Evidence isn’t always as straightforward as it might first seem.
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Brain-zapping, the curious case of the n-rays and other stories of evidence.
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You've had an x-ray before but have you had an n-ray? Of course not, because they're not real. But people used to think they were. Today, on Trust Me, I'm an Expert, we're bringing you stories on the theme of evidence.
Normal negative emotions are actually growth promoting and essential for human development and adaptation. They prompt us to address life challenges and opportunities and to develop resilience.
Youth mental illness rates are not rising. We don’t need more pills or therapy. We need to stop pathologizing normal life.
Struggling to keep up.
A study of 600,000 children has found links between achievement and depression.
Over half of nursing home residents suffer from depression.
Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents have taken their own lives between 2000 and 2013, our new study shows.
New research reveals that the highest rates of depression are seen in individuals with autism who have above average intelligence.
This is different to the general population, where lower intelligence is linked to higher rates of depression.
New research reveals the burden of depression on individuals with autism, and that depression rates are higher among those with above average IQ.
A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.
As austerity bites, people are turning to social media for help with mental issues. Despite the fact that even Facebook agrees social media can be bad for mental health.
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Treatment for nervous exhaustion in the Victorian era could literally drive you mad.
Edvard Munch’s “The Smell of Death”.
Genetic research could help us produce new ways of diagnosing and treating depression and suicidal ideation – including a 'death smell test'.
Generally people drink to either increase positive emotions or decrease negative ones.
There are many reasons people drink, including to have fun or cope with other problems. Knowing their motivations will allow us to tailor programs to help those who may struggle with alcohol use.
A 24-hour news cycle can leave young people feeling more distressed than usual.
In a survey of 80 teens and college-aged Americans, most said they'd experienced physical or emotional distress before and after the 2016 presidential election.
Anxiety and depression are the top reasons that college students seek counseling, a new report shows.
On the heels of a new report that shows depression and anxiety are the top reasons college students seek counseling, a psychiatry professor lists a variety of factors behind the trend.
Research suggests that suicides by racial and ethnic minorities are undercounted.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.
Kurt Cobain’s song lyrics were loved by many.
New research shows that people with depression use words such as 'always', 'nothing' or 'completely' more often than others.
Asylum seekers from Haiti leave Olympic Stadium in August, 2017 in Montreal.The stadium is being used as temporary housing to deal with the influx of asylum seekers arriving from the United States.
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Talking about mental health challenges is not always so easy for young immigrant and refugee men in Canada, according to research from the University of British Columbia.
Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism, the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies that followed?
Transition to school is a difficult time for children.
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At the ages of 6-7, when children are transitioning to starting school, 14% have high levels of emotional problems, including depression and anxiety. This percentage is higher in the later years.
A one-size-fits-all approach to mental health does not speak to the diversity of Canada’s immigrant population. Here a man participates in a mass meditation on the lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, in September 2017.
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As Bell Let's Talk Day approaches, we profile mental health experts practicing culturally sensitive treatments for depression and anxiety among Canada's immigrant, refugee and Indigenous communities.
At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress.
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
Don’t give up on dry January.
The human brain is 'programmed' to believe in Blue Monday. But here's how to turn it into Happy Monday.