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Serotonin

Serotonin is a chemical substance that controls wellbeing and happiness. Not having enough serotonin is thought to contribute to depression. Learn more here, including how serotonin levels can be adjusted.

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Antidepressant medicines

Antidepressant medications treat depression, anxiety and related conditions. They should only be used in consultation with a doctor.

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Anxiety medication

There are many different types of medicines used to help treat anxiety. Find out more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.

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Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine is an antidepressant medicine. This page explains what mirtazapine is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available in its place.

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Exercise and mental health

Cardiovascular activity is good for your body, reducing the risk of illness and disease. It’s also good for your mind, because exercise helps pump blood to the brain.

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome refers to symptoms that occur around the time of your period. There are ways to help manage your premenstrual symptoms.

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that only appears at certain times of the year. Learn how treatment can make a difference.

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Neuroendocrine cancers

Neuroendocrine cancers are a rare group of cancers that most commonly form in the digestive system and the lungs. Learn more here.

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Massage therapy guide

Through manipulating the body’s soft tissues, massage therapists can help manage a range of conditions. There are many types of massage.

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Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety or phobia is a fear of social situations. People with social phobia can feel anxiety and fear even over everyday social outings.

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