Depression

Study unveils how stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Study unveils how stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Heightened activity in the amygdala -- a region of the brain involved in stress -- is associated with a greater risk of heart disease...
Bright light therapy at midday may help treat bipolar disorder

Bright light therapy at midday may help treat bipolar disorder

Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern...
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...
Untreated late effects of breast cancer care might increase depression and anxiety among survivors, Penn study shows

Untreated late effects of breast cancer care might increase depression and anxiety among survivors

Treatment advances have increased the five-year survival rate for breast cancer to 90 percent. But, for many of the 2.8 million survivors in the United...
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...
Can this kind of rock climbing treat depression

Can this kind of rock climbing treat depression?

Bouldering, a form of rock climbing that involves climbing rocks or walls to a moderate height without ropes or a harness, could be an...
Depression

Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is...
People with COPD Need to Pay Attention to Anxiety Risk

People with COPD need to pay attention to anxiety risk

Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have more than three times the odds of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) than people without COPD, a...
Can (legal) cannabis cure depression or anxiety?

Can (legal) cannabis cure depression or anxiety?

For those suffering depression or anxiety, using cannabis for relief may not be the long-term answer. That's according to new research from a team at...
A brain scan to tell if you're depressed—and what treatment is needed

A brain scan to tell if you’re depressed—and what treatment is needed

We currently diagnose depression based on what individuals tell us about their feelings – or those of their loved ones. People with depression usually describe...