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3 Supplements That Help Mental Health

The largest review of studies so far has found solid proof that some supplements can give traditional treatments a boost.

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There’s More Evidence on How Exercise Helps Depression Symptoms

A new study looks into why and how physical activity can boost your mood so much. Here’s what you should know.

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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): How It Saved My Life But Destroyed My Memory

Is ECT barbaric or life-saving? One woman explains how electroconvulsive therapy saved her life but left her with substantial memory loss.

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13 Quotes to Help You Find Humor In Your Depression

Depression isn't all serious business. Here are some quotes to add a little levity to your struggle.

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9 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Affecting the Medical Field

Robotic science has always been a basis for Hollywood entertainment, Sci-Fi novels and childhood fantasies. Artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept, and while the technology hasn’t advanced to Spielbergian expectations, AI is being used to transf...

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Exercise Can Ease PTSD Symptoms

For vets, the adrenaline provided during riverboarding is a healthy way to mimic the rush felt in combat.

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How Virtual Reality (VR) Can Treat PTSD

VR allows a person to confront reminders of trauma “safely” and deal with those exposures.

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Small Steps to Fight Depression

As little as one hour of “deliberate physical activity” each week can help your mood.

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Can Sleep Deprivation Really Relieve Depression?

We still don’t know why sleep deprivation appears to improve depression symptoms in the short-term.

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Veterans Participate in Extreme Sports to Help Fight PTSD, Depression

The story of how a thesis project became a life-changing initiative that helps veterans battle depression, isolation and suicide.