Mental Health

Suicide rates surging, especially in rural America

In a new study, researchers found suicide is becoming more common in America, an increase most pronounced in rural areas. They also found a cluster...

Anxiety and depression: Why doctors are prescribing gardening rather than drugs

Spending time in outdoors, taking time out of the everyday to surround yourself with greenery and living things can be one of life's great...

PTSD linked to higher risk of ovarian cancer

In a new study, researchers found women who experienced more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) had a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer...

Thinking of seeing a psychologist? Here’s how to choose the therapy best for you

In any year, one in five Australians will experience symptoms of a mental illness. While drug treatments are widely used and can be effective, they...

Hearing aids linked to lower risks of dementia, depression, falls

In a new study, researchers found older adults who get a hearing aid for hearing loss have lower risks of dementia, depression or anxiety...

Depression could be a cause of 20 major diseases

In a new study, researchers found major depressive disorder—referred to colloquially as the 'black dog' – has been identified as a genetic cause for...

Mechanism of schizophrenia different in men and women

In a new study, researchers found that the pathophysiology of schizophrenia differs significantly between males and females. They suggest a possible need for more sex-specific...

Depression symptoms in caregivers may predict future health problems

In a new study, researchers found caregivers of stroke survivors who show signs of depression may have a higher risk of suffering their own...

Air pollution linked to high risks of bipolar disorder, depression

In a new study, researchers found a strong link between exposure to environmental pollution and higher risks of neuropsychiatric disorders. They found in the United...

Excess body fat may increase your risk of depression

In a new study, researchers found carrying excess body fat could increase the risk of depression. The found the more fat, the greater the probability...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

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 walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

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...