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    Experts Identify Three Key Factors That Determine Mental Illness
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    We Need a Clearer Understanding of Treatment-Resistant Depression, Say Experts
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    Not Everyone Hates Seeing Themselves on Zoom, Study Shows
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    Want to Hug a Cow? There Could Be Real Benefits to Farm Animal Therapy
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    New Research Sheds Light on How Others Help Us Regulate Our Own Emotions
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    Education Protects Against Mental Illness In Midlife, But Its Effects Are Waning in the US
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    Artificial Intelligence Could Be The Future of Mental Illness Detection
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    How Don't Look Up Makes Us Sit with Existential Dread
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    Stress Is Aging You Faster—But It’s Possible to Slow Down the Biological Clock
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    Multiple Children and Complex Communication Increased Stress For Women Working Remotely
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    Pressure to be High Achievers Impacts Mental Health of Teen Girls
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    Whites Trained in Mindfulness 3 Times More Likely to Help Black People in Staged Scenarios
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    1 in 5 Parents Polled Say Holiday Stress Negatively Impacts Child’s Seasonal Enjoyment
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    What "The Shrink Next Door" Can Teach Us About Toxic Patient Therapist Relationships
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    For Americans With Negative Body Image, the Wrong Comment Can Make It Even Worse
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    Quitting Your Job Could Do Wonders For Your Mental Health
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    Parental Stress is Key Contributor to Development of Children’s Mental Illness
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    Adoption is No Substitute for Abortion: Forced Pregnancy Impacts Mental Health
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    Just 10 Minutes of Running Improves Mood, Research Confirms
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    A Look at Police Reform and Mental Health Crises—Has Any Progress Been Made?
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    Vaccines Bring Relief to the Holidays, but You Still Might Be Stressed
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    Dopamine and the Placebo Effect Could Impact the Success of Your SSRI
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    Listening to Your Favorite Music May Prevent Cognitive Decline
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    SNT Experimental Depression Treatment Nearly 80% Effective
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    Impact of Climate Change on Mental Health Goes Beyond Anxiety
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    Who are Internet Trolls and Should You Confront Them?
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    The Verywell Mind 2021 Year-in-Review
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    How Accurate is The Depiction of Stalking in Netflix's You?
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    How Native Americans Are Healing Despite Ongoing Settler Colonialist Trauma
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    Could a Smartphone App Treat Severe Mental Illness?
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    The Impact of COVID-19 on Suicide Death Rates
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    The Evidence Is Adding Up: What You Eat Can Directly Impact Stress and Anxiety
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    Being Friendly and Trustworthy is Most Important When it Comes to Choosing Teammates
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    How to Cope With Holiday Shopping Stress Amid Supply Chain Disruptions
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    Your Medical History Can Help You Pick the Right Anti-Depressant, Study Finds
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    My Conversation With ADHD Specialist Dr. Sasha Hamdani
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    Fixation on Appearance Linked to Anxiety When Dating
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    The Emotional Toll of Caring For a Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease
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    We Need To Remove The Stigma Around Putting A Child Up For Adoption
    drawing of a man sitting on a step smoking
    Smoking Addiction and Mental Health Should Be Treated Together
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    3 in 4 Americans Have Concerns About the Holidays This Year
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    Cognitive Function Rapidly Restored After Ketamine Treatment, Decreases Suicidality
    man lying in bed looking at his phone
    Men Tend to Experience Emotional Pain From Breakups More Strongly Than Women, Study Finds
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    How News Anchor Robin Meade Confronted Nearly Career-Ending Anxiety
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    Suicidality Among Veterans Did Not Increase at the Beginning of the Pandemic, Study Suggests
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    Data Shows Minimal Change in Americans' Use of Mental Health Services
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    Often Kept Secret, Military Sexual Trauma Leaves Lasting Scars
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    How Robotic Pets Are Helping Older Adults Facing Dementia and Isolation
    woman looks wearily at grocery store options
    Even Basic Decision-Making Feels Overwhelming in the Pandemic, Study Finds
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    Despite Culturally Ingrained Stereotypes, Women Are Not More Emotional Than Men
    two teenaged girls lying on a bed looking at their smartphones
    TikTok May Be to Blame for Rising Cases of Tic-Like Behaviors in Teens
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    Playing Sports as a Child Could Prevent Mental Illness Later On
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    Why Children's Mental Health Has Become a National Emergency
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    National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month: How Parents Process Grief
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    There's a Reason Why Stressful Memories Stick Out in Our Minds
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    We Need to Talk About the Mental Health of First Responders
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    Motivation Might Be the Key to Healthy Aging
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    Does the Moon Actually Affect Our Behavior?
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    Nature-Based Activities Improve Mood and Limit Anxiety
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    Singing is Great For Your Mental Health, Even if You Can’t Stay In Key