Scientists find a core feature of depression

In a new study from King's College London, researchers found that inflammation could be a core feature of depression. They found people with depression have...

Smoking is linked to depression, study shows

In a recent study at the University of Helsinki, researchers found new information on the connection between symptoms of depression and smoking dependence. The results...

Depression and anxiety very common in people with this heart problem

In a new study from the Cardiological Group Practice in Germany, researchers found that nearly one in four patients with heart failure is depressed...

What does your voice say about you?

Everyone has at some point been charmed by the sound of a person's voice: but can we believe our ears? What can a voice really...

This simple 12-minute medication may reduce your Alzheimer’s risk

It is projected that up to 152 million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer's disease (AD) by 2050. To date there are no...

Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack

In a new study from Emory University, researchers found that young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress—such as depression or anxiety—after suffering...

This widely used mental health drug may harm the brain

In a recent study from several North American centers, researchers found that a commonly used anti-psychotic medication was linked to adverse changes in brain...

Anxiety linked to faster Alzheimer’s disease development

In a new study from the Medical University of South Carolina, researchers found that anxiety is linked to an increased rate of progression from...

How social isolation can harm health as you age – and how to prevent...

Barbara Stopfer hasn't had much of a social life since her husband died six years ago. She stopped seeing coworkers, too, after her heart...

Stress and anger can worsen heart failure

In a new study from Yale, researchers found that mental stress and anger may have clinical implications for patients with heart failure. Heart failure is...

MDMA may help treat PTSD – but beware of claims that Ecstasy is a...

Recent clinical trials, including one soon to be published in Nature Medicine, have suggested that MDMA combined with psychotherapy may help treat post-traumatic stress...

Even mild COVID-19 can harm your mental health

In a new study from Columbia University, researchers found that a strong level of symptoms of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress may follow COVID-19...

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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

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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...