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  • Nov 2018

    What are the possible complications of psoriasis?

    Psoriasis often causes skin lesions, but a person with psoriasis may also have a higher risk of other conditions, such as celiac or inflammatory bowel disease. Other possible complications range from a type of arthritis to heart problems and depression. Find out more.

  • Nov 2018

    New evidence that social media increases loneliness

    A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.

  • Nov 2018

    Does depression cause obesity or does obesity cause depression?

    Depression and obesity are known to be linked, but science has found the relationship between them hard to unpick. A new study uses genetic data to find answers.

  • Nov 2018

    Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain

    By measuring the brain activity of participants across a series of days, scientists have encountered the neural signature of low mood in anxious brains.

  • Nov 2018

    Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight?

    Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here.

  • Nov 2018

    Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent

    An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants.

  • Nov 2018

    Depression: Three new subtypes identified

    Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype.

  • Nov 2018

    Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping

    Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here.

  • Oct 2018

    Mental health conditions on the rise among US students

    New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression.

  • Oct 2018

    Cannabis withdrawal can be 'highly disabling'

    Cannabis withdrawal syndrome is real and can have 'highly disabling' effects — especially psychologically — warn the authors of a new study.

  • Oct 2018

    What causes low energy in men?

    Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men.

  • Oct 2018

    Using Facebook to predict depression

    Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts.

  • Oct 2018

    Antidepressants could stave off dementia

    The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia.

  • Oct 2018

    Can COPD cause anxiety?

    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms. Learn more about COPD and anxiety here.

  • Oct 2018

    Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes

    Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.

  • Oct 2018

    How perfectionism affects your (mental) health

    Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore.

  • Oct 2018

    Why depression, trauma can make you age faster

    New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition.

  • Oct 2018

    'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience

    A new study examines the brains of people with seasonal affective disorder to examine why some people do not develop depression despite being at risk.

  • Sep 2018

    What to know about depression with psychosis

    Depression with psychosis, or psychotic depression, happens when someone with major depression also experiences psychosis. This is a serious mental health condition that needs medical attention and has a high risk of suicide. Find out the symptoms, treatments, and recovery for depression with psychosis here.

  • Sep 2018

    Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of depression

    A review of 41 observational studies supports the idea that Mediterranean-like diets can prevent depression and makes a case for interventional research.

  • Sep 2018

    What is alprazolam?

    Alprazolam is an oral prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

  • Sep 2018

    What is paroxetine?

    Paroxetine oral tablets are used to treat mood and anxiety disorders. This prescription medication is available in immediate-release and extended-release forms. It’s also available as both a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva. Learn about side effects, dosage, warnings, and more.

  • Sep 2018

    Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar

    New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders.

  • Sep 2018

    Anxiety in the West: Is it on the rise?

    Anxiety seems to be taking over society. In this article, we ask whether anxiety really is on the rise, and why it might be increasing in prevalence.

  • Sep 2018

    Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men

    Physicians need to be aware that men with urologic conditions often have depression and sleep problems and should refer them appropriately, says a study.