Australia is about to start its first trial of psychedelic drugs for the treatment of anxiety and depression. If the results are positive, this could transform the way we treat mental illness.
If you're ready to come off antidepressants, it's important to tread carefully. About one in five people experience withdrawals, and it's possible to fall back into symptoms of depression, too.
About 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental illness.
Mental health is impacted by both genetic and environmental factors. But new research reveals that many mental health disorders may flow from early disturbances in fetal development.
Depression can affect people at any stage in life – here, an expert in psychology answers a young reader's question about how to help.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
Diseases like psoriasis and lupus are linked with a heightened risk of mental health disorders in younger adults.
It is clear nature and nurture are factors in suicidal behaviour. But how they interact now needs to be investigated further.
Research using massive databases -- such as the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register -- is enabling a whole new understanding of the links between life history, the gut and mental health.
A safety committee convened by the FDA has declared esketamine safe for severe depression. But isn't this drug the same as ketamine, an illegal street drug? A medical anthropologist explains.
Almost half of people with depression don't appear as sad as you'd expect, but are at a particularly high risk of suicide.
Mental health care for teen mothers is not part of routine health facilities in Nairobi's informal settlements.
New research shows that perfectionism has increased dramatically over the last 25 years, and that perfectionists become more neurotic and less conscientious as time passes.
Medication and talking therapies are key to treating depression but eating a range of nutritious foods can also play a role in boosting our mood.
Using smartphones and wearable devices to identify mental health symptoms and deliver psychotherapy will allow more people to access quality care, according to one psychiatrist.
A neuropsychologist explains the underlying brain mechanisms which stop people managing their emotions.
In this photography-based research project, gay men document their struggles with body image, and challenge current beauty standards.
Not much is known about the long-term consequences of cerebral palsy, especially on mental health.
One study found that people with brown eyes were more susceptible to the disorder.
Research indicates exercise is effective for improving mood and preventing the development of depression in young people.