Mental Health

5 lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What's not...

This anti-psychotic drug could help treat aggressive breast cancer

A commonly-used anti-psychotic drug could also be effective against triple negative breast cancer, the form of the disease that is most difficult to treat,...

Mediterranean diet is best for your mental health

Admittedly, eating chocolate or ice cream to chase the blues away is so much more enjoyable than healthy alternatives. But a new study published in...

Depressed people’s DNA ages faster

DNA from people who suffer from major depression is biologically older than that of healthy people by on average 8 months. This suggests that they...

Opioid overdoses strongly linked to depression

The link between mental health disorders and substance abuse is well-documented. Nearly one in 12 adults in the U.S is depressed, and opioid-related deaths...

Why some people get depression and some don’t

Depression is notoriously hard to study, but what if you could switch depression on and off and look at the biological differences between when...

Common treatment for AFib may lower anxiety, depression

Levels of anxiety and depression seen in people who have a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation may be affected by how the...

How air pollution harms your mental health

There is little debate over the link between air pollution and the human respiratory system: Research shows that dirty air can impair breathing and...

Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar...

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

Schizophrenia is one of the world's top 10 causes of disability. It develops between the ages of 16 and 30 and often persists for...