Happiness among teens can be infectious

2015-08-19 13:56

Teenagers can feed off peers' happiness, allowing them to forget about depression, a study suggests.

Depression may shrink part of our brain

2015-07-01 12:25

A recent study found that people with major depression had a smaller hippocampus, the area of the brain involved with forming new memories.

Suffering from postnatal depression? You are not alone

2015-06-09 15:10

Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed for suffering from postnatal depression. It is not your fault. And it is more common than you think.

Facebook addiction linked to depression

2015-06-04 11:03

A small Polish study showed that internet addiction often co-occurs with other disorders, such as depression, loneliness, sexual dysfunction, or other addictions.

Newborns with mothers on SSRIs at slighter higher risk of rare disorder

2015-06-03 09:57

Babies born to mothers who took SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy are at a slightly higher risk of a rare circulatory disorder although the risk is still relatively low.

Can antidepressants make you more likely to commit murder?

2015-06-02 09:02

Recent reports have linked antidepressants to an increased risk of violence but how much evidence is there to support these claims?

SADAG to give talks throughout SA on Bipolar Awareness Day

2015-05-25 11:37

26 May is Bipolar Awareness Day and SADAG presents 18 talks of hope around South Africa to educate people about this disease.

My best friend's suicide

2015-05-19 10:24

It is not easy dealing with loss through death, especially suicide. Hanli Booysen celebrates her best friend's life while coping with his death.

Interesting fact: the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke are different in women

2015-05-11 15:43

Although men and women share some risk factors for stroke – such as smoking, being sedentary and having high blood pressure – others are specific to women.

Air pollution tied to anxiety in women

2015-05-04 15:13

A new study suggests that air pollution may be related to mental health.


Could some acne medications cause depression and suicide?

2015-08-12 16:23

CyberShrink discusses the side-effects of Accutane, a very effective acne medication, one of which appears to be severe depression.

Airline CEOs fret over pilots' mental health

2015-06-09 15:55

The psychological evaluation of pilots has come under the spotlight during a panel discussion among CEOs at airline body Iata's annual general meeting.

All the sad places

2015-06-08 11:49

Books might not be able to completely cure depression, but they do get you through some of the worst times.

How treating depression with mindfulness can be beneficial for South Africans

2015-06-03 13:45

Mindfulness has been shown to be effective as therapy for those with depression and Dr. Robert Delgado believes it can be particularly beneficial for South Africans.

Why can’t we just face our demons?

2015-06-03 09:14

We all have problems, but why is it that some people are more than willing to face theirs than others? This reader tries to figure it out.

Demi Lovato gets vocal about mental illness

2015-06-01 14:42

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, pop singer, Demi Lovato, is spearheading a new mental illness awareness campaign.

Depression linked to a higher risk of Parkinson's disease

2015-05-21 16:43

An association was made between depression and a risk of Parkinson's disease, with the overall risk only being about 1 percent- a Swedish study finds.

Depression may double stroke risk in older adults

2015-05-18 15:14

Older adults with chronic depression may have more than double the risk of stroke, the danger remaining high even after depression treatment.

Good relationships counter depression in abuse survivors

2015-05-06 14:19

According to a study, survivors of childhood abuse are less likely to experience depression when they are in a stable, satisfying relationship as adults.

Teen secrets, confessed

2015-04-30 13:55

Teens are confessing their deepest thoughts on ‘secret’ websites.

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