Mental Health

This depression drug could shut down the brain if used too much

Ketamine is an anesthetic and pain relief drug. It has recently been proposed as a new treatment for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Beyond its anesthetic...

This nutrient supplement may help lower depression

In the UK in 2016-17, 1.4 million people had mental health issues, over half of them (53%) had anxiety or stress-related disorders, while a...

ADHD is linked to these unhealthy diets

In a recent study at Örebro Universitet in Sweden and elsewhere, researchers found there is a link between ADHD and dietary habits. They found a...

Chronic alcohol drinking may cause these 2 mental diseases

Deep within the brain, a small almond-shaped region called the amygdala plays a vital role in how we exhibit emotion, behavior and motivation. Understandably, it's...

More social media use linked to higher depression risk

In a new study, researchers found that social media use is linked to the development of depression. The research was conducted by a team at...

New antidepressants can lift depression and suicidal thoughts fast

Depression is the most common cause of disability in the world. Chances are high that you or someone you know will experience a period when...

Even mild stress may harm your brain functions, study shows

The notion that a bit of stress makes people perform better has been baked into our everyday lives. In a new study, researchers found that...

Yale scientists find new cause of PTSD

In a new study, researchers did a post-mortem analysis of brain tissue from people who had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The finding...

Depression linked to higher risk of heart disease, early death

In a new study, researchers found further evidence of the link between depressive symptoms and an increased risk of heart disease and early death. The...

These 2 brain problems can increase COVID-19 death risk

In a new study, researchers found that people hospitalized with COVID-19 and neurological problems including stroke and confusion, have a higher risk of dying...