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Saffron extract can help reduce anxiety and depression among teens, finds study

Saffron Extract Can Help Reduce Anxiety and Depression Among Teens

Saffron may be a possible remedy to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression in teenagers, says a recent study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The Australian study discovered that Affron, a branded saffron supplement, could provide considerable relief to teens struggling with anxiety-related disorders like depression and social phobia. The researchers conducted a …

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Children’s suicide-related hospital visits rise during school months, finds study

Children’s suicide-related hospital visits rise during school months, finds study

Getting back together with schoolmates, starting new classes, and plunging into the hub of happenings may sound thrilling to many students, but there are some who might not be excited by such a flurry of events. The very thought of school could trigger bouts of undue stress and performance anxiety in them that might snowball …

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Zayn Malik opens up after battling anxiety for years

Zayn Malik opens up after battling anxiety for years

Less than two hours before his scheduled appearance at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London in June 2016, singer Zayn Malik abruptly canceled his performance. He later took to Instagram and apologized to his devastated fans, telling them about the anxiety that he experienced around live performances. He said that he had been …

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Robert Pattinson opens up about his battle with anxiety

With stardom comes fame. And for young stars, this meteoric rise in their fame might become difficult to handle. Actor Robert Pattinson, who became a teen heartthrob for his portrayals of Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter” and Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise, has been through this experience first-hand. Recently, when asked if there was …

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Study finds link between depression, anxiety and bone metabolism in older teens

Major depressive disorder (MDD), one of the most common mental illnesses affecting people from all over the world, leads to the development of major disabilities. Past research shows that MDD induces bone loss and increases the risk of osteoporotic fractures in adults and elderly people across ethnicities. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other medication …

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Drinking behind death of 12 youths under 21 every day

For the most of us, life is all about fun, until the age of 21. And, to live life to the fullest, teenagers, especially boys, look for options that allow them to have maximum fun. Their list includes ideas that are both safe and risky for their health as well as personal development, such as …

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Serotonin, the ‘happy’ neurotransmitter, may not make us so happy

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter located in the brain that is derived from the amino acid tryptophan. Over the years, serotonin has been referred to as the happy neurotransmitter because it is known to have a pivotal role in the reward pathway in the brain, resulting in all those feel-good motions. In fact, drug addiction is …

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Mixed messages for MADD

Mixed anxiety depressive disorder (MADD) occurs with alarming frequency in young people, yet the American Association of Anxiety Disorders does not list the disorder on its website. This exclusion and omissions by other prominent mental health resources may have to do with the mental health industry having trouble reconciling anxiety and depression under one diagnosis. …

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