Major depression is becoming more and more common in the United States where 9 million people are already diagnosed with it. Even worse news: it's the young who are suffering the most from the condition.
People diagnosed with severe mental illness were over 50 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, compared to the general population.
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.
Eating live-cultures yogurt could potentially reverse depression symptoms and anxiety.
Men can also experience a kind of depression that typically affects women during and after their pregnancy.
Brain scans of newborn babies may offer clues whether the baby would develop symptoms of clinical depression and anxiety disorder later in their life.
We may finally have discovered the physical source of depression in the brain. New research has allowed researchers to identify the lateral orbitofrontal cortex as the area of the brain that is most affected by depression. This can open up possible new treatments.
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.
Children suffering from clinical depression don't respond to rewards the same way as other children.
Denying women access to abortion is more detrimental to their mental health than undergoing an actual abortion.
High-competitiveness of medical schools is driving many students in the path of depression and at times suicidal ideation.
A new study from China revealed that older adults suffering from cataracts are also more likely to develop symptoms of depression.
A single dose of a hallucinogenic compound found in so-called "magic" mushrooms could help relieve depression and anxiety in patients with terminal illness.