High levels of stress hormone cortisol led to much greater likelihood of clinical depression diagnosis
A new study shows that an ‘invisible risk’ group of adolescents—who use tons of media and don’t get enough sleep or exercise—are in danger of serious mental health issues
Using electroshock therapy, scientists say it may be possible to get rid of specific emotional memories.
With all the celebrations around the holidays, mental health experts say it’s worth remembering that mood disorders and emotional issues may also climb as gatherings and social pressures magnify certain tensions.
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.