Mental Health

Chronic opioid use may increase risk of this mental problem

In a new study, researchers found that long-term (chronic) treatment with opioids, such as morphine, prior to trauma enhances fear learning. The findings link chronic...

Despite treatments, many people with depression have suicidal thoughts

In a new study, researchers found that one in five people with depression has suicidal thoughts despite treatment with antidepressants. The finding can be used...

Psychological well-being at 52 may predict cognitive functions at 69

In a new study, researchers found that psychological well-being at 52 years was prospectively associated with cognitive function at 69 years. The research was conducted...

One shot of this depression drug could reduce problem drinking

In a new study, researchers found that a one-off dose of ketamine could help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol intake. They found that heavy drinkers...

These daily supplements may help control schizophrenia, depression

We’ve all heard that ‘food is good for your mood’. As well as an established relationship between poor diet and mental illness, there is now...

Depression: Men far more at risk than women in deprived areas

Depression is a major cause of disability around the world, and if left untreated, can lead to substance abuse, anxiety and suicide. Major depressive disorder...

Major breakthrough in new, more effective depression drugs

In a new study, researchers have taken a major step that could ultimately help develop a new class of antidepressants. It may relieve symptoms more...

Inflammation could predict cognitive decline in people with bipolar disorder

In a new study, researchers found that levels of inflammation were much higher among bipolar disorder patients with poor cognitive performance. This is the largest...

Could “magic mushrooms” be a new depression treatment?

In a new study, researchers are exploring whether psychedelics or related compounds, could be a new treatment option for people with depression. The research was...

Anxiety: a playlist to calm the mind from a music therapist

It may seem like we are living in an age of anxiety, where feeling worried, upset and stressed has become the norm. But we should...

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Universe’s expansion may not be the same in all directions, says new study

One of the fundamental ideas of cosmology is that everything looks the same in all directions if you look over large enough distances. A new...

Tiny robots could swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors

Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental...

This compound in common vegetables may help fight fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, occurs when the liver becomes “marbled” with fat, sometimes due to unhealthy nutrition, such as excessive intake of...

Common arthritis drug linked to higher skin cancer risk

Methotrexate is a common drug with a long history; for the past 40 years, it’s been used to treat a range of diseases. Today it...

Mindfulness may benefit people with common bowel diseases

In a new study, researchers found that people with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gut symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness program meant...

Whether marijuana could reduce pain is unclear, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with...