Mental Health

Can 8 servings of fruits and veggies improve your mental health?

Can 8 servings of fruits and veggies improve your mental health?

A study of 12,000 people found that those who started eating more fruits and vegetables felt much happier. Happiness benefits were detected for each extra...
Do metabolic deficiencies play a role in depression?

Do metabolic deficiencies play a role in depression?

At least 15 percent of people with depression don’t get relief from conventional treatments such as antidepressant medications and psychotherapy. In a recent trial, researchers...
PTSD symptoms may be prevented with Ketamine

PTSD symptoms may be prevented with Ketamine

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that a single dose of ketamine, given one week before a stressful event, can buffer against...
‘Discounted’ GABA drugs show promise as antidepressants

‘Discounted’ GABA drugs show promise as antidepressants

New tests in mice suggest drugs that target the neurotransmitter GABA could serve as rapidly acting and more effective antidepressants. “GABA is the major inhibitory...
How to spot dementia symptoms

Illusions, hallucinations and delusions: How to spot dementia symptoms

The mind often plays tricks on people with dementia as brain cells degenerate. Their brains often distort their senses to make them think they are...
Can bacteria in yogurt calm your anxiety?

Can bacteria in yogurt calm your anxiety?

There’s new evidence that suggests a common probiotic found in supplements and yogurt could lower anxiety. In a series of studies published in the journal Scientific...
Acceptance is key for LGBT people with mental illness

Acceptance is key for LGBT people with mental illness

Research has found that people in the LGBT community are at elevated risk for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, and suicide. A recent study...
Love or abuse? Many teens can’t tell the difference

Love or abuse? Many teens can’t tell the difference

Many people involved in abusive partner relationships don’t think of the mistreatment as abuse, say researchers. Yet over the course of a lifetime, one-fourth to...
Why veterans’ greatest resources for getting mental health help are one another

Why veterans’ greatest resources for getting mental health help are one another

When it comes to getting connected to the mental health help they need, sometimes the best lifeline for military veterans is a fellow veteran. Many...
Long-term opioid use associated with increased risk of depression

Long-term opioid use associated with increased risk of depression

Opioids may cause short-term improvement in mood, but long-term use imposes risk of new-onset depression, a Saint Louis University study shows. The study, "Prescription Opioid...