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Participation in team sports as a teen may help protect against the long-term mental health effects of childhood trauma. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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A file photo shows the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Anthony Rostain, co-author of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, says today's college students are experiencing an "inordinate amount of anxiety." Lisa Poole/AP hide caption

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College Students (And Their Parents) Face A Campus Mental Health 'Epidemic'

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A growing body of research suggests psychedelic mushrooms may have therapeutic benefits for certain conditions. Now a movement seeks to decriminalize them. farmer images/Getty Images hide caption

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A Growing Push To Loosen Laws Around Psilocybin, Treat Mushrooms As Medicine

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From Gloom To Gratitude: 8 Skills To Cultivate Joy

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Psychiatry's shift toward seeing mental health problems as an illness to be treated with a pill hasn't always served patients well, says Harvard historian and author Anne Harrington. James Wardell/Radius Images/Getty Images hide caption

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How Drug Companies Helped Shape A Shifting, Biological View Of Mental Illness

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Ketamine appears to restore faulty connections between brain cells, according to research performed in mice. Kevin Link/Science Source hide caption

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Ketamine May Relieve Depression By Repairing Damaged Brain Circuits

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During the era that social media and smartphones has risen, depression and stress among young people has also risen. Roy James Shakespeare/Getty Images hide caption

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A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use

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Spravato, the brand name for esketamine, a newly approved option for treatment-resistant depression. Janssen Pharmaceutica hide caption

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FDA Approves Esketamine Nasal Spray For Hard-To-Treat Depression

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New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for doctors to identify patients at risk of depression during pregnancy or after childbirth and refer them to counseling. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images hide caption

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To Prevent Pregnancy-Related Depression, At-Risk Women Advised To Get Counseling

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If You're Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

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For Furloughed Worker, Isolation, Hit To Self-Worth Hurt As Much As Lost Pay

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Migrant Kids Survive Hardship To Reunite With Parents. Then What?

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We Just 'Fell Back' An Hour. Here Are Tips To Stay Healthy During Dark Days Ahead

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