A recent review of studies concluded depression is not caused by a lack of serotonin in the brain. But this doesn’t mean antidepressants, which work on serotonin, aren’t effective.
Plant parents will be pleased to know just how beneficial houseplants can be for your health.
Researchers suggest it is important to build daily habits that support mental well-being and seek care when necessary.
Our study is the first to show how common depression is in both parents during and after pregnancy.
Just because we don’t understand the precise mechanism behind depression, doesn’t mean we should dismiss drugs that are known to be effective.
Models shows that some 4 million people in the US have lost a grandparent to COVID-19. But until now, there has been a dearth of research into the mental health effects of losing a grandparent.
A new shows there’s no clear evidence that depression is caused by abnormally low levels of serotonin in the brain.
COVID-19 deaths tend to be more unexpected and traumatic than other types of deaths. A sociologist explains the mental health burdens facing the millions who’ve lost a relative to the coronavirus.
Tackling mental health problems early can help prevent them from getting worse.
Existing brain connections may influence the effectiveness of neurostimulation. Tailoring treatments to each individual brain could expand the number of conditions brain stimulation can treat.
Heteropessimism is an attitude of disappointment, embarrassment or despair at the state of heterosexual relations – specifically about being in one.
Maternal mental health conditions are a reflection of harmful social and economic factors that plague women in general.
With online use ever-increasing, so is the rise of ghosting – when friends decide to disappear into the social ether.
The brain’s somatosensory cortex may help enrich our emotional experiences and improve our mental health. Mindfulness and dance movement therapy may be effective ways to activate it.
In families that are facing economic insecurity, fathers are more likely to experience depressive symptoms that can lead to conflict.
Nursing has long been seen as a vocation, not a skill. This impacts nursing staff and patients both.
The hormones in the pill can cause or exacerbate depression, and the type you use is an important factor.
How do mental health apps compare to in-person therapy? A social worker and expert on technology and human services explains.
People who are directly affected by mass shootings may develop PTSD and depression. But those who are indirectly exposed to these tragedies can also experience profound and long-lasting grief.
Psychotherapy is not one size fits all. From behavioral to gestalt therapies, which approach will work best for you depends on your needs and goals.