Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression.
Poor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. Individuals whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep, says a new study.
Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital.
Brief psychological interventions delivered by lay counselors in primary care were effective and cost-effective for patients with depression and harmful drinking in India, according to two new studies.
A small pilot study has indicated that neurofeedback — where patients concentrate on modifying their own brainwave patterns — has potential to treat many of the 100 million people worldwide who suffer from treatment-resistant depression (TRD). This is the first time that neurofeedback has been shown to improve both individual symptoms and overall recovery in TRD.
Medicinal therapy was found to be more than twice as effective as low-intensity brain stimulation in treating depression, according to a study.
A multi-week regimen may be an effective complement to traditional therapy for depression, multiple studies suggest.
A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain unclear.
The world’s first randomized control trial assessing the efficacy and safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression in elderly patients has been concluded, report scientists.
Changes in the brain’s structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study.