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Staying Fit Can Reduce Depression Risk

By | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:42

Physical fitness, especially among girls, was shown to predict lower rates of depression a year later in a study of middle school kids.


A Blood Test For Depression Is On The Horizon

By | Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:19

Soon, people with symptoms of depression may be diagnosed with a simple blood test, thanks to the discovery of an important molecule in the brain.


How To Quit Smoking: Important Tip For Those With Depression Or Other Mental Illness

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:10

A new study finds the decline in smoking among individuals with mental illness to be significantly less than among those without mental illness, yet quit-rates increased among those receiving treatment.


Clothing Designer Defends Controversial 'Depression' T-Shirt

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:38

Urban Outfitters pulled its 'Depression' tees from its site after consumers criticized the shirts for glamorizing mental illness, but the shirt's maker says people jumped to conclusions.


Parks And Greenery May Improve Mental Health In City-Dwellers

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 22:09

Parks and urban greenery can provide "long-lasting improvements in mental health" for nearby residents, a study finds.


Eat Chocolate! It's Blue Monday, The Most Depressing Day Of The Year

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 16:26

According to research and analysis of social media, Jan. 6, 2014, is the most depressing day of the new year.


Winter Work Hours Mean Little Sunlight And The Blues

By | Sat, 01/04/2014 - 18:05

A U.K. charity for mental health research found that up to a third of people who work are underexposed to sunlight and urge work and academic environments to enhance people's ability to experience natural light on a daily basis for the sake of mental health.


Where Is God Located In the Brain?

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 17:12

Researchers from New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University find the importance of spirituality to individuals may be linked to the thickness of their cerebral cortices.

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How ‘Optogenetics’ Could Cure Alcohol Addiction With Light

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:44

Scientists have found a way to control the brain through light, and now the tool may assist in treating addiction.


Depression’s Tipping Point: Sadness Recovery Time May Predict Disorder Risk

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:02

People may one day be able to track the move from a mood disorder to clinical depression via a smartphone app.


Depression Linked To Irregular Heartbeat

By | Sun, 12/15/2013 - 14:40

Patients diagnosed with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation may have an elevated risk of developing depression.


New ‘Suicidality’ Test Predicts Antidepressant-Induced Suicide Risk In Patients

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 17:29

Scientists will be able to identify a person's suicide risk with a new genetic test.


Military Contractors Suffer PTSD Too

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 18:44

Although soldiers tend to get the most attention, military contractors, who outnumbered troops on the front lines at the height of the conflict, also come back with PTSD and other mental illnesses.

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US Military Retracts Comment About Guantánamo Guards With PTSD

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:54

A commander's statement that Guantánamo Bay prison guards suffer from PTSD twice as often as combat troops was retracted after research revealed there was no basis for the observation.


What’s Really Causing Your Child’s Moodiness: Teen Boys’ Decreased Empathy Levels

By | Sat, 12/07/2013 - 18:37

A study found that empathy levels decrease in teen boys between the ages of 13 and 16.