- Two new studies found a connection between vitamin D levels and negative symptoms of psychotic disorders, but the link between sunshine and mental health goes back further than that.
- Researchers found that the brain’s lateral orbitofrontal cortex is affected by depression hence giving patients a sense of loss and disappointment associated with not receiving rewards.
- A new study has unraveled some of the physical and mental health risks associated with spending time in foster care.
- New research suggests some high blood pressure medications may increase risk of depression, while others could lower risk.
- A psychologist recently investigated the real life mental health consequences of "FOMO" and associated the sensation with decreased self-esteem.
- Stress affects our bodies in lots of obvious ways, like making us hungry or sweaty, but other reactions are much stranger than that.
- Women with a history of depression may be at greater risk of developing coronary artery disease in midlife, according to a new study.
- If you think you’re ready to stop taking an antidepressant, here's what to expect as it leaves your body.
- Scientists have discovered a new pathway that could be crucial to treating depression in people who don’t respond to the current drugs available.
- A study found that the biochemical changes caused by consuming alcohol resulted in nondepressive behavior lasting for at least 24 hours.
- A new study of Danish women finds an association between hormonal contraceptive use and the risk of later depression.
- Feelings of perceived isolation may be linked to a genetic predisposition to loneliness.
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.