Could germs in your gut send you into depression?

2019-02-14 06:54

Microbes in the gut microbiome may be involved in everything from immune system defences to producing vitamins, anti-inflammatory compounds and even chemicals that influence the brain.

Doctors turn to 'social prescriptions' to combat depression and loneliness

2019-02-02 07:00

A walk in the park or a dance class may help to combat symptoms of loneliness and depression.

When your friends earn more than you

2019-01-24 14:51

Being an adult with a low-paying job and trying to budget is hard. So what happens when your friends are loaded?

Woman shares how she received creepy texts from man she met in a train

2019-01-18 17:12

Ever found yourself in a situation where someone you briefly met sends you a Facebook request or a text the following day, when you hadn’t even given them your name or number?

Social media may trigger feelings of depression in young women and these celebs agree

2019-01-08 13:03

Excessive social media use can have a toll on your mental health, ask celebrities like Selena Gomez, who regularly take a much needed break from the net.

Sharp rise seen in US kids' ER visits for mental health woes

2018-12-17 08:03

An increasing number of children with mental health concerns are visiting US paediatric emergency departments.

5 ways to support a loved one with depression over the festive season

2018-12-11 17:00

The upcoming holidays may be a difficult time for those who battle with depression or other mental health problems. Here are ways you can help a friend or family member.

Brexit had Brits turning to antidepressants, study suggests

2018-12-04 14:18

After the 'Brexit' vote in England, the volume of antidepressants prescribed increased more than 10% compared to other classes of drugs.

Using hormonal contraceptives exposes women to a higher risk of depression, yet doctors never tell you this

2018-11-27 20:23

Depression is a major side effect of the Pill that women are seldom warned about.

A 21-year-old woman earns over R1 million a year by whispering

2018-11-19 16:41

Sophie Michelle, is causing a sensation on YouTube, where one of her videos, designed to induce feelings of ASMR - relaxing and sometimes sleep-inducing tingles running down the back of the neck and spine experienced when watching stimulating broadcasts - attracted 2.5 million views.


How Slikour got over his dark moments

2019-02-06 12:58

Former Swatta Kamp rapper opens up about how his fight with depression led to the start of his business

Sad or depressed – what is the difference?

2019-01-25 14:50

It can be difficult to differentiate between feelings of sadness and depression. There are, however, distinct differences.

Type 2 diabetes before 40 tied to mental illness hospitalisations

2019-01-22 10:00

Authors of a new study suspect there are a number of reasons why younger people with type 2 diabetes are more at risk of hospitalisations for mental and physical ills.

Millennials' odds for depression rise with social media use

2019-01-14 06:40

A new study found that depressed students tend to use social media more often and are more heavily addicted to social media.

Anti-seizure drug may be new weapon against depression

2018-12-17 20:04

A drug developed for a completely different condition might work for depression in people who don't do well with conventional medication.

10 of the most important things we learned about mental health this year

2018-12-12 08:36

Social media usage might make depression and loneliness worse.

Stimulating one brain area may ease tough-to-treat depression

2018-12-10 17:42

In a study, patients with moderate-to-severe depression gained significant improvement in their mood after electrical stimulation of a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex.

Young people are more anxious than ever – and they don’t even know it

2018-11-28 14:41

Generation Z is the most anxious group to date with their world dominated by social media and a constant desire to be perfect. Here's how to identify anxiety and depression in someone you love, and how to get them the help they need.

Fake me: One week to Insta-fame?

2018-11-23 17:20

A social media sceptic agrees to live her life on Instagram for a week to see what happens.

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

2018-11-16 16:36

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

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