Around 20% of young Australian women had a diagnosis of depression or anxiety in 2017 compared with 12.8% in 2009. But the proportion of people reporting significant symptoms has remained stable.
Inequality, poverty, austerity, pollution and a faster pace of life all put strains on city-dwellers – but insights from psychology could help create a more supportive urban environment.
Worrying a lot or a little has nothing to do with being brave, strong or your character.
Because professional athletes are thought to be paragons of physical and mental toughness, their psychological health has long been a taboo topic. That's starting to change.
Those least likely to get professional help for their mental health conditions were girls, younger children, and children from non-English-speaking backgrounds.
Over half of Australian teachers suffer from anxiety and nearly one-fifth are depressed.
Has anyone close to you asked you to cut down on your work? Do you feel guilty that you're not spending enough time with your friends, family or even yourself? It might be time for change.
Suicide rates increase in times of economic strife and uncertainty
Australia is about to start its first trial of psychedelic drugs for the treatment of anxiety and depression. If the results are positive, this could transform the way we treat mental illness.
Life without pain might seem like a blessing. But pain plays an important role in protecting our bodies from further damage.
Some parents were recently charged with paying bribes for their children's admission to top colleges. Religious thought can help us understand what drives such greed and also provide ethical guidance.
As mental health experts warn that Brexit anxieties are cause for concern, why this is deeply suspect for the country's political future.
Marijuana is known for delivering a good high. But the plant's uses go well beyond the recreational. Marijuana contains a trove of medicinal compounds whose uses we are just now discovering.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
Nearly 20 years ago, Bill Clinton said that sequencing the human genome would give us a "new power to heal".
When we have a panic attack, our body is mobilising to respond to a high level of stress. As unpleasant as panic attacks may be, it's helpful to keep in mind they're not dangerous.
Diseases like psoriasis and lupus are linked with a heightened risk of mental health disorders in younger adults.
Research using massive databases -- such as the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register -- is enabling a whole new understanding of the links between life history, the gut and mental health.
Educational experts offer tips for parents and teachers to help children manage test anxiety but find that overall, policy-makers need to re-think what matters in schools and what’s worth measuring.
Our brain processes the fear of regret in the same way as actual regret, making us reluctant to make changes in life.