Mental Health

Stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases more likely for those with poor mental health

Four million Australians, including our friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors, are living with mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression. A new report out...

5 things you didn’t know about psychopaths

In the hit BBC TV show, Killing Eve, Villanelle, a psychopathic assassin, tells Eve, a security service operative, "You should never call a psychopath...

Social media may reduce depression in older people in pain

With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social...

Aerobic exercise could help treat depression

In a recent study, researchers found that supervised aerobic exercise has large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression. The systematic review and meta-analysis...

This new drug could treat insomnia in people with depression

In a study of 15 patients affected by depression and insomnia, researchers found that treatment with vortioxetine for their depressive symptoms could improve sleep...

How Alzheimer’s disease linked to depression, anxiety, sleep problems

A new study from UC San Francisco and Brazil has shown that the earliest stages of the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...

The correct ketamine doses for treating depression

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds two dosage levels of ketamine that could provide symptom relief to treatment-resistant depression. In the journal...

Your diet is linked to your depression link

Does fast food contribute to depression? Can a healthy diet combat mental illness? In an unusual experiment, James Cook University researchers in Australia have found...

Mental well-being linked to lower dementia risk

A positive sense of mental well-being is related to better brain health among older adults, according to a new report. Studies shows our sense of...

5 lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What's not...