Mental Health

How positive emotions influence your health

Do you tend to look on the sunny side, or do you see a future filled with dark, stormy skies? A growing body of research...

COVID-19 can increase anxiety in people with this health problem

Scientists from BC Children's Hospital and elsewhere found the different effects of COVID-19 on anxiety. They found in those with asthma, the pandemic was linked to...

Scientists find a major cause for depression in middle-aged and older people

Scientists from Colorado State University found social isolation is a big cause of depression in middle-aged and older people. The research is published in The...

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder explained

Stephanie Foo, an award-winning radio producer, suffers from complex post-traumatic stress disorder, a disorder that in her country (the US) “doesn’t officially exist”. In her...

How to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. Although most patients with OCD respond to treatment, some patients...

A break from social media can improve mental health

Scientists from the University of Bath found asking people to stop using social media for just one week could lead to big improvements in...

Scientists find blood markers that predict suicide in major depression

Scientists from the University of California, Irvine have developed a method to identify blood biomarkers that could predict the suicide risk of major depressive...

Scientists found how depression drugs treat nerve pain

Scientists from Australia's national science agency found for the first time how tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) work against nerve pain. The finding paves the way for...

Cannabis use linked to higher risk of anxiety and depression

Scientists from Karolinska Institutet found that cannabis use is linked to an increased risk of other illicit drug use as well as of anxiety...

Recognizing schizophrenia: seeking clues to a difficult disorder

What would it be like to hear voices or see people or things that aren’t really there? How would you feel if people seemed out...