Trauma Tough on Women’s Hearts
Traumatic events — such as assault and natural disasters — may exact more than just an emotional toll on many women.
Sleep May Be Key to Health With PTSD
Mental health and physical health tend to be a two-way street — each can affect the other. Having PTSD can affect both, but recent research suggests some of the physical harms associated with PTSD may be the fault of another culprit.
Some Antidepressants Led to Less Weight Gain
Taking any medication means potentially experiencing its possible side effects. Concern about antidepressants' side effects may prevent some individuals from taking them.
Weighty Problems of Post-Traumatic Stress
Trauma can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), characterized by extreme stress and anxiety. A new study has linked PTSD in women to weight gain and obesity.
PTSD May Mean Bigger Waistlines
A range of different events or circumstances could trigger the development of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals. That PTSD may then increase other health risks.
Exercising Anxiety Away
Have you ever felt a "runner's high," that relaxing, happy feeling after a bout of exercise? Research shows that it could be an effective treatment for some types of anxiety.
Warrior Pose: Fight Back Depression
Some individuals use yoga for fitness, some for relaxation and some for spiritual reasons. Another possible benefit of practicing yoga is improved mental health.
A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way
Bariatric surgery is an increasingly common treatment for obesity. After the surgery, however, healthy habits contribute to weight loss. They also contribute to positive mental health.
When the "Ugly Duckling" is Overweight
Most are familiar with pop culture's stereotypes when it comes to bullying. "The fat kid" always gets made fun of by other kids. But bullying is no laughing matter. A recent study found that the majority of teenagers getting treatment for their weight had been bullied.
Anxiety, Depression and Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass may change the way the body processes selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRI ). This change in processing may result in returning anxiety and depression symptoms in the first month after gastric bypass.