Depression

Chronic thyroid disease linked to depression and anxiety

Chronic thyroid disease linked to depression and anxiety

There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), a chronic thyroid disease affecting approximately 10% of the population. Scientists...
Mind molding psychedelic drugs could treat depression, and other mental illnesses

Mind molding psychedelic drugs could treat depression, and other mental illnesses

It seems that psychedelics do more than simply alter perception. According to the latest research from my colleagues and me, they change the structures of...
Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new...
EEG can decide whether drugs or a talk therapy is better for a depression patient

EEG can decide whether drugs or a talk therapy is better for a depression...

People react differently to positive events in their lives. For some, a small reward can have a large impact on their mood, while others may...
People unable to work after heart attack face depression and financial hardship

People unable to work after heart attack face depression and financial hardship

More people than ever are able to resume working after a heart attack, but those working less or unable to work reported lower quality...
1 in 3 US adults may unknowingly take drugs that cause depression

1 in 3 US adults may unknowingly take drugs that cause depression

A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that...
Why depression is so bad for people with coronary artery disease

Why depression is dangerous for people with coronary artery disease

For clinicians providing comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of...
Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

A new study shows that patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses. Understanding...
Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the crack

Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the cracks

Judy’s first pregnancy was planned, and she was looking forward to having a baby. Yet, halfway through the pregnancy, something changed. She began to feel...
Can treating arthritis benefit mental health

Can treating arthritis benefit mental health?

Drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis may impact mental health by improving pain and stiffness and by targeting inflammatory processes common to arthritis and...