Mental Health

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...

3 common anti-epileptic drugs linked to increased suicide risk

In a new study, researchers found that three of the most common forms of anti-epileptic drugs in Denmark are associated with an increase in...

This depression drug may help treat alcohol use disorder

Ketamine is a potentially useful tool in treating depression that still has unanswered questions. In a new study, researchers found that ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption...

A single, low-dose ketamine could reduce depression with little side effects

In a new study, researchers found that a single, low-dose ketamine infusion was relatively free of side effects for patients with treatment-resistant depression. The research...

Common supplements may reduce depression, schizophrenia, ADHD symptoms

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...

Borderline personality disorder strongly linked to childhood trauma

In a new study, researchers found that people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are 13 times more likely to report childhood trauma than people...

Younger people with diabetes more likely have psychological distress

In a new study, researchers found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Younger patients...

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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 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...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...