Depression

Why ketamine can treat depression fast

Why ketamine can treat depression fast

In contrast to most antidepressant medications, which can take several weeks to reduce depressive symptoms, ketamine can lift a person out of a deep...
Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Meditation is beneficial for our well-being. This ancient wisdom has been supported by scientific studies focusing on the practice of mindfulness. However, the words "mindfulness"...
How social isolation transforms the brain

How social isolation transforms the brain

Chronic social isolation has debilitating effects on mental health in mammals—for example, it is often associated with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in humans. Now,...
Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new...
What you can do to manage your stress

What you can do to manage your stress

To a certain degree, everyone experiences stress: We feel nervous meeting with a job interviewer, have anxiety about making it to an appointment on time...
Gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity

Gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity

Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center now have...
EEG can decide whether drugs or a talk therapy is better for a depression patient

EEG can decide whether drugs or a talk therapy is better for a depression...

People react differently to positive events in their lives. For some, a small reward can have a large impact on their mood, while others may...
Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new...
brain-anxiety

Yep, your brain has ‘anxiety’ cells

Do your palms sweat when you walk down a poorly lit street at night? That feeling may be traced to the firing of newly identified...
Does your cellphone make you anxious and depressed

Does your cellphone make you anxious and depressed?

There’s no denying that people are spending more time with screens, whether a smartphone or other digital device or a TV. A 2016 Nielsen report...