Differences found in brains of kids born to depressed parents

2020-01-20 08:51

A new study found that in children of depressive parents, the part of the brain linked to reward, motivation and the experience of pleasure, was smaller than in other children.

People with depression are turning to pot for relief

2020-01-08 21:00

Researchers have found that people with depression are twice as likely to be using pot as those who aren't depressed.

As matric results are released, is your teen at increased risk of suicide?

2020-01-07 08:35

Parent24 spoke to Kayla from the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) to find out more about the impact the exam season and the wait for results can have on the mental health of teenagers.

Quitting Facebook for a month might make you happier

2019-12-25 14:30

Facebook is not always great for your mental health.

Do life insurance policies cover suicide as a result of depression?

2019-12-16 12:00

According to a recent study by The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) depression affects one in four South African employees.

Could the birth control pill alter a part of women's brains?

2019-12-09 18:45

In a study, women on the Pill appeared to experience more anger and depression symptoms.

Stressed Out? Maybe not if you're a narcissist

2019-11-29 11:45

Narcissism may confer a degree of mental toughness that can be empowering and protective in the face of criticism and self-doubt.

How can exercise help prevent depression - even for those at high risk?

2019-11-07 16:45

Investigators found that higher levels of physical activity helped protect even those with the highest genetic risk for depression.

Are you lonely? Your tweets offer important clues, experts say

2019-11-05 11:45

Researchers found that lonely Twitter users tweeted more than others and that their language showed more anger, depression and anxiety than that of other users.

How depression, anxiety can dampen efforts to recover from a heart attack

2019-10-23 08:45

New research suggests that patients with moderate depression are much more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation than those with no or mild symptoms.


Could the trauma of miscarriage trigger PTSD?

2020-01-17 20:45

European researchers have found that early pregnancy loss is associated with a significant level of psychological distress and subsequent PTSD.

Seaside living soothes the mind of rich and poor alike

2020-01-08 10:00

Investigators found that people living in towns and cities near the coastline reported having better mental health, even the poorest folks.

How to wait out a blue mood

2020-01-04 15:00

Feeling blue on any given day is normal, and by allowing yourself to 'ride the wave' might mean you work through it better.

Where dagga is legal, people are likely to believe its benefits

2019-12-19 16:45

Researchers say that where dagga is legal, people are more likely to believe that it helps to relieve e.g. pain, anxiety and depression.

Psoriasis, mental ills can go hand in hand

2019-12-14 10:30

Immune disorders have been linked with the development of mental problems, and as psoriasis is an immune-disorder disease, it might explain the connection with depression.

Kids, teens with abnormal heart rhythms more likely to suffer from ADHD, anxiety and depression

2019-12-08 09:45

Kids and teens with abnormal heart rhythms stand a higher chance of suffering from ADHD, anxiety and depression, the American Heart Association warns.

Can you beat the blues with 'downward dog'?

2019-11-28 21:04

According to a psychiatrist and yoga instructor, yoga can be an attractive option to people with depression who wish to boost their efforts to combat symptoms.

Is your teen glued to their smartphone? If so, they may be at risk for depression

2019-11-06 14:45

A new study has revealed that younger people who are addicted to their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness.

Why it may be even tougher for women to quit smoking than men

2019-10-31 10:01

Depression and other mood disorders need to be addressed in women who smoke, especially those with heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.

Depressed moms = more anxious, troubled kids?

2019-10-21 11:45

A Finnish study has found that depression among parents both during and after pregnancy not only affects the person, but also has a long-term impact on the well-being of their newborn child.

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