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Experiencing depression is more than simply feeling unhappy, fed up or sad for a few days. Everyone has moments of feeling down throughout the day, but depression is persistent for weeks or months and is a real illness with real symptoms. Symptoms of depr

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How can you cope with seasonal affective disorder?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

More than just the 'winter blues,' seasonal affective disorder can turn the holiday season into a time of gloom and fatigue. So how can you keep it at bay?

Brain fog: Causes and how to cope

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Brain fog affects mental processes such as memory and concentration. It can be a symptom of many conditions, including multiple sclerosis and depression.

Boosting brain's 'executive center' may prevent anxiety

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that stimulating activity in the brain's dorsolateral prefrontal cortex protects against symptoms of depression and mood disorders.

Study reveals what depression, anxiety look like in the brain

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

MRI brain scans of people with depression and social anxiety show common and specific differences in cortical thickness, compared with healthy people.

Feeling numb: What you need to know

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at feeling numb, a psychological condition resulting in emotional numbness. Included is detail on causes, treatment, and coping strategies.

Hyperarousal: Symptoms and treatment

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Hyperarousal is common in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. What are the key signs of hyperarousal and how can people manage their symptoms?

Psychedelic plant brew could improve mental health

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that a psychedelic plant concoction called ayahuasca has the potential to boost psychological well-being and reduce alcohol abuse.

The legacy of grief: Coping with loss

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Grief is a common yet unique human experience in the wake of loss. Learning to cope with it is a lengthy, difficult process, so how can we begin to do it?

Life hacks: Dealing with postpartum depression

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

The weeks and months after giving birth can be emotional and stressful. Here are some ways to cope if your baby blues become postpartum depression.

Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers have created a machine-learning algorithm that was able to accurately predict suicidal ideation and attempts in a small group of participants.

Can pessimism be beneficial?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Is your glass always half empty? Do you expect negative outcomes? As a pessimist, you may have more advantages than you think. Read on to learn more.

How does Parkinson's disease influence depression?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at the link between Parkinson’s disease and depression. Included is detail on what the symptoms are and the treatments available.

Could treating depression worsen symptoms in the long run?

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A recently published study investigating the impact of depression treatments finds that, over the long-term, they may increase symptom severity.

Depression raises risk of early death

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Research conducted over 60 years with three different generations shows that depression is tied to an increased risk of mortality for both men and women.

Birth season may influence postpartum depression risk

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mothers who give birth in winter or spring may be less likely to develop postpartum depression, compared with those who give birth in summer or fall.

Benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Crying is a natural and often uncontrollable reaction we have to sadness, grief, joy, and pain. Is crying good for your health? Find out.

Just 1 hour of exercise per week could prevent depression

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers found that 1 hour of weekly exercise can help to prevent depression, whereas a lack of physical activity increases risk of the disorder.

Brain response to unfairness 'predicts depression'

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new study shows that being treated unfairly in a computer game involving money rewards gives rise to brain patterns that can predict depression.

How childhood trauma affects the brain

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers shed fresh light on how a history of abuse in childhood disrupts brain connectivity, leading to negative mental health outcomes.

Antidepressants and weight gain: What's the connection?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

In this article, learn why some antidepressants cause weight gain and what types of antidepressants are associated with changes in weight.

Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study indicates that suicidal thoughts are associated with brain inflammation in the case of people diagnosed with major depression.

'Mood spreads from person to person via social contagion'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study suggests that moods are contagious among circles of adolescent friends, and this is true both for negative and positive emotions.

Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

New research finds that people who take antidepressants such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be at a considerably higher risk of premature death.

Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms.

Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life.