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More Are Seeking Mental Health Care, But Not Always Those Who Need It Most

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- On the surface, the news looks good for America's mental health -- a new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more folks are seeking mental health care…

Healthy Ways to Deal With Conflict

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almost every relationship will be affected by conflict at some point. Whether it's with a spouse or a child, a co-worker or friend, there are healthy ways to address and resolve these problems, according…

Smoking Persists for Americans With Mental Health Ills

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While more Americans are quitting smoking, researchers find that people with mental health problems are much less likely to kick the habit. Smokers with mental health issues are only half as likely…

Colleges Strain to Keep Up With Students' Mental Health Concerns

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As stigmas surrounding mental health issues have eased, more U.S. college students are seeking help for emotional problems, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from the Healthy Minds Study,…

A Childhood Full of Happy Memories Might Benefit Your Health Today

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood memories of good connections with your parents can benefit your physical and mental health, according to new research. The study found that older adults with fond recollections of early…

Which of the 4 New 'Personality Types' Are You?

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Modern psychology largely rejects the notion that people can be pigeonholed into personality types. But that assumption is being challenged by a major new study, which discovered at least four…

How to Reassure Kids When Florence Strikes

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adults have spent a lifetime hearing about or experiencing natural disasters such as Hurricane Florence, which is targeting the Carolinas this week. But how to explain to kids the dangers of…

Are You a Fan or a Fanatic?

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Do you get way too involved when following sports events? Whether it's the World Series, the Super Bowl or the Olympics, it's important to draw a line between being a fan and being a fanatic … so…

Want a Meaningful Conversation? Cut the Small Talk

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to be happier, try having meaningful conversations. A new study finds that quality conversation is associated with greater happiness, while small talk has no effect on mental state. The…

Mindfulness Training to Help With Weight Loss

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If mindless eating can put on the pounds, it stands to reason that mindful eating can help with diet success. In fact, studies show that "eating-focused" mindfulness can bring significant changes…

What Makes for a Healthy Community?

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Where you live can have a major effect on your health, new research suggests. Living in a diverse community where people are better educated, make more money and have good health care nearby is linked…

Will a Narcissist Steal Your Sweetheart Just for Kicks?

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Narcissists aren't more likely to pursue partners who are already taken, but it doesn't stop them, a new study finds. Study leader Amy Brunell wanted to find out if people with narcissistic traits…