Brain Responds to Religion Like Drugs, and Other News December 2, 2016 . 1 Comment
Thoughts of religion activate brain regions associated with reward and attention, according to a study published in the journal Social Neuroscience. This suggests the brain’s response ... Read More
Youth Depression, Especially Among Teen Girls, Increasing November 23, 2016 . 8 Comments
Major depression is increasing among adolescents and young adults, especially teenage girls, according to a review published in Pediatrics. One in six teen girls reported experiencing depression ... Read More
How I Bounced Back to Make Depression and Anxiety My Friends November 23, 2016 . 10 Comments
Editor’s note: This article contains detailed accounts of self-harm. The second I was born I went into emergency surgery. I was born with VATER syndrome. VATER syndrome encompasses ... Read More
Exercise Is Effective Against Depression, and Other News November 18, 2016 . 3 Comments
A trio of new studies suggests exercise may effectively prevent and treat depression. Previous research has pointed to the various benefits of exercise for depression, but many of the studies ... Read More
Mental Health Effects of Viewing Selfies, and Other News October 28, 2016 . 6 Comments
Frequently viewing selfies of yourself or others is associated with lowered life satisfaction and self-esteem, according to a new investigation. Researchers also observed a connection between ... Read More
Study: Link Between Blood Pressure Meds and Depression October 24, 2016 . 3 Comments
According to a new study examining the link between blood pressure medications and depression risk, certain medication types may increase the risk of developing depression or other mood ... Read More
Depression Shown in Physical Brain Areas, and Other News October 21, 2016 . 5 Comments
An investigation by a team of international researchers suggests depression is closely associated with specific areas of the physical brain. These findings could eventually contribute to ... Read More
Mindfulness Meditation Helps Tame Emotions, and Other News October 7, 2016 . 2 Comments
New evidence suggests the benefits of mindfulness meditation are not limited to people with a naturally mindful perspective. This finding may help to counter the notion that meditation ... Read More
Stronger Than You Think: Finding Your Hidden Strength Within October 5, 2016 . 7 Comments
If you’ve ever accidentally walked face-first through a spider’s web, you know the feeling of surprise and disgust of having a thin, sticky substance cover your face. I happen ... Read More
A Happy Partner Is Good for Your Health, and Other News September 30, 2016 . 2 Comments
Having a happy partner has been linked with better health outcomes for middle-aged and older adults over time, according to a report published by the American Psychological Association. ... Read More
Collaborative Care an Effective Treatment for Teen Depression September 28, 2016 . 6 Comments
A coordinated team effort that includes doctors, family support, and a depression care manager could be a more effective approach to treating adolescent depression than more traditional ... Read More
Light Therapy May Increase Male Sex Drive, and Other News September 23, 2016 . 6 Comments
According to a study presented at the recent European College of Neuropsychopharmacology conference, the male libido could be restored using artificial light therapy. The finding may represent ... Read More
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