PTSD, anxiety, and depression may not be mental diseases, study finds

In a recent study published in the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, researchers found that some of the most common mental diseases, such as depression,...

Scientists develop world’s first test to accurately predict depression and bipolar disorder

In a new study, researchers have developed the world’s first test to accurately predict mood disorders in people, based on the levels of a...

Scientists shed light on how and why some people report hearing the dead

Spiritualist mediums might be more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences early in life, according to new research. This might explain why...

This therapy may reduce depression symptoms within minutes

In a new study, researchers found that personalized brain stimulation could reduce severe depression symptoms. They found a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that—at least in...

COVID-19 virus does not attack the brain directly

In a new study, researchers found hallmarks of brain damage caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels in tissue samples from COVID-19 patients...

Depression and stress may reduce efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines

Decades of research show that depression, stress, loneliness, and poor health behaviors can weaken the body's immune system and lower the effectiveness of certain...

Your gut health may be linked to high blood pressure and depression

In a new study, researchers found gut bacteria differences between people with high blood pressure and those with high blood pressure plus depression. The research...

7 tips for coping with the ‘winter blues’

Various factors, primarily those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, have taken a heavy toll on the mental health of many people over the past...

This nutrient in your diet may help fight depression

Fiber is a commonly recommended part of a healthy diet. That's because it's good for your health in so many ways—from weight management to reduce...

7 science-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship

The new year is going to be better. It has to be better. Maybe you’re one of the 74% of Americans in one survey who...

Self-control in childhood linked to success later in life

In a new study, researchers found a link between the degree of self-control during childhood and success later on in life. The research was conducted...

This depression drug could reduce PTSD symptoms rapidly and persistently

In a new study, researchers found that repeated intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions strongly reduce symptom severity in people with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The...

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30 million Americans are infected with a brain parasite spread by cats, contaminated meat

More than 30 million Americans are infected with a brain parasite spread by cats and contaminated meat, but most will never show symptoms. In a...

Older people with these personality traits may have worse cognitive function

Our aging brains collect tangles and sticky plaques that can interfere in our cognition and memory. But in a new study, researchers found some older...

This depression drug could shut down the brain if used too much

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Depression, anxiety and PTSD may not be mental diseases at all

In a new study, researchers found that some of the most common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD, might not be disorders at...

This common mental health drug may change the brain negatively

In a new study, researchers found that a commonly used anti-psychotic medication was linked to adverse changes in brain structure. This study is the first...