Depression

Drugs and talk therapy equally effective for treating depression

Spending an hour in talk therapy with a trained counselor costs much more, and takes more time, than swallowing an inexpensive antidepressant pill. But a...

These drugs may effectively and safely reduce depression symptoms

In a new study, researchers found anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin/paracetamol, statins, and antibiotics can safely and effectively curb the symptoms of major depression. And...

Metacognitive therapy may help treat depression effectively

In a new study, researchers found fewer patients relapse after metacognitive therapy for depression. The research was conducted by a team from the Norwegian University...

Moderate alcohol drinking linked to less chronic pain, depression

Many people jokingly refer to their occasional glass of wine after work as medicine. A new study hints at there being some truth to the...

Could depression drugs ease obsessive behaviors in autism? Maybe not

In a new study, researchers found the commonly used antidepressant Prozac doesn't appear to help reduce obsessive-compulsive behavior in children and teens with autism. The...

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...

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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...