A new way of determining the genetic risk of depression may help predict which children and adolescents are most likely to face mental health problems.
After reviewing data on 620,000-plus people, scientists quash claims that a single or handful of genes can have a strong influence on risk of depression.
A new longitudinal cohort study has confirmed a link between experiencing mental health problems throughout adulthood and having poorer memory in midlife.
New research finds that a 'highly selective inhibitor' of a single protein can relieve stress, diet-induced obesity, and improve mood in mice.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that comes from the cannabis plant. It is gaining popularity as a natural treatment for many mental health conditions, including depression. Learn more about CBD for depression here.
A new review of clinical trials delves deeper into the benefits of various forms of non-invasive brain stimulation for treating severe depression.
Differences in genes and structures of nerve cells that make and use serotonin could explain why some people with major depression do not respond to SSRIs.
Scientists repurposed an accessible bioinformatics tool to find DNA mutations, some of which occur at high levels in people with major depressive disorder.
Heart disease raises the likelihood of depression, and vice versa. New research moves closer to understanding the mechanism that explains this link.
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies.
A pilot clinical trial has found that a new type of electrical stimulation therapy can be very effective in treating the symptoms of major depression.
Federal regulators have approved the use of the new prescription nasal spray drug esketamine for depression that has not responded to other treatments.
A new randomized clinical trial investigates whether different dietary interventions could help overweight people and people with obesity avoid depression.
Women who work more than 55 hours per week may have an increased risk of depression. Also, working weekends may increase the risk for both men and women.
People with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of depression. They can manage these symptoms with medication, therapy, and other treatments. Learn more here.
While masturbation is not likely to have any effect on whether a person develops depression, having depression can affect a person’s libido and sexual function. Learn more here.
Cutting is a type of self-harm. Although it can be a challenging habit to break, there are many ways to prevent yourself or others from cutting. Learn about them here.
I remember my doctor telling me, 'Now, don’t get hooked on these sweetheart,' but it was too late. I already was. This is the story of my opiate addiction.
New research suggests that practicing transcendental meditation over approximately 3 months can effectively fight symptoms of PTSD and improve depression.
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1.
Experiencing depression is more than simply feeling unhappy, fed up or sad for a few days. Everyone has moments of feeling down throughout the day, but depression is persistent for weeks or months and is a real illness with real symptoms. Symptoms of depression include lasting feelings of sadness, hopelessness, losing interest in the things you enjoy and anxiety. The severity of symptoms can vary, but the good news is that with the right treatment and support, people can often make a full recovery.Subscribe to Depression feed