Is loneliness lethal? According to two new studies published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, living alone or feeling lonely can increase your chances of disability and early death.
Psychotherapy is one of the more effective ways to treat depression, but there’s a hurdle: getting people to seek out and stick with care.
Do people with depression or other psychological problems have any moral obligation to forgo bearing children in order to avoid passing on their “bad” genes?
Middle-aged men and women suffering from depression may be more susceptible to dementia down the line, a recent study reports in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
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.