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Q&A: Anti-anxiety prescriptions rise during COVID-19 Special

There’s new data about the rise in prescriptions for anti-anxiety medication during the COVID-19 pandemic. To aid people during these times, Dr. Colin Banas discusses the new iPrescribe mobile prescribing app.

Sitting still too long linked to teen depression

There are multiple causes for depression, with variations at different stages in life. One new research study, focusing on adolescents, has drawn a connection with rates of depression and a sedentary lifestyle.

Student likeability affects academic stress and depression

Pressure in classrooms is intense and students who struggle in school are less liked by their teachers and peers, opening them up to a risk of depression. In addition, a new survey of U.S. students highlights some mental health issues.

AI is playing a critical role in depression therapy

By applying artificial intelligence to assess patients with clinical depression, psychiatrists can gain a new understanding into which therapeutic treatment stands the best chance of working for an individual patient.

Factors connected to recovery from anxiety identified

Anxiety disorders are widespread in society, however the factors associated with recovery have proven hard to pinpoint. New research identifies three levels of recovery drawn from a study of the Canadian population.

Are mobile phones bad for your health?

Are mobile devices good or bad for our health? To what extent are mobile devices changing the way we interact with technology? These are important, open ended, questions, and subject to different studies which are sometimes reaching different conclusions.

Fruit and vegetables lower risk of clinical depression

Researchers from the University of Warwick have detailed evidence of a longitudinal connection between current diet and later mental health. This indicates that consumption of fruit and vegetables could improve people's mental-health.

Essential Science: Is anxiety linked to our gut microbiome?

Microbiome research has advanced considerably since the first results from the U.S. National Institutes of Health led Human Microbiome Project were released. One area of interest is the connection between our microorganisms and anxiety symptoms.

Imagine Dragons frontman offers mental health, depression advice

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has shared the advice he would give his younger self on mental health and depression.

Knowing the signs and symptoms of seasonal depression Special

It’s the time of year when some people start to experience depression due to the lack of sunlight. This is a very real medical condition known as Seasonal Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Dr. Prakash Masand explains.

New approach to treating depression with brain implants

For several years researchers have been looking at the application of deep brain stimulation to treat depression, with mixed results. A new study signals a breakthrough, based on a new target.

How Skype can help beat depression

There are different ways through which technology can help tackle depression, especially with seniors. One tool that has been tested recently is the communication platform Skype. Video communication was shown to reduce depressive symptoms.

Brief absence from social media leads to withdrawal symptoms

Psychologists have been examining patterns of social media use and the effects on people who suddenly stop using on-line platforms. The research has revealed addiction-like behavior after time away from social media.

Decreasing social media use reduces feelings of loneliness

The use of social media is a mixed-bag. It can bring people together and creating a sense of community. It can also enhance a sense of loneliness and be a trigger for depression. A new study recommends limitations on social media use.

Magic mushrooms could treat depression

Bethesda - The so-called ‘magic mushroom’ (the liberty cap mushroom), known for its psychoactive properties, could be the basis for a new antidepressant drug product. This is based on an analysis conducted by the U.S. FDA.

Q&A: Deciphering common mental health myths Special

Mental health is a topic that has gathered a lot of attention recently, given the numbers affected. Despite this, many people are still consumed by myths that are rooted in fear and misinformation. Dr. Prakash Masand unravels these.

Essential Science: Scientists decode mood swings

A new research tranche puts forward the idea of decoding depression. This involves translating mood signals as a novel means for the treatment of affective disorders.

Op-Ed: Immune cells key to schizophrenia? Stunning new find

Sydney - The idea that immune cells could cause schizophrenia is truly revolutionary. The idea of a systemic cause to such variable, unpredictable condition is a whole new dynamic.

AI system analyzes speech patterns to detect depression

Boston - Scientists have developed a machine model designed to detect depression in patients without needing responses to specific questions. Instead, the analysis is based on an assessment of the person's natural conversational or from their writing style.

Essential Science: Antidepressants found in fish brains

Research into the U.S. Great Lakes has uncovered levels of antidepressants not only in the water but also in the brains of fish. This signals the polluting effect of wastewater and sewage treatment facilities.

Wearable electronic aims to help those with depression

A new OLED bracelet has been launched, which aims to help those with depression through light therapy. OLED light sources can emit light at specific wavelengths to help cure depression.

Digital hub aims to improve youth mental health

Belfast - Mental health issues remain on of society’s major, and sometimes overlooked, issues, especially among younger people. A U.K. government backed scheme aims to tackle some mental health concerns using digital technology.

Key messages from the annual workplace mental health summit

Toronto - Recently more than 1,000 people attended the annual workplace mental health summit. A series of Employers Connect events took place in eight Canadian cities. The events discussed new research and ideas to improve employee well-being.

Scanning social media for suicide predictions

Toronto - The Canadian government to set up a scheme whereby social media profiles and messages are searched and analyzed using an artificial intelligence tool, in order to predict suicides.

Essential science: Link between gut microbes and despair

Research into to the human microbiome continues to produce new medical findings of interest. The latest news is a connection between an imbalance of microorganisms in the human gut and feelings of despair.

Study shows America's opioid epidemic began in the pharmacy

In terms of emotional pain, money and life expectancy, America's opioid epidemic has come into sharper focus, including those who are at most risk, based on a new study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center.

Businesses are using technology to support mental health

London - Workplace absence costs employers millions of lost pays and billions in lost revenue each year. Many of these absences are due to mental health issues, of which stress and anxiety are the leading triggers.

Treating depression with brain orientated magnets

New research has been undertaken relation to lowering the impact of depression on the affected individual. Researchers from the Semel Institute report on an interesting approach for tackling depression using magnets.

Too much stress for the mother affects the baby: Study

Swiss researchers have found that if an expectant mother is under stress over the long-term, the level of stress hormones in the amniotic fluid rises. This could have implications for the development of the baby.

Psychologists use machine learning to diagnose depression

Austin - Psychologists from University of Texas at Austin have deployed the Stampede supercomputer help identify patterns in neuroimaging data that can predict for mental disorders.
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