Back pain patients with depression get more opioids

2017-06-23 13:46

There is strong evidence that depressed patients are at greater risk for misuse and overdose of opioids.

Depression often a precursor to falls in elderly people

2017-05-30 10:36

But when researchers added medication, the strength of the association between depressive symptoms and falls dropped to insignificant levels.

Depression: huge gender gap by age 12

2017-05-03 13:41

A study found that depression affects significantly more women than men and that the gender difference appears two to three years earlier than previously thought.

‘No one noticed’

2017-04-13 14:57

Health24 reader Tumi Simphiwe* shares her story about depression. No one noticed her suffering, which slowly started affecting her studies and life.

#LetsTalk about depression

2017-04-07 11:13

This year on World Health Day, the focus is on depression. Here are seven articles you should read about depression today.

20% increase in global depression in a decade

2017-04-03 10:15

According to the head of the WHO, worldwide depression figures are a wake-up call for all countries to rethink their approaches to mental health and to treat it with urgency.

SEE: 7 celebs suffering from depression

2017-03-27 10:16

Whilst they might live the so-called fairy-tale life, some celebrities openly battle with depression.

From fatigue to anger: the hidden ‘faces’ of depression

2017-03-07 11:49

Not everyone knows that there are different ways in which depression can present. Here is a guide to understanding the disease.

How to support someone with depression

2017-02-23 09:45

One in five South Africans suffers from a mental illness. Here are some tips on how to help support someone with depression.

‘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.


What you need to know about antidepressants

2017-06-08 10:23

Not everyone with depression needs medicine, but antidepressant drugs can definitely help ease symptoms.

Medical aids and the high cost of psychiatric meds

2017-05-09 13:02

Many people suffering from depression and anxiety rely on expensive medication, but often the cost of these drugs is not covered by medical aid.

Prince Harry's journey shows grief can be a long road

2017-04-19 11:14

Prince Harry's failure as a child to process Princess Diana's death led to a period of 'total chaos' in his late 20s.

5 essential life skills to boost your well-being

2017-04-13 10:51

A study shows that these five traits can lead to a healthier, less lonely and more financially stable lifestyle.

Instagram may lead to teen depression

2017-04-06 13:56

A study found that while Instagram may lead to closer bonds with friends, it may also have adverse effects.

Teenage trauma may cause depression before menopause

2017-03-31 10:51

A new study suggests that depression is more common during the few years before menopause begins, which is known as the perimenopausal stage.

Blood test could distinguish early depression from schizophrenia

2017-03-20 10:03

The test is still in its development stages, but could be very useful, especially during adolescence.

4 unusual symptoms of depression

2017-02-27 13:58

Although feeling sad or having the 'blues' is a part of depression, there are a number of symptoms that are often overlooked.

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.

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