Scientists develop a blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. In a new study from Indiana University, researchers found the biological...

People with these mental issues may have Alzheimer’s disease early

In a recent study at the University of California, San Francisco, researchers found that having depression is known to increase your risk for developing...

COVID-19 infection linked to mental and brain problems

In a new study from the University of Oxford, researchers found one in three COVID-19 survivors received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six...

Covid-19 pandemic results in 40,000 children losing a parent

In a new study from Stony Brook University, researchers found that around 40,000 children (est. between 37,000 and 43,000) had lost a parent due...

What you need to know about mental fatigue

Someone asks you a simple question and you snap. Common tasks, like washing the dishes, feel impossible to accomplish. Constant virtual meetings on camera leave...

Decreases in exercise strongly linked to higher depression risk

Exercise has long-been recommended as a cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients of depression. In a new study from the University of California of San Diego, researchers...

Anxiety, depression linked to this common bowel disease

In a new study from the University of Padova in Italy, researchers found that there is a high prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and...

This stuff in the brain linked to bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder affects millions of Americans, causing dramatic swings in mood and, in some people, additional effects such as memory problems. While bipolar disorder is...

This study shows the root cause of alcoholism

In a recent study from the University of Warwick, researchers found the physical origin of alcohol addiction is located in a network of the...

These common depression drugs linked to early death risk

In a recent study published in PLOS ONE, researchers found an increased death risk in adults with depression who used newer antipsychotic medications compared...

This mental problem can help predict dementia years before memory loss

Frontotemporal dementia is a big cause of dementia among younger people. It is often diagnosed between the ages of 45 and 65. It changes behavior,...

This depression drug could effectively reduce PTSD

In a recent study from Mount Sinai, researchers found that repeated intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions strongly reduce symptom severity in people with chronic post-traumatic...

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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

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...