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According to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), people who commute through natural environments report better mental health. This is the main conclusion of a research based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants from four European cities and published in Environment International.

Philadelphia based researchers sought to determine if the improving vacant lots had any impact on residents’ psychological health and also found unexpected benefits.

As concerns about the harmful side effects of anti-depressant medications grow, the world’s first study on diet and depression, a trial from Deakin University has shown for the first time that improving diet quality can treat major depression!

As depression continues to impact millions across the globe, antidepressant users are often unaware of the risk their medication poses. A shocking new study involving hundreds of thousands of antidepressant users found a 33% increase in the risk of death!

Feelings of gratitude and generosity are helpful in solidifying our relationships with people we care about and benefit the one giving them as well as the one on the receiving end,” noted study author Sara Algoe, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.    The researchers evaluated 65 couples […]

    Most of us are well aware of the positive aspects spending a few minutes outside provides.  In addition to sunshine exposure, causing the production of Vitamin D, a critical nutrient/hormone, an interesting study confirms that outdoor exercise creates the greatest improvement in mood and personal well-being.  The new study was published in the […]

Fish Oil (Omega-3) consumption has been previously associated with improving the symptoms of depression. A new study published in the February, 2010  Archives of General Psychiatry reported a three month course of fish oil supplements were as effective as drugs, in reducing the rate of schizophrenic episodes of psychotic illness.   Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids […]