Not all doctors are able to treat depression effectively, including those who are most likely to see patients’ first symptoms.
Patients eager for non-drug options for treating depression may benefit from adding acupuncture to their counseling, according to a new study.
Country has the highest suicide rate among the world’s most developed nations
As U.S. suicide rates rise, experts are divided over which strategies save more lives
Therapy is all about learning how to cope and manage difficult situations better, but sessions may not always equip patients with the practical tools they need to face challenges when they occur.
New research bolsters the idea that the risk for psychiatric and developmental disorders isn’t specific to particular conditions — and that could mean new opportunities to treat mental illnesses that focus more on their common genetic roots.
Researchers are narrowing in on the host of factors that can contribute to postpartum depression, from genes to social connections. The latest work focuses on where a new mother 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.
What are you feeling? For the first time, a brain scan might be able to answer that question.
Brothers and sisters fight, but when the bickering evolves into physical or emotional abuse, it’s bullying.