Lots of time on social media linked to anxiety and depression in teens

2019-09-17 16:50

A new study found that the more time teens spent on social media, the more likely they were to have issues like anxiety and depression on follow-up.

Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide – which treatment options could work to prevent suicide?

2019-09-10 14:50

There are various treatment options to possibly help with mental health, an expert highlights a few which could work best to reduce suicide risk.

For as little as R50 a session, these counselling facilities can lend an ear to SA women in need right now

2019-09-05 17:14

These facilities might help you or a friend in need.

There's something in the air – as pollution gets worse, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise

2019-08-26 21:00

Researchers have found correlations between air pollution exposure and rates of certain psychiatric disorders in people in Denmark and the USA.

Less 'screen time,' more sleep = better-behaved kids?

2019-08-25 22:00

Research claims that kids who seldom used devices later in the evening and got enough sleep are less prone to impulsive behaviour.

How helpful are self-help programmes?

2019-08-24 19:00

Before you embark on a journey of self-help, do you check the credibility of the content creators you're about to take life-altering advice from?

Here's why stress and anxiety aren't necessarily that bad for us

2019-08-20 17:00

Expert research suggests that when people expect to feel happy and relaxed all the time, it could be a recipe for disappointment.

Yes, “Smiling Depression” is a thing — here’s how to know if you have it

2019-08-14 15:23

Depression doesn't look the same for everyone.

How to avoid information overload

2019-07-16 14:45

A recent survey found that a high percentage of people are stressed by all the information they need to keep track of.

Does being a preemie doom your love life? Here's what the studies say ...

2019-07-15 11:42

In a review of 21 studies, investigators found that adults born preterm or underweight were less likely to have had a romantic partner or been sexually active.


Don't blame technology for young people's mood problems

2019-09-13 20:45

Researchers have found that neither using more types of digital technology nor spending more time using it was associated with worse mental health in teenagers.

A study shows how getting married could possibly lower your odds of developing dementia

2019-09-06 14:50

A study discovered that married people are believed to have a lower chance of developing dementia than those who are divorced or separated, widowed, or never married.

Can traditional healers fill South Africa’s mental healthcare gap?

2019-09-05 08:45

Psychiatric treatment is unaffordable and inaccessible for most South Africans, leaving many patients with no choice but to turn to traditional healers. But is this alternative an effective solution?

How women's mid-life stress might have a long-term effect on memory

2019-08-26 04:50

The findings of a new study add to evidence that stress hormones affect the brain health of women and men differently.

Man caught on video shoving woman at Spar in Schweizer-Reneke suffers from mental disorder - police

2019-08-25 19:23

A man who violently shoved a woman at a Spar supermarket in Schweizer-Reneke suffers from mental disorder, police say.

Here's how too much social media can harm girls

2019-08-21 19:00

The influence of social media on girls mainly entails three mechanisms and it could harm their mental wellbeing.

Fighting in front of the kids is good for their psyche... if it's done constructively

2019-08-20 10:05

Parents often opt to fight behind closed doors to keep their kids from witnessing the tension and animosity, but researchers think otherwise.

'My son suffers from severe me': An expert provides help

2019-07-18 13:15

Tsholo Jood, a Clinical Psychologist at Tara Hospital's Children's Unit, answers a concerned Parent24 reader's question.

Toxic employers face jail as South Korea tackles workplace bullying

2019-07-15 14:30

After enduring months of constant harassment at work, South Korean office worker Christine Jung finally confronted her aggressor – only to be fired and sued for defamation by her employer.

A childhood full of happy memories might benefit your health today

2019-07-11 11:50

New research has found that good memories seem to have a positive effect on health and well-being, possibly because they reduce stress or help people maintain healthy choices.

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