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U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years August 15, 2017

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

Smoking on the Rise Among Pregnant Women With Depression August 14, 2017

More than 1 in 3 smoke, compared to 1 in 10 who aren't depressed, U.S. survey finds

Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health August 08, 2017

Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say

Yoga May Help Ease Depression August 03, 2017

It's not a cure-all but has great potential, leader of an American Psychological Association panel says

Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself August 01, 2017

Brain scans suggest referring to yourself in third person helps keep emotions in check

Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide July 31, 2017

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression July 28, 2017

Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

Estrogen May Influence Women's Depression Risk July 21, 2017

Early menstruation, more frequent periods seem to make sad times less likely, researchers suggest

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism July 20, 2017

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study July 19, 2017

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study July 12, 2017

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

Med Switch Not Always Best Choice With Tough Depression July 11, 2017

Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness July 05, 2017

Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

Concussion in High School Doesn't Boost Depression Risk: Study June 29, 2017

And another study found no long-term decline in quality of life after these head injuries

Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers June 29, 2017

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study June 28, 2017

Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says

Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts June 28, 2017

Treating insomnia might help improve emotional well-being, researchers suggest

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study June 28, 2017

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids June 21, 2017

Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers

Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers June 21, 2017

Other occupations have lower rates, study says

Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness June 12, 2017

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

Depression Can Slow Hospital Patients' Recovery: Study June 09, 2017

Screening for the mood disorder is important for successful healing, psychiatrist says

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study June 07, 2017

It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety June 06, 2017

Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

What You Need to Know About Antidepressants June 02, 2017

They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

Conquering One Big Cancer Side Effect: Fear June 02, 2017

Three new therapy programs provide much-needed psychological support, researchers report

Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist? June 01, 2017

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

Suicide Risk Is High for Psychiatric Patients Long After Discharge From Care May 31, 2017

Monitoring by doctors, family and friends is crucial, researchers and experts say

Transgender People Report More Health Problems May 30, 2017

Disparities can't be explained by lower income, other factors, researcher says

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People May 26, 2017

But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference May 25, 2017

Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis May 23, 2017

Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood May 19, 2017

Risk was 4 times greater if they were also overweight as adults, study finds

Could Tai Chi Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors? May 12, 2017

Study found it as effective as talk therapy for improving sleep and depression

Bullied in 5th Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School May 08, 2017

Victims may develop depression, fueling risky behaviors, study suggests

After Suicide Attempt, a Phone Call Could Save a Life May 07, 2017

Simple follow-up can prevent a future try, study shows

Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health? May 03, 2017

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

Depression's Gender Gap Shows Up in Pre-Teen Years May 02, 2017

Still unclear why more women than men affected by the disorder, researcher says

Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S. May 02, 2017

For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety

Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study April 27, 2017

Researchers conclude that use of the painkillers is 'an American problem,' not a VA problem

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids April 18, 2017

After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings April 17, 2017

Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone April 17, 2017

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being April 10, 2017

People with these traits more likely to be healthier, less lonely and more financially stable, study finds

Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study April 10, 2017

But more recent symptoms may be part of the disease

For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll April 06, 2017

Those who perspire excessively may have hyperhidrosis

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age April 05, 2017

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use April 05, 2017

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

Climate Change May Cloud Americans' Mental Health: Report March 30, 2017

Projected weather-related disasters will fuel anxiety, depression, psychologists' group warns

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause March 29, 2017

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

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