We've known for years that childhood trauma can have lifelong effects on our health. It's time for medicine and public health to start addressing the problem head-on.
A study has shown an association between antidepressants in pregnancy and risk to the baby. But there are many factors to consider if deciding whether to stay on an antidepressant if you're pregnant.
Sleep problems can lead to anxiety and depression, and vice versa. General improvements to sleep might be beneficial, whether a person has anxiety, depression, or both.
Help with psychological issues for elite performers is not about reacting when problems bubble to the surface.
A world-first trial showed depression is reduced after just three months following a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, legumes, fish, lean red meats, olive oil and nuts.
All the awareness campaigns have had little effect on the 'garden variety' mental illness that’s causing most of the disability and death.
ECT is a highly effective treatment for severe depression and psychosis, so why does it still have a bad rap?
It seems likely that the disciplinary findings and criminal convictions that come to media attention are only the tip of the iceberg of doctor-patient sexual contact.
Don't listen to the headlines linking binge watching to depression and loneliness. It can be a positive experience – but only if we think of it as a good thing.
And if you don't, there's still time to change.
There is typically no fever, no broken bone, no lesion to examine under a microscope when evaluating mental illness. Diagnosing disorders therefore is hard. A new way to classify disorders could help.
Talking therapy or antidepressants? An MRI scan could reveal what would work for you.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is not the only game in town when it comes to treating depression in teenagers.
Social media use is weakly associated with depressed mood in the young, but it's not clear which way cause and effect runs.
Professionals in rural and regional Australia such as hairdressers, accountants and bank managers often play the role of counsellors too.
Chronic pain often comes with other illnesses. Researchers have now shown that genetics can play a part in how likely you are to suffer.
Depression and anxiety during pregnancy are only recently gaining attention. But seeking help early can make a big difference for expecting mothers – and for their children and families.
Can new ways of using electric currents to stimulate the brain help reduce symptoms of one of the most debilitating eating disorders?
Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be safe and effective. Few medical treatments have such disparate images.
Using sensors on smartphones and smartwatches can shed light on patients' symptoms of depression, even identifying ones they didn't notice or share with counselors.