Depression News

U.S. Military Lessens Stigma of Mental Illness, Promotes Treatment

October 1st, 2014
An independent study by the RAND Corporation discovers the U.S. Department of Defense has made progress in reducing the stigma associated with seeking help for mental illness. Nevertheless, although the culture surrounding conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder has improved, researchers ...

Study Implicates Depression Screens in Overprescribing Meds

October 1st, 2014
Although the general belief is that many cases of depression go untreated, new research suggests short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression may lead to overprescribing of antidepressant medications. The new research from University of California, Davis Health System (UC ...

Study Finds Rise in Bodily Symptoms of Depression

October 1st, 2014
New research shows Americans now report more psychosomatic symptoms of depression, such as trouble sleeping and trouble concentrating, than their counterparts in the 1980s. San Diego State University researchers analyzed data from 6.9 million adolescents and adults from all over the country. "Previous studies ...

Study Probes Anorexia in Males

September 30th, 2014
New research suggests male anorexia is similar to female anorexia although the male disorder is associated with personality and gender identity issues. Although anorexia is traditionally associated with females, the disorder also occurs among boys and men. University of Montreal researchers embarked on a ...

Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem for Body Image

September 30th, 2014
Researchers have discovered that self-compassion can protect girls and young women from unhealthy weight-control practices and eating disorders. University of Waterloo investigators discovered women who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index ...

Coaching COPD Patients on Coping Helps Boost Quality of Life

September 28th, 2014
Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on how to manage stress, practice relaxation, and participate in light exercise can boost a patient's quality of life, improving both mental and physical health, according to a new study. About 15 million Americans have ...

Bariatric Surgery Doesn’t Lift Mood for Everyone

September 27th, 2014
While most severely obese people are much happier once they lose weight after bariatric surgery, this isn’t true for all patients, according to new research. In fact, based on the findings of their new study, researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine ...

Healthy Foods Tied to Better Mental Health

September 25th, 2014
New findings suggest mental health is correlated to the consumption of fruits and vegetables with a magic number of five portions a day associated with high mental well-being. Researcher from the University of Warwick discovered 33.5 percent of respondents with high mental wellbeing ...

Group Walks in Nature Can Relieve Stress, Improve Mood

September 24th, 2014
University of Michigan researchers have come up with a simple tonic for stress: Fresh air. Walk. Socialize. The recommendations reflect the findings of a new large-scale study that found group nature walks were associated with lower depression and perceived stress, and enhanced mental ...

Brief Intervention Can Ward Off High School Blues

September 23rd, 2014
Teaching kids about how people change in adolescence may reduce the incidence of depression that often accompanies the transition to high school, a new study suggests. Researchers believe the findings are important because so few interventions have successfully prevented the onset of depressive ...