Recalling happy moments could make teenagers more resilient.
Technology could be a promising alternative to traditional therapy.
These four “natural” therapies for depression have rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific studies to support their use.
Almost a third of American adolescents have anxiety disorders. Researchers in developmental neuroscience are figuring out that how the brain matures over time may be part of the reason why.
The fallout from childhood cancer is much wider than just the patient and their parents.
Our genes are important when it comes to aptitude for sleeping soundly.
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.
When does a healthy concern about your health tip over into illness anxiety?
While some respectable organisations have lists of recommended apps, very few of these apps are supported by experimental evidence.
Thousands of Australian men are sitting on waiting lists every year to get help to end their violent behaviour – even though behaviour change programs can reduce their likelihood of offending again.
Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.
Having already had depression or anxiety increases the risk of developing persistent pain, and developing a chronically painful condition dramatically increases chances of becoming depressed.
Smartphones, tablets and computers are increasingly expanding the availability of health services. This means we can access help anonymous at a time and place that suits us.
You're at the park with the kids. Everyone's having fun, and then a strange dog appears, baring its teeth. Your protective response is the evolutionary function of anger.
Some clinical perfectionists avoid or procrastinate because they fear not being able to meet their desired standards.
It might be that teaching people to reframe their thoughts about winter can help them overcome seasonal affective disorder year after year.
Australians have come a long way in understanding depression. Most recognise the symptoms and believe in the value of professional help. But anxiety disorders have been left behind.
People with trichotillomania often pull to the point of causing complete hair loss even though that's never intended or desired. And this eventually leaves them feeling depressed and isolated.
The mindfulness technique is being blindly sold and we are buying it hook line and sinker.
If you or someone you care about experience an emotional problem it won't be long before you hear that cognitive behaviour therapy, or CBT, is probably the treatment of choice.