Emotional HealthInfo Center
To Combat Winter Blues, Talk May Be Best
For seasonal affective disorder (SAD), light therapy has long been considered the gold standard in treatment. But a new discovery may change that.
Help for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Many women have cramps or irritability in the days leading up to their periods. For some women, however, things can get a whole lot worse. But one treatment may help.
Unhappy Marriages May Lead to Unhealthy Hearts
A bad marriage can be a real heartbreaker. That’s the message from a new study that looked at how marriage affects the development of heart disease over time.
Child Mental Health Disorder Rates May Not Be Rising
Recent claims about children's mental health in the media have had a tendency to be somewhat negative. But a new Canadian study suggests some of those claims may be inaccurate.
Quality of Life May Affect Risk of Cancer Surgery Complications
After surgery, cancer patients are prone to complications like infections, which can be deadly. New research suggests quality of life may play a part in the risk of complications after cancer surgery.
Meds Plus Therapy Helped With Depression
The most common treatment for depression is prescription antidepressants. But a more effective treatment could be to combine the medicine with therapy sessions, a new study suggests.
Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.
Light Gaming Linked to Social Adjustment
In the past, video games have been associated with antisocial behavior. But a light amount of gaming may not damage kids' social adjustment.
After Concussion, Emotional Symptoms May Signal Other Issues
A concussion can bring about a wide variety of symptoms. These symptoms may affect any combination of physical, emotional, basic mental functioning. It seems that some types of concussion symptoms may signal risk for others.
Brain Injury in Teens Increased Emotional Issues
Every year, more than half a million teenagers experience a serious concussion. These brain injuries often leave lasting damage, but to what extent?