Biological and genetic explanations of mental illness can weaken people’s sense of control and optimism, and create a bias against effective psychological interventions.
In recent times, we have learnt more about the connections between the “reproductive” or gonadal hormones and the brain, and how they affect not only women but men as well.
Installing barriers and safety nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide can reduce the number of deaths at these sites by more than 90%.
Lance 'Buddy' Franklin's story highlights not only the persistent stigma surrounding mental illness, but the potential of sport to help tackle it.
Melancholia has a strong genetic contribution, so it's largely biologically underpinned rather than caused by social factors (stressors) or psychological factors, such as personality style.
Goth teenagers are just like other teenagers the world over – they get depressed, they laugh, they're creative – so why do we pigeonhole?
Researchers have suggested a new theory for why neurotic unhappiness and creativity are often found in the same person. But is the assumption that creative people are more neurotic actually true?
Are you a neurotic who overthinks just about everything? Congratulations, it may mean that you could become hugely successful in a creative job.
With the rate of suicide on the rise, it's time to train law enforcement officials to recognize the signs of mental illness.
New research shows that depression doesn't spread between teenagers but having mentally healthy friends can protect you.
Smartphones could be used to detect the behavior changes that are associated with depression.
More than half (52%) of aged care residents have symptoms of depression, compared with 10-15% of older people living in the community.
Out on a high, but what the road to retirement for top sports stars can be quite a come down.
Diagnostic labels usually describe symptoms, attempt to answer the question of what is wrong, and lead to a treatment plan. But "borderline personality disorder" fails on all three counts.
Combination drugs are considered an innovation of India's medicines industry but they are not as safe as they should be.
Research published today has found an association between commonly used antidepressants and birth defects. But pregnant women face greater harms from stopping their medication abruptly.
Brain damage is caused by persistent depression rather than being a predisposing factor for it, researchers have finally concluded after decades of unconfirmed hypothesising.
While there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one doesn't necessarily lead to the other.
A study has shown that it is possible to lift rats out of depression by reactivating happy memories. But could it work in humans?
What happens to kids who survive school shootings? What are some of the damaging effects they are left to cope with?