Depression

Cure For Depression? Fast Treatment Method Discovered In Enzyme Study

A new a method for speeding up the treatment process for depression has been found, according to a study by the University Of California San Diego …

Mental Health

Here’s what it feels like to climb out of a major depressive episode

CLOSE<p>For nearly two years, Register Metro Voice columnist Daniel P. Finney has shared with readers his battle to shed weight and regain control over …

Des Moines

Is VR really the 'magic pill' we need to treat mental health conditions?

University of Oxford researchers analysed 285 previous mental health and VR studies as part of a meta-study<p>Virtual reality has the "potential to transform" the assessment, understanding and treatment of mental health and is ready to move into the mainstream – but only in certain …

Virtual Reality

Donald Trump’s baldness pills are linked to depression and self-harm

A baldness drug relied on by millions of men – which is also the secret behind Donald Trump’s mysterious golden thatch – has been linked to …

Mental Health

Is the dark really making me sad?

I ask if she’s a winter person: “No, I am not,” she replies stiffly. “I like the Sun.”<p>How do Scandinavians deal with long, dark winters? For Mosaic, …

Melatonin

Hairstylist's viral photos capture the heartbreaking effects of depression

- Depression is a dark and hopeless place that makes even the easiest of tasks seem like the most impossible burdens.<p>One woman in Wisconsin was in …

Mental Health

To reduce obesity and depression, we need more nature in our lives.

Nature is an overlooked antidote: People who live near green spaces are generally happier and report better physical and mental health.<p>A new report …

Environmentalism

Psychiatrist says suicide defendant was 'intoxicated' by antidepressants

A controversial psychiatrist said Michelle Carter was “involuntarily intoxicated” by antidepressants when she sent text messages encouraging her high …

Antidepressants

Yes, You Can Have a Mental Illness and Still Be Mentally Strong

Sometimes, people with mental illness are the strongest ones. Despite their struggles, they keep showing up anyway.<p>There's a pervasive belief that mental illness stems from weakness. But that's not true.<p>Unfortunately, however, the belief is so widely held that some people don't recognize that …

Mental Disorders

The Research on Ketamine As an Antidepressant Looks Quite Exciting

At the moment, the study of hallucinogens as possible treatments for mental illness is in an early, exciting stage — partly because the U.S. …

Mental Health

Marijuana Chemical Could Help Fight Anxiety

A compound in marijuana called cannabidiol could help treat people who have anxiety disorders, a new review of previous research suggests.<p>Cannabidiol …

Mental Health

Non-traditional forms of treatment may offer relief for allergy sufferers

Nearly 100 million people suffer from allergies and asthma, with symptoms ranging from the occasional sniffle to debilitating headaches and additional pains. While taking traditional medicines and altering your lifestyle can offer some relief, new alternative treatments like biofeedback, …

Allergies

How to reduce dependency on drugs like Valium with alternative therapies

Benzodiazepines (such as Valium and Xanax) are depressant prescription drugs used most commonly for anxiety. But evidence suggests dependence on …

Wellness

5 Expert Tips for Being More Present (and Less Anxious)

When you get down to it, anxiety is just a form of fear. Whether it's worrying about your body, your future, or even that embarrassing thing you said …

Makeup

Experiment suggests high-rises depress people

But smart design could mitigate the effects<p>San Franciscans who stubbornly oppose upzoning height limits on new buildings may now have some neuroscience on their side, although the results of experiments that suggest human beings find high-rises fundamentally depressing are not quite so cut-and-dry …

Psychology

5 common meds that could be killing your sex drive

Contrary to popular belief, your sex drive doesn't just go south once you hit the big 4-0. If you're losing your libido in your 40s, 50s, or even 60s, your medicine cabinet—not age—may be to blame, says NYC reproductive endocrinologist Jaime Knopman, MD, co-founder of Truly, MD. Here's a look at 5 …

Mental Health

FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson’s disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease who are …

Medicine

Aparna Nancherla 'TAWKS' Anxiety and Depression In Honest Interview

Not many people open up about depression and even less write jokes about it. Yet that's exactly what Aparna Nancherla does. Following her stints on</i> …

Entertainment

ACA Repeal Stirs Fear of a Future Without Healthcare

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>The GOP’s long-standing promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act will hit another milestone this week: House leaders are set to vote to replace bill for this Thursday.<p>President Donald Trump has voiced his support for the American Health Care …

Health Care

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Principal Investigator<p>Mission<p>The Yale Depression Research Program is committed to advancing the treatment of unipolar depression by improving our …

Yale

Neurocrine Bio's Ingrezza shows treatment benefit in involuntary movement disorder in late-stage study; shares ahead 2%

A Phase 3 clinical trial, Kinect 3, assessing Neurocrine Biosciences' (NBIX +1.6%) INGREZZA (valbenazine) for the treatment of tardive dyskinesia …

Mental Health

Have You Got the "Too Busy" Blues?

Source: Pexels/Pixabay<p>The other day while working at the medical clinic, two different women asked me for prescriptions for antidepressants. I don’t …

Mental Health

Reports reveal grim reality for refugee children fleeing war

They have witnessed deaths, were hurt and sometimes recruited to fight in wars. If they managed to flee, the scars stay with them.<p>Stranded in …

Refugees

This Is What It’s Really Like To Date On Antidepressants

"Medication helped to blunt my anxiety – but it also extinguished any sparks."<p>I’ve dealt with anxiety since I was a teenager. And while I’ve mostly learned to manage and live with it, there’s one domain that’s a continuous struggle: dating.<p>That excited but nervous, fluttery feeling you get in your …

Antidepressants

How I'm Surviving My Threeway Marriage: Me, My Husband, and My Depression

You don't get rid of mental illness through communication. You don't get rid of it at all.<p>When I was 26 years old, I almost killed myself. It was at once both impulsive and entirely thought out — a decision that, if I’m being honest, had been a long time in the making. I was diagnosed with …

Marriage

Have we overestimated the effectiveness of psychotherapy?

Most people who undertake psychotherapy seem to benefit from it. How do we know? Arguably, the most important evidence comes from meta-analyses that …

Psychology

The Current Status of the Ketogenic Diet in Psychiatry

Introduction<p>The ketogenic diet (KD) has a long-standing place in neurology and has been used for treatment-resistant epilepsy since the 1920s (1). KD …

Neuroscience

WHY THERAPY IS THE SOLUTION FOR DEPRESSED MILLENNIALS

I had my first experience of therapy when I was 25 and struggling with depression.<p>Because of the stigma around depression and my own expectation to …

Mental Health

Cannabis and psychosis: it’s high time for a review

It’s hard to tell on the face of it what the knock-on effects of using cannabis are with the wash of media attention, political messages, and people …

Medical Marijuana

Bipolar disorder: New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy

For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression. Now …

Bipolar Disorder