Mental Health

The loneliness of social isolation in COVID-19 may affect the brain and raise dementia...

Physical pain is unpleasant, yet it’s vital for survival because it’s a warning that your body is in danger. It tells you to take your...

Vitamin D does not reduce depression risk, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found vitamin D supplementation does not protect against depression in middle-age or older adulthood. They found there was no strong...

Meeting recommended weekly exercise levels could lower death risk

In a new study, researchers found adults who meet recommended weekly physical activity levels have a lower risk of death. The survival benefits are similar...

Google searches during COVID-19 pandemic hint at future increase in suicide

In a new study, researchers found U.S. Google searches for information about financial difficulties and disaster relief increased sharply in March and April compared...

Major depression far more common in U.S. adults than previously believed

In a new study, researchers found that the number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point...

COVID-19 pandemic leads to higher depression, anxiety and fear

In three new studies, researchers found the COVID-19 pandemic led to higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma among American adults...

Botox injections may help reduce depression

Botox, a medication derived from a bacterial toxin, is commonly injected to ease wrinkles, migraines, muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and incontinence. Forehead injection of the...

A simple way to improve mental health when you are older

In a new study, researchers found more frequent internet use is linked to increases in wellbeing in older adults, particularly those who are wealthy...

What is bipolar disorder, the condition Kanye West lives with?

American rapper Kanye West has been making headlines recently as he mounts a campaign to be elected president of the United States. We’ve seen a...

Autism linked to this mental disease, study shows

A recent study at University College London found that autistic traits in childhood come before behaviors characteristic of eating disorders, and so could be...

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