Mental Health

What are the effects of antidepressants during pregnancy

What are the effects of antidepressants during pregnancy?

A small association between pregnant women who take antidepressants and the motor skills of toddlers has been found by a Murdoch University-led team, after...
Why some people being treated with anti-psychotics gain weight

Why some people being treated with anti-psychotics gain weight

Anti-psychotic medication is one of the most common ways of treating people with mental health problems such as schizophrenia. In fact, more than 12.5m people...
Probiotic use may help improve depression symptoms

Probiotic use may help improve depression symptoms

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical...
Schizophrenia is a side effect of human development

Schizophrenia is a side effect of human development

Schizophrenia may have evolved as an "unwanted side effect" of the development of the complex human brain, a new study has found. The study identified...
Why PTSD can be contagious

Why PTSD can be contagious

Health-care workers treating soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report that some soldiers' partners and family members display symptoms of PTSD despite never serving...
Can antidepressants harm heart attack patients?

Can antidepressants harm heart attack patients?

Heart attack patients prescribed antidepressants have lower one-year survival rates, according to new research. The study of nearly 9,000 patients found that those prescribed antidepressants...
New tech helps to improve treatment for NHS patients with depression

New tech helps to improve treatment for NHS patients with depression

A new web-based “feedback” technology which allows therapists to accurately monitor how patients with depression are coping has been found to reduce the probability...
Mindfulness meditation could reduce depression

Mindfulness meditation could reduce depression

Among primary care patients with depression, mindfulness meditation training reduces the incidence of major depression and improves depression symptoms. A study of adults with depression...
Stoping bullying may reduce depression in teens with autism

Stopping bullying may reduce depression in teens with autism

Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied. Researchers at the University of...
Why ketamine can treat depression fast

Why ketamine can treat depression fast

In contrast to most antidepressant medications, which can take several weeks to reduce depressive symptoms, ketamine can lift a person out of a deep...