One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression, study finds

In a recent study from the University of New South Wales, researchers found that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression --...

Chronic alcohol drinking may lead to anxiety, study finds

Deep within the brain, a small almond-shaped region called the amygdala plays a vital role in how we exhibit emotion, behavior and motivation. Understandably, it’s...

These depression drugs may lead to higher death risk

In a new study published PLOS ONE, researchers found an increased death risk in adults with depression who initiated augmentation with newer antipsychotic medications...

For older people, drugs may treat depression better than exercise

In a new study from the Albacete Zone VIII Health Center in Spain, researchers found that antidepressants may be more effective than exercise for...

Anxiety may help Alzheimer’s disease grow faster

In a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, researchers found that anxiety is linked to an...

This non-drug treatment can lower inflammation effectively

In a recent review study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers found that psychological and behavioral therapies may be effective non-drug treatments for reducing disease-causing...

Profound loss of pleasure may signal early dementia

People with early-onset dementia are often mistaken for having depression. In a new study from the University of Sydney, researchers discovered the cause: a profound...

Many people with bipolar disorders don’t take their meds

In a recent study published in Psychological Medicine Journal, researchers found that people with bipolar disorder may not take their medication because of side...

This mental problem may triple stroke risk

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder may be more than three times as likely as those without it to have a stroke caused by a blood...

Inflammation can be a core feature of depression, study finds

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers found that inflammation could be a core feature of depression. They found people...

Cannabis may be linked to development of opioid use disorders

The idea that cannabis is a 'gateway drug' to more harmful substances such as opioids is controversial, yet has substantially impacted drug policy, education...

People with this personality trait more likely to have heart attacks

In a recent study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, researchers found that heart attack patients who are sarcastic or irritable could...

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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

Ketamine is an anesthetic and pain relief drug. It has recently been proposed as a new treatment for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Beyond its anesthetic...

Scientists find the root cause of alcoholism

In a new study, researchers found the physical origin of alcohol addiction is located in a network of the human brain that regulates our...

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...