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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility in women—and yet it takes several doctors and several years to come up with a correct diagnosis in a third of all cases.
New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates
Our gut is much smarter than we realise—and could determine the state of our mental health. The micro-organisms in the gut—known as the microbiome—influence mood and anxiety, and could even cause chronic problems such as depression and bipolar disorder.
One in six adults in America is taking a psychiatric drug, such as an antidepressant or a sedative. Around 40 million people are taking at least one prescription drug—and that’s at least 14 million more than earlier figures had suggested.
Is there a God? Does life have a purpose? The big questions—and if we’re prepared to tackle them, we’re less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, and we’re better able to cope with our emotions.
Antidepressants aren’t working for more than half the people suffering from severe and chronic depression—but a yogic breathing technique seems to be doing what the drugs can’t, a new study has discovered.
The amount of daylight has a direct effect on our emotional well-being. The length of the day matters more than bad weather, such as rain or cloud, and so psychologists should be prepared to see more patients in the winter months when the days are shorter, a new study has found.
Cognitive decline is not an inevitable part of ageing. Your brain can renew itself at any age, as noted psychologist Brant Cortright reports.