Syndicate content

Depression

Teaching students to go easier on themselves

A two-week long course on self-compassion made university students less depressed and improved their mental health.

Study: Light has “surprisingly” large effect on depression

Hospital rooms with lots of sunlight reduce the amount of time that people suffering from depression spend in hospital by up to 30 days, shows new research.

Scientists rebut claim that antidepressants don't work

A theory that antidepressants don’t really work has caught a lot of attention in international media. A new Swedish study punches holes in such arguments.

Getting rid of depression by changing how you think

A thought is a thought. It does not reflect reality. New research shows that learning how to ruminate less on thoughts and feelings has a positive effect for individuals with depression.

Can electric pulses to the brain boost your creativity?

Two entrepreneurs want to boost your creativity by sending a current through your brain, but most brain scientists are sceptical. ScienceNordic gave the method a try.

Why is mental illness so hard on the heart?

Studies have shown that serious depression is as lethal as smoking. Swedish researchers now think they are closer to understanding why.

Depression can affect the whole family's health

Relatives provide important support for loved ones suffering from depression, but healthcare services don’t work with the whole family when they treat depressed patients. Negative health consequences can then affect other family members, too.

Published data on antidepressant risks are inadequate

The true extent of the adverse effects of antidepressants is likely hidden by inadequate, inaccessible, and even misleading publication of clinical trials in the scientific literature, concludes new research.

Antidepressants more than doubles the risk of children committing suicide

Antidepressants increase the risk of suicide among children and young adults, shows new research. This includes suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm.

Depression meds almost doubled in last decade for teenage girls

Far more teenagers are now using medications for mental health disorders than ten years ago, a Norwegian study shows. ADHD medication is more prevalent among boys.