Mental Health

Oral contraceptive pill may affect women’s emotion functions

The pill could be blurring your social judgement—but perhaps not enough so you'd notice. By challenging women to identify complex emotional expressions like pride or...

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to better mental well-being – new study

It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but our latest research suggests that it...
Exercise may help protect older people from depression

Exercise may help protect older people from depression

In a new study, researchers at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by...

Common antidepressants could make painkillers less effective

People who take the most common form of antidepressants get less pain relief from hydrocodone, such as Vicodin, report researchers. The finding could help combat...

Many women plagued by anxiety after stroke

Angie Read Doyal was unsure if she'd be the same after her stroke. So, when she felt ready to return to work after only seven...

Being kind to yourself may benefit your heart and mental health

Taking time to think kind thoughts about yourself and loved ones has psychological and physical benefits, new research suggests. A study by the Universities of...

Your walking could predict depression risk

In a new study, researchers found older people who were newly diagnosed with depression had a slower walking speed and a shorter step length...

Common painkiller is less effective in people taking depression drugs

In a new study, researchers found patients taking the most common form of antidepressant who are given the most widely prescribed opioid experience less...

Healthy diet could help reduce depression symptoms

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms...

Does the time of year really impact your mood?

When daylight saving time ends in late fall, it is common to start experiencing an onset of mild depressive feelings and tendencies, often coined...