Mental Health

This health problem a key sign of COVID-19 in frail, older people

A new study has shown that delirium—a state of acute confusion associated with a higher risk of serious illness and death—is a key symptom...

This depression drug could help treat ‘lazy eye’

In a new study, scientists reveal how subanesthetic ketamine, which is used for pain management and as an antidepressant in humans, is effective in...

Using these drugs to treat depression may cause higher death risk

Rutgers researchers, together with colleagues at Columbia University, have reported an increased mortality risk in adults with depression who initiated augmentation with newer antipsychotic...

‘Awe walks’ can boost your emotional well-being, UCSF study shows

In a new study, researchers found that a regular dose of awe is a simple way to boost healthy 'prosocial' emotions such as compassion...

PTSD and psychoactive drugs: MDMA treatment shows potential, but others lack evidence

Can psychoactive drugs be used to treat mental health problems? The idea has been around for years, and recently received some attention in the media. Interest...

Depression and dementia in the age of COVID-19: Two sides, one coin

Every seven seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. A typical case that I often see in my practice is as follows: A...

Diet may not help prevent depression, study shows

In a new review study, researchers found evidence that the right diet can prevent or alleviate depression is weak. The research was conducted by a...

Hospitals miss mental illness diagnosis in more than 25% of patients

In a new study, researchers found severe mental illness diagnoses are missed by clinicians in more than one quarter of cases when people are...

Study links rising stress, depression in US to COVID-related losses and media use

In a new study, researchers found experiencing stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic—such as unemployment—and COVID-19-related media consumption may increase stress and depression in...

Your immune system may fight against depression, Yale study shows

In a new study, researchers found an inflammatory autoimmune response similar to one linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) also occurs...