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.

Chronic feelings of loneliness might be in your DNA

2016-09-27 09:21

A large analysis suggests that 14 to 27 percent of a lifelong tendency towards loneliness can be traced back to inherited traits.

Bipolar kids more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol

2016-09-19 10:38

A study showed that among young teens with bipolar disorder there was a much higher level of substance use than in the control group.

Antidepro could prevent depression after brain injury

2016-09-15 10:07

New research provides support of the possibility that depression following neurological injury could be avoided with the help of the antidepressant Zoloft.

Know the warning signs of suicide

2016-09-13 09:20

By paying attention to signs that may indicate that someone we know might commit suicide we may be able to help that person.

Stroke survivors often struggle with depression

2016-09-08 11:11

According to a Danish study, in the first three months after having a stroke, survivors' risk of depression was eight times higher than among people with no history of stroke.


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.

'The Pill' may raise depression risk

2016-09-29 10:49

Women with a history of depression symptoms should consider non-hormonal contraception, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), according to an expert.

Five-year-olds at risk of suicide

2016-09-22 10:08

Although it's rare for young children to die by suicide, adults need to realise that school-age children as young as five kill themselves, according to a startling new study.

Empathetic people react positively to sad music

2016-09-16 12:12

A study found that empathetic people who listened to sad music felt moved, and described their experience as very sad but also intense and enjoyable.

Can spring make you depressed?

2016-09-14 13:47

Spring is supposed to make everyone feel happy and full of joy, but in some people it has quite the opposite effect . . .

Brain cells that trigger anxiety found in mice

2016-09-12 14:28

When the hormone CRH was blocked in certain brain cells of mice, anxiety behaviours were reduced. This discovery could be used in humans to curb anxiety disorders.

Why backache can be deadly

2016-09-06 14:28

Chronic backache can not only have a big impact on your well-being, but research suggests it can also lead to depression and suicide.

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