Mental Health

Scientists find an important cause of schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers found that schizophrenia may—in some part—be caused by disordered functioning of the immune system. They found the powerful immune suppressant...

This stuff in the gut may boost your metabolic and mental health

Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 and most of the world's population now live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more...

People with high ADHD-traits are more vulnerable to this sleep problem

In a new study, researchers found that people with high ADHD traits that do not meet the criteria for a diagnosis are less able...

Nightmares linked to these health problems in people with heart disease

In a new study, researchers found that heart patients with weekly nightmares are five times more likely to feel depressed or anxious and even...

Scientists find how drug ketamine can combat depression

In a new study, researchers found that a group of proteins called 4E-BPs, involved in memory formation, is the key to unlocking the antidepressant...

People with mental illness should get COVID–19 vaccine first, study says

In a new study, researchers suggest that people with serious mental illness should be given priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes...

This mental issue could predict dementia years before other symptoms

In a new study, researchers found that apathy—a lack of interest or motivation—could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before...

Scientists find ‘three pillars’ of good mental health

In a new study, researchers found that getting good quality sleep, exercising, and eating more raw fruits and vegetables predicts better mental health and...

This new psychedelic drug may help treat depression, addiction

In a new study, researchers developed a safer version of the psychedelic drug ibogaine, with the potential for treating addiction, depression and other psychiatric...

Unhealthy gut can cause depression, study shows

Depression is a mental disorder that affects more than 264 million people of all ages worldwide. Understanding its mechanisms is vital for the development of...