Antidepressants have been prescribed to millions of people with little thought about how those people will come off them.
An overreliance on medication as the first-line treatment for depression can lead some people to be labeled with treatment-resistant depression when there are other viable alternatives for relief.
Being pregnant and giving birth during the pandemic meant disruptions in pregnancy care and birth experiences, as well as detrimental effects on mental health and birth outcomes.
Disturbed sleep can worsen depressive symptoms of health care workers whose jobs come with high levels of emotional labor and work-family conflict.
AI chatbots can provide people with immediate help, but the technology is still far from capable of replacing human therapists.
Adverse childhood experiences are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems in adulthood.
So you want to start therapy for your anxiety, depression or other mental health issue. What type of therapist should you choose? Here’s a quick guide to get you started.
Mental health still carries significant stigma in Ghana.
Health struggles are part of the human condition, but politicians often resist revealing full medical records. The media often help lawmakers hide their conditions. That shortchanges the voters.
We live in a world where we frequently do not get enough sleep, but we need sleep if our brains are going to stay healthy and function efficiently.
We looked at more than 1,000 research trials and found clear evidence to back exercise as a way to improve depression, anxiety and psychological distress.
Sen. John Fetterman’s admission to a hospital for mental health treatment has set off an important national discussion about the need to reduce stigmas around mental illness.
The mortality rate of people with eating disorders is six times higher than the general population, and they are five times more likely to attempt suicide. However, few people seek treatment.
There’s a case to be made for combining cash grants and job-search assistance services.
The early research suggests the drugs might be effective for some conditions. But scientists have safety concerns.
As tempting as it is, it is not possible to “supplement” oneself out of a bad lifestyle.
Police brutality disproportionately affects Black communities and can cause numerous adverse effects, including depression, anxiety and trauma.
From July this year, some psychiatrists will be able to prescribe psychedelics to some patients. Responses from experts working in the field are mixed.
Public policies should be looking to increase awareness of the link between alcohol and suicide and to assess and treat problematic alcohol use as a way to prevent suicide.
Antidepressants may take away some of the pain of depression but that can also sap away people’s enjoyment of life.