Mental Health

Many psychiatric diseases share the same genetic basis

Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder often run in families. In a recent study, researchers explored the genetic connections between these and other...

In-person social contact may protect you from depression and PTSD

In a new study, researchers found that in-person social contact may offer some protection against depression and PTSD symptoms, but the same is not...

Loneliness could increase dementia risk by 40%, new research shows

In a new study, researchers found that loneliness can take on your health: It increases your risk of dementia by 40 percent. The research was...

Your responses to daily stress could strongly affect your brain health

In a new study, researchers found that taking typical daily annoyances such as a long wait at the doctor's office or a traffic jam...

This anti-seizure drug could strongly reduce symptoms in depression

In a recent study, researchers from Mount Sinai found that patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) could strongly reduce depressive symptoms after being treated...

These 4 things could predict your depression risk

In a new study, researchers found that behavioral risk factors including smoking, obesity, limited physical activity and a less healthy diet strongly predict the...

Scientists discover how inflammation linked to depression treatment resistance

In a recent study, researchers at Emory University found that depressed patients who did not respond to antidepressants showed more inflammation. The finding shows that...
Over-the-counter magnesium could help treat depression

Over-the-counter magnesium could help treat depression

Treat depression can be a heavy burden for patients. The traditional treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) not only is expensive but also...

Depression and anxiety may increase risk of heart attack and stroke

In a recent study, researchers find that people ages 45 or older who experience depression and anxiety may have a higher risk of cardiovascular...

Nicotine patch could help treat depression

In a new study, researchers from Vanderbilt University find that transdermal nicotine (nicotine patch) could help treat late-life depression in nonsmokers. Late-life depression is depression...