Two Studies Explore How Video Games Can Treat Depression January 10, 2017 . 4 Comments
Two new studies suggest video games could aid the treatment of depression. One study, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, found a video game could address cognitive issues ... Read More
Effective Goal Setting Could Help People with Depression January 5, 2017 . 2 Comments
Mental health providers could improve depression treatment by helping people in therapy set attainable goals, a study published in the journal PLOS ONE reports. Although lack of motivation ... Read More
4 Ways Late Actor Carrie Fisher Fought Mental Health Stigma December 28, 2016 . 10 Comments
When actor Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday, December 27 after suffering a heart attack at age 60, fans of the sci-fi Star Wars series and the role she played as Princess Leia Organa—and ... Read More
‘Magic’ Mushrooms Ease Cancer Patients’ Depression, Anxiety December 21, 2016 . 6 Comments
Psilocybin—the hallucinogenic compound in so-called “magic” mushrooms—can effectively ease cancer patients’ depression and anxiety, according to a study published in the Journal ... Read More
Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Common Among Medical Students December 19, 2016 . 2 Comments
More than 27% of medical students have depression symptoms, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This is significantly higher than the ... Read More
Circadian Rhythm Disruptions Linked to Depression in Mice December 7, 2016 . 4 Comments
Mice with disrupted circadian rhythms exhibit symptoms similar to human depression, according to a study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Circadian rhythms are biological ... Read More
The Mixed Relationship Between Social Media and Depression December 6, 2016 . 2 Comments
Research on the link between social media and depression is mixed, with some studies finding a clear correlation and others finding no link at all. A new study published in the journal ... Read More
Brain Responds to Religion Like Drugs, and Other News December 2, 2016 . 3 Comments
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
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