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A chemotherapy drug used to treat brain cancer may increase vulnerability to depression by stopping new brain cells from growing, according to a new study.
A new study compares bariatric surgery outcomes according to preoperative mental illness. Results indicates that the state of mental illness does not affect weight loss results.
Scientists have identified a novel mode of action for a potential antidepressant that also leads to nerve cell growth in the mouse hippocampus. The activator of a serotonin receptor uses a different mechanism to the most commonly used antidepressants, SSRIs. This is a promising finding for the millions of patients who do not respond well to current treatments.
In newly updated clinical guidelines, researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing literature on integrative therapies for patients with breast cancer and other cancer populations.
The dorsal anterior cingulate cortex may have to work harder to modify negative emotional responses in people with poor sleep who have depression or anxiety, new research suggests.
People who consume low-fat milk and yogurt, rather than whole-fat dairy products, are less likely to have depression, according to researchers.
Mindfulness group therapy has an equally positive effect as individual CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) for the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric symptoms in patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders.
Nearly half of people with one mental illness also experience another mental illness at the same time. This is leading researchers to shift their focus away from individual disorders and search instead for common mechanisms or risk factors that might cause all types of mental disorders. Researchers have now linked specific differences in the cerebellum and pons to many types of mental illness.
Authors of a new report explore the connection between gratitude expression and psychological and physical well-being. As one might expect, positivity begets positive results for our well-being.
Adolescents' use of Instagram actually strengthened the closeness of their friendships, new research has found. However, investigators warn that frequent use can also lead to an increase in depressed moods.