Mental Health

Why suicide is more common in people with autism

People who hide their autism by 'camouflaging' to try to fit into society, or who don't receive correct support are at higher risk of...

How anxiety can fuel a panic attack — and what to do next

What is anxiety? It’s defined as excessive, persisting worry over an imminent event such as death or illness — or even minor events such as...

Machine learning can more naturally detect depression in conversations

To diagnose depression, clinicians interview patients, asking specific questions — about, say, past mental illnesses, lifestyle, and mood — and identify the condition based...

Depression and anxiety may increase risk of heart attack and stroke

In a recent study, researchers find that people ages 45 or older who experience depression and anxiety may have a higher risk of cardiovascular...

Depression may increase your risk of stroke and heart attack

People with symptoms of anxiety and depression may have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke, a study has found. Researchers say their findings...

Cannabis extract could help protect brain from psychosis

Research from King's College London has found that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in...

On-and-off relationships could hurt your mental health

A pattern of breaking up and getting back together can be bad for your mental health, according to a new study. On-and-off-again couples like Sam...

New treatment could boost quality of life for people with depression

People who receive vagus nerve stimulation for depression experience significant improvements in quality of life, even when their symptoms don’t completely subside, researchers report. A...
Popular Alzheimer’s drug not effective for patients with depression

Popular Alzheimer’s drug not effective for patients with depression

A new clinical trial suggests that donepezil does not improve cognitive performance in people with mild cognitive impairment who also have clinical depression. Results from...

A depressed partner may increase your cognitive decline

Researchers at Yale School of Public Health and their scientific partners have found that having a depressed spouse can increase one's own depressive symptoms...