Mental Health

Counseling, antidepressants change personality (for the better), team reports

Counseling, antidepressants change personality (for the better), team reports

A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic...
Scouts and guides have better mental health in later life

Scouts and guides have better mental health in later life

Taking part in the scouts or guides appears to help lower the risk of mental illness in later life, a study suggests. Children who participate...
Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is...
In teens, strong friendships may mitigate depression associated with excessive video gaming

In teens, strong friendships may mitigate depression associated with excessive video gaming

Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and...
Antidepressants: rise in off-label prescriptions

Antidepressants: rise in off-label prescriptions

Antidepressant use in North America has increased over the last 2 decades. A suspected reason for this trend is that primary care physicians are increasingly...
Higher blood levels of omega-3 may help reduce depression in heart patients

Higher blood levels of omega-3 may help reduce depression in heart patients

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, patients suffering from heart disease and depression may benefit from taking supplements of omega-3 fatty acids. New research at...
Elevated brain blood flow linked to anxiety and mood symptoms in women

Elevated brain blood flow linked to anxiety and mood symptoms in women

Adolescence is a critical period for emotional maturation and is a time when significant symptoms of anxiety and depression can increase, particularly in females. Prior...
Breast cancer survivors need to protect their mental health better

Breast cancer survivors need to protect their mental health better

Treatment advances have increased the five-year survival rate for breast cancer to 90 percent. But, for many of the 2.8 million survivors in the United...
Survey finds nearly three-quarters (72%) of Americans feel lonely

Survey finds nearly three-quarters (72%) of Americans feel lonely

A new survey of more than 2,000 American adults found 72% report having felt a sense of loneliness, with nearly a third (31%) experiencing...
Hallucinogenic drug found in 'magic mushrooms' eases depression, anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer

Hallucinogenic drug found in ‘magic mushrooms’ eases depression, anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for...

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In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

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In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Scientists discover a unique type of object in our solar system

In a recent study, researchers discovered an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They found two asteroids are orbiting...