Mental Health

Probiotics may help lower depression, study finds

In a study from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, scientists found that probiotics either taken by themselves or when combined with prebiotics, may help...

Research finds a big cause of social anxiety disorder

In a recent study from Uppsala University, scientists found that the balance between the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine may affect whether a person develops...

Nearly 25% of US young adults used mental health care during COVID pandemic

In a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, scientists found that the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic may have led...

Your gut may lead to therapies for mental illness

The role of the microbiome in intestinal and systemic health has garnered close attention among researchers for many years. In a study from UT Southwestern,...

Natural caffeine offers longer-lasting improvement on cognition and moods

In a study from Clarkson University, scientists found natural caffeine has a more consistent and lasting effect than synthetic caffeine when it comes to...

Jumping gene is strongly linked to depression, fear and anxiety

The gene Tob is well known for the role it plays in cancer. Previous research has also indicated that it has a hand in...

Depression in people caring for partners with dementia can start 10 years before dementia...

In a study from the University of Michigan, scientists found depressive symptoms and caregiving hours among older adults caring for partners with dementia can...

Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia may be detectable years before illnesses begin

In a study from University College Dublin, scientists found the risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may be detectable years before the illnesses begin. They...

High-sugar diet may trigger many mental problems

In a recent study from the University of Colorado, scientists found that conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and even...

Body clock disruption is common in mental health diseases

Scientists from the University of California, Irvine found that anxiety, autism, schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome each have their own distinguishing characteristics, but one factor...