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Most Older Adults Won’t Seek Help For Depression, Survey Finds
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Major Link Found Between Air Pollution and Neurological Disorders
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The Holidays Could Feel Lonelier This Year Due to COVID-19, Here's How to Cope
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Is 2020 Turning Us All Into Pessimists?
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This Is Why You Get Chills While Listening to Your Favorite Song
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Your Birth Control Won’t Cause Depression, Study Finds
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Psilocybin Effective for Treating Major Depressive Disorder, Research Suggests
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Paid Employment May Protect Women's Memory Later in Life, Study Finds
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Social Engagement Promotes Brain Health in Older Adults, Research Shows
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Yoga, Tai Chi, and Meditation Provide Relief for Veterans with Chronic Pain and PTSD
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Virtual Reality May Boost Success of Eating Disorder Telehealth Treatment
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Social Anxiety and Depression Linked to Dating App Usage, Study Finds
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Earlier Access to Gender-Affirming Care Improves Mental Health Outcomes for Trans Youth
E-cigarettes May Help You Quit Smoking, But Carry Their Own Risks
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How to Stay Mentally Strong When Your Candidate Loses the Election
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A Verywell Report: Americans Find Strength in Online Therapy
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Daylight Savings Time Just Ended, Here's How to Cope With Less Sunlight
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Working From Home Indefinitely May Have Hidden Consequences, Study Suggests
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Transgender Individuals Face High Risk of Mental Health Issues, Studies Show
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Sleep Phase May Determine What Your Dreams Look Like
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Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities Affect Early Childhood Development
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The Wise Old Age of… 35? New Study Suggests Brain Power Peaks Early
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Miscarriage Puts Both Partners at Risk of PTSD, Research Shows
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Electronic Recruitment Causes Racial Disparities in Clinical Trials, Study Finds
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Letter From Amy Morin, New Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind
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New Law Establishes 988 As National Suicide Hotline
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Writing by Hand Boosts Brain Activity and Fine Motor Skills, Study Shows
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Experts Fear Ongoing Mental Health Crisis If COVID-19 Keeps Us Home This Winter
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Avoiding Ableist Language in Autism Research
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Staying in School Helps Maintain Cognitive Function Through Adulthood, Study Shows
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Schadenfreude: How to Respond When Bad Things Happen to People You Don't Like
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Voice Communication Creates Stronger Bond Than Text, Study Shows
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Self-Harming Behaviors May Be Socially Contagious in Adolescents, Study Finds
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Color-Emotion Connections Often Cross Borders and Cultures, Study Finds
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Stereotypes of the Sleep-Deprived: Is It Manly to Be Tired?
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The Loss of a Pet Could Trigger Mental Health Issues in Children