Social groups alleviate depression

Building a strong connection to a social group helps clinically depressed patients recover and helps prevent relapse, according to a new study. For the paper, (CIFAR) Senior Fellow Alexander Haslam, lead author Tegan Cruwys and their colleagues at ...

Mar 23

Categories: Depression, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation


Markers for Melancholy

Depression involves, in part, dysfunctions in the perception of, response to, and interpretation of emotions. Research is now focusing on biomarkers that are involved in the pathophysiology of depression, which may lead to improved treatments.

Mar 8

Categories: Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar


Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry?

A commercial sponsored by Pfizer, the drug company that manufactures the antidepressant Zoloft, asserts, "While the cause [of depression] is unknown, depression may be related to an imbalance of natural chemicals between nerve cells in the brain. ...

Mar 3

Categories: Depression


Meditation is an Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Pain

A medical journal review has found that just 30 minutes daily meditation can improve the symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain. Participants in this review had had at least 4 hours of instruction in a form of meditation, such as mindfulness or ...

Jan 10

Categories: Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, Meditation


Shirt design featuring "Depression" pulled from Urban Outfitters

Popular clothing store, Urban Outfitters is the subject of controversy once again. The store, which draws in a young crowd, is under fire for selling a woman's cropped t-shirt with the word depression printed all over it. This 'depression' shirt has ...

Jan 8

Categories: Depression


20% Of Children In Malaysia Are Depressed

KUALA LUMPUR: THE number of children with poor mental health is rising, with 20 per cent found to be suffering from stress, anxiety and depression in the latest National Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS). The survey, conducted in 2011, said there ...

Jan 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression


I had a black dog, his name was depression

Watch this fascinating video on depression, how it affect millions of people around the world and those around them, and how there ...

Jan 3

Categories: Depression


Schizophrenia and Depression

Watch this short video explaining the conditions of Schizophrenia and Depression.

Dec 27

Categories: Depression, Schizophrenia


Study sheds light on association between adolescents, anxiety and ...

Main ConteThe School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC) have jointly conducted a large-scale study on the family life, physical and emotional health of high school students. The ...

Dec 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression


‘Depression can be passed on during pregnancy’

Pregnant women with depression can pass the condition on to their unborn babies, research has found. A combination of genetic and environmental factors can put children at an increased risk of anxiety and mood disorders. This is due to changes in ...

Dec 16

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing


Exercise Alleviates Sexual Side-Effects of Antidepressants in Women

New psychology research, which could have important public health implications for alleviating some side effects of antidepressants, shows that engaging in exercise at the right time significantly improves sexual functioning in women who are taking ...

Dec 12

Categories: Depression


Depression during pregnancy may affect child's mental health

Depression is a serious mental illness that has many negative consequences for sufferers. But depression among pregnant women may also have an impact on their developing babies. Children of depressed parents are at an increased risk of developing ...

Dec 7

Categories: Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing


Australia ranks second in anti-depressant prescriptions in the world

The latest health 'snapshot' of the 33 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations has revealed that Australia is now the second-highest prescriber of anti-depressant medications.

Nov 25

Categories: Depression


Philippines: “Depression can be as much of a disability as ...

As the acute emergency phase following Typhoon Haiyan subsides, the next major hurdle for the people of the Philippines is how they will cope with the psychological impact of the disaster. Ana Maria Tijerino, psychologist and mental health advisor, ...

Nov 25

Categories: Depression, Mental Health in Asia


Can running help your mood?

Now the sun is rising earlier and the days are warming up, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous mornings by lacing up. Your body and your health will thank you. Running has a positive impact on both your physical and mental health, according ...

Nov 14

Categories: Anxiety, Depression