Mental Health

Gaming your brain to treat depression

Gaming your brain to treat depression

Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just...
Is Alzheimer Disease associated with loneliness?

Is Alzheimer Disease associated with loneliness?

A new article published online by JAMA Psychiatry used data from a study of 79 cognitively normal adults to examine whether cortical amyloid levels...
Depression risk grows with use of more social media sites

Depression risk grows with use of more social media sites

Compared with the total time spent on social media, use of multiple platforms is more strongly associated with depression and anxiety among young adults,...
Arthritis drug boosts effectiveness of antidepressant medication

Arthritis drug boosts effectiveness of antidepressant medication

Giving severely depressed patients the arthritis drug celecoxib (Celebrex®) dramatically boosted the effectiveness of their antidepressant medication, a Loyola study has found. Loyola Medicine psychiatrist...
Antidepressants: A treatment for bad marriages?

Antidepressants: A treatment for bad marriages?

Psychiatrists nearly always responded with prescriptions for antidepressants when clients complained of bad marriages, according to a new study spanning 20 years at a...
Scientists find new path in brain to ease depression

Scientists find new path in brain to ease depression

In recent research published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, Northwestern Medicine scientists identified a new pathway in the brain that can be manipulated to alleviate depression. The pathway...
Treating depression can reduce risk of major cardiovascular problems, study finds

Treating depression can reduce risk of major cardiovascular problems, study finds

Depression is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but as a person's depression improves -- or grows worse -- their risk for heart...
Is the 'midlife crisis' a myth?

Is the ‘midlife crisis’ a myth?

While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of...
Higher doses of antidepressants are associated with better treatment response

Higher doses of antidepressants are associated with better treatment response

In contrast to what has previously been claimed, low doses of antidepressants are clearly less effective than higher ones. This is the principal finding of...
Social anxiety disorders? Cognitive therapy most effective treatment

Social anxiety disorders? Cognitive therapy most effective treatment

"We've set a new world record in effectively treating social anxiety disorders," says Hans M. Nordahl, a professor of behavioral medicine at the Norwegian...