Why has antidepressant use doubled?
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In two decades, the amount of antidepressants being prescribed jumped from 4% to 11%.
New research suggests the partners of UK military personnel may experience greater levels of depression and binge-drinking compared to women in the general population.
One in three 18 to 25 year olds reported feeling lonely three or more times in the past week.
Loneliness is often triggered by significant life events, and young people have these in abundance. But the solution isn't as simple as joining a group or trying harder to make friends.
Mental disorders are treatable, but a key stumbling block towards positive campus responses in health care has been a lack of systematically collected data.
Mental health researchers based at Queen's University in Canada and Oxford University in the U.K. are helping universities take the lead in developing improved student mental health care.
People with depression experience symptoms that affect their mood, cognitive function and physical health.
Understanding of depression has advanced significantly since the first diagnostic criteria were introduced in the 1980s, but we still lack clear consensus on how this mental disorder should be explained.
Sertraline is effective at treating mild and moderate depression.
Bill Maher suggests that fat-shaming may help people lose weight.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person's control.
‘Fridays for Future’ demonstration in Berlin, March 29 2019.
Children are more attuned to the climate crisis than adults realise. We must listen to them.
In Nordic and Latin American countries, education systems promote well-being and resilience. The UK still has a lot to learn.
Gardening gives people the chance to reconnect and relax.
How gardening can make you happier and healthier.
Taking the pill as a teenager may lead to an increased risk for depression, even years after stopping.
Long-term or historical use of oral contraceptives may lead to an increased risk of depression in later years; understanding the risk will better inform the decision whether or not to take the pill.
Remember, there is always someone to talk to about these things.
There's a difference between having low days and feeling bad all the time. The latter is a common feature of depression.
Keeping sight of the reasons you’re in college helps stave off burnout.
Going to college can be a stressful experience that takes a toll on students' health and well-being. A higher education specialist offers tips to keep the stress at bay.
Dwelling on the past, like writing in a diary, is part of being human and helps us form our identity. But not all memories are helpful.
Remembering past events, experiences or emotions is a big part of being human. But if dwelling on the past is distressing, here's what you can do to help.
If you’re depressed, the headlines might tempt you to reach out for a chocolate bar. But don’t believe the hype.
Depression is a serious, common and sometimes debilitating condition. And no, chocolate won't help, whatever the headlines tell you.
It’s important to help children understand that death is part of life. Here, the father, Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, and his son, Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in a scene from ‘The Lion King.’
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'The Lion King' illustrates how a child moves through five stages of grief with the support of loving friends, family and community.
Women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety as men.
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.
Inequality, poverty, austerity, pollution and a faster pace of life all put strains on city-dwellers – but insights from psychology could help create a more supportive urban environment.
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Happiness is a human construct, an abstract idea with no biological basis. But this is something to be happy about.
Zero-hours contracts exploit workers and need to be banned.