A brain scan to tell if you're depressed—and what treatment is needed

A brain scan to tell if you’re depressed—and what treatment is needed

We currently diagnose depression based on what individuals tell us about their feelings – or those of their loved ones. People with depression usually describe...
Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Meditation is beneficial for our well-being. This ancient wisdom has been supported by scientific studies focusing on the practice of mindfulness. However, the words "mindfulness"...
Can brain lesions contribute to criminal behavior

Can brain lesions contribute to criminal behavior?

New research indicates that lesions to brain areas in people exhibiting criminal behavior all fall within a particular brain network involved in moral decision-making. Previous...
How child abuse can alter the adult brain

How child abuse can alter the adult brain

Child abuse and other traumatic childhood experiences may alter the brain, making the effects of trauma last into adulthood. The long-lasting effects may be due...
Yoga can help reduce symptoms of depression

Yoga can help reduce symptoms of depression

People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep (coherent) breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive...
How to deal with anxiety

How to deal with anxiety

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say “This gives me anxiety!” when experiencing something that makes them feel nervous or uncomfortable. But feeling nervous and...
Treating depression can strongly improve heart health

Treating depression can strongly improve heart health

Effectively treating depression can reduce a patient’s chance of having a stroke, heart failure, a heart attack or death. Depression is a known risk factor...
Old antibiotic could be new depression treatment

Old antibiotic could be new depression treatment

An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first...
Why people with ADHD can be successful in business

Why people with ADHD can be successful in business

The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who...
Should exercise be what the doctor orders for depression

Should exercise be what the doctor orders for depression?

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients' treatment plans, a new study suggests. Researchers asked...

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