How Depression Affects Couples - In Their Own Words

Depression has been called a "we-disease" because when the dark clouds arrive, it's not just the depressed person who is affected, but all those close to them. A new study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationship explored these spillover ...

Jun 9

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage


'Frozen' Actress Kristen Bell Talks about Depression

You'd never know it from her seemingly always-sunny disposition, but Kristen Bell has struggled with depression since she was a university student - and she's shared a heartfelt essay on how the support of her family got her through it.

Jun 2

Categories: Depression


The Hidden Harms of Antidepressants

Data about the true risks of suicide and aggression for children and teens taking these drugs have been suppressed

May 24

Categories: Depression


New research finds that the best treatment for depression targets its ...

Four symptoms are particularly important in the development of clinical depression, according to new research.

May 13

Categories: Depression


Exercise can help you cope with upsetting experiences

New research finds that thirty minutes of moderate exercise helped people regulate their emotions when they subsequently watched a sad film. The study could help to explain why more exercise is generally linked to better moods and lower levels of ...

May 4

Categories: Depression


Reminiscing can make you less likely to suffer depression in the ...

Research has found that spending time looking back on our lives is good for our mental health. There are therapeutic trials that show purposeful reminiscence can bring about clinically meaningful decreases in depression. And now, an investigation in ...

Apr 30

Categories: Depression


Study suggests certain people with depression may benefit from ...

A UF study has found that specific genetic markers that put people at risk for depression also predict who might benefit from exercise, according to a study published recently in The Journal of Frailty & Aging.

Apr 28

Categories: Depression


Video game addiction is linked to ADHD

The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder. Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games.

Apr 27

Categories: Adult ADHD, Depression


Teen angst or depression?

Moodiness, irritability and isolation are often hallmarks of teenage growing pains, so it can be hard to realize where the line begins for mood disorders. So, how do parents know if their child is just going through teenage angst or dealing with a ...

Apr 19

Categories: Depression, Teenage Issues


Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Parent Is Depressed

Recently, a large Swedish study showed that grades may decline, too, when a parent is depressed.

Apr 8

Categories: Depression, Family Problems, Parenting


Treating depression may reduce heart disease risk

Heart disease and depression are both serious and prevalent conditions; mounting evidence infers that they are connected. Depression has been shown to increase the likelihood of developing heart disease later in life.

Apr 4

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Social media use associated with depression among US young adults

The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, according to new research.

Mar 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression


How Depression Can Change a Mom's Oxytocin

Psychologists are looking at how breast feeding, oxytocin and face-to-face interactions between a mother and her baby are impacted by depression and the mother's oxytocin levels.

Mar 23

Categories: Depression, Parenting


Chemical may be new tool for depression therapy

A chemical discovered in the Bruce Hammock laboratory at the University of California, Davis, may be a new, innovative tool to control depression.

Mar 16

Categories: Depression


Parent's Depression: Link to Child's Asthma?

A new study is underway to determine whether treating a depressed caregiver will improve the child’s asthma.

Mar 15

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Parenting