Mental HealthInfo Center

Parents! Are Your Children Smoking?
Parents should continue to stay on track and discourage kids from smoking. Previous research has determined that implementing anti-smoking rules in the household does have a positive effect.
Global Look at Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder and symptoms are found throughout the world, but people throughout the world may not have access to mental health treatment.
New Perspective on Depression
Being blue is no fun. Anyone will tell you that. But new research says people with major depression may actually have superior reasoning skills.
Millions of Depressed Youngsters
Depression among teens is an epidemic. Nearly 2 million adolescents in the U.S. suffered major depression in 2009. And most never got help.
Say your Om's
Have you ever been asked to sit still and close your eyes, but you can’t because you are distracted? You hear the clock ticking, your thinking about what to have for dinner or your worried about tomorrow's board meeting? Meditating can quiet the noises in your head.
Sleeping Sickness Watch Out
The tsetse fly, a nasty little critter, is a taxi cab service for parasites causing sleeping sickness. Researchers hope to wipe out sleeping sickness by targeting the tsetse fly.
Beating the Baby Blues With Fish Oil
The omega-3s found in fish oil are known to be good for the heart and the brain. These healthy nutrients may be particularly healthful for moms-to-be.
Sleep Arithmetic can Subtract Years From Your Life
If the number of hours you sleep don't add up, you could be subtracting years from your life and lowering brain function in the process. Bottom line - you need 6-8 hours of sleep - not more, not less.
Mood Crystal Ball
If you're thinking dark thoughts, your mood isn't likely to be very bright. If you're behaving in a way that's not very uplifting, you probably aren't going to feel good. And if you think can't control your moods, well chances are - you can't.
Some Soldiers More Likely to Have PTSD
The horrors of war haunt some returning soldiers more than others. Now scientists have a way to predict who is most vulnerable.