Depression

How to fight seasonal depression during the COVID-19 pandemic

While some welcome the changing leaves of fall and fresh snow of winter, others find themselves having difficulty waking in the morning, experiencing daytime...

Omega-3 fish oil supplements cannot prevent depression

In a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers found evidence that does not support the use of fish oil supplements—a source of omega-3...

People with depression should take fewer drugs, and for shorter periods

In a new review study, researchers suggest doctors should prescribe fewer antidepressants and for shorter periods of time. This is because of the ongoing uncertainties...

This method can find the best depression treatment

In a new study from Western University, researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that facilitates more personalized treatments for depression and improves...

Drinking tea may cut depression in older people

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders for the elderly, with “major depressive disorder” now affecting about 7% of adults over the...

Vitamin B12 deficiency increases your risk of depression

In a new study from Trinity College Dublin, researchers examined the link between folate and vitamin B12 status and its associations with greater risk of...

People with bowel cancer have higher levels of depression

In a new study from the University of Southampton, researchers highlighted the prevalence of depression in bowel cancer patients up to five years after...

Depression linked to white blood cell count, study finds

In a new study from Vanderbilt University, researchers found that increased depression polygenic scores are linked to increased white blood cell count, highlighting the...

If you worry about COVID-19 too much, then your cognition will suffer

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our psychological limits. Some have been more affected than others by the stress of potential illness and the confusion of...

Older women more likely to have depression than men

Depression affects up to one in four people but is often associated with young adults in the public consciousness. In a new study from Simon...