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


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 ...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 / ...


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


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 ...


What is Normal and What is Disorder

How do you know when your child is displaying symptoms of psychological distress, and when is it just simply "growing pains"?

Aug 15

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Child and/or Adolescent ...


Lack of a Single Molecule May Indicate Severe and Treatment-Resistant ...

Researchers find that a deficiency of acetyl-L-carnitine is associated with a particular subtype of depression. Individuals with very low levels of this molecule often have highly severe symptoms and don't respond to traditional antidepressants.

Jul 31

Categories: Depression


Why You Should Keep Exercising if You Struggle with Depression

Middle-aged people with high fitness levels are 56 percent less likely to eventually die from heart disease following a depression diagnosis.

Jul 4

Categories: Depression