Depression is now considered as the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. It is also an important risk factor for suicide.
New machine learning algorithm successfully determine individuals who have major depressive disorder with about 75 percent accuracy.
Brain scans of newborn babies may offer clues whether the baby would develop symptoms of clinical depression and anxiety disorder later in their life.
Results of emerging research published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour suggest that brain scan patterns can be used to help people conquer their fears and increase their confidence.
A team of doctors and psychologists from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and University of Manchester in England has identified the most effective treatment for patients suffering from social anxiety disorder.
Denying women access to abortion is more detrimental to their mental health than undergoing an actual abortion.
A single dose of a hallucinogenic compound found in so-called "magic" mushrooms could help relieve depression and anxiety in patients with terminal illness.
There are no studies that confirm that marijuana can help treat animals of their illnesses and yet that does not stop some pet owners to try their luck on medical marijuana in a possibility that their sick pets can feel a sense of relief from their predicament, according to various reports.
Scientists are reporting that gut bacteria can influence our moods, identifying a “depression microbe” that feeds on brain chemicals.
A new study in Helsinki University was conducted to distinguish drug-related developmental effects from postnatal, environmental effects, such as potential changes in the mother-baby relationship due to maternal depression.
A new study suggests that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men.
Study finds that yoga and meditation are more effective than crossword and memory games.
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a study claiming that happy memories and images generate positive emotions that treat mental health problems such as anxiety or depression.
Genome sequencing, paired with a behavioral test, identified several genes linked to anxiety in chickens. Researchers believe the same genes may play a role in mouse and human behavior.