Weighing Risks and Benefits of Drug Treatment for Major Depression

Some antidepressants may cause older adults to experience more harmful events such as falls, hence outweighing the positive effects they may have on the mental health of these individuals. While pharmacological interventions are popular for dealing ...

Jun 14

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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People Who Self-harm May Be Compensating for Their Difficulty ...

While acts of self-harm are commonly interpreted as a method for individuals to manage overpowering emotions, studies have found that they could also represent one's inability to evaluate their own bodily sensations and emotions accurately. ...

Jun 6

Categories: Depression, Self-Harm

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Growing up in a green area may help support mental health

New research from Aarhus University in Denmark suggests that people who have grown up in close contact with nature are much less likely to develop mental health problems in adulthood than peers who had less access to green space as children.

Mar 6

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Can Social Media Really Cause Depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case.

Feb 27

Categories: Depression

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Transcendental Meditation Can Help Treat PTSD

Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers found that practicing transcendental meditation can help reduce or even reverse these symptoms.

Feb 25

Categories: Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Can These New Compounds Treat Memory Loss in Depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation to mental health problems, such as depression. Now, researchers have developed new compounds that could reverse this cognitive ...

Feb 18

Categories: Depression

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Alcohol Use Disorder: A Step Toward Treatment?

Mood disorders and alcohol use disorder are both challenging to treat. A recent study concludes that a pathway involved in both conditions could be positively influenced by a commercially available chemical.

Feb 13

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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A Diet Rich in Fiber and Vegetables can Relieve Depression

A healthful diet can "significantly reduce" symptoms of depression. That's the definitive conclusion from a meta-analysis of existing randomized, clinical trials.

Feb 11

Categories: Depression, Health Psychology

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Internet-based CBT Effective for Treating Severe Depression

New research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy sessions delivered via an app can effectively treat various forms of depression, including a severe form of the condition.

Jan 26

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Using Facebook to Predict Depression

New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults having experienced at ...

Jan 19

Categories: Depression

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For these people with depression, all treatment approaches had ...

There is a significant minority of people diagnosed with "treatment-resistant depression" who are unable to get better with antidepressant medications or a combination of antidepressant medications and psychotherapy. Despite that, this study ...

Jan 8

Categories: Depression

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Social Media (Again) Shown to be worse for Girls’ Mental Health ...

Technology has indeed brought much convenience to our everyday lives, and with technology comes the use of social media as well. A recent study conducted has once again shown how the increased time spent on social media, can negatively affect our ...

Jan 7

Categories: Depression, Self-Esteem

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Best Course of Action for Anxiety?

A new meta-analysis from Oxford University have found evidence that suggest group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be the best form of psychotherapy for individuals diagnosed with anxiety disorders.

Nov 7

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Social Anxiety / ...

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Relationship between Brain functioning and Depression

This article talks about how certain experiences in life may lead to signs of Depression in many ways due to the way our brain reacts to wins and losses. A strong reaction to winning enhances the positive impacts of good experiences on symptoms of ...

Sep 20

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression, Health Psychology

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Parents’ health conditions are related to ADHD in children

Parents who smoke and diagnosed with depression are linked to the probability of their child having attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Aug 31

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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