Depression

Healthcare officials should pay more attention to mental health problems, because it could reduce people's life expectancy more than smoking can, according to new research
The annual conference of the actors' trade union Equity has approvd a motion saying it should provide more support for  members struggling with mental health issues such as depression, one insider has said.
A new study has indicated that preschool teachers in the US who suffer from depression could be having a profound effect on the future of their students.
An alarming number of young people in Northern Ireland could be suffering with mental health issues in silence, a new report has suggested.
Depression is a growing public health concern, affecting 1 in 9 people at some point in their lives, and with a third of sufferers experiencing little or no benefit from medication. Faced with this crisis, scientists have looked for alternati
Encouraging people to be mindful of what they are eating rather than responding to their emotions could be key in the battle against obesity.
Women may not be the only gender to suffer from postnatal depression, according to a new study at Northwestern University Feinberg
Children suffering a mental health crisis are frequently being forced into police custody rather than being accepted into 'safe havens' says an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
People who post messages about their emotional state on social media such as Facebook could be unwittingly affecting the mood of their friends, according to a new
In a paper published this week by the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, Guillem Feixas and his colleagues from the University of Barcelona look at how people's construction of reality can impact on depression.
Living in a household that contains a child's grandparents as well as its parents could raise the risk of the mother experiencing depression within a year after giving birth, according to a new study.
Teenagers who are struggling with depression could find a lifeline in the form of a new smartphone app developed in New Zealand.
Providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with mental health disorders such as depression and eating disorders could provide them with long-term benefits without the need for drugs, an expert on the talking treatment has said.
Psychologists have suggested more may need to be done to protect academics from pressures that could lead to mental health problems.
The mental health of UK soldiers is stronger than that of their peers from the US, according to new research from King's College London (KCL).
New research has discovered that, contrary to previous suggestions that mental illnesses such as depression can indicate risk of suicide, such conditions ar
Listening to music that is perceived as beautiful but sad could help people to feel better when they are feeling down, a study has found.
The assessment and treatment of depression usually deals with negative verbal thoughts as if they are distinct from negative mental imagery and perceptual sensations.
Measuring levels of the hormone cortisol in teenage boys could help doctors to predict those that are at risk of developing clinical depression,
People who stop smoking could enjoy a boost to their mental wellbeing and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new study has discovered.
Two recent studies have highlighted the strong links between failing to achieve optimal levels of sleep and experiencing depression.
Former Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has checked into rehab as he battles a bout of depression, his manager has confirmed.
Millions of patients are being given medication they do not need because doctors are overdiagnosing depression, one expert has claimed.
People who exercise while they are young may be less likely to experience depression in later life than their peers who are not as active, according to a new research revie
People who feel trapped and defeated by their current situation are more likely to be at risk of developing clinical depression and anxiety than the general population, according to research presented at a Society conference.
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