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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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Brain's 'fear hub' generates neurons in adulthood

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study finds that the adult brain generates new neurons in a previously unknown area: the amygdala, also known as the brain's fear center.

Embracing negative emotions could boost psychological well-being

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a bad mood? Researchers suggest that it might be worth embracing those negative emotions; it could benefit your psychological health.

Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern...

Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Sugar is everywhere in our diets. Studies show its detrimental effect on brain cells and link sugar consumption to long-term mental health.

Yoga can help to treat depression, studies show

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New studies presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention indicate that yoga can help to reduce symptoms of depression.

School study proves obesity prevention can work

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A unique approach to obesity prevention has helped schools in the ACT reduce the number of students who are overweight or obese, and even had a positive effect on mental health.

Faster-acting antidepressants may soon be a reality

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Serotonin reuptake inhibitors are used to treat depression, but their exact mechanism is unknown. New research lifts the lid and may lead to improvements.

Popular Netflix show may increase suicidal tendencies

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds a link between the premiere of the show '13 Reasons Why' and the volume of Internet searches for suicide-related terms and queries.

Ketamine for depression encouraging, but questions remain around long-term use

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression, published in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry, shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain...

Having depression and heart disease could double death risk

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a strong correlation between the risk of premature death and developing depression after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease.

Too much sugar may harm men's mental health

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Men with a high daily sugar intake may be at greater risk of developing depression or other mental health disorders after 5 years, new research suggests.

Antidepressant use in pregnant women linked to small increase in autism

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study found that antidepressant medications taken during pregnancy may be linked to the development of autism in children - although the effect appears to be limited.

Depression may alter brain's white matter structure

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In a major study that uses cutting-edge imaging, researchers show that people with depression have alterations in the white matter part of the brain.

Why some women are more likely to feel depressed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection.

Chronic depression in young teens tied to marijuana use later

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression in their early teens have a higher risk of developing marijuana-use disorder at age 18, says study.

New study of brain circuits finds key links to symptoms of depression

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of California San Diego scientists have linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression.

Underdeveloped brain network after 30 may impact mental health

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who are underdeveloped in the brain region that is linked with inhibition after age 30 may be more likely to experience psychological problems.

Diet and depression: Foods and nutrients for recovery

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Depression is a common mental illness that can impact daily life. In this article, learn about the foods and nutrients that can help to treat depression.

Best 10 blogs for depression

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Depression blogs provide support for people with depression through their educational content and personal stories. We have selected the best 10 blogs.

Depression and the brain: Study finds sex-specific differences in teens

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds that depression manifests differently in the brains of male and female teenagers, leading to the need for a differentiated treatment.

Old antibiotic could form new depression treatment

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first clinical trial from Deakin University.

Low gene expression may raise susceptibility to depression

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has found that susceptibility to depression may be linked to a gene's low activity level, leading to a neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain.

Marijuana use linked to greater psychosis risk in teens

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An increase in marijuana use may raise the likelihood of psychotic-like experiences among teenagers, and symptoms of depression may mediate this link.

How modern life affects our physical and mental health

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Every day, we are bombarded with notifications from our smartphones and social media accounts. But does this constant connection impact our health?

Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

High variability in sleep-wake times, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances may be a sign of increasing suicidal thoughts, researchers find.