Feeling tired and struggling to focus on simple tasks is something many people are experiencing, as this viral Twitter post points out. It’s safe to say during the last 18 months, our productivity has taken a hit at some point or another. Whether it’s diving headfirst into work, running errands or completing simple everyday tasks,
On the brink of burnout? When you’re feeling like you’re on the cliff-edge, about to go tumbling down into total exhaustion, it’s time to take some serious action. But even before then, when stress is starting to build and you can sense overwhelm looming large, there are steps you can take to get back on
Get ready for a new term in your skin-care lexicon: psychodermatology. In the imaginary Venn diagram of daily struggles, it's the practice that addresses the area where the factors that impact mental health and skin conditions overlap. The idea that that cross-over can be significant is something the country is starting to wake to. Our
Findings from a study on the feasibility of addressing anxiety, pain and stress with Olfactory Virtual Reality (OVR) – a new form of VR that incorporates the sense of smell into its augmented reality – paint a clearer picture for clinical psychiatrists about how it could be used to safely and effectively help mental health
Rates of prolonged visits for pediatric mental health emergency department (ED) visits increased over a decade, in contrast to non-mental health visits for which visit times remained stable, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. From 2005-2015, rates of ED visits lasting over six hours for children presenting for mental health issues jumped
Leonor Garcia held her clipboard close to her chest and rapped on the car window with her knuckles. The driver was in one of dozens of cars lined up on a quiet stretch of road in Adelanto, California, a small city near the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert. He was waiting for the food
A team of researchers has sought to mitigate the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on adolescents by harnessing previous research on youth physical and mental health. Their review also drew on the psychological stressors of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on children. The results were published in the Tohoku Journal of Experimental
Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), a synthetic version of the male sex hormone testosterone, are sometimes used as a medical treatment for hormone imbalance. But the vast majority of AAS is used to enhance athletic performance or build muscle because when paired with strength training. AAS use increases muscle mass and strength, and its use is known
A study from North Carolina State University found outdoor play and nature-based activities helped buffer some of the negative mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents. Researchers said the findings, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, point to outdoor play and nature-based activities as a tool to help
An interesting new study by researchers in Australia, which has been published in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that lifestyle changes due to pandemic restrictions on outdoor mobility have been small. But they warn that these may accumulate over time. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the rapid and extensive spread of the
Carson Daly When basketball star Kevin Love came on Today to share his experience having a panic attack during a game, Daly realized that he had the exact same experience while hosting MTV’s Total Request Live years ago. The conversation inspired him to open up about his own mental health journey and experiences with anxiety.
Written by Lauren Geall One in four young women has self-harmed at one point, but despite this, it remains an experience which is deeply stigmatised. So, what can we do to improve this and ensure everyone affected feels comfortable accessing support? Stylist investigates. Warning: this article contains a discussion of self-harm that some readers may
What should researchers do if they encounter a study participant who reports suicidal thoughts? UIC College of Nursing associate professor Susan Dunn explores this question as lead author of "Suicide Risk Management Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of Cardiac Patients Reporting Hopelessness," a paper published in the January/February edition of Nursing Research. Suicide is
The ongoing pandemic has had a significant and alarming trend of increased alcohol use and abuse – especially among younger adults, males and those who have lost their jobs – according to a new study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers. Research led by William "Scott" Killgore, PhD, professor of psychiatry in the UArizona
Chloë Grace Moretz admitted that she used to have an unhealthy relationship with food. In the March cover story of Shape, the 24-year-old actress said, "I had quite an unhealthy relationship with food for years, always trying to create a calorie deficit and never feeling fully satisfied." The Greta star now focuses on "conscious eating,"
When I started breastfeeding my daughter eight weeks ago, I wasn’t prepared for the emotional roller coaster. I’d breastfed my older kids with no major problems, but things have been very different this time. Three weeks postpartum, I got mastitis. Then I got thrush. The excruciating pain throughout every feed had me in tears, and
People mostly worry about their health when they have some physical symptoms. This worry vanishes after getting the necessary and valid confirmation; however, for some people, the uneasiness and tension does not go away and they imagine having a serious medical condition. These worries affect their daily lives in many ways and progresses to severe
Written by Kayleigh Dray Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. It’s not just you who feels unwell; here, a doctor explains why everyone is feeling under
Written by Charley Ross It may sound like something out of a horror film, but it’s actually part of human sleeping patterns. 30% of all adults will experience sleep paralysis in their lifetime, one Stylist writer explains what to expect. One night in 2015, I had just rolled in from an all-nighter in Birmingham with
The pandemic and remote learning have added to the stress that students, parents, and teachers face this fall. That's why practicing proven techniques like meditation, exercise, and healthy eating are more important than ever to manage stress levels. These stress-relieving techniques may also help academic performance, as they're associated with improved focus, memory, and learning.