Mental health disorders send the risk of heart attack or stroke skyrocketing

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SEOUL, South Korea — A massive study including over 6.5 million people finds an astoundingly strong connection between mental health and cardiovascular fitness. Study authors discovered that young adults in their 20s and 30s with mental disorders had an up to three-fold higher likelihood of suffering either a heart attack or stroke. Notably, the research …

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Your body ages faster when you have mental health problems

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LONDON — People living with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder age faster than their peers, a new study reveals. Blood samples of people with mental illness show that their bodies are biologically older than their actual age. The findings could help explain why people with mental health problems tend to …

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More social support can overcome a person’s genetic risk for depression

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — It doesn’t take much to check on someone and be supportive when they’re under stress. Now, researchers from the University of Michigan are taking this a step further, suggesting that comforting those with a genetic predisposition for depression may be especially important. “Our data show wide variability in the level of …

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Best medicine for curing depression and anxiety? Kindness, study suggests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A little bit of kindness shown toward others can help beat feelings of depression and anxiety, according to a new study from The Ohio State University. Scientists report that performing good deeds leads to notable mental health improvements not seen in two other therapeutic techniques commonly used to treat the conditions. Perhaps just …

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