One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017.
New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy.
Rolling images and stories of bushfire devastation can take a toll.
The risk of mental health problems associated with this bushfire season extends well beyond those living in directly affected regions.
Kanye West at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California, in April 2019.
Are high profile celebrities trivialising bipolar disorder by linking it to creativity?
Cross-country skiers are 50% less likely to develop depression than the general population.
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A focus on more realistic performance outcomes can help students cope when things do not go to plan.
Refugees without permanent visas can experience a prolonged sense of insecurity and displacement.
We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.
Disappointment: Labour Party members and supporters will need to face up to the new reality and learn to move on.
Losers suffer a far greater sense of loss than the corresponding euphoria experienced by those on the winning side.
Historically, the body and movement have been widely disregarded within psychotherapy. But times are changing, as a growing movement of somatic and dance therapies are gaining scientific credibility.
Dance therapy is effective in treating depression, improving memory and neuroplasticity in older adults and improving executive function in those with Parkinson's disease.
Neurostimulation is rife with potential and pitfalls.
From dementia to depression to drug addiction, artificial brain stimulation has been hailed as a landmark medical technology for the future. But safeguards are needed if we want the benefits without the risks.
New research shows that men living in the most deprived areas were 51% more likely to experience depression than those living in areas that were not deprived.
Those smiles probably aren’t thanks to tryptophan.
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Tryptophan, found in food, is an important ingredient in the neurotransmitter serotonin. But is that enough to support it as a possible mood booster? The research is decidedly mixed.
Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.
Loneliness is a bigger cause of death than a poor diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, and it's on a par with heavy smoking. So let's get talking about it.
They need to have it to fit in, but social media is probably doing teens more harm than good.
We asked five experts if social media was damaging to children and teens, and four out of five said yes.
Up to 45% of children can experience depression after a natural disaster.
Most kids bounce back quickly after a disaster and there are several strategies you can use to help.
Research shows that cannabis use by people living with post-traumatic stress disorder may reduce their likelihood of depression and suicide.
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Cannabis use is common among trauma survivors, and may improve some of the symptoms of those with PTSD.
Who’s a good doggie? New dog owners benefit from cuddles, meeting other dog owners and more physical exercise.
Cuddles and slobbery kisses, meeting other dog owners in the park and a general lift in mood all likely help new dog owners feel less lonely, our new study suggests.
Having better access to mental health support could be one reason for lower self-harm rates among Danish teens.
Researchers found that between 2008 and 2016, self-harm rates among Danish teenagers actually decreased.
Cocaine and alcohol combine to create a deadly chemical known as cocaethylene.
The rates of suicide among males working in the construction industry are almost double the rates seen overall among Australian men.
Research shows construction workers are at higher risk of mental illness and suicide than people in other jobs. Addressing this must start with dismantling the 'macho' culture on work sites.
People with mental illness are especially vulnerable after they are discharged from hospital.
People with mental illness are at their most vulnerable when they're discharged from hospital. Without the support of family or friends at this time, they're less likely to recover.