Depression

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...

Common depression drug may reduce anxiety more than depressive symptoms

In a new study, researchers found one of the most common antidepressants, sertraline, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms. The reduction in anxiety...

Feeling depressed? This old game might be the answer

In a new study, researchers found when it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game...

Depression drugs may affect gut health

In a new study, researchers found that antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs can change the quantity and composition of gut bacteria. These results raise questions...

These dietary supplements may help treat depression, schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers have taken a leap forward by establishing the gold standard for which nutrients are proven to assist in the...

Reducing inflammation may make depression drugs work better

In a new study, researchers found that controlling inflammation may be key to helping the brain develop the flexibility to respond to antidepressant drugs. This...

Your gut bacteria may be linked to depression, high blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found people with high blood pressure had different gut bacteria compared to people with both high blood pressure and...

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