Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions.
Though the debate has continued for many years, a new study concludes that there is no link between social media use and depressive symptoms.
A new randomized trial examined the effects of an intensive yoga regimen in people with rheumatoid arthritis and found that the practice aids remission.
Until now, the evidence that a healthful diet can ease depression has been inconclusive. But a new review provides a more definitive answer.
Bipolar disorder usually develops in a person’s late teens or early adult years. It may be more difficult to diagnose bipolar in teens because of normal mood changes during puberty. In this article, we look at the signs, causes, and treatment of bipolar in teens.
New research examines the link between obstructive sleep apnea, the ability to form new autobiographical memories, and depression.
A population study finally identifies certain bacterial communities linked to depression and searches for explanations for this relationship.
Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a short-term condition that can develop after a person experiences a traumatic event. Its symptoms are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can include mood changes, negative thoughts, flashbacks of the event, and nightmares. Learn more here.
The signs of depression can vary between men and women. Men are generally more likely to feel anger and to engage in substance abuse and risky behavior. In this article, we discuss the behavioral, physical, and emotional signs of depression in men and explain how to get help.
Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year — is there any science behind it, or is it just a myth that has gained too much momentum over time?
Netherlands study identifies five insomnia subtypes that differ by personality traits, risk for depression, brain activity, and response to treatment.
A recent study demonstrates that being bullied can have long-lasting effects on the structure of the brain, raising the risk of mental health problems.
Emerging evidence suggests that experiencing negative moods often may put our health in danger by affecting inflammation levels in our bodies.
New research investigates the physical health risks associated with anxiety and depression and compares them with those of smoking and obesity.
A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression.
My name is Carrie Cantwell, and I am an Emmy-nominated graphic designer and writer. I also have bipolar II disorder. This is my story.
Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers.
Multiple sclerosis affects the nerves in the body and may also affect mood. Learn more about the causes of multiple sclerosis mood swings, and the best treatment options, here.
Researchers found that only 3 minutes of electrical stimulation applied to the orbitofrontal cortex relieves symptoms of moderate and severe depression.
Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues.
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