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Tom Andrews BSc

Tom Andrews BSc is the editor of MentalWellnessToday.com. He devotes his time to psychology and mental health research and also enjoys climbing, hiking, and team sports. Tom is a contributor to several other highly regarded health magazines and blogs.

How Helping Others Can Boost Our Own Wellbeing

How Helping Others Can Boost Our Own Wellbeing

By on June 17, 2018 in Mood and Depression with 0 Comments

If you are suffering from mental health problems, it is often difficult to fathom that you could actually help others. Depression and anxiety have a tricky way of clouding our thoughts and the overriding feeling is that you are already finding your day-to-day life difficult, let alone trying to help someone. Often the overwhelming feeling […]

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4 Natural Supplements That Can Help With Anxiety

4 Natural Supplements That Can Help With Anxiety

By on May 23, 2018 in Anxiety Relief with 0 Comments

We all suffer from anxiety from time to time.  Everyone will be familiar with that feeling of dread and fear which is a natural response when we feel we are under threat.  It is part of our “fight, flight or freeze” response. Anxiety turns into a problem when anxiety lasts for a long time and […]

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5 Memory Hacks To Boost Your Information Retention

5 Memory Hacks To Boost Your Information Retention

By on May 9, 2018 in Memory with 0 Comments

Have you ever met someone, had a good conversation and then promptly forget the person’s name? Or maybe you went all the way to the shop and struggle to recall what exactly you need to buy?  Or are you having trouble remembering key facts and figures needed for your work? Trying to retain quality information […]

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Keep Your Brain Young With These Simple Strategies

Keep Your Brain Young With These Simple Strategies

By on April 23, 2018 in Cognitive Longevity with 0 Comments

A lot of people say that ‘age is but a number’.  On the whole, we will be healthier in our old age than our forefathers and our life expectancy is longer.  But try as we might, as we grow older, we won’t be able to ignore all the creaks, twinges and aches in our bodies, […]

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How To Tell Your Boss About Your Depression

How To Tell Your Boss About Your Depression

By on April 15, 2018 in Mood and Depression with 0 Comments

Unlike physical illness, mental illnesses like depression are not visible.  It is relatively easy to tell your boss that you need a few days off because you are down with flu, but telling them you need some time off to deal with a depressive episode can be very tricky.  Telling those close to you is […]

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7 Everyday Tips To Help You Overcome Depression

7 Everyday Tips To Help You Overcome Depression

By on April 1, 2018 in Mood and Depression with 0 Comments

Depression, as an illness, does not discriminate.  The number of people suffering depression continues to rise from year to year. While awareness of the condition is much improved, there is still a high percentage of patients who could not access much-needed treatment. There are just not enough resources to cope with the rising demand.  In […]

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5 Best Nootropics: Review & Buyer’s Guide

5 Best Nootropics: Review & Buyer’s Guide

By on February 5, 2018 in Focus Supplements with 0 Comments

The hype surrounding nootropics and smart drugs has been inescapable in recent years. Almost all of us looking for a competitive edge at work or school have now heard about this class of mind-boosting supplements and their potential benefits in improving cognition, memory, and creativity. As with many hyped supplements, questions remain regarding the quality […]

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7 Natural Supplements For Anxiety (Backed By Science)

7 Natural Supplements For Anxiety (Backed By Science)

By on September 26, 2017 in Anxiety Relief with 0 Comments

Stress and anxiety are extremely prevalent across the world, and the problem appears to be particularly bad in developed countries. We often blame these feelings on the demands of our challenging and busy modern lifestyles. However, anxiety can be detrimental to our lives in more ways than one. Everyone experiences anxiety at times, but when […]

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How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

By on June 7, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

This chart shows how likely people are to change their beliefs, with 0 being the least. Source: ‘Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence’ (USC/Nature) A recent study suggests that people do indeed hold onto political views more stubbornly than other beliefs, even when presented with information to the contrary. […]

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Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

By on June 7, 2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

New research published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health suggests that a shift in mindset may be the secret to maintaining a consistent exercise schedule. The problem is an all too common one: you’ve read the headlines imploring you to be more physically active, and you mentally prepare yourself for a new exercise kick. […]

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