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As tbh Gains Popularity Among Teens, Facebook Buys The Feel-Good Polling App

Facebook acquires tbh or 'to be honest,' a polling app that's popular among teenagers, which has garnered 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in nine weeks.

Apps/Software

Smartphone App Treatments Effective In Easing Depression Symptoms: Study

New research has found that app-based treatments are actually quite effective in reducing symptoms of depression. The accessible tools could prove useful in worldwide mental health management.

Medicine September 24, 2017

Sleep Deprivation May Reduce Symptoms Of Depression: Study

A meta-analysis suggests that partial sleep deprivation may help people who suffer from depression. Antidepressants are currently the popular treatment for people suffering from depressive symptoms.

Public Health September 20, 2017

Your Instagram Photos May Be Able To Tell If You Are Depressed

Your Instagram feed could lend important insight on depression and mental health. This is the finding of a new study that used a computer program to analyze thousands of Instagram photos from 166 users.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2017

Yoga Could Ease Symptoms Of Depression, New Studies Reveal

A number of new studies have revealed that doing yoga may ease depression, and the practice could complement traditional therapies to lessen the symptoms. Find out more about its benefits for mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 7, 2017

Mental Illness Isn’t The Endgame: Simple Yet Effective Ways To Support Your Loved One’s Mental Health

Do you know someone who’s suffering from any form of mental disorder? Here are some practical and useful strategies you can do to make sure he or she gets the right support.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017

Contraceptive Pills Slash Quality Of Life In Healthy Women But Rise In Depression Symptoms Not Seen: Study

Researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have linked combined oral contraceptive pills to a significantly lower quality of life. They did not, however, find an increase in depression symptoms.

Public Health April 21, 2017

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy: How It Can Curb Cluster Headaches, Other Health Woes

The FDA has recently approved a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device for treating cluster headaches. Find out what other conditions, including treatment-resistant depression, VNS therapy can help with.

Medicine April 21, 2017

Can Late School Start Time Help Prevent Depression And Accidents?

A study revealed that late school start time could help prevent depression and accidents among teens in the United States. AASM attributed early school timing to be the primary reason behind children suffering from physical accidents and depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2017

8.3 Million Adult Americans Suffer From Serious Psychological Distress: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

Depression and anxiety are taking their toll on Americans, as more and more people struggle with psychological distress. Find out what the most common symptoms of PD are, what triggers this mental health disorder, and how to combat it.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2017

On World Health Day: 5 Important Facts You Need To Know About Depression

The World Health Day 2017 has put depression as the focal area. The event is putting the spotlight on millions of people driven by extreme anxiety, disability, and suicidal thoughts. Depression, as a mood disorder, has many causative factors.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2017

Depression Is Leading Cause Of Ill Health Worldwide: How To Combat The Scourge

The upcoming World Health Day is themed around depression and the importance of recognizing symptoms and offering support to people living with this mental health condition. As such, WHO promotes talking therapy and calls for bigger investments in depression treatments.

Public Health April 3, 2017

A New Blood Test Could Help Doctors Prescribe More Appropriate Medications To Treat Depression

Researchers discovered that measuring C-reactive protein levels in finger prick blood tests can help doctors accurately prescribe more effective medication to patients diagnosed with depression.

Medicine April 3, 2017

WHO Names Depression As Leading Cause Of Sickness And Disability, Calls For Urgent Action

The World Health Organization named depression as the world’s leading cause of sickness and disability. Their program “Depression: let’s talk” aims to urge people with depression all around the world to seek for help.

Public Health April 1, 2017

Scientists Explain How Deep Breaths Calm The Mind

A new study has found that deep breathing is crucial to combat depression and anxiety. However, the research was conducted on mice and a study of the same on humans is on its way.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 31, 2017

Playing Video Games Can Help Combat Depression, Says Study

Playing video games can help combat depression per a new study. The introduction of video games led to a feeling of control among the participants, which helped treat overall depression symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2017

Doctors Prescribe Low Ketamine Dose To Severe Depression Patients: Experts Question Safety Of Such Practice

Ketamine, a powerful antidepressant, is being used in the treatment of depression. Experts have raised concerns, as the drug is a strong anesthetic and may prove to be fatal to humans in case of an overdose.

Medicine March 21, 2017

Balanced Diet Can Improve Mental Health: Study

A study has revealed that a balanced diet can help in maintaining good mental health. The required amount of nutrients not only aid in the maintenance of physical health, but keep mental aliments at bay.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017

Researchers Find New And Faster Way Of Treating Depression

Researchers at the University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine found that intake of Glyoxalase can help reduce depression faster. The experiment has been conducted on mice, but human trials may be far off for now.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017

First Blood Test To Accurately Diagnose Depression And Schizophrenia Developed

Current diagnostic tools are limited to behavior observations and verbal communication, making it difficult to differentiate between depression and schizophrenia in their early stages. This is the first physiological test to detect both conditions.

Biotech March 20, 2017

Nearly Half A Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Health

Nearly half a million U.S. doctors could not be wrong, as they warned that climate change causes more harm to public health. According to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, climate change is making Americans sicker.

Public Health March 16, 2017

Childhood Bullying Can Lead To Health Risks In Adulthood: Study

A new study has drawn serious attention to the long-term impact of bullying in childhood. It says the scars of bullying will ride into adulthood and manifest as chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2017

Birdwatching Near Your Home Offers Mental Health Benefits, Says Study

Researchers have found that watching birds near your home can be good for your mental health. Results were consistent whether subjects lived in urban or suburban neighborhoods.

Public Health February 27, 2017

5 Reasons Why Reading A Book Every Day Is Good For You, According To Science

Through the years, researchers have compiled countless reasons why reading a book is good for your health and wellness. Here are five research-based benefits to begin with.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Depression Leading Cause Of Disability, More Likely To Affect Women, WHO Reports

The World Health Organization has released new figures stating that depression can cause mental and physical disabilities. The statistics were released in a report on Feb. 23 and share that women are more likely to be affected vis-a-vis men.

Public Health February 24, 2017

Dads, Dads-To-Be Also At Risk Of Pregnancy-Related Depression, Says Study

Pregnancy-related depression symptoms have been mostly attributed as affecting mothers but a study carried out in New Zealand has shown that fathers are susceptible to the condition as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017

Premature Babies Face Higher Risk For Mental Health Problems Later In Life

Babies born with low birth weight such as those who were born prematurely have increased odds of suffering from mental health problems as children, teenagers and adults. What are the risk factors for giving birth to low birth weight babies?

Public Health February 14, 2017

Startup NeuroQore Uses Magnetic Pulses To Treat Depression: Cure Depression Without Drugs Or Psychotherapy?

Depression affects the lives of millions of Americans each year. NeuroQore, a startup company, hopes to treat the disorder with the help of magnetic pulses.

Medicine February 12, 2017

Having Good Posture May Help Ease Symptoms Of Depression: Study

Sitting up straight may help alleviate the symptoms of depression and improve mood, a new study in New Zealand suggests. Researchers investigate the link between upright posture and reduced feelings of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2017

Physical Activity Can Protect Children From Depression, Says New Study

A new study explores the inter-relationship between physical activity and depression in children. The study reveals that children with higher activity posed a lower risk of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Researchers Gain Insight Into How The Brain Perceives Meaning With Help From LSD

Findings from new research offered insight into how the brain prrocesses meaning when people use drugs like LSD. According to the study, specific receptors and neuro-chemicals in the brain are responsible for such changes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Blue Monday: Is It Really The Most Depressing Day Of The Year?

“Blue Monday” this year in the United Kingdom has been predicted to be the bluest of all with events such as Brexit and deaths of well-loved celebrities, but is it scientifically the gloomiest day all year long?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

Video Game Targeting Underlying Cognitive Issues Shows Promise As Depression Treatment

Researchers have found that a novel therapy based on a video game can be beneficial in treating cognitive issues of individuals suffering from depression. The participants involved in the research showed improvements in mood and self-reported function, noted the study.

Neuroscience January 6, 2017

How To Fight Holiday Stress, Depression Or The Winter Blues

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the bluest and most stressful. Find out why the holidays that bring so much joy to others can trigger stress and deep sadness in some, and how to overcome the holiday blues.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 23, 2016

Airline Pilots Report Having Suicidal Thoughts: Other Occupations With High Suicide Rates

Many airline pilots suffer from depressive symptoms and more than 4 percent have suicidal thoughts. What other occupations in the United States have high suicide rates?

Neuroscience December 16, 2016

Hundreds Of Airline Pilots Depressed And Some Have Suicidal Thoughts

An anonymous online survey revealed that hundreds of airline pilots likely suffer from depressive symptoms and some have suicidal thoughts. Last year, a Germanwings copilot suffering from depression deliberately crashed the plane.

Neuroscience December 15, 2016

Individual Athletes More Likely To Experience Depression Than Athletes In Team Sports

A study conducted by German researchers reveals the fact that individual athletes are more likely to suffer from depression than those involved in team sports. The new discoveries offer interesting insights and may help provide better support and mental health aid in the future.

Public Health December 13, 2016

Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Common Among Medical Students

More than a quarter of medical students suffer from depression and one in 10 have suicidal thoughts. What are the reasons behind these suicidal risks and depressive symptoms?

Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2016

Magic Mushrooms Show Promise In Easing Anxiety And Depression In Cancer Patients

Two research papers published recently have asserted that terminally ill cancer patients facing depression and pain can gain immense relief from the use of psilocybin — an active ingredient present in psychedelic or magic mushrooms.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2016

Researchers Discover Physical Source Of Depression

Researchers have uncovered the physical source of depression in the brain, allowing them to take a step closer toward helping improve treatment options for a condition that affects millions of Americans.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 22, 2016

Hormonal Contraceptives Linked To Higher Depression Risk: Study

Contraceptive use has been found to increase the likelihood of antidepressants being prescribed to women, researchers say. It’s important to note side effects but experts urge women not to overreact.

October 1, 2016

Depression During Early Pregnancy Linked To Gestational Diabetes: NIH Study

A study by the National Institutes of Health found a 'two-way link' between depression and diabetes among pregnant women. It said depression in the early stages of pregnancy could escalate the chances of gestational diabetes and postpartum depression may follow.

Public Health September 21, 2016

Internet Addiction Ups Risks Of Other Mental Health Problems: Study

Internet addiction may increase the risk of mental health problems like ADHD and depression in youngsters, reported researchers recently. The results of their study may help shed light on how to medically approach mental health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 19, 2016

How Happy Are You At Your Job? Low Job Satisfaction In Your 20s And 30s Can Affect Mental Health In Your 40s

People who are less than happy with their careers as they start out in their 20s and 30s are more likely to experience depression once they are in their 40s. A nationwide study shows a relationship between job satisfaction early on in a person's career and his or her mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 23, 2016

This Machine Uses Your Instagram Photos To Diagnose Depression, Other Mental Illness

Researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can identify depression by analyzing Instagram photos. The system can be used for early and effective depression diagnosis.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 20, 2016

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