We don’t think of emotional states as passing from one person to another, but a new study suggests some depressive thoughts can go viral.
Experts say that existing screening methods can identify at-risk individuals, but such tools may not help to prevent suicides.
Exercise, Prozac and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may ultimately relieve depression in the same way.
Two studies explore some of the developmental roots of depression in childhood and adolescence.
Former football pros may be more likely to battle depression when they have brain damage linked to concussion
Painful experiences early in life can alter the brain in lasting ways.
It’s an anesthetic popular with vets, but the latest studies show ketamine also shows promise as a potential antidepressant.
It’s a popular cosmetic treatment, but early data hints that Botox could have a role in treating not just aging but mental illness as well.
Squabbles over two topics in particular could be especially damaging, researchers say
“What brand is your therapist?” Exploring the latest marketing trend among psychotherapists.
Gender stereotypes may influence our views about depression.
Overexposure to bright light not only keeps you up at night, but animal studies show it may be linked to depressive symptoms and learning problems.
In a new review in Science, the authors call the identification of the anesthetic and “club drug” ketamine as a rapid treatment for depression “arguably the most important discovery in half a century” of research on the condition