Mental Health

AI could help doctors predict depression outcomes

The psychiatry field has long sought answers to explain why antidepressants help only some people. Is a patient's recovery due merely to a placebo effect—the...

Antidepressants work, but just not how scientists thought they worked

Most clinical trials of antidepressants were done decades ago in people with severe depression recruited from specialist mental health services. Yet most people who take...

How people with psychopathic personality control their ‘dark impulses’

People with psychopathic traits are predisposed toward antisocial behavior that can result in "unsuccessful" outcomes such as incarceration. However, many individuals with psychopathic traits are...

Common depression drug may reduce anxiety more than depressive symptoms

In a new study, researchers found one of the most common antidepressants, sertraline, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms. The reduction in anxiety...

Feeling depressed? This old game might be the answer

In a new study, researchers found when it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game...

Depression drugs may affect gut health

In a new study, researchers found that antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs can change the quantity and composition of gut bacteria. These results raise questions...

These dietary supplements may help treat depression, schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers have taken a leap forward by establishing the gold standard for which nutrients are proven to assist in the...

Monitoring the mentally ill: History of mental illness and stigma provides insights

In the wake of the latest mass shooting in Texas, news agencies, politicians and pundits searched for explanations and solutions. President Trump, echoing a version...

Scientists discover gene as master regulator in schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers have identified a gene that acts as a master regulator of schizophrenia during early human brain development. The findings may...

These personality traits linked to phone addiction

In a new study, researchers have identified the personality traits that increase or decrease the degree of vulnerability to so-called “nomophobia”. It is defined as...

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The gastrointestinal system may be a victim of COVID-19 stress. Here, experts help to navigate those tummy troubles. That stomachache you feel with each update...

Social distancing: 6 ways to help older adults change their routines

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all attempting to adapt to new routines and schedules as we adjust to our new...

This simple blood test could help reduce heart disease deaths

In a new study, researchers have found how a simple blood test could be used to help identify heart aging and the risk of...