What Are the Treatments for PTSD

What Are the Treatments for PTSD?

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on November 7, 2017

Posttraumatic stress disorder(PTSD), a type of anxiety disorder, can happen after a deeply threatening or scary event. Even if you weren't directly involved, the shock of what happened can be so great that you have a hard time living a normal life.

Read more: What Are the Treatments for PTSD

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

The Exercise Prescription for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood. And you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. Research indicates that modest amounts of exercise can make a difference. No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better.

What are the mental health benefits of exercise?

Read more: The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

10 indications you suffer from codependency


Codependency is an excessive emotional, physical, and psychological reliance upon a relationship that is dysfunctional. It is an emotional condition that can destroy a person’s happiness, career, health and personal relationships. Research has found that codependency is generational. It is a way of relating that is learned from the family of origin. Understanding codependency, the behaviors associated with it, and where it originated is important. At the core of the codependent behavior exists the refusal to acknowledge a problem and a belief that one’s needs should be sacrificed for others, regardless of the consequences.

Read more: 10 indications you suffer from codependency

The link between food and mental health

The link between food and mental health

New research connects nutrition and mental illness, though more rigorous research is needed

By Rebecca A. Clay

September 2017, Vol 48, No. 8

Can nutrition affect your mental health? A growing research literature suggests the answer could be yes.

Western-style dietary habits, in particular, come under special scrutiny in much of this research. A meta-analysis including studies from 10 countries, conducted by researchers at Linyi People's Hospital in Shandong, China, suggests that dietary patterns may contribute to depression (Psychiatry Research, Vol. 253, 2017), for example. Dietary patterns are also related to hippocampal volume in older adults, according to a study led by Felice Jacka, PhD, director of the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University in Australia (BMC Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 215, 2015).

Read more: The link between food and mental health