Depression News

Personality (As Defined by Friends) May Predict Longevity

December 9th, 2014
A new study shows that your friends' assessments of your personality may offer insight into how long you'll live. The findings are published in the journal Psychological Science. Scientists have long known that personality is a strong indicator of future health and longevity. ...

Mentally Ill More Likely to Be Tested for HIV

December 6th, 2014
People with mental health disorders are more likely to get tested for HIV than those without mental illness, according to a new report by Penn Medicine and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, those with the most severe ...

Prolonged Sitting at Work Impacts Anxiety, Depression

December 6th, 2014
Employees who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for psychological distress, according to an Australian study published in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity. Specifically, employees who reported sitting for longer than six hours per day had higher ...

On-Line Intervention Reduces Suicide Risk in Veterans

December 5th, 2014
A new study suggests a brief online intervention may help veterans reduce the risk of suicide. In their research, psychologist from Florida State University developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity. They believe the software may provide significant benefit for veterans ...

Early Bed Time Helps to Reduce Negative Thoughts

December 5th, 2014
New research suggests that night-owls may have trouble reducing negative thoughts, a trait that may lead to downstream mental health issues. Jacob Nota and Meredith Coles of Binghamton University discovered people who sleep for shorter periods of time and go to bed very ...

Unhappy Community Fosters Depression/Economic Loss

December 4th, 2014
New research finds that people living in the country's unhappiest communities spend about a quarter of the month distressed. The mental distress affects personal and professional life with economists finding that depression harms work productivity. "This is a real concern not just in the ...

Mental Illness Seen as Barrier to Breast Cancer Screens

December 3rd, 2014
New research discovers that women experiencing anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental illness are less likely to be screened for breast cancer. The new U.K. study is published online in the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych). Experts say prior studies have shown people ...

Vitamin D Linked to Seasonal Depression

December 3rd, 2014
Although Vitamin D deficiency is commonly associated with bone and muscle weakness, new research suggests the vitamin may also be vital for mental health. University of Georgia researchers led an international study that found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and ...

Mouse Study Suggest Meds to Restore Natural High may Avert Chronic Marijuana Use

December 2nd, 2014
Development of a medication to replenish the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain may be an answer to relieve mood and anxiety disorders. Vanderbilt researchers believe this effect would enable some people to quit using marijuana. In ...

Imaging Studies Differentiate PTSD & Mild Brain Injury

December 2nd, 2014
New research suggests advanced brain imaging techniques can help to differentiate military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from those with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Currently, it is difficult for clinicians to make a definitive diagnosis as symptoms for PTSD and MTBI ...