Depression

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...

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...

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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

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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

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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...