Gender stereotypes may influence our views about depression.
Turn Out the Light! It May Be Making You Moody
Overexposure to bright light not only keeps you up at night, but animal studies show it may be linked to depressive symptoms and learning problems.
Ketamine for Depression: The Most Important Advance in Field in 50 Years?
In a new review in Science, the authors call the identification of the anesthetic and “club drug” ketamine as a rapid treatment for depression “arguably the most important discovery in half a century” of research on the condition
A New Neighborhood May Boost Health and Happiness, If Not Wealth
Moving poor families out of low-income neighborhoods doesn’t help increase their wealth, education or job status, but it does offer a different kind of long-term boost: better health and more happiness.
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Bipolar 2: A Diagnosis Muddled by the Market
Why the Congressman’s recent diagnosis of bipolar 2 has a history of controversy
How Childhood Trauma May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Addiction, Depression
Childhood trauma has long been known to raise a child’s odds of developing depression and addiction later on. Now, a small but intriguing new study links these risks to specific changes in the brain, finding that disruptions in …
More Evidence that Exercise May Help Treat Depression
A new clinical trial among patients with heart failure shows that regular exercise helps alleviate depressive symptoms and prevent hospitalizations and death
Study: Shaky Mental Health Linked to Higher Death Risk
Mild psychological distress — even at levels well below the cut-offs for, say, clinical depression or anxiety — appears to put people at higher risk of death, a new study finds
Psychological Abuse: More Common, as Harmful as Other Child Maltreatment
Psychological abuse — including demeaning, bullying and humiliating — may be the most prevalent form of child maltreatment. Yet it’s among the hardest to identify or to treat
Unplug! Too Much Light at Night May Lead to Depression
Mood disorders join a long list of ailments linked to late-night exposure to artificial lighting, TVs and computer screens
Military Suicide: Help for Families Worried About Their Service Member
In this week’s TIME cover story, “One a Day” (available to subscribers here), journalists Mark Thompson and Nancy Gibbs explore why suicides among the U.S. military have reached crisis levels. Every day, one active-duty …
The Other Health Care Announcement: A Tool Kit for the World’s Mentally Ill
While the Supreme Court was making health care news in Washington, voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, a smaller gathering at the United Nations was discussing another, completely non-binding document that could …
How Feeling Lonely Can Shorten Your Life
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.