idea? Read more about it here.

As with many mental health disorders, experts have differing opinions on why people develop social anxiety. An interesting theory in psychology proposes that social anxiety may be related to levels of the hormone called progesterone. Read more about the potential link between progesterone and social anxiety.

Dietary supplements are recommended for people with all kinds of ailments. But could adding certain things to your diet actually help you to feel less stressed, less anxious, or less depressed? According to a new article, the answer is yes! Read about it here.
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