Study Shows How Taking Short Breaks May Help Our Brains Learn New Skills

NIH scientists discover that the resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of what was just practiced In a study of healthy volunteers, National Institutes of Health researchers have mapped out the brain activity that flows when we learn a new skill, such as playing a new song on the piano, and discovered why taking short … Read more

Caring for Your Mental Health

Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.

Bipolar Disorders

Download PDF Download ePub Order a free hardcopy En Español Do you feel very happy and outgoing—or very irritable—on some days, but unusually sad or anxious on other days? Do the “up” periods go along with increased energy or activity? Do the “downs” go along with low energy, hopelessness, or inability to enjoy what you … Read more

Anxiety at a Glance – Other Complementary Approaches

Anxiety at a Glance Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or fear about an event or situation. It’s normal for people to feel anxious in response to stress. Sometimes, however, anxiety becomes a severe, persistent problem that’s hard to control and affects day-to-day life; if you have this type of problem, you may have … Read more

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