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Magnetic Brain Stimulation Eases Most Cases of Severe Depression: New Study

Nearly 80% of patients with severe depression achieved remission after being treated with a new type of brain stimulation, researchers say.

'Laughing Gas' Shows Promise Against Tough-to-Treat Depression

A single treatment using low-dose nitrous oxide rapidly relieves symptoms of severe depression, researchers say.

More Than 50% Of Covid-19 Survivors Suffer Depression, New Study Finds

Young, male patients with severe COVID-19 are most at risk for major depressive disorder, researchers say

Irregular Sleep Patterns Tied To Bad Moods and Depression

Variable wake-up and sleep times can increase a person's risk of depression symptoms over time, researchers say.

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24 Nov
Adults With ADHD Face 4 Times the Odds for Anxiety Disorder

Adults With ADHD Face 4 Times the Odds for Anxiety Disorder

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not just a childhood disorder, and new research shows that adults with ADHD are four times more likely to have anxiety disorder.

"These findings underline how vulnerable adults with ADHD are to generalized anxiety disor...

23 Nov
Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The latest in a spate of studies investigating links between use of social media and depression suggests the two go hand in hand.

"The relationship between social media and mental health has been the subject o...

22 Nov
Vaping Could Weaken Your Bones, Study Finds

Vaping Could Weaken Your Bones, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The evidence against vaping is mounting, and a new study now links e-cigarettes with an increased risk for broken bones.

Over time, vaping appears to increase the risk for fracture of the hip, spine and wrist ...

22 Nov
Many Psychiatric Patients Are Getting Risky Drug Gabapentin 'Off-Label'

Many Psychiatric Patients Are Getting Risky Drug Gabapentin 'Off-Label'

MONDAY, Nov. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Most prescriptions for the medication gabapentin are for unapproved uses -- and many patients end up taking it along with drugs that create potentially dangerous interactions.

That's the conclusion of a new stu...

18 Nov
Many Kids Separated From Families at U.S. Border Suffer PTSD

Many Kids Separated From Families at U.S. Border Suffer PTSD

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and children who were separated under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy have shown lasting psychological trauma -- even after being reunited, a new study finds.

Between 2...

17 Nov
Teen Social Media Posts About Cutting, Other Self-Harm Are Soaring

Teen Social Media Posts About Cutting, Other Self-Harm Are Soaring

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- American teens are increasingly turning to the social media giant Instagram to share graphic images of their own attempts to harm themselves, a new study reveals.

"It could be an attempt to share their emoti...

16 Nov
Better Work Conditions Bringing Better Mental Health to Resident Doctors: Study

Better Work Conditions Bringing Better Mental Health to Resident Doctors: Study

Medical training may be taking less of a mental health toll on young doctors than it used to, but depression remains common, a new study suggests.

Medical residency -- the training that new doctors undergo at hospitals or clinics -- is infamous for its grueling schedule,...

16 Nov
As Countries Become More Tolerant, Suicides Among Gay Men Decline

As Countries Become More Tolerant, Suicides Among Gay Men Decline

A new study confirms that when a country is more accepting of people who are LGBTQ, fewer gay or bisexual men take their own lives.

In a new study, researchers compared life in a country where LGBTQ folks encounter strong stigma with that in a country where stigma agains...

12 Nov
Alzheimer's Diagnosis May Come With Big Cost to Social Life

Alzheimer's Diagnosis May Come With Big Cost to Social Life

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease, slowly robbing patients of their memories and even their sense of selves.

Now, new research shows it also robs sufferers of a healthy social life.

"Social relationships are an essential feature of our quality of life and can bu...

11 Nov
Too Much Sitting May Be Bad for Your Mental Health

Too Much Sitting May Be Bad for Your Mental Health

Call it the great pandemic sit-down.

As COVID-19 turned daily commutes into shuffles between rooms at home, and Netflix replaced time spent at the gym or playing sports, Americans have been sitting a lot more. Now a new study suggests it may be putting their mental heal...

10 Nov
Placebo Effect Plays Big Role in Antidepressant's Impact on Anxiety: Study

Placebo Effect Plays Big Role in Antidepressant's Impact on Anxiety: Study

Illustrating the power of the mind to heal itself, new research suggests that the placebo effect could help drive antidepressants' effects against anxiety disorders.

The placebo effect refers to an increase in the success of a treatment when a patient expects a benefit.<...

10 Nov
Mindfulness Can Boost Your Mindset After Cardiac Arrest

Mindfulness Can Boost Your Mindset After Cardiac Arrest

Shining a light on the powerful link between the mind and body, a new study suggests that cardiac arrest survivors who learn to focus their thoughts on the here and now during recovery are less likely to become depressed or anxious.

The finding centers on a mental h...

09 Nov
Screening School Kids for Depression Boosts Diagnoses, Outcomes

Screening School Kids for Depression Boosts Diagnoses, Outcomes

Schools could provide solutions for kids who are grappling with depression, a new study suggests.

Students who have school-based depression screening are twice as likely to begin treatment as peers who don't get that service, researchers say.

"Our study is publishi...

08 Nov
Discrimination Takes Toll on Mental Health of Young Adults

Discrimination Takes Toll on Mental Health of Young Adults

Young adults who face discrimination about their bodies, race, age or sex are at increased risk for mental health issues, researchers report.

They analyzed data gathered from more than 1,800 U.S. participants who provided details about their mental health, behavior and e...

05 Nov
No 'Fall Back'? Sleep Experts Argue Against Daylight Standard Time

No 'Fall Back'? Sleep Experts Argue Against Daylight Standard Time

Most folks groan when the time comes to either "spring forward" or "fall back" an hour, with the waxing and waning of daylight saving time.

But that one-hour time shift — which occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday — is more than just a minor annoyance, sleep experts say.

Re...

05 Nov
After Clocks 'Fall Back' This Weekend, Watch Out for Seasonal Mood Changes

After Clocks 'Fall Back' This Weekend, Watch Out for Seasonal Mood Changes

As clocks are turned back an hour this weekend and it gets dark earlier, many people will begin grappling with seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

The disorder -- also known as winter or seasonal depression -- affects up to 5% of Americans, but rates are much higher in No...

03 Nov
Despite Stress of Pandemic, U.S. Suicide Rate Dropped in 2020

Despite Stress of Pandemic, U.S. Suicide Rate Dropped in 2020

Despite the anxieties and tumult of the COVID-19 pandemic, overall suicide rates in the United States fell by about 3% between 2019 and 2020.

But during the same time frame, suicides increased among people aged 10 to 34. They also rose among Black, American Indian or Ala...

03 Nov
Pandemic Has Stressed Out Doctors

Pandemic Has Stressed Out Doctors

It's a finding that stands to reason: A new study shows the pandemic has triggered anxiety and depression in many doctors.

Researchers used surveys to assess the mental health of more than 5,000 doctors in Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom at two points during the pand...

01 Nov
Purrfect Pal: Robotic Cats May Help People With Dementia

Purrfect Pal: Robotic Cats May Help People With Dementia

If you have a pet, you know that the excited wag of your dog's tail or the satisfied purr of your cat curling up on your lap can be a mood booster.

But what if that pet is a robot? And what if its owner has dementia?

In a small study, researchers at Florida Atlanti...

29 Oct
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Helped Rid Him of Decades-Long Depression

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Helped Rid Him of Decades-Long Depression

When Tommy Van Brocklin signed up for a trial of a special type of magnetic brain stimulation therapy that could potentially ease his depression, he had already been living with the mood disorder for 45 years.

Van Brocklin, 60, first underwent an MRI that located the par...

29 Oct
High School Football Won't Raise Lifetime Risk for Suicide: Study

High School Football Won't Raise Lifetime Risk for Suicide: Study

Some parents may worry about whether playing high school football might put their kids at risk for depression and suicidal thoughts in adulthood, but new research suggests they can relax.

It included more than 2,300 U.S. males who enrolled in the study at average age of ...

28 Oct
Could Breastfeeding Help Women Keep Their Smarts as They Age?

Could Breastfeeding Help Women Keep Their Smarts as They Age?

Might breastfeeding affect a new mother's future brain health?

That's the intriguing question posed by a new study that flips the narrative from the often-touted benefits for baby to what impact breastfeeding might hold for Mom years later.

Researchers from UCLA He...

27 Oct
How Folks Are Coping With Post-COVID Loss of Smell, Taste

How Folks Are Coping With Post-COVID Loss of Smell, Taste

People who've lost their ability to smell and taste due to COVID-19 have significant struggles, but they can find ways to cope with their situation, a new study shows.

One of the most common side effects of COVID-19 is the loss of the sense of smell, which severely affec...

25 Oct
People With Autism at Higher Risk for Suicide, Self-Harm: Study

People With Autism at Higher Risk for Suicide, Self-Harm: Study

A significantly increased risk of self-harm and suicide among people with autism shows the need for programs to reduce that risk, researchers say.

For their study, the investigators analyzed 31 studies on the link between autism and self-harm/suicide that were posted to ...

25 Oct
Nurses Have Suicidal Thoughts More Often Than Other Workers: Study

Nurses Have Suicidal Thoughts More Often Than Other Workers: Study

U.S. nurses think about suicide more often than other workers do, but are less likely to tell anyone about it, new research reveals.

For the study, the researchers analyzed the responses of more than 7,000 nurses and nearly 5,200 other general workforce members who took ...

22 Oct
Depression, Anxiety Could Raise a Pregnant Woman's Odds for C-Section

Depression, Anxiety Could Raise a Pregnant Woman's Odds for C-Section

While anxiety and depression in pregnant women have already been linked to low birth weight and preterm birth, they may also contribute to higher rates of cesarean deliveries.

Researchers called the study among the largest to document a link between mood and anxiety diso...

20 Oct
Little Change Seen in Americans' Use of Mental Health Services During Pandemic

Little Change Seen in Americans' Use of Mental Health Services During Pandemic

With all of the fear, grief and isolation the pandemic has brought, it would stand to reason that there would be a big jump in the number of Americans seeking treatment for anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

But that doesn't seem to be the case, accordin...

20 Oct
U.S. Psychologists See Big Spike in Demand for Mental Health Care

U.S. Psychologists See Big Spike in Demand for Mental Health Care

The number of Americans seeking treatment for anxiety and depression has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating what a leading medical association terms a "mental health tsunami."

That's the key takeaway from a nationwide survey of psychologists by the American P...

19 Oct
U.S. Pediatricians, Psychiatrists Declare 'Emergency' in Child Mental Health

U.S. Pediatricians, Psychiatrists Declare 'Emergency' in Child Mental Health

Fear, grief, uncertainty and isolation during the pandemic have triggered a national state of emergency in the mental health of America's youth, leading child health care groups warned Tuesday.

Youngsters already faced significant mental health challenges, and the pandem...

18 Oct
Pandemic Grief Can Come Between Mothers and Their Newborns

Pandemic Grief Can Come Between Mothers and Their Newborns

Among the many negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be damage to the bond between mothers and their infants, researchers say.

Women who experienced grief and depression due to pandemic-related losses may find it more difficult to form this all-important emotiona...

18 Oct
Treating Depression Could Lengthen Lung Cancer Patients' Lives

Treating Depression Could Lengthen Lung Cancer Patients' Lives

Persistent depression can significantly shorten lung cancer survival -- even if patients receive the latest cancer treatments, new research shows.

"We need to help these patients, not only at diagnosis, but throughout treatment to take depressive symptoms out of the equa...

06 Oct
Depression in Early Life May Up Dementia Risk Later

Depression in Early Life May Up Dementia Risk Later

Happy young adults may be somewhat protected from dementia, but the reverse may be true, too: If you're a depressed young adult, your odds for dementia rise, a new study suggests.

"Generally, we fou...

05 Oct
First Year of Pandemic Saw Depression Rates Triple

First Year of Pandemic Saw Depression Rates Triple

Depression rates rose three-fold among U.S. adults during the first year of the COVID pandemic, new research shows.

Surveys of more than 6,500 adults found that about 33% have had more intense symptoms of depression this year, compared to 28% in the pandemic's early mont...

04 Oct
'Personalized' Brain Zaps May Ease Tough-to-Treat Depression

'Personalized' Brain Zaps May Ease Tough-to-Treat Depression

Imagine battling debilitating depression for years, trying everything but finding little or no relief.

That's what Sarah, 36, lived with most of her adult life.

"I had exhausted all possible treatment options," recalled Sarah, who did not want her last name used. "...

01 Oct
Breastfeeding Longer May Lower Postpartum Depression Risk

Breastfeeding Longer May Lower Postpartum Depression Risk

Besides the long-established benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mom, a new study reports one more: Nursing could help chase the blues away.

It is linked to a lower risk for postpartum depression -- the so-called "baby blues" -- and nursing for a longer time may furth...

30 Sep
LGBQ Teens More Likely to Contemplate Suicide

LGBQ Teens More Likely to Contemplate Suicide

Kids who are gay, bisexual or questioning their sexuality may be vulnerable to contemplating suicide at a tender age, a new U.S. government study finds.

It has long been known that teenagers who are part of sexual minorities have a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and be...

29 Sep
Stopping Antidepressants Raises Relapse Risk

Stopping Antidepressants Raises Relapse Risk

People who stop taking antidepressants after long-time use may face a high likelihood of spiraling into depression again, a new study suggests.

British researchers found that among patients who stopped taking their antidepressants because they felt well, 56% relapsed wit...

27 Sep
Depression During Pregnancy Raises Risk of Mood Disorder in Kids

Depression During Pregnancy Raises Risk of Mood Disorder in Kids

When mothers suffer depression during or after pregnancy, their kids may be at heightened risk, too -- all the way into young adulthood, a new study suggests.

Of more than 5,000 kids researchers followed until age 24, those whose moms had depression during or after pregn...

27 Sep
For Boys, Sports Key to Mental Health

For Boys, Sports Key to Mental Health

Trying to fit soccer or Little League into your son's busy schedule? Canadian researchers offer some compelling reasons to do so.

Little boys who play sports are less apt to be anxious or depressed later in childhood and more likely to be active in their early teens, acc...

23 Sep
Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Insulin resistance can make you more than twice as likely to develop major depression, even if you haven't developed full-blown diabetes, a new study reports.

Initially healthy people who later developed prediabetes were 2.6 times more likely to come down with major depr...

22 Sep
Witnessing Abuse of a Sibling Can Traumatize a Child

Witnessing Abuse of a Sibling Can Traumatize a Child

Seeing a parent abuse a sibling can be as traumatizing as watching a parent hurt another parent, a new study finds.

And it can lead to depression, anxiety and anger, researchers say.

"When we hear about exposure to family violence, we usually think about someone b...

21 Sep
Neighborhood Gun Violence Means Worse Mental Health for Kids

Neighborhood Gun Violence Means Worse Mental Health for Kids

Living within a few blocks of a shooting increases the risk that a child will end up visiting the emergency department for mental health-related problems, researchers say.

The new study found significant increases in mental health-related ER visits in the two weeks after...

20 Sep
Depression During Menopause: How to Spot It and Treat It

Depression During Menopause: How to Spot It and Treat It

Emotional changes in the run-up to menopause can sometimes lead to depression.

It can be important to see a doctor to help determine whether you're just feeling stressed or "blue" -- or whether you might have clinical or major depression, a condition associated with a ch...

17 Sep
Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

Diseases that can rob you of vision as you age also appear to be tied to an increased risk for dementia, a new study finds.

Specifically, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease were linked with a higher likelihood of dementia, resea...

12 Sep
Could You Help Prevent a Suicide? Know the Warning Signs

Could You Help Prevent a Suicide? Know the Warning Signs

Knowing the warning signs of suicide can save a life, experts say.

Suicide is the 10th leading overall cause of death in the United States, and number two among people between the ages of 10 and 34.

Most suicides result from depression. It can cause someone to feel...

10 Sep
Getting Your First COVID Shot Can Boost Mental Health: Study

Getting Your First COVID Shot Can Boost Mental Health: Study

When you got your first COVID-19 jab, did you breathe a sigh of relief? If so, you're not alone.

U.S. adults who got the vaccine between December 2020 and March 2021 experienced a 4% reduction in their risk of being mildly depressed and a 15% drop in their risk of severe...

08 Sep
Eczema Can Take Toll on Child's Mental Health

Eczema Can Take Toll on Child's Mental Health

Eczema doesn't just irritate kids' skin. The often disfiguring condition may also be tied to depression, anxiety and sleep difficulties, new research warns.

A study of more than 11,000 British children and teens found that those with severe eczema were twice as likely t...

02 Sep
Depression Can Be a Killer for People With MS

Depression Can Be a Killer for People With MS

Depression and multiple sclerosis (MS) tend to travel together, new research finds, and when they do the chances of dying during the next decade can be up to five times greater than it is for those with neither condition.

Exactly why the combination is so lethal is not f...

30 Aug
Cluster of Symptoms Common in People First Diagnosed With MS

Cluster of Symptoms Common in People First Diagnosed With MS

A number of symptoms are common among people who are newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a patient survey shows.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable disease in which the nerves' protective layers are damaged,

26 Aug
Feel Guilty About 'Useless' Leisure Time? Your Mental Health Might Suffer

Feel Guilty About 'Useless' Leisure Time? Your Mental Health Might Suffer

Struggling to decide whether to spend another hour at the office or take a late afternoon stroll?

Put on your walking shoes.

Making leisure time a priority is good for your mental health. For many, though, especially folks who prize productivity above all, it's a ...

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