With the exception of anger, women experience emotions more intensely and share their emotions more openly with others.
Studies show oestrogen protects against depression and psychotic symptoms. So falls in the hormone, as happens before menstruation, can lead to depressive and other symptoms of mental illness.
From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
These four “natural” therapies for depression have rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific studies to support their use.
Half of Australians feel lonely for at least one day a week, while one in four feel lonely for three or more days. This can impact on sleep, heart health and levels of anxiety.
As their kids get older, should parents should be more – not less – vigilant?
Indonesia should start investing in mental health care and ensuring that each Puskesmas has enough human resources to detect, treat and care for people with mental disorders.
The process of grieving can happen in stages. But these stages are rarely experienced in the same way by one bereaved person and another.
With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
The Mediterranean diet is not only good for your heart. It could protect your mental health, too.
Older people living in residential aged care often have few friends, no meaningful interactions and feel socially isolated. Most people are depressed and some may no longer wish to live.
Australia's aged care sector is in trouble. Our experts have previously explored the complex aspects of the system, exposing where the problems are, and have been for some time.
Death by suicide has increased at an alarming rate in recent decades. With September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, an expert offers screening questions that even laypeople can use.
Alzheimer's disease affects many people under the age of 65. The 'young-onset' version of the disease is often misdiagnosed as depression or dismissed as a midlife crisis.
Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.
Older men are more at risk of loneliness than woman. Feeling isolated increases the risk of anxiety and depression.
Once associated with mind-control experiments and counter-cultural defiance, psychedelics now show great promise for mental health treatments and may prompt a re-evaluation of the scientific method.
Centuries from now, antidepressants may be seen as a barbaric treatment for treating children with depression.
Bullying isn't just linked to depression and anxiety, it can also lead to more subtle effects such as problems with trust and self-esteem.