depression

Psychiatric Illness Common Among Kidney Failure Patients

Psychiatric Illness Common Among Kidney Failure Patients

Psychiatric illnesses are common in children and adults with kidney failure, and hospitalizations for such illnesses are linked to a greater risk of early death in adults, according to a...
Off Cloud Nine: The Tale of a Depressed Rain Cloud

Off Cloud Nine: The Tale of a Depressed Rain Cloud

Lian Cho illustrates a funny and sad tale of a depressed rain cloud who’s outshined by his brother, a cumulus cloud, and his father, the sun, and underappreciated by all.
How to Be a Good Friend to Someone Struggling with Depression, According to Reddit

How to Be a Good Friend to Someone Struggling with Depression, According to Reddit

Talking to a friend that’s struggling with their mental health is tricky. You might be concerned about saying the wrong thing or pestering them with too many phone calls and texts. On Reddit,
Excess Body Fat Can Increase Risk of Depression

Excess Body Fat Can Increase Risk of Depression

Carrying ten kilograms (22 pounds) of excess body fat can increase a person’s risk of depression by 17 percent, according to a new study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University...
Teen Use of The Pill May Hike Risk of Depression

Teen Use of The Pill May Hike Risk of Depression

A new study suggests women who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are more likely to develop depression as adults. Researchers from the University of British Columbia found teenage birth
Serious Mental Illness at Young Age Can Have Lasting Impact on Future Employment

Serious Mental Illness at Young Age Can Have Lasting Impact on Future Employment

A new study has found that people who have been hospitalized due to a mental disorder before the age of 25 have considerably poorer prospects of finding a job, as...
Air Pollution May Intensify Teens’ Nervous Reaction to Social Stress

Air Pollution May Intensify Teens’ Nervous Reaction to Social Stress

New research suggests that fine-particle air pollution heightens nervous system reactions to social stress among adolescents. Teens with anxiety and depression appear to be particularly vulnerable to
Ariana Grande Cancels ALL Meet & Greets With Fans For European Tour Dates Amid Mental Health Struggles

Ariana Grande Cancels ALL Meet & Greets With Fans For European Tour Dates Amid Mental Health Struggles

Ariana Grande’s mental health comes first! The Grammy winner has reportedly canceled ALL meet and greets for the European leg of her Sweetener World Tour, days after calling off a fan event due to her
UK Sees Rise in Suicides, Men Remain Most at Risk

UK Sees Rise in Suicides, Men Remain Most at Risk

The UK's suicide rate has risen for the first time in five years, with men still three times more likely than women to take their own lives.

Hayley Kiyoko Reveals Mental Health Struggles In Powerful New Ad: "We Need to Talk About It"

A simple "How are you?" could spark a conversation about mental health that could, in turn, greatly help someone who's struggling. In January 2018, the Ad Council teamed up with the American

Depression Is A Perfectly Normal Response (M)

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Many Mental Health Websites Aren't Handling Your Data Responsibly

Many Mental Health Websites Aren't Handling Your Data Responsibly

Researchers in Europe studied how websites catering to the depressed track and sell data.
Great Recession Linked to Lasting Mental Health Issues

Great Recession Linked to Lasting Mental Health Issues

New research finds that people who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the last major recession (from December 2007 to June 2009) were more likely...
Billie Eilish Says Quitting Twitter Was ‘The Best Decision’ She’s Ever Made — Here’s Why!

Billie Eilish Says Quitting Twitter Was ‘The Best Decision’ She’s Ever Made — Here’s Why!

Billie Eilish is finally not miserable — and she owes it in part to her exit from Twitter! The Bad Guy singer opened up about her mental health in a new interview with Elle, where she spoke on how

Doctors Are Now Prescribing House Plants for Anxiety and Depression

An innovative new Rx from U.K. doctors: a trip to the garden store.
Treatment for PTSD May Lower Risk of Diabetes

Treatment for PTSD May Lower Risk of Diabetes

New research suggests successful treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may bring a double benefit as treatment was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes. “Some...
Caregivers Who Show Signs of Depression at Higher Risk for Own Health Challenges

Caregivers Who Show Signs of Depression at Higher Risk for Own Health Challenges

Caregivers of stroke survivors who show signs of depression have a higher risk of suffering their own health challenges as they age. The findings, presented at the European Society of...
Pet Support Helps Older Adults Cope With Loss of Partner

Pet Support Helps Older Adults Cope With Loss of Partner

New research suggests the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults. In fact, investigators discovered that...
Lizzo Gets Real About Her Blues in ‘I’m Listening,’ Kicking Off Suicide Prevention Week

Lizzo Gets Real About Her Blues in ‘I’m Listening,’ Kicking Off Suicide Prevention Week

In June, “Truth Hurts” singer Lizzo went on social media to share that she was going through a rough time, ending her Instagram post, “Life hurts.” Read more...

The Most Unusual Depression Symptom (M)

Depression reverses a generally healthy way of thinking that psychologists call the 'hindsight bias'. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. →