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"Mental health" - what does that even mean? Although most commonly used in conjunction with the word "issue," the reality is that everyone sits somewhere on the mental health continuum, just like the physical health continuum.
Insomniacs have a higher risk of depression due to their lack of sleep affecting the emotion regulator in their brains' amygdala, a study finds.
We know what lightens depression. Exercise, sunshine, social contact, laughter, and avoiding sugars are some ways supported by studies.
The first symptoms of major depression may be behavioral, but the common mental illness is based in biology - and not limited to the brain.
People who endure chronic migraines or back pain are more likely to attempt suicide, whether or not they also suffer from depression or another psychiatric condition, according to a new study.
Women who live in poverty experience high rates of depression, but typical treatment plans don't work well for many of them.
A new study suggests that disturbed sleep in adolescents is associated with more symptoms of depression and greater uncertainly about future success.
Doctors use it as an anesthetic and ravers use it to hallucinate, but a new study indicates that ketamine might have another trick up its sleeve: treating depression.
She held down a job as a special-education teacher and helped care for her family in the northeastern U.S. Yet day after day she struggled through a crushing depression and felt neither joy nor pleasure.
A blood test that can tell if a pregnant woman is at risk of post-natal depression is being developed.
New research suggests medication prescribed for depression could also help reduce patients' risk for stress-induced heart attacks.
An updated manual of guidelines for the diagnosis of mental disorders goes on sale Wednesday after stoking long-standing controversy over its new characterization of some disorders, including combining autism disorder and Asperger's syndrome as different levels of the same problem.
Neuronetics presented new data showing its NeuroStar TMS Therapy System was not only effective in the immediate treatment of patients suffering from depression, but sustained those results through one year of treatment.
Our young people are under more pressure than ever before, according to Michaela McDaid, Education and Training Co-ordinator with Aware Defeat Depression.
Depression can affect almost every aspect of life, but some of the changes brought about by the disorder can be downright dangerous for those with diabetes.
Depressed cancer survivors are twice as likely to die prematurely than those who do not suffer from depression, irrespective of the cancer site.
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered specific chemical alterations in two genes that, when present during pregnancy, reliably predict whether a woman will develop postpartum depression.