SEE: This movie scene is so sad it’s used in depression studies

2017-02-21 10:07

The final scene of 'The Champ' has become a must-see in psychology laboratories around the world when scientists want to make people sad.

Depression can also strike expectant and new dads

2017-02-17 14:26

A study shows that men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk for depression directly before and after the birth of a child.

Why January is a depressing month for many people

2017-01-16 11:28

Research says 'Januaworry' is real and there's a reason why you might feel pessimistic at the start of the year.

3 mental disorders that may affect your children

2017-01-11 10:52

As the new year begins and children are heading off to school or university, it’s vital that you recognise the warning signs of mental disorders.

Not feeling the festive season? You are not alone

2016-12-22 10:08

Christmas is fun and family time, or so everyone would have you believe. This isn’t the case for everybody. Far from it.

Pets a great help to people with depression

2016-12-12 12:41

Many people with mental conditions say the constant presence and close proximity of their pets provide an immediate source of calm and help distract them from symptoms.

Can you prevent depression?

2016-12-02 13:18

Making these 5 lifestyle changes can drastically lower your risk of developing depression.

Magic mushrooms may ease depression in cancer patients

2016-12-02 10:12

Two new studies suggest that an ingredient found in 'magic mushrooms' can dramatically reverse feelings of meaninglessness in cancer patients – with long-lasting effects.

Can blood pressure meds be linked to depression?

2016-10-12 10:58

A study concluded that doctors should remember that certain blood pressure medications may have an impact on the mental health of some of their patients.

Depression may fuel heart disease in middle-aged women

2016-10-07 15:25

Researchers found that depression was the only significant risk factor for coronary artery disease in women younger than 65 who had no prior history of heart ailments.


‘My depression went undiagnosed for almost 20 years’

2017-02-20 11:21

Depression affects everyone differently. Here’s how a Health24 reader, Anne Clark*, describes her journey with depression.

Investigators found that exercise may lower depression risk in kids

2017-02-07 14:01

Investigators found that kids who got regular moderate-to-vigorous exercise were less likely to develop depression.

Can depression hit at any age?

2017-01-12 08:46

Depression is mainly a condition that affects working adults, right? Research suggests something completely different . . .

7 signs of depression over the festive season

2016-12-24 05:31

The festive season can be a tough time of year for people who suffer from depression.

How to avoid stress and depression over Christmas

2016-12-19 09:40

According to an expert, in order to prevent depression and negative feelings, you should identify things that caused you the most stress in previous years and make changes.

When should you see a psychologist?

2016-12-07 08:21

According to The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) 22 people commit suicide every day – so it is important to know when you need to consult a professional.

Two thirds of depressed teens may benefit from therapy

2016-12-02 11:45

Psychological treatments are effective in the short term in the majority of adolescents with depression, but it's not yet clear how these patients fare in the long term, a new study says.

Depression on the rise among US teens

2016-11-15 13:02

A recent study has found that, among American teens and young adults, roughly one in 11 experiences a major depressive disorder every year.

‘I have a Black Dog – his name is depression’

2016-10-10 14:28

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have depression? Health24 writer Mandy Freeman gives a personal account of her struggle with depression.

Doctors often neglect their own mental health

2016-09-29 12:47

Many doctors feel that getting diagnosed with depression or any other mental illness would be embarrassing or shameful, and therefore avoid getting help.

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