Vitamin D and fish oil are some of the supplements that can enhance effects of antidepressant medications.
Taking some nutrient supplements together with antidepressants can enhance the medication's effects, our new research has found.
While technology is not always a replacement, it can offer increased choice and flexibility.
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.
Virtual reality is improving in leaps and bounds.
From education to sport to sex, virtual reality has dozens of applications, and we're only just scratching the surface of its potential today.
Too distressed to learn?
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Over five million students of the approximately 11 million students in community colleges nationwide suffer from a mental health problem.
One in three adults have smoked pot at some point in their lives.
The potential harms associated with using cannabis depend, above all others, on two things: the age at which you first begin to use cannabis and the frequency, dose and duration of use.
People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis have poor control over their painful, swollen joints and face progressive disability.
People who have rheumatoid arthritis often suffer from depression as well. For poor people this is often worse because they cut off their social networks.
Cheer up, it’ll be dark soon.
SAD has entered popular mythology, but that doesn't make it real.
We’re all watching each other on Facebook.
Studies show that Facebook addiction and Facebook stalking are very real, and do us no good.
Fibromyalgia can be made more difficult when the pain doesn’t seem to have a visible cause.
Unexplained, chronic pain known as fibromyalgia affects up to 5% of the population. Yet there are no effective treatment options for the millions for whom each day begins with persistent pain.
New study looks into depression in adolescence and getting help.
Depression can have a devastating impact when you're young, so what do teenagers think about their experience?
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It might be that teaching people to reframe their thoughts about winter can help them overcome seasonal affective disorder year after year.
Adolescence has always been hard, but there’s not much evidence to suggest it’s worse for kids these days.
Many adolescent pressures are age old, others newer, such as having followers on social media.
Australians are less likely to see a person with an anxiety disorder as warranting professional help.
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.
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Decisions to stop taking medication are typically regarded by mental health professionals as being due to 'lack of insight' but some are trying other strategies.
Therapy, drugs or exercise? The depression treatment journey can be difficult to navigate.
So you're depressed. You know this because a health profession has told you so, or because there is no mistaking the symptoms. Perhaps you've been depressed before. What now?
While nutrient supplementation can have a role in treating certain psychiatric disorders, all kinds of nutrients should, in the first instance, be consumed as part of a balanced wholefood diet.
A growing body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting mental health.
People who believe their problems have biogenetic causes tend to opt for biomedical treatments.
Biological and genetic explanations of mental illness can weaken people’s sense of control and optimism, and create a bias against effective psychological interventions.
Some women are very sensitive to small shifts in hormones, others aren’t.
In recent times, we have learnt more about the connections between the “reproductive” or gonadal hormones and the brain, and how they affect not only women but men as well.
The erection of barriers and nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide results in far fewer deaths – at the site and nearby locations.
Installing barriers and safety nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide can reduce the number of deaths at these sites by more than 90%.
Lance Franklin has been ruled out of Saturday’s qualifying final due to a mental health condition.
Lance 'Buddy' Franklin's story highlights not only the persistent stigma surrounding mental illness, but the potential of sport to help tackle it.