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:

Symptoms of anxiety disorders

2016-02-04 12:38

Recognising anxiety disorder symptoms will ensure prompt treatment before it becomes disabling.

Pregnant moms should be screened for depression

2016-01-28 10:11

Experts urge for screenings during and after pregnancy.

Preventing anxiety disorders

2016-01-21 13:03

There's no way to predict for certain what will cause someone to develop an anxiety disorder, but you can take steps to reduce the impact of symptoms if you experience anxiety

Living with borderline personality disorder

2015-10-09 13:44

'Mommy' blogger, Coral-Leigh Stuart-deLange, shares her story about living with mental illness.


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.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

2016-02-04 11:50

Your anxiety cannot be treated unless you know what type of anxiety you suffer from. Listed below are some of the more common types.

Treating anxiety disorders

2016-01-21 13:34

Anxiety can be treated medically, with psychological counseling, or independently. Ultimately, the treatment path depends on the cause of the anxiety and the patient's preferences. Often treatments will consist of a combination of psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, and medications.

Why I stopped using anti-depressants

2015-12-09 09:19

It's been five years and Cath Jenkin shares with us her decision to get off the pill.

Antidepressants saved my life

2015-09-28 00:00

This reader shares with us what she thinks about medical treatment for mental illness.

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