Just weeks before psychiatry’s new diagnostic “bible”—the DSM 5— is set to be released, the world’s major funder of mental health research has announced that it will not use the new diagnostic system to guide its …
Improvements in treating depression could lead to broader benefits in other health outcomes.
The most popular class of drugs used to treat depression, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), may increase risk of bleeding and the need for blood transfusions following operations, according a study.
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.
It’s easy to appreciate the seasonality of winter blues, but web searches show that other disorders may ebb and flow with the weather as well.
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.
Study highlights surprising rate of victimization of the mentally ill
Diverse mental illnesses may actually represent variations on a common theme rather than separate disorders.
It’s not just the victims of bullying that experience long-term consequences; bullies themselves are also at risk of mental health issues later in life.
Obsessive internet users can undergo ‘comedowns’ similar to those experienced by people using ecstasy, researchers say.
Wisdom may come with age, but does happiness follow suit?