Fighting Depression by Staying Awake

Insomnia is a common symptom of major depression, and yet sleep deprivation can be part of the solution for a patient seeking quick relief. Although it seems counterintuitive, an old and often forgotten approach to improving mood rapidly involves ...

Dec 1

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders


High status job means you are less likely to respond to treatment for ...

Depression Mental Health Psychology / Psychiatry High status job means you are less likely to respond to treatment for depression MNT Knowledge Center Adapted Media Release Published: Wednesday 21 September 2016 email 16Share 1 An international ...

Oct 18

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression, Workplace Issues


Depressed? Do What You Love

Therapies that focus on changing behaviors are just as effective as those that modify thoughts in managing the debilitating mood disorder.

Oct 12

Categories: Depression


Stress hormone may lead to post-partum depression

Women who receive strong social support from their families during pregnancy appear to be protected from sharp increases in a particular stress hormone, making them less likely to develop postpartum depression, according to a new study published in ...

Oct 4

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression


Depression in pregnancy increases risk of mental health problems in ...

Depression in pregnancy is thought to affect up to one in five women globally in the late stages of pregnancy and shortly after birth. It is characterised by low mood and feelings of hopelessness, and is brought on by a number of factors that can ...

Sep 30

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing


Speaking Two Languages for the Price of One

In everyday conversation, bilingual speakers often switch between languages mid-sentence with apparent ease, despite the fact that many studies suggest that language-switching should slow them down. New research suggests that consistency may allow ...

Sep 22

Categories: Academic Issues, Depression


Why don’t antidepressants work in some patients?

There is no doubt that antidepressants work for many people, but for between 30 and 50% of depressed people, antidepressants don't work. No-one knows why. This work may explain part of the reason

Sep 21

Categories: Depression


No Rest for the Haunted

Ever wake up still disturbed - and haunted - by the memory of a particularly upsetting image or incident? Research over the past few years has revealed that sleep is intimately tied to memory and might actually be necessary for a large part of its ...

Sep 13

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


What it feels to want to kill yourself

Today, the 10th of September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. One of the most prominent questions surrounding suicide is "Why did they do it?" In considering people’s motivations for killing themselves, it is essential to recognize that most ...

Sep 10

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention


Loneliness can be depressing, but it helps us survive

Loneliness not only feels nasty, it can also make you depressed, shatter your sleep, even kill you. Yet scientists think loneliness evolved because it was good for us. It still is - sometimes.

Sep 8

Categories: Depression, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance


How do antidepressants trigger fear and anxiety?

More than 100 million people worldwide take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac and Zoloft, to treat depression, anxiety and related conditions, but these drugs have a common and mysterious side effect: they can worsen ...

Aug 26

Categories: Anxiety, Depression


The downside of being happy

The idea that sadness somehow kindles creativity is a popular and long-lasting one. The artistic canon appears to be full of people whose dark mental states kindled their brilliance but also brought their lives to an early end - such as Vincent van ...

Aug 20

Categories: Depression


Depression Is NOT Just A Mental Disorder, Review of 29 Studies ...

Depression is more than a mental disorder, it affects the body’s ability to detoxify itself.

Aug 10

Categories: Depression


Combining Two Free Activities Can Reduce Depression By 40% in Two ...

Reduce depression by combining two activities well-known to make you feel better.

Jul 29

Categories: Depression


The Seeds of Depression And Anxiety Could Lie In This Room

Creating a perfect storm of negative emotions.

Jul 26

Categories: Anxiety, Depression