People who have recovered from a major depressive episode, when compared with individuals who have never experienced one, tend to spend more time processing negative information and less time processing positive information, putting them at risk for a relapse, according to new research.
Researchers said investment was needed in mental health services. “Services need to be able to detect and treat common mental disorders promptly and be optimized to suit patients in these critical parts of their lives,” he concluded.
Did you know that caring for others can actually be good for your mental health? Studies have shown that people who are actively involved in their communities and who volunteer their time are less likely to experience depression and anxiety.
Researchers have discovered that practicing and listening to music can alter cognitive decline in healthy seniors by stimulating the production of grey matter. To achieve these results, the researchers followed over 100 retired people who had never practiced music before.
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