In two decades, the amount of antidepressants being prescribed jumped from 4% to 11%.
Sertraline is effective at treating mild and moderate depression.
There's a difference between having low days and feeling bad all the time. The latter is a common feature of depression.
Around 20% of young Australian women had a diagnosis of depression or anxiety in 2017 compared with 12.8% in 2009. But the proportion of people reporting significant symptoms has remained stable.
Treatment needs to focus on fewer antidepressants, more lithium and supportive group education.
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.
Technology could be a promising alternative to traditional therapy.
These four “natural” therapies for depression have rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific studies to support their use.
Centuries from now, antidepressants may be seen as a barbaric treatment for treating children with depression.
Drugs are finding their way into lakes and rivers, and we need to know exactly what they're doing to wildlife.
New research suggests that people who previously suffered from depression can thrive and live happier lives than before. Why aren't more people aware of that?
Psychedelic drugs have inspired great songs and works of art. But they may also have potential for treating disease like depression and PTSD by helping to regrow damaged regions of the brain.
A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.
There are many examples of hierarchies in the animal world. Bees, for example, send males off to die after breeding season.
A study has shown an association between antidepressants in pregnancy and risk to the baby. But there are many factors to consider if deciding whether to stay on an antidepressant if you're pregnant.
Talking therapy or antidepressants? An MRI scan could reveal what would work for you.
The well-used drug clomipramine could target tumour cells and leave normal cells healthy – if scientists could get enough evidence for it.
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy is linked with various health issues, but stopping taking antidepressants can be even more problematic.
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.
Ketamine may be the latest recreational drug to find a new legal use.