Mental Health

What causes depression

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and...
Cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder discovered

Cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder discovered

Some people have an extreme fear of dirt or bacteria. As a result, they may develop a habit of compulsive washing and repeatedly cleaning...
For aging, 70 may be the new 60 in the 21st century

For aging, 70 may be the new 60 in the 21st century

Aging should be based on the number of years people are likely to live in a given country in the 21st century, say researchers. By...
Feel anxious-business travel

Feel anxious? Have trouble sleeping? You may be traveling for business too often

People who travel for business two weeks or more per month report more symptoms of anxiety and depression and are more likely to smoke,...
Can this kind of rock climbing treat depression

Can this kind of rock climbing treat depression?

Bouldering, a form of rock climbing that involves climbing rocks or walls to a moderate height without ropes or a harness, could be an...
Depression can hurt your heart as much as obesity

Depression can hurt your heart as much as obesity

According to the World Health Organization WHO, 350 million people worldwide are affected by depression. But the mental state is not all that is affected:...
Depression

Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is...
Eating disorders What to watch for

Eating disorders: What to watch for

When I was a teenager, during the long winter month of February, I would often look forward to the warm weather and getting back...
How mental health disorders are linked to heart disease

How mental health disorders are linked to heart disease?

A team of researchers at Cambridge has identified how areas of the brain govern both our emotions and our heart activity, helping explain why...
How poor sleep harms your mental health

How poor sleep harms your mental health

Inadequate sleep at night leads to poor memory and increases the risk of depression, anxiety and stress, according to research revealed today. A study found...