New insights into the neurology of anxiety and depression—and how stress feeds them
Neural circuits responsible for conscious self-control are highly vulnerable to even mild stress. When they shut down, primal impulses go unchecked, and mental paralysis sets in
A protein released from bone is involved in triggering the body’s reaction to stress
The male and female responses to stress are biologically different. What does that mean for treating PTSD, depression and other disorders?
Anxiety about social distancing and infection is altering how much we dream and the nature of our dreams themselves
Deaths are surging, and mental health is strained. But coping strategies people use amid other catastrophes can help
What can the pandemic teach us about how people respond to adversity?
The growing gulf between rich and poor inflicts biological damage on bodies and brains
Stress may be silently sabotaging success in school. Its effects are especially potent for children in poverty
Stanford neurobiologist Andrew Huberman discusses the two things we can always control, even during a high-stress election and scary COVID pandemic
“Doomscroll Reminder Lady” Karen K. Ho explains how to step away from the screen
For many people with depression, serious exercise may be the best, cheapest and safest treatment
Job satisfaction is a surprisingly fragile state. Here’s how to protect yourself against the top contributors to burnout
A wealth of psychological research shows that mental downtime is vital for productivity and health. Some progressive companies are finally starting to listen
A focus on the present, dubbed “mindfulness,” can make you happier and healthier. Training to deepen your immersion in the moment works by improving attention
Scientists have compiled evidence-based tactics for building resilience. Among them: rethink adversity, forge close friendships and tackle novel challenges