Depression common after time in ICU

2016-08-18 09:44

ICU survivors have physical, cognitive and psychological problems that impair their reintegration into society, return to work and being able to take on previous roles.

Depression may be 'in the genes'

2016-08-02 09:50

Finding associated genes should help make it clear that depression is a brain disease, which will decrease the stigma still associated with these kinds of illnesses.

Stressful events are more likely to cause depression in men

2016-06-23 09:55

New research suggests that men might be more vulnerable to depression caused by stressful events, whereas social stress is a bigger cause of depression in women.

Study on 15 000 people suggests workaholism linked to mental health issues

2016-06-12 18:55

A large study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, and issues such as depression, anxiety or OCD may be connected.

Antidepressants no longer prescribed only for depression

2016-05-25 09:32

Antidepressants are being used to treat anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, panic disorders, fibromyalgia, migraine, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and a host of other 'off-label' conditions.

Could inducing fever help ease depression?

2016-05-17 14:32

A small study suggests that heating the body might increase the brain's serotonin levels, but more research is needed.

'My suicide attempt saved my life'

2016-05-09 10:33

When South African artist and mother of two Yvette Beneke realised she was suffering from depression, she could have never imagined that it would almost cost her her marriage, and even worse, her life. This is her story...

Omega-3 supplements could make antidepressants more effective

2016-05-02 21:00

Eight clinical trials worldwide suggest that Omega-3 fish oil supplements help battle depression in people already on medication.

Paediatricians can help identify moms' depression

2016-03-08 10:03

A new study reveals that about 4 in 10 moms with young kids suffer from depression, which can have harmful effects on families.

Types of depression

2016-02-11 13:09

There are several different types and sub-types of depressive illness, just as heart disease may present in different ways. Three of the more common forms are:


What is psychoanalysis?

2016-08-16 10:23

People seek psychoanalytic assistance for many reasons – patterns of failed or destructive relationships, work stress, depression or anxiety, personality disorders or issues around self-identity and sexuality.

Depression strikes 3 million US teens a year

2016-07-08 11:26

Depressed teenagers lose interest in their activities and may also have trouble sleeping, eating or concentrating, according to a US government report.

Facebook appoints SADAG to help prevent SA suicides

2016-06-20 11:01

Facebook has incorporated suicide prevention tools into its platform, and SADAG will be facilitating the South African service.

What a little-known brain region can tell us about depression

2016-06-08 08:00

You may have heard that depression is the result of a simple imbalance of brain chemicals. However a new study finds the habenula to play an important part.

Families to fight mental health patients' transfer

2016-05-24 13:40

Friends and family members of mental health patients who are to be transferred from Life Healthcare Esidimeni facilities are planning to march to the Gauteng Department of Health.

Bipolar disorder more complex than previously believed

2016-05-11 11:11

Researchers have found that manic episodes in bipolar disorder may be followed by states of anxiety as much as depression.

Mindfulness therapy may help depression

2016-05-04 10:48

A study found that after 60 weeks of follow-up, people who received mindfulness therapy were less likely to have undergone a relapse of depression than those who received regular care.

Could too much cellphone time signal depression?

2016-03-15 21:30

Some young adults who constantly reach for their smartphones might be anxious or depressed, preliminary research suggests.

Types of anti-depressants

2016-02-11 15:03

Diagnosing anxiety disorders

2016-02-04 13:18

A diagnosis of anxiety depends a lot on your description of the symptoms you are experiencing.

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