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Where is my Xanax Rx? Why your doctor may be concerned about prescribing benzodiazepines

As an academic psychiatrist who treats people with anxiety and trauma, I often hear questions about a specific class of medications called benzodiazepines. I also...

Mindfulness may help reduce opioid cravings, chronic pain

In a new study, researchers found people suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use...

This therapy may help increase self-esteem in people with depression

In a new study, researchers found that patients with depression were able to strengthen some of their brain connections whilst thinking about guilt-evoking memories,...

Healthier diet may directly reduce depression

In a new study, researchers found people with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy...

Strong family ties during teen years can help ward off depression in later life

Depression is a leading cause of disability and disease for people around the world. It often begins during adolescence, especially for females, may continue or...

Why women are more likely to have depression

Depression affects women nearly twice as much as men, but unraveling the brain's blueprint that regulates this behavior, let alone identifying specific molecular differences...

Depression drugs appear to be generally safe

In a new study, researchers found antidepressants are generally safe. They examined evidence from 45 meta-analyses, which combined the results from many studies and did...

Smartphone dependency may be a cause of depression

In a new study, researchers found young people who are hooked on their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness. They...

AI could help doctors predict depression outcomes

The psychiatry field has long sought answers to explain why antidepressants help only some people. Is a patient's recovery due merely to a placebo effect—the...

Antidepressants work, but just not how scientists thought they worked

Most clinical trials of antidepressants were done decades ago in people with severe depression recruited from specialist mental health services. Yet most people who take...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...