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A new national report reveals that 45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older, or 20 percent of this age group, experienced mental illness in the past year. The rate of mental illness was more than twice as high among those aged 18 to 25 (29.9 percent) than among those aged 50 and older (14.3 percent). Adult women were also more likely than men to have experienced mental illness in the past year (23 percent versus 16.8 percent).

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Published in Depression

electric-current-to-brainNoninvasive, electric stimulation of the brain appears to help ease depression, especially in combination antidepressant medications according to a new study released in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Published in Depression

medication-depressed-womanAn excess of one type of serotonin receptor in the center of the brain may explain why antidepressants fail to relieve symptoms of depression for 50 percent of patients, according to research appearing in the January 15, 2010 issue of the journal Neuron.

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Coming Out of the ClosetLesbians, gays and bisexuals (LGBs) who admit they are gay or bisexual have lower stress hormone levels and fewer symptoms of depression, anxiety, and burnout, according to new research published in Psychosomatic Medicine on January 29, 2013.

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Published in Top Stories
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 00:00

Depression More Likely for Older Women

sad_older-WomanOlder women are more prone to depression and are more likely to remain depressed than are older men, according to a study published in the February 2008 Archives of General Psychiatry.

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Published in Hot Topics

sad_older-WomanOlder women are more prone to depression and are more likely to remain depressed than are older men, according to a study published in the February 2008 Archives of General Psychiatry.

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Published in Women's Health

woman eating fishWomen should eat more fish to reduce postpartum deppression according to a study announced by the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry on November 15, 2012.

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Published in Healty Eating

holiday_depressionThe holidays can be a very lonely time for many people, especially for those without family or many friends. These people often feel isolated with nowhere to go and no one to turn to. The hospital emergency department sees an increase at this time of year in individuals who have engaged in potentially lethal behavior during what is supposed to be a festive holiday season.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:00

How to Survive a Long Term Relationship Breakup

woman-cryingIf you have ever loved and lost, than you probably know what it feels like to struggle with surviving a breakup. 

A new study explains why coping a after breakup can be  so difficult and explains what you can do to help survive and recover from the loss of love.

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Published in Spiritual/Healing

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