Lifestyle-related dementia risks are complex, with factors like sleep, exercise, diet and social contact interacting with things like cognitive reserve, neuroplasticity and inflammation in the body.
Our global review of research into the link between financial crises and mental health highlights three key challenges: stigma, stress and social roles
SAD is a debilitating condition affecting many people, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The analysis shows that ketamine may start relieving symptoms of PTSD within one day, but it is still unclear how long the effects last and how many injections are needed to maintain benefits.
Group therapy can be at least as effective as individual therapy. It improves mental health by giving people a stronger sense of belonging – without medicines, hospitals or expensive professionals.
Insomnia and mental disorders are inter-related in a way we’ve yet to fully understand. But treating one can often help the other.
Half a million new mothers in the US suffer from postpartum depression every year, yet a lack of awareness and stigma toward the condition keep many from getting the help they need.
A recent study from Sweden found people with a history of chronic stress or depression had a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Cancer screening and other routine primary care can help address inequities if we choose to leave the unfair status quo behind.
With our faces seemingly everywhere − from Zoom meetings to selfies − more people are developing anxieties about how they appear online.
Teen depression is on the rise but effective help is available. We look at what parents can do to support their teen.
Tyson Fury has a history of mental ill health, something which is reflected in his series, At Home With The Furys on Netflix.
Stigmatised people living with HIV often suffer from fear, depression and abuse. It’s sometimes easier to stop a treatment regime than risk being ostracised or assaulted by the community.
Deep brain stimulation can help some people with treatment-resistant depression feel better, but it can be unclear whether a bout of low mood is a relapse or a bad day.
Whether experienced directly or indirectly, racial incidents can trigger numerous psychological impacts on Black people, including lower self-esteem and anxiety.
Readers with depression initially wanted the ‘instant gratification of being fixed’ from self-help books. That didn’t happen, but they did benefit from the right books at the right times.
Amid the fanfare about a new medication for postpartum depression, it’s important to remember that PPD is underdiagnosed and undertreated, and that safe and effective treatments already exist.
New motherhood is often portrayed as a time of joy but it can also be filled with fears and complicated feelings. Here’s how you can get help and support.
What do we know so far about this promising form of treatment and how it might help people with a range of neurological conditions? And is it living up to its promise for people with depression?
Combining psychotherapy with medication can lead to more immediate and enduring results by boosting the brain’s neuroplasticity.