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What It's Like to Go on Antidepressants Before Puberty

A new study has found that most antidepressants don't work on teenagers.<p>When I was in elementary school, my two best friends were diagnosed with depression and given psychiatric drugs. They were both eight years old. At the time, I was weirdly jealous; I felt like they got more treats than me and …

How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

<i>Summary: Researchers report they have identified a neural pathway involved in switching between habitual behavior and deliberate decision</i> …

Neuroscience

Alzheimer's Disease May Stem From Infections

Alzheimer’s disease may be the result of byproduct that builds up in the brain when it fights infections, according to a new study.<p>The new study, if …

A New Mental Healthcare Law Would Help My Suicidal Partner

A new bill could make access to help a lot more effective in the US.<p>Image by Nick Scott<p>​<p>One Friday morning last fall, I texted my partner to ask when he was heading my way. We live five hours apart, and I was waiting for him to visit. Instead, he told me he'd had a bad night and was checking …

Workaholics have serious psychiatric disorders, researchers found

Are you staying up late to finish “important” emails? Do you take work home on the weekends? You might want to re-examine why you are working so …

A Weekend in a Psychiatric Hospital Showed This Podcaster Just How Broken Our Mental Health System Really Is

Despite his master's degree in psychology, he never expected a psychiatric hospital to be like this.<p>I first met Alan Motter last year when he interviewed me for the Introvert/Extrovert Podcast. In the subsequent months, I've spoken with Alan several times about mental strength and our mutual …

3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against …

Yoga

Pinpointing the Origins of Migraine in the Brain

Migraines are a very unpleasant variety of headaches, often associated with other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, photophobia (aversion to light) …

Neurology

Learn a key negotiating skill from FBI negotiator Chris Voss

<b>Chris Voss:</b> You know, successful negotiation is not about getting to yes, it's about mastering no and understanding what the path to an agreement is. …

Body Language

'The patient is Code 3 critical. Her frail, 90-year-old body is failing. How much should I do to save her life?'

"This is the end of my life." These were my patient's only words — an economy of phrasing made necessary by an all-consuming air hunger. She had just arrived in the emergency room, Code 3 critical, after a lights-and-sirens ambulance transport from her nursing home. Awake, alert and intensely …

Medicine

Social media use linked to depression

Social media isn't necessarily good for us. In fact, studies suggest that Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms may have fueled a spike in suicide, addiction, and a host of other mental health problems. Now, a new study in Depression and Anxiety finds that social media use is strongly …

Social Media

Why suicide rates spike in spring

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and woodland creatures are literally coming out to play—it’s like a Disney movie out there. But while springtime <i>seems</i> hyper-cheerful, not everyone feels that way. For some people, the season can be especially tough, and sadly, research shows that suicide …

Magic Mushroom Drug Lifts Depression in Human Trial

A hallucinogenic drug derived from magic mushrooms could be useful in treating depression, the first safety study of this approach has …

Neuroscientists Have Recorded The Brain Activity of a Man at The Exact Moment He 'Saw God'

A serious case of epilepsy gave him a 'religious experience'.<p>Medical case reports are incredible things. Like real-life episodes of <i>House</i>, they offer …

How to Reduce Stress With Deep Breathing

You may have heard that deep breathing exercises can relieve stress. Unlike some stress-relieving techniques, solid research shows that breathing …

What's It Like to Be In a Band When You're Living With Bipolar Disorder?

"When you’re manic," explains Patrick Stickles from Titus Andronicus, "it can be dangerous to have a lot of people respond to it positively."<p><i>- - -</i><p>Lots of music about misery is, well, it’s miserable. Most of the songs that soundtracked my years of teenage angst were explicitly sad in a very specific …

5 Creative Ways To Beat Insomnia (When Nothing Else Works)

If you suffer from insomnia, at any level, you understand the pain and frustration. And while there are those old standby tips and tricks we've all …

how to be (sort of) ok

Listen up as Twitter sensation and perennial sad girl Melissa Broder AKA @sosadtoday presents her guide to being, well, less sad.<p>I'm not really in the advice game. The people who have helped me the most with my anxiety and depression aren't the ones who tried to fix me. Rather, it's those who …

Neuroscientist to the Super Busy: Sleep Is Work Too

The science of why skipping sleep is a truly terrible idea.<p>A few weeks ago, I chatted with a smart, successful startup founder for a story I was working on at midnight his time (I'm not the world's rudest journalist -- that's when he called me). After the call I had a nonurgent follow-up question …

We saw magic mushrooms lift long-term depression. It’s time for a change of perception | Amanda Feilding

After 50 years in the wilderness, psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, found in mushrooms, deserve to be examined for their potential in treating illness such as depression<p>Those of us who have never felt depression will certainly know people who have, and will have shared with them that impatient …

Antidepressant use soars despite findings effectiveness is lower than believed

Use doubles after 16 years and researchers find taking antidepressants alone is ineffective for up to 40% of patients<p>Antidepressants are less effective than previously thought, yet use of the drugs has doubled among Australians over the past 16 years, a review published in the Medical Journal of …

​'​Sick​ and​ asphyxiating​'​​ – why we live in an age of anxiety

These are anxious times – one in five Britons suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. We examine what makes everyday stresses spiral out of control, and four writers reveal how their fears rule their lives<p>Anxiety plagues our times. In the UK, 19% of people suffer from depression and anxiety, …

Bayesian reasoning implicated in some mental disorders

From within the dark confines of the skull, the brain builds its own version of reality. By weaving together expectations and information gleaned …

Bad Experiences Often Remembered Out of Context

When people experience a traumatic event, they often carry very strong memories of the specific negative event but keep only vague memories of the …