A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity.
The role of nutrition in depression is an area of increasing research. A recent study tries a 3-week nutritional intervention and reports some success.
A study that gathered data for at least 8 years has shown that deep brain stimulation can have a robust, sustained effect in people with severe depression.
New research reveals how MRI scans and artificial intelligence can help identify brain patterns that predict responsiveness to certain antidepressants.
While some chemical imbalances can be a factor in certain symptoms of mental health conditions, they do not tell the whole story. Learn more about the myths and facts here.
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is a method to reduce anxiety, stress, PTSD, and depression. It involves tapping specific points on the face and body. Here, we discuss the uses and effectiveness of EFT tapping and provide instructions on how to do it.
The average weight for 13-year-olds is different for boys and girls, and puberty and genetics can also factor in. Learn about the average weight and BMI for a 13-year-old here.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common mental health condition in the United States. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here.
A trial of sertraline in primary care found that the common antidepressant reduced anxiety symptoms in 6 weeks with some easing of depression at 12 weeks.
Ahead of World Mental Health Day — October 10 — the World Health Organization call for better implementation of suicide prevention strategies.
Hoarding disorder causes a person to collect items and struggle to get rid of them. Learn more about hoarding disorder, including diagnosis and treatment options, here.
Aplenzin (bupropion) is prescription drug used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. Aplenzin comes as a tablet. Learn about side effects and more.
Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here.
Experiments in mouse models of depression suggest an intriguing possibility — that exposure to certain stimuli could change how well antidepressants work.
Mild side effects are relatively common when taking sertraline (Zoloft). Learn about the range of mild to severe side effects, as well as drug interactions and discontinuation syndrome here.
A large observational study finds that the rates of major depression, marijuana use, and binge drinking are on the rise among people who quit smoking.
Trintellix (vortioxetine) is a prescription medication that's used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), a severe type of depression. It comes as an oral tablet and isn't available as a generic. Trintellix is a type of drug called an atypical antidepressant. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Spravato is a brand-name prescription drug that's prescribed for treatment-resistant depression in adults. It comes as a nasal spray that's taken under medical supervision in healthcare facilities. Spravato contains the drug esketamine. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Anger is a natural human emotion. Although occasional anger affects most people, regularly feeling angry can affect quality of life. Learn about some causes of anger, as well as what to do, here.
New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced.
Experiencing depression is more than simply feeling unhappy, fed up or sad for a few days. Everyone has moments of feeling down throughout the day, but depression is persistent for weeks or months and is a real illness with real symptoms. Symptoms of depression include lasting feelings of sadness, hopelessness, losing interest in the things you enjoy and anxiety. The severity of symptoms can vary, but the good news is that with the right treatment and support, people can often make a full recovery.Subscribe to Depression feed