Nearly 1 in 5 US teenagers battle depression. But parents can help by communicating openly, creating a behavior contract and finding low-pressure opportunities to interact with their teen.
A new study investigated whether ‘school connectedness’ prevents the onset of depression and anxiety in 14 to 24 year-olds.
In a systematic review of existing studies, researchers found that air pollution such as fine particulate matter can interfere with regions of the brain responsible for emotional regulation.
This problem is more common than you think.
Patients who undergo transcranial magnetic stimulation say it’s painless, with few to no side effects. The treatment isn’t yet widely accessible, but for those who use it, the effects can be profound.
From ancient Greece to modern-day TikTok witchcraft, the world of witches has been a changing one.
Research has confirmed higher rates of body dysmorphic disorder among people seeking cosmetic procedures, but we don’t know as much about other mental health issues.
Where do memories come from? And why do they provoke such strong emotions even though the moment may be long passed?
An anthropologist explains why we all have some irrational beliefs and the reason they give us comfort.
In her new memoir A Kind of Magic, Anna Spargo-Ryan writes of her fragile mental health with humour and courage.
How does stress impact the body’s ability to fight infection?
The US National Women’s Soccer League was recently rocked by revelations of sexual abuse. But research shows that physical and verbal abuse is also disturbingly common in organized sports.
The effects social media has on our mental health may depend on how we use it. Taking control, and knowing when to take a break, is crucial.
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing children and adolescents. But research shows that early screening – including in school settings – can identify children who are at risk.
A study of what customers experience when they’re asked to chip in for a cause during checkout suggests that retailers should be careful about participating in these campaigns.
Anxiety symptoms vary from child to child, and by age. But there are some common signs to watch for.
A recent study tracked depression and anxiety among participants from across different ethnic backgrounds in the US and the UK.
This rare procedure is offered by only a handful of centers in the US and around the world and should be used only when less invasive treatment options for OCD have been tried.
In a new study, a single infusion of the antidepressant – along with repeated exposure to positive imagery – significantly reduced symptoms in depressed patients in a clinical trial.
A new study provides the first glimpse into what happens in children’s brains as they meditate.