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Depression

Why Norwegians look forward to long winter nights

Norwegians have found a way to celebrate the beauty of dark polar nights instead of dread them. One psychology student thinks the rest of the world can learn something from this mindset.

Pacemakers make heart patients anxious and depressed

Pacemakers save lives, but they also increase fear of heart disease, which can destroy patients’ quality of life and lead to a premature death.

Bullies and their victims at higher risk of depression

Kids who are both bullies and victims of bullying have a doubled risk of developing psychiatric problems later in life, says new research.

Discharge or diversion? How music helps us regulate our feelings

When it comes to tackling difficult emotions with music, women fare far better than men.

SAD starts in the eye

People with vision-loss could be three times more likely to develop seasonal affective disorder than those with normal vision, says a new study.

Parents learn to listen to their depressed teens

Family-based therapy model focuses on fixing relationships before tackling depression.

Why do some women develop postnatal depression?

Extreme hormonal changes during pregnancy makes it harder for some women to feel pleasure and motivation.

Depression can lead to work disability

In Norway, men suffering from depression are three times more likely to become work disabled than non-sufferers. This risk is only twice as great for women.

Is it tougher to have a child than a failed fertility treatment?

There is no association between clinical depression and failed fertility treatments. Surprisingly, the risk of depression is greater when the treatment is successful, shows new research.

Antidepressants do not cause heart defects in babies

A large study dispels any notions about SSRIs causing serious heart defects in babies.