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.

5 telltale signs of depression

2015-09-01 00:00

Feeling powerless, bleak and beyond help? We all suffer from the blues now and again, but if these feelings persist it might be time to see a professional.

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.


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.

How poverty may be fuelling hidden depression

2015-09-09 11:38

About 20 percent of South Africans live on less than R350 per month and this kind of poverty could be having real impacts not only on people’s physical health but also their mental well-being.

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.

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