Mental Health

Don’t let depression prevent you from exercising

Exercise may be just as crucial to a depression patient’s good health as finding an effective antidepressant. A study of nearly 18,000 participants found that...

Is the ‘midlife crisis’ a real thing?

Middle age is often seen as life's pivot point. A hill has been climbed and the view over the other side is unsettling. As Victor Hugo...

Opioid addiction: 11 big signs you should know

Many people use opioid to deal with chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drug, they become addicted to it. it is not always easy to...

Seasonal affective disorder: your eye color might be why you have the ‘winter blues’

You're not alone if colder weather and longer nights make you feel down. This well-known phenomenon, called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), might explain why people...

Obsessive compulsive symptoms in youth may mean other mental diseases later

Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms (OCS) may represent a...

Better treatment for chronic pain, mood disorders, alcohol abuse

Helping people with addictions has become a research passion for Purdue University's Richard van Rijn. He is leading a team to make drug discoveries to...

Easy treatments can help reduce winter blues

For many people, the winter months bring a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is characterized by symptoms such as daily feelings...

To avoid late-life depression, better check your hearing

A new study found that elderly individuals with age-related hearing loss had more symptoms of depression; the greater the hearing loss, the greater the...

Sexual assault strongly harms physical and mental health of women

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh show that experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault could have a big impact...

Scientists discover roots of autism and schizophrenia

In the most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken, researchers  have revealed new insights into the changes it undergoes through development. They...