The Royal College of Psychiatrists in UK has warned against prolonged use of antidepressants and the resulting withdrawal symptoms when coming off medication. It also recommended a range of actions to promote the optimal use and management of antidepressants.
Medicine May 30, 2019
New research linked participation in team sports to a decreased likelihood of anxiety and depression among teens who have childhood trauma. However, those who have adverse childhood experiences are less likely to have access to sports.
Public Health May 29, 2019
A scientific study suggested that a person's profile photo and images posted on Twitter could indicate depression and anxiety. The study used artificial intelligence and specific algorithms to flag certain users with such mental illnesses.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019
Scientists found that one can actually train the brain to follow what is merely in the imagination. The study sparked hope for patients with neurological conditions, involving impaired brain connectivity.
Neuroscience April 15, 2019
The anesthetic drug ketamine triggers a two-step process in fixing symptoms of depression. Scientists have discovered this breakthrough by using mice in an experiment.
Medicine April 13, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the drug Zulresso in the treatment of postpartum depression among mothers. This marks the first time a specific medication will be used for treatment.
Medicine March 21, 2019
Infection during pregnancy increases the likelihood that her child will be diagnosed with a mental disorder, particularly autism and depression, in the future, a study has found. The risk remains high even if the mother experienced an infection that is considered mild.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2019
The FDA announced on Tuesday that esketamine has been approved for people with treatment-resistant depression. The drug developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. can offer quick relief from symptoms for patients living with the mood disorder.
Medicine March 6, 2019
Researchers found that people who do not have a certain strain of bacteria typically found in the gut are more likely to experience depression. The findings are part of a larger study that links gut microbiome to mental health.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2019
People who wake up early are more likely to have better mental health than night owls who stay up too late. In a massive new study, researchers identified genes responsible for the body clock.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2019
Do physical activities reduce depression, or does depression reduce physical activity? A new study finds the strongest evidence so far of physical activity's protective effect against depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2019
Women with high mindfulness scores were found to experience fewer menopausal symptoms. Researchers said that doctors can discuss about mindfulness as a potential treatment option for menopausal women.
Public Health January 18, 2019
Researchers found that consuming LPC-EPA has dramatically raised EPA and DHA in the brains of mice. EPA and DHA have previously been linked to improvement of brain health, particularly in patients with Alzheimer's or are clinically depressed.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2019
Scientists found that people with brown eyes are likely to suffer from winter blues. According to the new study, the dark irises may trigger increased melatonin production that makes people more vulnerable to Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.
Public Health January 9, 2019
Experts point their fingers to young people's depression and rising suicide rates to the heavy use of smartphones. However, those same devices might also be used to alleviate mental health crises among teens.
Public Health January 4, 2019
More teenage girls experience depressive symptoms linked to heavy social media use than teenage boys, a study found. Researchers also revealed that more teenage girls have experienced online harassment and cyberbullying.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019
A survey by NAMI found that the holiday season worsen the condition of 64 percent of people living with mental illness. Called the 'holiday blues,' the condition can lead to clinical anxiety or depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2018
Feeling blue during the holidays might not just be a result of the stress that comes with the season. Seasonal affective disorder may be the culprit.
Feature | Health December 22, 2018
Patients with anxiety and depression are more likely to have major illnesses such as a heart condition, high blood pressure, or stroke compared to those who do not. Mental health conditions should be considered predictors of major illnesses by health care professionals.
Public Health December 19, 2018
People who drink to ease anxiety in public are likely to experience ‘hangxiety.’ Researchers found that anxiety levels significantly increase during a hangover for very shy people.
Public Health December 10, 2018
Psychologists found that internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy apps can effectively alleviate depression. Does this mean that people with mental health problems can forego antidepressants and face-to-face therapy?
Public Health December 9, 2018
Brexit might have caused an increase in antidepressant use in England. A study revealed that, while prescription of other drugs not involved in treating mental health problems declined, prescription of antidepressants experienced growth in the past years following the referendum.
Medicine November 22, 2018
A new study found that the number of children heading to the emergency room for mental health concerns has increased significantly from 2012 to 2016. More children, specifically from minority groups, are diagnosed with mental health-related issues.
Public Health November 3, 2018
A new study found that global warming might create new and worsened cases of mental illnesses in the United States. The changing climate and the frequency of natural disaster will further cause distress to Americans.
Earth/Environment October 10, 2018
A new research found that people who are likely to have seasonal affective disorder but are resilient to the condition can regulate their cerebral serotonin transporter. Researchers hope that this would lead to the treatment of the mental health issue.
Public Health October 9, 2018
A study found a link between a woman's experience of sexual harassment and sexual assault to the risk of hypertension, depression, and anxiety. The report came in the wake of the #MeToo movement that rocked Hollywood in the past year.
Public Health October 4, 2018
How far do the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet go? A new study finds that the diet is also beneficial in preventing depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2018
Scientists warned against the regular use of ketamine, a party drug, for treatment of severe depression. A new study claimed that the known anesthetic activates the opioid system to alleviate symptoms rapidly.
Medicine August 29, 2018
Researchers found that, although it does not alleviate depression symptoms, nerve stimulators can vastly improve the patient's quality of life. A new study claims that the device has seen better responses from treatment-resistant patients.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 23, 2018
Previously vacant lots that were cleaned and planted with grass and trees help reduce depression and make people happier. Here are other benefits of exposure to green space.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2018
Pregnant millennial women are more likely to suffer from depression than their mothers did, a new study found. The research suggested that social media and social changes were to blame.
Public Health July 13, 2018
A new study has found that at least 3,574 doctors felt 'burnout', which has led to numerous medical errors. In addition to feeling burnt-out, some physicians felt depressed and have contemplated suicide.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2018
A new study from the University of Cambridge suggested that loneliness is found in a person's genetics. The study also noted that loneliness and obesity could also be linked.
Public Health July 7, 2018
A team of researchers suggested that people who go to bed early have a lower risk of developing depression. The study stated that people who go to bed late or wake up late have a 6 percent higher risk of developing depression or a mood disorder.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018
CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that fewer teens do sex and drugs but many have persistent feelings of hopeless and sadness. What are the signs of teen depression?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018
Health experts suggest six steps that can help bring more happiness and joy among people dealing with mental illness. Spending time with friends, working out, and eating better are a few suggestion experts made.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018
A new study revealed that one-third of adults in the United States might be taking prescription medicine that is linked to depression. The researchers found that most people may not be aware of this.
Medicine June 13, 2018
A study found that more than one-third of adults are unknowingly opening themselves to the risk of depression and suicide by taking some common prescription drugs. The study also noted the increased practice of polypharmacy among adults.
Medicine June 13, 2018
A new study has revealed that psychedelic drugs such as LSD and DMT may help heal damaged brain cells. The study hasn't been done on humans only rats and flies so far.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder said that immunization for stress might be on the horizon. The team created a possible vaccine from natural bacteria that could buffer the negative effects of stress on the brain.
Medicine June 9, 2018
Deaths due to suicide are on the rise in the United States. The U.S. CDC indicated that firearm is the most common method of suicide, followed by hanging and poisoning.
Public Health June 9, 2018
Fashion designer, Kate Spade, died at the age of 55 years old on June 5, 2018. The designer was allegedly suffering from bipolar disorder and depression for the past few years.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2018
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps opened up about his struggles with depression and anxiety in a recent interview. The swimmer previously revealed that he contemplated suicide after his second drunk driving arrest in 2014.
Public Health May 24, 2018
A new study established a link between biological clock disruptions and increased risk for mental health issues. People with increased nighttime activity, decreased daytime activity, or both were more likely to have symptoms of major depression or bipolar disorder.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018
A Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report found that depression spiked by 33 percent in 2013-2016. In particular, it was high among adolescents and millennials.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018