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People Are Cooperating More Than They Have in Decades
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Looking at Art Online Has a Similar Effect on Mental Health as Looking at Physical Art
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Does Travel Count as Therapy? Why Tourism is Great for Your Mental Health
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A Father's Adult Attachment Style Could Affect Children's Anxiety Levels
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Disability Pride: The Strain of Trying to be Proud
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Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Can Help People Overcome Phobias
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Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia
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Psychoactive Brew Ayahuasca Can Have a Positive Effect on Mental Health
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Body Odor Similarity Probably Improves Social Bonding
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Good Peer Play At 3 Means Better Mental Health Later in Childhood
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Exercise Via Virtual Reality May Help Lower Stress Levels
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Comprehensive Study Finds Microdosing Boosts Mental Health
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The Evidence is In: Depression Probably Not Linked to Serotonin Levels
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Thor: Love and Thunder’s Gorr Sheds Light on Why We Have Faith & Why We Lose It
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New Doctors Face Special Mental Health Risks
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Brain Imaging May Help Warn of Kids' Mental Distress
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Why the Model Minority Stereotype is So Harmful to Asian Americans
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Mindfulness Could Be an Important Strategy in Pain Reduction Toolbox
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Depression in Father and Child Are Linked Regardless of Genetic Relation
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The Childhood Trauma Test Is Sparking a Dialogue About Mental Health and Safety Online
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Parental Smoking May Trigger Anxiety, Cognitive Deficit, and Addiction in Children
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Chronic Loneliness and Mental Health Distress Have a Cyclical Relationship
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Developmental Dyslexia Was Essential For Human Survival and Still Has Benefits Today
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Believing You Can Improve Your Mental Well-Being Works
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Learning to Live With Visible Disability This Disability Pride Month
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How to Come to Terms with an Invisible Disability
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The New 988 Suicide Hotline Is Going Live, But Rollout Won't Be Easy
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Dissociation After Trauma May Indicate Increased Mental Health Issues in Future
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Repeated Exposure to Hurricanes Can Be Detrimental to Mental Health
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Community Gardens Benefit Those with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Issues
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Deep Brain Stimulation May Help People Deal with OCD Symptoms
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Listening to Groovy Music Helps Improve Brain's Executive Function
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How Viktor’s Transition on The Umbrella Academy Highlights Trans Experience
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CBT May Not Be the Best Fit For Black Patients Seeking Therapy
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Verywell Loved: Enduring Stigma Keeps Things Complicated for Bisexual Men
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Allergies Can Have an Impact on Mental Health
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Trans College Students Are More Prone to Sleep Disorders, Study Finds
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New Research Uncovers Why We All See the World So Differently
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For Disabled Dads, There's Just More to Parenthood
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Playing Team Sports Could Mean Fewer Mental Health Issues in Children
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How to Cope With Summer Anxiety in 2022
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What the Overturning of Roe v. Wade Means for Mental Health
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Where Do Men Fit Into the Body Positivity Movement?
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What Queer Individuals with Marginalized Identities Hope You Recall After Pride
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Call Me By My Name: How Name Changes Can Impact Mental Health
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Natural Feel-Good Drug Kanna Is Gaining Popularity. What Exactly Is It?
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Parental Phubbing Leaves Kids Feeling Ignored and May Increase Depression
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Anorexia Can Actually Change Brain Structure
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Nootropics: These Popular Supplements Claim to Boost Cognitive Function, But How Legit Are They Really?
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Summer Camp After COVID: The Benefits of Camp on Kids and Parents' Mental Health
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Heavy Consumption of Reality TV May Reinforce Gender Roles for Adolescents
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Dad's Mental Health is Often Overlooked—This Needs to Change
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Father's Day Gifts that Support Dad's Mental Health
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Cerebral, Other Digital Mental Health Providers Face Ethical Questions
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Mind in the Media: How Stranger Things 4 Uses Vecna to Symbolize Mental Illness
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Barbershops Give Black Men Access to Mental Health Help
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New Research Reveals a Key to Reducing Feelings of Regret
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Radicalization in Young Men—Spreading Awareness and Taking Preventative Steps
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Mental Health Benefits of the Hot Girl Walk
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Sexual Minority Women Face Greater Barriers to Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

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