Mental Health

Internet better for treating obesity in those with mental illness

Internet better for treating obesity in those with mental illness

Online weight management tools and weekly peer coaching resulted in greater weight loss for people with serious mental illness than when they visited health...
Marijuana may not hurt mental health as much as we thought

Marijuana may not hurt mental health as much as we thought

More than two million people in England and Wales used cannabis in the past 12 months, but the latest research shows that banning the...
Do mental health drugs have more benefits than harms?

Do mental health drugs have more benefits than harms?

Psychoactive substances are becoming increasingly available to individuals for treating mental health disorders and enhancing cognition, as well as for purposes of creativity, inner...
Mindfulness can help women, but not men, overcome down mood

Mindfulness can help women, but not men, overcome down mood

In a new study of a Brown University scholarly course on mindfulness, researchers found that the practice on average significantly helped women overcome "negative...
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150-year-old drug may provide ‘off’ time relief for people with advanced Parkinson’s disease

New research provides evidence that an old drug may provide relief for people with advanced Parkinson's, according to a study released today that will...
Your heart rate may show if you have depression

Your heart rate may show if you have depression

Emory investigators have discovered a compelling link between a new heart rate variability biomarker (Dyx) and depression. Depression is a known predictor of adverse events,...
Can low-fat milk help beat depression?

Can low-fat milk help beat depression?

People who consume low-fat milk and yogurt, rather than whole-fat dairy products, are less likely to have depression, according to researchers in Japan and...
Antidepressant use in early pregnancy does not increase autism, ADHD risk in kids

Antidepressant use in early pregnancy does not increase autism, ADHD risk in kids

A study led by Indiana University suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing...
Common antibiotic may help to prevent or treat PTSD

Common antibiotic may help to prevent or treat PTSD

The common antibiotic doxycycline can disrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, according to new research from UCL and the University of...
Lab confirms vitamin D deficiency link to autism traits

Lab confirms vitamin D deficiency link to autism traits

Researchers at The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute have found a link between vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and increased autism traits. The study...