Depression News

Modern Families Challenge Stepfathers’ Mental Health

February 6th, 2015
New research suggests the complexity of raising a modern family can increase the risk of depression in mothers and fathers. New parental roles -- be it biological, stepparent, cohabitating, or non-cohabitating -- place new forms of stress on parents. Scholars at Brigham ...

Brain Imaging Can Predict How Well Psychotherapy May Work for Depression

February 5th, 2015
New research shows that brain scans can predict which patients with clinical depression are most likely to benefit from a specific kind of talk therapy. University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine researchers believe that brain scans could ultimately be used as ...

Religion Can Help Women Cope With Sexual Assault

February 5th, 2015
Many college women who have been sexually abused not only fear their attackers or those similar to them, but often have trouble trusting anyone after being assaulted. A new Baylor University study suggests religion can help victims cope with the emotional fallout. The study is published ...

Envy on Facebook May Trigger Depression

February 4th, 2015
In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that Facebook use can lead to symptoms of depression if the social networking site triggers feelings of envy among its users. Margaret Duffy, Ph.D., a professor and chair of strategic communication ...

Insomnia Therapy Can Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans

February 3rd, 2015
A new study highlights the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy targeting insomnia among veterans. Research findings show that suicidal ideation decreased by 33 percent after a maximum of six sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Moreover, in addition to improving insomnia and ...

Diet, Nutrition Closely Linked to Mental Health

February 2nd, 2015
It’s extremely important that experts in the fields of psychiatry and public health recognize the undeniable link between mental health and diet and nutrition, say leading academics in a new paper published in the The Lancet Psychiatry. Research has overwhelmingly confirmed the relationship ...

Many Teens Have Easy Access to Guns, Despite Suicide Risk

February 1st, 2015
Teens with mental health problems who are also at risk for suicide have just as easy access to the guns in their homes as teens without a suicide risk, according to new research from the University of Washington. In fact, 41 percent ...

Inability to Control Emotions Linked to Impaired Brain Activity in Autistic Adults

February 1st, 2015
New research has found that when it comes to the ability to regulate emotions, the brain activity in autistic people is significantly different from the brain activity in people without autism. Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine say their ...

Severe Depression Tied to Brain Inflammation

January 31st, 2015
People who suffer from severe clinical depression tend to have brains that are 30 percent more inflamed than healthy brains, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Canada. The findings may lead to new ...

Depression and Loneliness = Extreme Television Viewing

January 30th, 2015
New research suggests the lonelier and depressed you are, the more likely you are to binge-watch television marathons or Netflix episodes. Although settling in to watch a series of shows may seem harmless, University of Texas researchers found that younger people use this ...