High levels of stress hormone cortisol led to much greater likelihood of clinical depression diagnosis
Researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in teenage boys and found that ones with high levels coupled with mild depression symptoms were up to 14 times more likely to …
The cold is bad enough, but winter’s shorter days make the season a downer, to say the least. But how real is seasonal affective disorder (aptly known as SAD)?
With all the celebrations around the holidays, mental health experts say it’s worth remembering that mood disorders and emotional issues may also climb as gatherings and social pressures magnify certain tensions.
Not all doctors are able to treat depression effectively, including those who are most likely to see patients’ first symptoms.
A woman who led DC police on a car chase from the White House to the Capitol suffered from post partum depression, according to her mother.
Patients eager for non-drug options for treating depression may benefit from adding acupuncture to their counseling, according to a new study.
As U.S. suicide rates rise, experts are divided over which strategies save more lives
“How do you feel?” can be a surprisingly difficult question to answer, but new apps are making it possible to track the ups and downs of your emotional weather as easily as EKGs graph heart rate.
It’s the first test to diagnose the behavioral disorder using brain wave patterns, but it won’t be the last. The idea of reading the brain’s activity for clues to mental illness is gaining ground.
If EKGs can detect potential problems in heart function, then doctors are asking why brain scans can’t be used in the same way, to identify disorders like depression, autism or schizophrenia.
Brothers and sisters fight, but when the bickering evolves into physical or emotional abuse, it’s bullying.