Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school

IMAGE: Benefits of peer support programs at schools view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich. — An estimated one in five teenagers has symptoms of a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens. […]

Rewiring stroke survivors brains could alleviate depression — ScienceDaily

University of South Australia researchers have made a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression after stroke, using a high frequency brain stimulation device to improve low moods. A trial led by UniSA stroke researcher Dr Brenton Hordacre has found that large doses of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) significantly improve post-stroke depression by increasing […]

Increased social media use linked to developing depression, research finds

IMAGE: Brian Primack, University of Arkansas view more  Credit: University of Arkansas Young adults who increased their use of social media were significantly more likely to develop depression within six months, according to a new national study authored by Dr. Brian Primack, dean of the College of Education and Health Professions and professor of public health […]

More than one in three respondents reported clinically significant levels of depression, exceeding rates seen before 2020 — ScienceDaily

Though childbirth is often anticipated with optimism and enthusiasm, approximately 10 to 20 percent of pregnant individuals also experience mental health challenges during the weeks immediately before and after birth. Depression, anxiety and trauma-related disorders can all be exacerbated by increased stress related to pregnancy and postpartum experiences. But it’s unknown how the stressors of […]

Psilocybin may help treat depression, a small study finds

Hallucinogenic mushrooms’ key ingredient, psilocybin, can swiftly and dramatically ease depression in the right therapeutic setting, a small study suggests. A month after receiving two doses of the psychedelic drug, 13 people had big drops in depressive symptoms, researchers report November 4 in JAMA Psychiatry. Because the study was small and lacked participant diversity, it’s […]

Suffering in silence: two-thirds of older adults say they won’t treat their depression

IMAGE: After experiencing depression, Sami Smith found an effective treatment with the help of her psychiatrist and the GeneSight test, a genetic test that can help determine how a patient’s genes… view more  Credit: Myriad Neuroscience, makers of the GeneSight test SALT LAKE CITY, November 16, 2020 – A new nationwide poll, the GeneSight Mental Health […]

Psychedelic treatment with psilocybin relieves major depression, study shows

In a small study of adults with major depression, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms, with most participants showing improvement and half of study participants achieving remission through the four-week follow-up. A compound found in so-called […]

Postpartum depression may persist three years after giving birth

A National Institutes of Health study of 5,000 women has found that approximately 1 in 4 experienced high levels of depressive symptoms at some point in the three years after giving birth. The rest of the women experienced low levels of depression throughout the three-year span. The study was conducted by researchers at NIH’s Eunice […]