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Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health

Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.

Robin Williams Dead at 63

Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died at his home in Northern California August 11.

Atypical Depression May Carry Increased Risk of Obesity

Major depressive disorder and obesity have previously been connected to chronic conditions like cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. But major depressive disorder and obesity may also be connected.

Fitness May Fight Adolescent Depression

Facing social pressures, body image issues and many other factors, middle school students sometimes experience depression. A fitness regimen may be one way to help.

Depression Medicines May Affect Weight Gain

Antidepressants affect the moods of countless people with depression around the world. But they may also affect their waistlines.

Light Gaming Linked to Social Adjustment

In the past, video games have been associated with antisocial behavior. But a light amount of gaming may not damage kids' social adjustment.

Being Mindful of Parenting Stress

Parenting a child with autism and/or other disabilities can be rewarding yet stressful. Learning to manage that stress can help moms be more effective parents.

Lending a Hand to Moms of Preemies

The birth of a new baby, while joyful, can also bring a great deal of stress and anxiety — especially if the child arrived well before the due date.

Stroke: A Possible Danger of Chronic Stress

A bit of stress here and there in our lives can give us a motivational boost. But when that stress is constant, it can have a serious impact on our health and may even lead to some life-threatening situations.

Women with Chronic Illness More Likely to Use Mental Health Care

Ongoing illness can burden the mind as it also takes a toll on the body. Counseling and other therapies aimed at boosting a sick individual’s mental wellness is a common course of action for some, but not for all.