Video games are more often regarded as causes of mental illness than as cures, but in a new study, a specially designed fantasy game helped teens conquer depression just as well as — if not better than — usual counseling.
When it comes to diagnosing depression in teens, differentiating mental illness from normal mood swings can be difficult. But it can be a crucial diagnosis, given that untreated depression in youth makes them more vulnerable to …
For moms battling depression, a first-of-its-kind psychiatric unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers intensive, inpatient care.
Scientists finally begin to understand how electroshock therapy works for severely and chronically depressed patients.
Having previous experience with antidepressants can change a person’s future response to both medications and to placebo, according to a new study.
Both antidepressant use and untreated depression in pregnant women may lead to risks for babies. A new study adds data to a troubling problem.
A new study confirms what researchers have long believed: migraine headaches and depression often appear together.
A proposed new definition of depression would include normal bereavement. Why that’s a bad idea.
Depressed kids may become targets for bullies, a new study finds.
Do antidepressants work or don’t they? A new study sheds light on why the data on drug treatment are so conflicted.
As the days get shorter and winter closes in, many people feel like hibernating. We start sleeping more, eating more and avoiding social contact. The effects can be particularly oppressive for people with depression, many of whom feel escalating dread as the end of daylight saving time approaches. Here are eight ways to keep the black …
Antidepressant prescribing has risen nearly 400% since 1988, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 1 in 10 Americans over age 12 now takes an antidepressant, the study finds, and …
They say there’s a fine line between love and hate, as evidenced by the fact that the same brain circuitry processes both intense love and severe hatred. Now a new study finds that that the key wiring that connects brain regions …