Suicide spike in Japan linked to coronavirus pandemic; Prevention measures must be implemented immediately, experts warn

Experts in Japan are blaming the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for an increase in the number of suicides in the country in August. The August surge was driven by an increasing number of women and school-aged children taking their lives. The alarming figures suggest that the fallout from the pandemic is harming the mental health of certain … Continue reading Suicide spike in Japan linked to coronavirus pandemic; Prevention measures must be implemented immediately, experts warn

An invisible danger: Coronavirus pandemic a threat to the mental health of Americans

The Wuhan coronavirus continues to be one for the books, much like the anthrax attacks of 2001 or the financial crisis of 2008. However, these earlier crises that rocked the country were isolated, with one a national security crisis while the other was a financial crisis. These events were more limited in scope than this … Continue reading An invisible danger: Coronavirus pandemic a threat to the mental health of Americans

Scientists explain how CBD helps address “isolation-induced aggression”

Research into the benefits of CBD has ramped up in recent years, and one area that could be particularly valuable is its effects on mental health. One recent study by Brazilian researchers found that it can help address isolation-induced aggression, which is something that could be incredibly useful in the quarantine era. In the study, … Continue reading Scientists explain how CBD helps address “isolation-induced aggression”

Study says dementia affects even those who are “highly educated” – natural treatments are the answer

Many factors can increase your risk of developing dementia, and there are those who believe that having a higher education can help lower your risk for this condition. However, according to an enlightening study, your education before you reach 20 years old is the crucial factor that can help protect you from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published … Continue reading Study says dementia affects even those who are “highly educated” – natural treatments are the answer

Daily green tea consumption found to slash dementia risk by up to 86%

Daily consumption of tea may help keep dementia at bay, new research says. Researcher at the National University of Singapore examined the tea intake of 957 adults older than 55 years old for more than 12 years. Study data show that regular tea consumption is associated with a 50 percent reduced risk of developing dementia. Data also reveals that people … Continue reading Daily green tea consumption found to slash dementia risk by up to 86%

Trees are good for your emotional health: Study determines living on the edge of a forest is good for your brain

Being near and around nature will make anyone feel good – it’s not rocket science. But according to a report by Daily Mail, German scientists have now uncovered physical proof of the wonders that nature can do to a person’s psyche. The researchers conducted a study to assess stress-processing regions in the brain and how these develop to exposure … Continue reading Trees are good for your emotional health: Study determines living on the edge of a forest is good for your brain

Known as the “bliss molecule”, anandamide is a natural way to stimulate a sense of happiness

You probably have not heard of anandamide, but you would have certainly felt its effects. The “bliss molecule” is a natural neurotransmitter and endocannabinoid that creates a sense of happiness, an article on Be Brain Fit stated. Anandamide stimulates the same pleasure receptors as the main cannabinoid in marijuana. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, this endocannabinoid is naturally produced by your … Continue reading Known as the “bliss molecule”, anandamide is a natural way to stimulate a sense of happiness

Early stages of schizophrenia can be treated with nutrients found in Brussels sprouts, shellfish, and oranges

Around two million Americans suffer from schizophrenia, and it’s a frustrating chronic mental illness that is marked with disabling symptoms like delusions and hallucinations. Unfortunately, the antipsychotic medications that are often given to address these problems come with their own set of risks. Now, scientists have discovered that certain nutrients could help to fight the illness … Continue reading Early stages of schizophrenia can be treated with nutrients found in Brussels sprouts, shellfish, and oranges