Mental Health

Anxiety: The ins and outs

April 10, 2017
What is normal, and what is too much anxiety?

What firefighters can tell us about PTSD risk

February 17, 2017
Understanding traumatic stressors can inform interventions for all of us

You Asked: Can you unconsciously forget an experience?

December 5, 2016
Your psyche is sensitive, and if it blocks an incident, it was for its protection

Fact or Fiction: ADHD

October 11, 2016
Dispelling the myths and misconceptions of ADHD

You Asked: Do I have postpartum depression?

May 31, 2016
If baby blues persist longer than two weeks, you should be screened

Resisting the lure of a #filtered life

January 26, 2016
Constantly uploading your life has risks

The toll of bad news on your health

December 14, 2015

With so many mass shootings, natural disasters and other tragic events—there can be collateral damage. Empathetic bystanders can absorb and personalize tragic news, even when it doesn’t directly involve them, or anyone that they know.

Memory and aging: What’s normal?

November 2, 2015

As we grow older, our memory doesn't always work the way we would like it to, but where do we draw the line between annoying and concerning? To help clear up the confusion, experts from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, explain the differences between normal age-related forgetfulness and when symptoms may indicate a larger health concern.

You Asked: What’s the difference between anxiety and a panic attack?

October 1, 2015

We all become anxious or nervous from time to time–when studying for a big test, for instance, or when going through financial hardship. For some people, overwhelming thoughts and behaviors become so frequent and forceful that they begin to overtake their lives. How do you tell if your everyday anxiety has crossed the line or maybe even developed into a panic disorder?

Does obesity impact brain health in seniors? A new Texas A&M study aims to find out

September 21, 2015

As we age, the effects of obesity on cardiovascular disease and diabetes are well documented, but little is known about the impact of obesity on brain health. Ranjana Mehta, Ph.D., M.S., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, hopes to change this with new research aimed at better understanding how obesity in seniors impacts their brain function.