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Browse: Immune Phases Influence Depression Browse: Unhappiness Has No Effect on Mortality
Browse: Faulty Gene Linked to Depression and Cardiovascular Disease Browse: Antidepressants and Breastfeeding Can Mix
Women on antidepressant medication are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication, according to research presented at the 18th annual conference of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Browse: B-Vitamins Help Depression Meds Browse: Immune Protein Role in Stress
Feature: Neurogenesis in the Emotion-Processing Centre of the Brain
The generation of neurons during adulthood can affect our behaviour and alter our mood, so the discovery that this occurs in the amygdala could lead to new strategies for the treatment of anxiety-related disorders.
Feature: Can Food Help Our Mood?
There is substantial interest in the role of nutrition in preventing and treating depression.
Cover Story: The Psychedelic Renaissance
Recent studies are finding that psychedelic medicines are effective treatments for mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.
Feature: Normal Syndrome
What was once considered normal is becoming medicalised due to broader diagnostic criteria and the concoction of new disorders, but Julian Savulescu argues that this is merely biological enhancement by another name.
Feature: Stimulating Approaches to Depression
New forms of brain stimulation are offering hope to a substantial group of depressed patients who don’t get better with standard medical and psychological treatments.
Feature: Positive Minds Wire Our Brains for Tough Times
Positive feelings are linked to brain development in teenagers, giving neuroscientists insights into why people differ in their resilience to stress and other mental health conditions later in life.
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Feature: Gut Feeling
Does indigestion lead to anxiety and other mood disorders, and could a cure be in sight for both?
Browse: Vitamin B Boosts Teenage Mental Health
Parents of teenagers should give their children vitamin B-containing foods if they wish to reduce the behavioural issues commonly associated with those years, a new study suggests.
Browse: Asthma Linked to Teen Depression
Severe childhood asthma increases the risk of depression and anxiety among teenagers, a study published in Psychological Medicine reveals. However, no link was found between mental health issues and mild asthma.
Browse: Brain Stimulation to Treat Anxiety
Browse: Nutraceuticals Can Boost Antidepressants conSCIENCE: Is “Mentally Ill” the New Normal?
Drug treatments for behaviours that were previously not considered mental health conditions raise several unintended consequences.
Expert Opinion: Antidepressants during Pregnancy Linked to ADHD in Kids
Exposure to antidepressants in the womb may be linked to attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in the child, but the risks of depressed mothers stopping their medication may be greater.
Up Close: Ongoing symptoms: Why isn't treatment for depression and anxiety leading to lower prevalence?
Public health researcher Prof Tony Jorm asks why prevalence of anxiety and depression in North America, Australia and elsewhere has not decreased despite a quarter century of more and better treatment for two of the world's most common mental health problems.
Online Feature: Sticks and stones: Brain releases natural painkillers during social rejection
Finding that the opioid system can act to ease social pain, not just physical pain, may aid understanding of depression and social anxiety
Browse: Electrical Stimulation Implant Bypasses Open Brain Surgery
Browse: Healthy Mind, Healthy Lung
Depression and chronic lung disease are linked, according to a review of research in the area.