depression

Nightmares Relatively Common Among Military Personnel

Nightmares Relatively Common Among Military Personnel

New research reveals that a high percentage of military personnel with sleep disturbances met the criteria for nightmare disorder. However, few of them reported nightmares as a reason for sleep […]
The Genetics of Depression Are Different for Men and Women

The Genetics of Depression Are Different for Men and Women

There may not be a single depression gene, but there’s no question that our genetic makeup is an important factor in whether or not we get depressed. And our sex, it turns out, can be a factor in how
'I Thought Depression Was a White People Disease': a Conversation with Depressed While Black

'I Thought Depression Was a White People Disease': a Conversation with Depressed While Black

The creator of the #DepressedWhileBlack Twitter account on the specific challenges she faces at the intersection of depression and blackness.
ADHD Meds May Improve Mood in Healthy Humans

ADHD Meds May Improve Mood in Healthy Humans

New research finds that when healthy people take attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs, the medication stimulates the release of a chemical in the brain associated with positive
Study Finds No Link Between Teen Suicide Risk and Flu Drug

Study Finds No Link Between Teen Suicide Risk and Flu Drug

In a new study, researchers did not find an increased risk of suicide among adolescent patients taking the drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the only commercially available medication approved by the U.S.

An Odd Depression Symptom Confirmed by Study

The cause could be a lack of new brain cells in the hippocampus. Articles marked (S) are for subscribers only. → Subscribe for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy
Men and Women With Depression Show Opposite Molecular Changes

Men and Women With Depression Show Opposite Molecular Changes

New research finds that men and women with major depressive disorder (MDD) have opposite changes in the expression of the same genes. If true, the discovery suggests that men and […]
Meditation Can Keep Depressive Symptoms from Worsening

Meditation Can Keep Depressive Symptoms from Worsening

A new primary care study finds that mindfulness meditation training for individuals with subthreshold depression reduces the incidence of major depression and improves depression symptoms. When a
Suppression of Emotions Can Reduce Negative Memories

Suppression of Emotions Can Reduce Negative Memories

Functional brain imaging has helped scientists understand how emotional regulation influences negative feelings and memories. The technology has allowed researchers to study brain responses when a
Therapy Dogs May Ease Stress of College Students

Therapy Dogs May Ease Stress of College Students

A new study from the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that some one-on-one time with a therapy dog can do the trick of boosting student wellness. Some believe college […]
Mice Study Shows How Others’ Stress Can Alter Brain Just Like Real Thing

Mice Study Shows How Others’ Stress Can Alter Brain Just Like Real Thing

New Canadian research using mice shows that stress transmitted from others can change the brain in the same way as real stress does. The study also shows that the effects […]
Is Suicide Linked to Living at High Altitude?

Is Suicide Linked to Living at High Altitude?

A research review discovers high-altitude areas have increased rates of suicide and depression. In the United States, intermountain states were found to have the highest suicide rate with
Heredity May Contribute to Insomnia

Heredity May Contribute to Insomnia

Emerging research has identified specific genes that may trigger the development of sleep problems. Moreover, new findings demonstrate a genetic link between insomnia and psychiatric disorders such as
Letters: in praise of prudence and thrifty baby boomers

Letters: in praise of prudence and thrifty baby boomers

Values of waste not, want not and frugality make the baby-boomer savings what they are todaySpit-soaked feathers lay all over the breakfast table as I was accused by Phillip Inman that I, and many
Bullying Based on Stigma May Be Especially Damaging

Bullying Based on Stigma May Be Especially Damaging

New research shows that bullying based on stigma due to race, sexual orientation, gender, or some other characteristic, is especially harmful to the victims. And while some interventions are in […]
South American Study: Exposure to Violence as A Child Ups Risk of Mental Disorders

South American Study: Exposure to Violence as A Child Ups Risk of Mental Disorders

Emerging research finds that reducing socioeconomic status inequalities and preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths. The measures were found especially
How To Feed Yourself When You're Depressed

How To Feed Yourself When You're Depressed

An extremely cool feature of depression is an overwhelming indifference to the concept of staying alive. Eating is a prerequisite for life, so it makes perverse sense that, for many people, it’s among

Another Diet That Reduces Depression Risk By 11%

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Survey: Grad Students Suffer High Rates of Anxiety, Depression

Survey: Grad Students Suffer High Rates of Anxiety, Depression

New survey findings published in the journal Nature Biotechnology reveal that graduate students are more than six times as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety compared to the general […]
#MeToo Begins in Youth

#MeToo Begins in Youth

A new study discovers that women enrolled in high schools and colleges frequently confront sexual comments about themselves, both online and in-person. Using an innovative study design, Washington