Mental Health

How social media use linked to depression

In a new research study, researchers found a correlation between the use of social media and depression symptoms like loneliness and fatigue. The study was...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to depression in older people

In a new study, researchers found that a deficiency in vitamin D was linked to a substantially increased risk of depression (+75%) over a...

Schizophrenia may come from a common personality

In a recent study, researchers found that the signals in people’s brains differ depending on a particular aspect of an individual’s personality, termed Schizotypy. The...

Why people with diabetes have high risk of depression

Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. In a new...

Even occasional sleep loss could make you angrier

Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, according to new research. While the results may seem...

Scientists discover the roots of obsessive-compulsive disorder

They clean their hands, many times in a row. They click switches on and off, over and over. They check—and re-check, and check again—that...

Alcohol dependance and psychiatric diseases share same gene

In a new study, an international team of researchers identified a gene known to affect risk strongly contributes to alcohol dependence. They determined that many...

How lack of sleep could hurt your mood

In new Iowa State University research, researchers found that losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating...

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...

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...