Mental Health

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Pressure and Performance: What We Can Learn From Elite-Level Athletes

U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from parts of Olympic competition has brought attention to the pressure that elite athletes face. But are there lessons to be learned for the rest of us?

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Recovering From COVID-19 Stress and Loss

For many people of all ages, the past year has been traumatic. What has been the emotional and mental toll on all of us and how do we begin to heal?

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Your Primary Care Provider Can Help Treat Your Mental Health, Too

You don’t have to wait for an appointment with a psychiatrist if you feel the need for mental health care services. You can bring up any concerns about your mental or emotional health with your primary care provider.

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Coping With Seasonal Affective Disorder During COVID-19

Seasonal affective disorder season could be more difficult than usual this year. As such, people with the disorder should take extra proactive steps in their self-care this year, since pandemic conditions may increase the severity of their symptoms.

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The Science Behind Kindness and How It Benefits Your Health

UH Rainbow psychiatrist Marcie Hall, MD, explains the research-backed health benefits of kindness – and how you can develop this powerful habit.

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How to Stay Grounded in an Uncertain Time

We are all living through an era with no reference points. Learn strategies to keep your mind occupied and your life balanced.

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Taking Antidepressants With Opioid Results in Less Pain Relief, Study Says

The findings have important implications for the opioid epidemic, suggesting that some patients suspected of drug-seeking may in fact be under-medicated and simply are seeking more effective pain relief.

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Men: Don't Shy Away From Getting Help for Mental Health

When it comes to mental health, men are notoriously difficult to reach and treat. They often don’t recognize there may be a problem. And they tend to avoid expressing emotions. If this is you, learn how you can benefit from professional help.

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