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.
Until now, the processes that lead some girls to start developing before others have been poorly understood.
Research shows that kindness towards oneself, or self compassion, could improve motivation.
Seawater has been used to treat skin problems, sinuses and mental health issues for centuries. And the evidence largely stacks up.
Over a quarter of medical students suffer depression. Almost half of US physicians say they’re burnt out. A doctor reflects on how much more burdensome and less fulfilling the profession has become.
How you use social media can provide warning signs of depression or anxiety.
About a quarter of medical students show symptoms of depression, and one in ten report suicidal thoughts.
The current education system lends itself to heightened stress levels among staff – and the empowerment of bullies.
Men who see themselves as playboys, and as having power over women, are more prone to poor mental health than those who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to a new study.
People given taurine had significantly improved overall mental health symptoms, including those of psychosis, compared to those given placebo.
While some respectable organisations have lists of recommended apps, very few of these apps are supported by experimental evidence.
If you’re an Australian teenager or young adult diagnosed with cancer, there’s good news: overall survival rates are good and getting better. But what can you expect from life after cancer treatment?
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy is linked with various health issues, but stopping taking antidepressants can be even more problematic.
Lie awake and you could be playing havoc with your amygdala.
Plenty of people listen to sad music to make themselves feel better. But new research shows that for people with depression, it can do the opposite – triggering a cycle of negative thoughts.
Celebrating mental health is a great opportunity to make the right changes to keep workers happy – and productive.
Social relationships and political engagement may prevent radicalisation.
The lack of suicide training provided in nursing programmes can leave nurses feeling like there is a risk of further harm to the patient.
The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?