Mental Health

Cyberbully linked to much higher risk of self

Cyberbully linked to much higher risk of self-harm and suicide

Children and young people under 25 who are victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behavior, according...
The memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression

The memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression

The hippocampus is an area of the brain commonly linked with memory and dementia. But new U of T Scarborough research finds that it may...
Should exercise be what the doctor orders for depression

Should exercise be what the doctor orders for depression?

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients' treatment plans, a new study suggests. Researchers asked...
Old antibiotic could be new depression treatment

Old antibiotic could be new depression treatment

An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first...
Anxiety ‘chain reaction’ opens door to diabetes

Anxiety ‘chain reaction’ opens door to diabetes

Scientists have uncovered a link between emotional stress and diabetes, with roots in the brain’s ability to control anxiety. The research establishes a metabolic chain...
What causes depression

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and...
What firefighters can tell us about PTSD risk

What firefighters can tell us about PTSD risk

Firefighters are exposed to a range of potentially traumatic stressors in their jobs, and many cope perfectly fine. However, a not-insignificant percentage of them develop...

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

Smartphones are an integral part of most people's lives, allowing us to stay connected and in-the-know at all times. The downside of that convenience is...
An easy way to beat stress

An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

Ten minutes of conscious breathing every day can transform your ‘fight or flight’ reactions. Here’s what to do. Stress is something that we can’t entirely...

Depression study pinpoints genes that may trigger the condition

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists. The findings could help explain why some people may be at...