Some depression is caused by environmental factors, and some is biological.
Gender is important in defining susceptibility and exposure to a number of mental health risks. Gender can also explain differences in mental health outcomes.
In medical training and practice, gender differences have at last become a vital part of diagnosis and treatment.
In a series of experiments, we showed the high value we place on happiness is not only associated with increased levels of depression, it may actually be the underlying factor.
Psychological defence mechanisms such as blaming parents can be more dangerous for mental health than a traumatic past experience itself.
Research shows planners and built environment professionals have surprisingly poor knowledge about how cities might harm mental health. The good news is that simple steps can make a big difference.
New research sheds more light on the link between sugar and mood disorders.
Sex is an important part of life, but many people avoid it. Fear, former abuse and religion are common reasons, but you may be surprised to know how your overall health also leads to avoidance.
Children's sleep problems can affect not only their own wellbeing, but that of their parents. Helping parents manage these problems can also reduce their own risk of depression.
A new paper published today has reported a small increase in the number of children born with autism from mothers who were using antidepressant medication while pregnant.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.
A new study sheds light on the link between poor sleep and thoughts about suicide.
How has the first generation of kids to grow up with the iPhone been affected?
Lay workers are being trained to help Zimbabwe manage mental issues in communities. So far it's proving successful.
Terrorism, confusion and fear are leaving many feeling demoralized. While not quite on the level of depression, demoralization is still something to pay attention to. Here are some ways to do that.
We know negative news has an impact on our mental health, especially if we are constantly being exposed to it. Twitter is trying to help young people cope with the stress, which is a good start.
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.