Mitochondria May Hold Keys to Anxiety and Mental Health

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Carmen Sandi recalls the skepticism she faced at first. A behavioral neuroscientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, she had followed a hunch that something going on inside critical neural circuits could explain anxious behavior, something beyond brain cells and the synaptic connections between them.


4 Ways to Keep the Momentum Rolling on Mental Health

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Mental health is a key ingredient of human capital, but has remained one of the most neglected areas of health. For example, countless millions of people are affected by depression and anxiety, but the majority receive no care. Proven interventions for preventing mental-health problems and promoting mental wellbeing are not utilized at scale, even in high-income countries.


Two-thirds of People Experiencing a Mental Health Challenge go Unsupported

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Where to draw the line between policing and protecting is an age-old ethical dilemma, and one that’s felt keenly when it comes to mental health.

A range of technological solutions to aid wellbeing and mental health have emerged in recent years. For example, it’s now technically possible to gauge someone’s state of mind by monitoring their posts on Facebook or Twitter.


5 Lifestyle Changes that Could Boost Your Mood and Mental Health

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When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health.


5 Facts About Global Mental Health

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It's estimated that over one billion people globally have a mental, neurodevelopment or substance use disorder.


This is the Importance of Sleep on Your Mental Health

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If you have ever stepped off a long-haul flight or worked night shifts, you probably noticed changes in your mood, concentration and general well-being. These changes are the result of disturbances to your natural sleep-wake cycle, your “circadian rhythm”. And disruptions to this cycle can have worse consequences than just feeling a bit moody or distracted.