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Researchers map anxiety in the brain

Researchers in Italy have identified structural and functional differences in the brains of people with temporary and chronic anxiety. These differences may serve to improve the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety. The feeling of anxiety is a common one. Most of us have, at one time or another, felt worried about future outcomes, be they […]

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How the 'model minority' myth affects well-being and mental health

The “model minority” myth implies that certain ethnic minorities are better than others: better at adjusting to a different culture, more hardworking, more academically gifted. But this false narrative can segregate communities and cause a lot of harm to mental health and other aspects of well-being. Recently, public discussions and debates around the many and […]

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COVID-19: How the world is coping with restrictive measures

Restrictive measures aimed at curbing the new coronavirus pandemic have changed the lives of people all over the world in drastic ways. For this Special Feature, we have asked readers and contributors to share their best coping strategies. People from all over the world have been reporting that current restrictive measures taken in response to […]

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Lifestyle changes may help people with SMI live longer

Researchers have identified a trio of lifestyle areas that affect life expectancy. People with severe mental illness (SMI) tend to live shorter lives than the general population. Research suggests that, on average, women live 12 years less, and men live 13 years less. A new study from researchers at King’s College London (Kings) and other […]

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Even a brief introduction to meditation can ease pain

New research has found that a 30-minute introduction to mindfulness can significantly reduce negative emotions and ease physical pain — even for those who have never practiced the technique before. Research has shown that mindfulness and mindful acceptance have multiple benefits for physical and emotional health. Medical News Today have covered studies showcasing the many […]