Researchers at Penn State found that depressed and worried moms were far more likely than other moms to rouse their babies unnecessarily in the middle of the night. Are they seeking emotional comfort?
When is a label a badge of honor, and when is it a harmful stigma of sickness or deviance?
Natural disaster, violent crime and war are traumatic experiences for anyone to live through, yet some people recover quickly from these events while others struggle with the flashbacks and hypervigilance that characterize …
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.
A psychiatry journal has distanced itself from a controversial and widely cited study it published in 2009 linking abortions with mental health problems in women.
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 proposed new definition of depression would include normal bereavement. Why that’s a bad idea.
A brain scan study pinpoints the changes associated with child abuse that may raise people’s risk of depression, PTSD and addictions later in life.
Depressed kids may become targets for bullies, a new study finds.
A new analysis concludes that spanking fails to alter kids’ behavior in the long term. What it does instead is amp up their aggression.
The next time you’re tempted to lose your cool with your kids, do your best to channel your inner peacenik: it’s good for your child’s brain.