The critics of mindfulness are getting louder. But there are a few good studies pointing to the benefits of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
College students who take stimulants such as Adderall to get an academic edge might be setting themselves up unknowingly to a vicious cycle of substance abuse and addiction.
While it's important to increase the diagnosis of depression and find a treatment plan that suits the individual, simply writing more scripts for antidepressants isn't the answer.
Research shows people who suffer from loss of meaning die earlier than those who maintain purpose. We can help people find meaning again by nurturing their "spirit".
Ketamine may be the latest recreational drug to find a new legal use.
The increasing placebo response rate in depression is likely driven by an increasing expectation that treatment will work.
Mental health problems need to be addressed to control the HIV epidemic, but such treatment is not yet part of the HIV care package in sub-Saharan Africa.
It will come as no surprise that some new fathers will be anxious or highly stressed. However, most people believe only new mums suffer postnatal depression. This is not the case.
Social media can be a force for good, but you need to be careful how you use it.
Taking some nutrient supplements together with antidepressants can enhance the medication's effects, our new research has found.
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.
From education to sport to sex, virtual reality has dozens of applications, and we're only just scratching the surface of its potential today.
Over five million students of the approximately 11 million students in community colleges nationwide suffer from a mental health problem.
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 who have rheumatoid arthritis often suffer from depression as well. For poor people this is often worse because they cut off their social networks.
SAD has entered popular mythology, but that doesn't make it real.
Studies show that Facebook addiction and Facebook stalking are very real, and do us no good.
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.
Depression can have a devastating impact when you're young, so what do teenagers think about their experience?
It might be that teaching people to reframe their thoughts about winter can help them overcome seasonal affective disorder year after year.