Depression, one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders, is being diagnosed in increasing numbers in various segments of the population worldwide. Depression in the United States alone affects 17.6 million Americans each year or 1 in 6 people. Depressed patients are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and suicide.
By Susan Scutti | May 17, 2013 11:56 AM EDT
Two studies unveil surprising insights into the negative and long-term influence of retirement on the brain and body.
By Evan Winchester | May 16, 2013 08:01 PM EDT
Research provides the first evidence that marijuana dampens the negative emotional consequences of social exclusion.
By Susan Scutti | May 16, 2013 04:09 PM EDT
Current guidelines for stroke prevention tend to overlook the potential role of depression.
By Evan Winchester | May 16, 2013 03:11 PM EDT
Texas mom Stephanie Christine Redus, who suffers from depression and anxiety, placed the ad after dropping her medication.
By Ansa Varughese | May 16, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
In an effort to improve treatment and intervention for children's mental health, the CDC released findings on US children living with ADHD, autism, depression, among other conditions.
By Ansa Varughese | May 15, 2013 05:03 PM EDT
Researchers found that long-term use of Ritalin increases level of dopamine transporters in the brain, which may decrease the efficacy of the treatment for ADHD patients during the times they're not taking treatment.
By Matthew Mientka | May 15, 2013 05:02 PM EDT
Fuzzy and abstract goals for the future may signify not necessarily a Type B personality but depression, UK researchers say.
By Evan Winchester | May 14, 2013 06:08 PM EDT
The former Detroit Lions receiver has been arrested three times in five days, and a 2011 concussion is to blame, said Titus's father.
By Susan Scutti | May 13, 2013 04:42 PM EDT
Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the US.
By Ansa Varughese | May 13, 2013 11:20 AM EDT
In a study published in Appetite, Dutch researchers found that happier people are more likely to overeat.
By Matthew Mientka | May 13, 2013 03:07 PM EDT
The internal body clock of depressed people is greatly disrupted by their condition, a new study claims.
By Justin Caba | May 10, 2013 04:30 PM EDT
A new study suggests the appropriate amount of exercise and form of workout for treating depression.
By Susan Scutti | May 09, 2013 04:14 PM EDT
Following a nervous breakdown, Wade Robson went to a psychiatrist, sources claim, during which he alleged that Jackson abused him.
By Justin Caba | May 09, 2013 03:24 PM EDT
A statistical analysis claims that 80 percent of teen suicides could have been prevented.
By Matthew Mientka | May 08, 2013 01:06 PM EDT
The state will relax rules on pediatric prescriptions for medical marijuana, among other regulatory provisions.