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Decreasing painkiller use lowers symptoms of depression and anxiety

Reducing painkiller consumption reduces pain and symptoms of depression and anxiety, new research shows.

Bullying linked to ninefold increase of risk of developing depression

If you feel that you are being bullied at work you have every good reason to be alarmed.

Schizophrenia and severe depression share biological process defect

Some of the most severe mental illnesses share the same defective coding of biological processes down to the cellular level.

Depression patients experiment with their medicine

Half of all patients suffering from depression start experimenting with the medication during the first year of their treatment.

Mindfulness as useful as therapy to treat depression

The quickest road out of depression might be to simply be aware of how you feel, without trying to change those feelings.

Abuse can lead to postpartum depression

Women who experience abuse from someone they know have an 80 per cent higher chance of developing postpartum depression as women who have never been abused.

New study: we're not getting enough vitamin D

Official vitamin D recommendations are way too low, and Scandinavians are not getting anywhere near enough vitamin D.

Relatives of patients with dementia need support, understanding

When a person with dementia is placed in a nursing home, those who are left at home often become lonely and depressed. The health care system needs to be aware of the needs of these family members, too, researchers say.

Psychiatrists are trying to change the way we diagnose depression

Imprecise depression diagnoses result in far too many people being prescribed antidepressants. A new research project aims to change this.

Aggressive adolescents consuming more alcohol

Adolescents who behave aggressively are likely to drink more alcohol than their peers – while those suffering from depression or anxiety drink less.