Blood test could distinguish early depression from schizophrenia

2017-03-20 10:03

The test is still in its development stages, but could be very useful, especially during adolescence.

4 unusual symptoms of depression

2017-02-27 13:58

Although feeling sad or having the 'blues' is a part of depression, there are a number of symptoms that are often overlooked.

SEE: This movie scene is so sad it’s used in depression studies

2017-02-21 10:07

The final scene of 'The Champ' has become a must-see in psychology laboratories around the world when scientists want to make people sad.

Depression can also strike expectant and new dads

2017-02-17 14:26

A study shows that men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk for depression directly before and after the birth of a child.

Why January is a depressing month for many people

2017-01-16 11:28

Research says 'Januaworry' is real and there's a reason why you might feel pessimistic at the start of the year.

3 mental disorders that may affect your children

2017-01-11 10:52

As the new year begins and children are heading off to school or university, it’s vital that you recognise the warning signs of mental disorders.

Not feeling the festive season? You are not alone

2016-12-22 10:08

Christmas is fun and family time, or so everyone would have you believe. This isn’t the case for everybody. Far from it.

Pets a great help to people with depression

2016-12-12 12:41

Many people with mental conditions say the constant presence and close proximity of their pets provide an immediate source of calm and help distract them from symptoms.

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.


From fatigue to anger: the hidden ‘faces’ of depression

2017-03-07 11:49

Not everyone knows that there are different ways in which depression can present. Here is a guide to understanding the disease.

How to support someone with depression

2017-02-23 09:45

One in five South Africans suffers from a mental illness. Here are some tips on how to help support someone with depression.

‘My depression went undiagnosed for almost 20 years’

2017-02-20 11:21

Depression affects everyone differently. Here’s how a Health24 reader, Anne Clark*, describes her journey with depression.

Investigators found that exercise may lower depression risk in kids

2017-02-07 14:01

Investigators found that kids who got regular moderate-to-vigorous exercise were less likely to develop depression.

Can depression hit at any age?

2017-01-12 08:46

Depression is mainly a condition that affects working adults, right? Research suggests something completely different . . .

7 signs of depression over the festive season

2016-12-24 05:31

The festive season can be a tough time of year for people who suffer from depression.

How to avoid stress and depression over Christmas

2016-12-19 09:40

According to an expert, in order to prevent depression and negative feelings, you should identify things that caused you the most stress in previous years and make changes.

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.

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